|Try Lake Gaston walleye as a spring alternative
66 Views - Posted: 10 hours ago
Tired of same ol’ spring fishing for largemouth, crappie, striped bass or catfish? Want to try something completely different, a fish that’s considered among the best-tasting in freshwater? How about walleye? And you don’t have to haul your boat several hours to reach deep, western North Carolina impoundments only to catch a handful of 1- to 1½-pound fish. That leaves Lake Gaston.
|Badin Lake spits out 62-pound blue catfish
619 Views - Posted: 20 hours ago
Guide Chris Hammill of Hammill Outdoor Adventure routinely boats fat blue catfish on Badin Lake, but April 20 was a special day, when a client won an epic tug of war with a 62-pound blue. Chris Kinyoun of Greensboro subdued the beast on one of his own bass outfits.
|Southern Kingfish Association is puchased, brought back to life
193 Views - Posted: Yesterday at 7:41 am
The Southern Kingfish Association, pronounced dead three weeks ago, has received a big breath of life with the announcement that it has been purchased by the National Boat Owners Association, which plans to keep in place a tournament schedule it sanctions and hold a national championship this year.
|Fifth and sixth rock reefs are built in Lake Norman
273 Views - Posted: April 21 at 3:14 pm
Artificial reefs long have been deployed in coastal waters to enhance habitat for fish. They're made of sunken ships, concrete pipes and old bridge pilings. Now that same concept is being applied to Lake Norman near Charlotte with the creation of rock reefs in the 32,510-acre reservoir.
|Potential state-record jack crevalle caught out of Wrightsville Beach
578 Views - Posted: April 18 at 8:49 am
A Wake Forest fishermen has caught a potential state-record jack crevalle out of Wrightsville Beach. Frank Dalli was fishing with his son, Luke, and Capt. Mike Jackson of Live Line Charters when he caught the big fish on April 2 – and another that was within a pound of a state record.
|North Carolina closes commercial netting for red drum until at least Sept. 1.
887 Views - Posted: April 17 at 12:01 pm
The N.C. Division of Marine Fisheries has closed commercial fishing for red drum statewide because netters caught more than their allowable poundage for the entire season in just a few months last fall.
28 Views - Posted: April 17 at 9:00 am
The Dallas Fire Fighters Bass Club was formed in the 1970s and as a casual angler just turned serious fisherman I was a charter member.
|Roanoke River stripers still downriver, but headed for Weldon
449 Views - Posted: April 17 at 6:01 am
The cold snap that ripped through North Carolina late Tuesday may have killed some plants and fruit-tree buds, but it fired up striped bass in the Roanoke River. "The push of water is bringing fish to Weldon,” said Rod “Capt. Ponytail” Thomas, a former cameraman for ESPN and The Outdoor Channel who guides out of Weldon during the spring striper run.
|Huge number of puppy drum invades sound behind Hatteras
394 Views - Posted: April 16 at 6:00 am
Capt. Joey Van Dyke of Fingeance Charters in Hatteras said fishermen along the edge of Pamlico Sound are receiving a special treat this spring – an invasion of puppy drum. Van Dyke has not seen a spring like this one in either the numbers of fish or the intensity of the action.
|New Bern has been center of great speckled trout bite
412 Views - Posted: April 15 at 9:19 am
Even though it’s catch-and-release only for another two months, the speckled trout fishing around New Bern has been tremendous for the past two weeks, according to Capt. Joe Ward of Flydaddy Charters.
|Albemarle Sound fish get special attention
46 Views - Posted: April 15 at 7:00 am
Striped bass are one of the few fish managed by specific bodies of water in North Carolina The Albemarle Sound Management Area begins at the Virginia border in Currituck Sound and runs along the western side of the Outer Banks to Eagles Nest Bay, just south of Oregon Inlet. From there, the area’s border crosses the upper tip of Pamlico Sound to Roanoke Marshes Point, a few miles south of Manns Harbor. Moving inland, it includes all of Albemarle, Croatan, Currituck and Roanoke sounds, plus the Alligator, North, Pasquotank, Little, Perquimans, Yeopim, Scuppernong and Chowan rivers and all the creeks that flow into the sounds and rivers. The western boundary is the mouth of the Roanoke River near Plymouth.
|Small dolphin can bail out a fishing trip
58 Views - Posted: April 15 at 7:00 am
Sometimes, bluewater fishing is so slow that even a novice or child can become bored. Small, aggressive dolphin, aka bailers, can provide just the tonic.
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