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Big flounder like this 8.26-pound doormat caught by David Derrick, have been the norm in the Southport area recently. Flounder fishing still excellent in Southport area
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Capt. Jimmy Price of Wildlife Bait and Tackle in Southport said as odd as the weather has been, the fall flounder bite is going strong. Despite all kinds of runoff from recent rains that has left waters stirred up and discolored, flounder – and some great big ones – are being caught.


A court of appeals has thrown out a suit that asked for better labeling at the gas pump of offerings of E15, a controversial fuel that includes Ethanol. Court throws out suit seeking more strict requirements for ethanol pumping
473 Views - Posted: Yesterday at 10:21 pm

The U.S. Court of Appeals of the District of Columbia circuit has thrown out of court the most-recent case involving ethanol labeling, reasoning that the groups bringing the complaint – including the recreational boating industry – don’t have standing because they “cannot show members have suffered or are suffering with an injury that is traceable to the misfueling regulations.”


According to creator Clyde Folse, the scent will remain on the little soft plastic strips for two or three years. The Crappie Psychic
50 Views - Posted: Yesterday at 9:00 am

There were days as recently as this summer that a 51-year-old Raceland outdoorsman returned from a sac-a-lait (crappie) fishing trip and removed a secret weapon on his tube jig about a mile from the boat ramp. He did this so no one would get so much as a glimpse of the artificial add-on responsible for putting so many slabs in the ice chest.


Harness available technology and plenty of scouting before and during deer season can be done without setting foot in the woods and leaving any human scent. Link up to technology and make your deer scouting a remote venture
486 Views - Posted: October 22 at 9:24 am

Hunting has definitely entered the 21st century, with range-finding rifle scopes, night-vision binoculars for predator and hog hunting, and apps for our smartphones that tell us exactly when the sun rises and sets. With new technology comes new ways to scout off-site, preventing you from putting down any scent that might disturb the deer you’re targeting.


Robert Mixon and Matt Stanley weighed in a limit that was almost 30 pounds at High Rock, where a drawdown has concentrated fish in the backs of creeks. Has High Rock drawdown created a perfect bass-fishing storm?
961 Views - Posted: October 21 at 7:39 am

Two fishermen who blistered High Rock Lake’s bass earlier this month credit the drawdown for what has been a great bite over the past several weeks.


Tessa Renaud models her Lethal Lace holster system, which can be worn almost anywhere on the body and works with even larger handguns. Lethal Lace
121 Views - Posted: October 20 at 9:00 am

Buying a good quality handgun to carry for self-defense is only part of the equation. You simply have to buy and practice with a suitable holster that will comfortably and securely carry your handgun so you can get at it easily and quickly.


Guide Jeff Thomas has been catching plenty of Jordan Lake bass this fall on small crankbaits. Bass fishing looks great on Jordan, Harris as water cools
645 Views - Posted: October 20 at 6:38 am

Guide Jeff Thomas of Broadway said that fall bass fishing is about to break loose on Jordan and Harris lakes south of the Raleigh-Durham area.


To discover how much deeper your engine’s skeg runs than your transducer, park your boat on a level surface and measure the distances. How to keep your electronics from hurting you
163 Views - Posted: October 16 at 9:00 am

“Garbage in, garbage out” was a watchword with computers long before they were integrated into marine electronics. We rarely enter full-blown garbage into our stuff out on the water but expensive problems can stem from not giving some “minor” details the attention they deserve.


U.S. Army Sgt. Cody Harris of the 82nd Airborne arrowed this great buck at Fort Bragg. Fort Bragg spits out great archery buck for 82nd Airborne soldier
4315 Views - Posted: October 16 at 7:36 am

It’s not often a hunter’s first deer is a trophy animal. It’s even rarer to take a Pope and Young Club buck as a first bow kill. But Sgt. Cody Harris did his homework – and the needed work – and reaped a nice reward Sept. 14 at Fort Bragg.


Lake Norman anglers can't do without a Sabiki rig when it comes to catching every species of gamefish imaginable. Sabiki rigs working over various Lake Norman species
961 Views - Posted: October 15 at 11:41 am

Lake Norman, like many other reservoirs in North Carolina, has seen major changes in its fish species. Once filled with largemouth bass, catfish, crappie and bream, striped bass were added in the 1960s, followed by blueback herring, alewives and spotted bass – it’s assumed that fishermen brought in these non-natives –and finally, white perch. Fortunately, there’s one rig that will catch nearly every fish that Norman has to offer: the Sabiki rig.


The hunting clothes that Debbie Hall wore when she killed this Stokes County 8-point buck wouldn’t have been available for women 15 years ago. Dressed to the nines, finally
297 Views - Posted: October 15 at 7:00 am

Katrina Arpin remembers what it was like to get dressed to go hunting 15 years ago, when she got her start in the wilds of Minnesota.


Rhonda Snyder took this Orange County trophy last fall with a crossbow. Crossbows have led women into hunting
249 Views - Posted: October 15 at 7:00 am

One factor that many people believe has had a big impact on women joining the ranks of hunters is new, more-liberal regulations regarding crossbows.


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