High Tides and Tall Tails



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Downriggers are an essential fishing tool for many freshwater and saltwater applications. Donít scratch the surface
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Trolling offers a way to present baits to a lot of fish over a large area, but when fish aren’t at the surface, you must get your offerings down to them or you’ll have an empty fish box at the end of the day. Of the ways to get trolled baits below the surface, I believe downriggers are the most versatile. †


Duck numbers in the Carolinas should be almost identical to last season, according to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service's annual spring waterfowl breeding survey. Duck numbers remain good, according to USFWS waterfowl survey
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Waterfowl hunters in the Carolinas can expect to see roughly the same number of ducks this coming season as they have in the past several, as the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s annual report on the breeding duck population shows numbers slightly above 2014 levels.


The upper end of Lake Gaston holds the highest concentration of striped bass because of water temperatures. Head up the lake for Gaston's striped bass
327 Views - Posted: July 03 at 5:36 pm

Because of what he calls “a weird year” this spring and early summer, Don Enderle of Tri-Lakes Guide Service said he’s quit trolling baits and is casting artificial lures at striped bass in the upper reaches of Lake Gaston, where the species’ false spawning toward the tailrace below Kerr Dam is six weeks late.


Two North Carolina lakes are in Bassmaster's Top 100 list for the 2015. Two North Carolina lakes are in Bassmaster's Top 100 for 2015
377 Views - Posted: July 02 at 5:26 pm

Two lakes in North Carolina have been ranked in the top 100 bass fisheries in the country according to Bassmaster magazine.


Dolphin have been a pleasant surprise for fishermen targeting Spanish mackerel and bluefish around Cape Lookout's shoals. Dolphin have been surprising catches off Cape Lookout shoals
869 Views - Posted: July 02 at 10:55 am

Capt. Noah Lynk of Harkers Island expects to catch Spanish mackerel, bluefish and a few red drum on Cape Lookout shoals, and he has been, but lately, he’s had a few surprises in his catches: dolphin.


Plano Marine Trunks Plano Marine Trunks
38 Views - Posted: July 01 at 7:00 am

Plano’s new Marine Trunks help anglers stay organized so they can focus on catching fish. These trunks were designed to take a beating from the water, salt and sun and can withstand the rigors of real-world use. They feature an O-ring seal to ensure contents stay dry and out of the elements. Buckles and molded ports also make securing your trunks easy with standard tie-down straps and padlocks. Plano Marine Trunks are available in three introductory sizes – 56-Quart Model 161, 68-Quart Model 171 and super-sized 108-Quart Model 191 – and are marine gray and blue.


All Star ASNano Rods All Star ASNano Rods
23 Views - Posted: July 01 at 7:00 am

The new ASNano family of rods were created by All Star to be among the strongest, technique-specific rods on the market. They feature Nano Resin technology that increases break strength and the latest in Fuji design which provides added strength and weight reduction. The exposed Fuji ACS and VSS reels seats contribute dependability and allow direct contact with the blank. Helping you feel the most subtle bites.


Bagley Knocker B Bagley Knocker B
23 Views - Posted: July 01 at 7:00 am

Bagley’s new Knocker B is an extremely effective and easy to use top-water bait that is fun to work for all species of freshwater fish. It has a large BB positioned in the rear section of the lure that produces a loud knocking as the bait is worked across the water’s surface. The Knocker B also comes with super sharp black nickel VMC treble hooks, with the rear treble even boasting a white feather for added enticement to any big bass. The Knocker B is available in sizes of 3/8-ounce (3 Ĺ inches) or Ĺ-ounce (4 ľ inches).


Shimano Citica I series Shimano Citica I series
79 Views - Posted: July 01 at 7:00 am

The new Citica I series reels from Shimano feature the toughness provided by a rigid, impact resistant Hagane body, so that angler strength is transformed into cranking power. Shimano’s SVS Infinity braking system provides easy-to-manage centrifugal brake performance for precision casting adjustments and their X-Ship technology delivers smooth retrieves. Long casts can also be achieved with Shimano’s S3D spool for balance and reduced vibration. All four reels weigh in at 7.4-ounces, and will handle from 190 yards of 30-pound test to 80 yards of 65-pound test PowerPro braid.


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71 Views - Posted: July 01 at 7:00 am

Head to Lake Norman for some great spotted bass fishing, or run to the coast and catch doormat flounder.


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31 Views - Posted: July 01 at 7:00 am

Head to Lake Norman for some great spotted bass fishing, or run to the coast and catch doormat flounder.


A Texas-rigged plastic worm is a very productive bait fisheda round Randleman Reservoirís numerous tree laps. Randlemanís tree bass
66 Views - Posted: July 01 at 7:00 am

July is a tough months to catch bass in shallow water on most lakes in North Carolina, unless you’re there at the crack of dawn to take advantage of the last few minutes of the night bite.


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