|Jordan Lake crappie working over baits fished in New Hope channel
128 Views - Posted: 10 hours ago
Cold weather is often difficult in freshwater because many fish species go into a lockdown mode as their metabolism slows. Not so for crappie, and not at Jordan Lake.
|Lucama man kills enormous Wilson County buck
2183 Views - Posted: Yesterday at 1:00 pm
North Carolina’s coastal plain doesn’t produce many enormous trophy bucks, but it certainly did three weeks ago, when Jennings Davis of Lucama in Wilson County celebrated his 75th birthday a week early by killing a tremendous buck on Nov. 14.
|Plan your duck season
18 Views - Posted: Yesterday at 9:00 am
Thanksgiving weekend closed out the short, teaser sessions that primed the valves and got every waterfowl hunter excited about bagging a limit of ducks in the Carolinas’ flooded country. For the first week or so of December, hunters and the hunted get a little break, but the remaining portion of the waterfowl season will arrive in little time at all. Duck hunters need to regroup, plan and prepare for their last hurrah for the best hunting of the year.†
|Sneads Ferry redfish starting to gang up in huge, winter schools
184 Views - Posted: Yesterday at 6:11 am
Capt. Allen Jernigan of Breadman Ventures in Sneads Ferry said the rapid changes in the weather appear to be more confusing to fishermen than to redfish, which have ignored the occasional warm water and are beginning to gather into their larger, winter schools.
|Summer brood survey has bad, bad news for North Carolina turkey hunters
643 Views - Posted: December 04 at 6:00 am
The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission’s annual wild turkey summer brood survey has some really bad news for turkey hunters: poult survival this past summer matched an all-time low.
|Liberty schoolgirl kills huge Granville County 8-pointer
1529 Views - Posted: December 03 at 6:00 am
It’s not often a 10-year-old downs a magnum whitetail buck, but it was just another deer in a string that stretches back to when Kinley Ferguson was five.
|Feds will consider adding Marine Protection Areas this week
329 Views - Posted: December 02 at 6:00 am
At its scheduled meeting this month, the South Atlantic Fishery Management†Council (SAFMC) will discuss adding additional Marine Protected Areas (MPAs) of the Carolinas as a means to help reduce the by-catch of speckled hind and warsaw grouper. These species, which are considered deepwater grouper, are listed as undergoing overfishing in the 2012 NOAA Fisheries Report to Congress.†
16 Views - Posted: December 01 at 6:00 am
Rockingham County has become North Carolina's No. 1 destination for trophy bucks in recent years, as this 10-pointer killed by Eric League illustrates.
|Two heroes of 2013 show rare courage
29 Views - Posted: December 01 at 6:00 am
December is traditionally a time to recognize people or events that occurred during the year that impacted our lives or showed us what we could be but rarely are.
|Drum up some December fish - Topsail, Surf City anglers have special opportunity to catch red and black drum as December weather cools
144 Views - Posted: December 01 at 6:00 am
It was typical winter morning, with a bite to the breeze that made even weatherworn Capt. David Baxley cinch down his acrylic headgear and pull up the hood of his sweatshirt like a scarf. Launching from a ramp in Surf City was a snap because it was in a protected area, but when Baxley headed south along the Intracoastal Waterway, the wind chilling a forehead brought on a brain freeze as easily as a snow cone during the summer. Hunkering down behind the windshield, he jammed the throttle down even more.
|Trout HQ - Waters between Cape Fear & Little River's jetties fill with specks
94 Views - Posted: December 01 at 6:00 am
As fall settles in along North Carolina’s coast, locals don’t fret over the end of summer. The last months of the year mean several things: smaller crowds, cooler temperatures and the best speckled trout fishing of the year.†
|Never Too Late -Tips for late-season deer hunting
160 Views - Posted: December 01 at 6:00 am
North Carolina’s whitetail numbers have remained steady the past four or five years, it’s clear the majority of antlered deer are still being killed in October and November.
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