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The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission has scheduled nine public forums across the state to discuss deer management. Commission plans nine public forums next month to discuss deer hunting
744 Views - Posted: May 25 at 7:14 am

The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission will hold nine public forums across the state in June to discuss deer management. These forums will utilize an interactive approach to share information and gain feedback from hunters and others about their preferences for deer management in North Carolina.  


A women's only fly-fishing clinic is scheduled for June 13 in Fayetteville. Commission schedules women's fly-fishing clinic for June 13 in Fayetteville
332 Views - Posted: May 23 at 4:09 pm

Space remains for a one-day fly-fishing workshop for women only at the John E. Pechmann Fishing Education Center in Fayetteville on June 13, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. 


The nearshore waters between Cape Lookout and Bogue Inlet have been full of chunky cobia over the past week. Atlantic Beach cobia bite has gone off the chain this week
1368 Views - Posted: May 21 at 10:08 pm

Matt Lamb at Chasin’ Tails Outdoors in Atlantic Beach said the spring cobia bite has ramped up to absolutely wide open in the past few days, with fish cruising bait pods, searching just outside the breakers and feeding on the bottom of channels everywhere from Cape Lookout to Bogue Inlet.


Blue crabs topped the commercial fishing harvest in 2014, as they have in past years. Commercial landings way up, recreational landings way down in 2014
876 Views - Posted: May 21 at 11:43 am

North Carolina’s commercial fishing harvest increased by 23 percent in 2014, boosted by higher landings of blue crabs, spiny dogfish and summer flounder, while recreational fishermen caught 25-percent fewer fish last year, according to the N.C. Division of Marine Fisheries.


Brandon Palaniuk tested the Rapala Shadow Rap jerkbait and said it’s a definite winner. Rapala Shadow Rap
104 Views - Posted: May 21 at 9:00 am

Rapala last introduced a jerkbait around 2000.

The Finland artificial lure manufacturer got back in the swim of things in a resounding way, although it was a well-kept secret, during the 2015 Bassmaster Classic on Lake Hartwell near Greenville, S.C.


North Carolina hunters took 2,521 bears last season, a 16-percent drop from 2013's record harvest. Bear harvest is off 16 percent, despite baiting being allowed for first time
956 Views - Posted: May 20 at 8:41 am

Even with hunters allowed to take black bears over bait for the first time, North Carolina’s 2014 harvest didn’t increase. In fact, it declined.


The N.C. Wildlife Federation hopes its “Sounds Solutions” recommendations will result in positive results for saltwater species. NCWF offers "Sound Solutions" to North Carolina's coastal fisheries issues
783 Views - Posted: May 19 at 12:29 pm

The N.C. Wildlife Federation has embarked on a program called “Sound Solutions” in an attempt to convince major players in state government that new steps are needed to reverse pressure on fish that live in the state’s sounds and backwaters.


Bryan Thrift of Shelby is $125,000 richer after winning an FLW Tour event on Lake Eufala, Ala., on Sunday. Shelby bass pro strikes it rich on Alabama's Lake Eufala
333 Views - Posted: May 18 at 10:57 pm

Bass pro Bryan Thrift of Shelby scored his fourth major national tournament win on Sunday, taking the FLW Tour event on Alabama’s Lake Eufala by more than three pounds.


The smallmouth bass spawn is cranking up on the New River in northwest North Carolina, promising good fishing as June approaches. Smallmouth spawn cranking up on New River, great fishing ahead
408 Views - Posted: May 18 at 12:30 pm

Smallmouth bass fishing on the New River in northwestern North Carolina is beginning to pick up as water temperatures are on the rise, setting the stage for spawning.


Weego’s Professional model is the company’s largest unit, and it’s still practically pocket sized. Portable power
272 Views - Posted: May 18 at 9:00 am

The last time you were miles from anywhere, turned your boat’s ignition key and heard nothing, what did you do?

No, I mean after you ran through the appropriate part of your vocabulary.


Commercial fishermen who trawl for shrimp will have to add a second bycatch device to their equipment on June 1. Commercial shrimpers will have to add second bycatch device on June 1
761 Views - Posted: May 18 at 7:30 am

Shrimp fishermen will be required to use an additional bycatch reduction device in their trawl nets beginning June 1, and they will have a wider range of certified bycatch reduction devices to choose from than in the past.


Hollow-body frogs normally have either a pointed or a cupped face, which produce different sounds upon retrieve. Faces, legs give frogs different personalities
53 Views - Posted: May 15 at 7:00 am

Like most lures, artificial frogs come in a variety of sizes and colors, but they also come in a variety of styles.  


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