|Donít store your tackle
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If this January proves to be like last year, maybe we all need to get some 2-foot, ice-fishing poles and some lessons from our northern friends. Wow, what a brutal January 2014 was. I still remember the sting of opening that utility bill to the tune of 600 bucks — Ouch! †
|Father-son duo team up on 700-pound Transylvania County wild hog
25807 Views - Posted: January 23 at 1:27 pm
Jonathan Florence admitted that it was “pure luck”, but neither he nor his father, Bruce, is about to downplay the hunt last Friday in Transylvania County that ended with Bruce Florence killing a 707 Ĺ-pound wild hog he said could be best described with one word: buffalo.
|Monroe man is grand-prize winner in Bag-A-Buck contest
547 Views - Posted: January 22 at 8:55 pm
When he’s in a deer stand, Ray Adcock of Monreo usually handles a video camera while his daughter, Melinda Rich, does the shooting. But on the morning of Nov. 25, 2014, the two decided to split up and sit in different stands on the property they hunt in Union County. It wound up being a winning decision all the way around for Adcock, who killed an 8-point buck, entered it in North Carolina Sportsman’s Bag-A-Buck contest and was drawn in mid-January as the grand prize winner.
|Thirteen commercial fishermen charged in illegal ocean striper fishing
2145 Views - Posted: January 22 at 10:18 am
Twelve commercial fishermen from North Carolina and one Georgia have been charged in federal court in Raleigh for the illegal harvest and sale and false reporting of around 90,000 pounds of striped bass from federal waters off the coast of North Carolina during 2009 and 2010, the Justice Department announced on Wednesday.† The average retail value of the illegally harvested striped bass is approximately $1.1 million.
|Cold, muddy water has moved Cape Fear stripers to Northeast Cape Fear
455 Views - Posted: January 22 at 6:12 am
Stripers moving up the Cape Fear River into the Wilmington area have made a bit of a detour, thanks to cold, dirty runoff, and they’re being caught in the Northeast Cape Fear, according to Stuart Caulder of Gold Leader Fishing.
|Commission schedules two fly-tying clinics for February
394 Views - Posted: January 21 at 10:13 am
The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission has scheduled two fly-tying clinics next month through the Pisgah Center for Wildlife Education near Brevard. Both clinics are free and require pre-registration on a first-come, first-serve basis. They are open to anyone ages 12 to adult.
|Clean water with little current has been equation for good Southport trout, reds
694 Views - Posted: January 20 at 9:08 am
Finding clear and fairly still water has been the ticket for redfish, speckled trout and an occasional black drum the past two weeks, according to Capt. Butch Foster of Yeah Right Charters in Southport.
|Largest North Carolina bluefin ever, by 200 pounds, caught out of Beaufort Inlet
73010 Views - Posted: January 19 at 3:24 pm
Bluefin tuna fishing around Morehead City is shaping up to be one of the best in years, and last Tuesday, it may have hit its peak. After a grueling battle that lasted 3 Ĺ hours over nearly 10 miles of ocean, two fishermen trolling near Beaufort inlet hauled in what is unofficially the largest bluefin tuna ever brought to North Carolina scales, weighing 1,005 pounds and measuring 115 inches long.
|The deer woods
187 Views - Posted: January 19 at 9:00 am
A pod of whales.†
A copse of brush.†
A gaggle of geese.†
A brake of cane.
A slash of palmetto.
|GPS-tagged great white shark spends much of mid-January in North Carolina waters
15735 Views - Posted: January 18 at 8:47 pm
A tracking device indicated that a “famous” 14-foot great white shark, tagged in 2013 off the Massachusetts coast, apparently swam through Oregon Inlet, into and around Pamlico Sound during the second week of January.†
|Power where you need it
265 Views - Posted: January 15 at 9:00 am
Most boats come equipped with fuse blocks bearing just enough fuses to power their factory-installed 12-volt equipment, and you are on your own if you want to add accessories.
|Dew will do to aid bleeding bass
278 Views - Posted: January 15 at 7:00 am
Bass anglers who use soft-plastic worms or lizards, often see fish suck down hooks that cause deep wounds and blood loss.