|NCDMF's stock-assessment report for southern flounder is sidetracked
976 Views - Posted: Yesterday at 9:11 am
Southern flounder, according to the N.C. Division of Marine Fisheries, have been in trouble for more than 10 years, and a potential big step toward ending overfishing and overharvest of the species has turned into a big stumble.
|One man's trash is another man's treasure; don't ignore winter white perch.
808 Views - Posted: Yesterday at 6:36 am
White perch, the renegade cousin of striped and white bass are known for being overly prolific and have infiltrated most major reservoirs in North Carolina. Rather than singing the blues, anglers targeting cold-water crappie can make minor adjustments to load up on the massive schools of tasty perch.
|Find clean water and find reds, specks in lower Brunswick County waters
356 Views - Posted: January 30 at 8:50 am
Capt. Mark Stacy of Ocean Isle Fishing Charters said there are some schools and scattered redfish and speckled trout biting in the marshes and creeks between the Shallotte River and the South Carolina state line, despite plenty of dirty, discolored water from runoff.
|Take winter precautions
172 Views - Posted: January 29 at 9:00 am
The highs were expected to reach the lower 50s, with little to no wind. Deer season had passed, and duck hunting was pretty much restricted to Saturdays. With such a beautiful winter day on the way, the itch to get outdoors was just overwhelming.
|Gastonia angler lands unofficial lake record blue catfish from Lake Wylie
2929 Views - Posted: January 27 at 6:37 am
What started out as a trip to the lake to test his outboard motor after some routine maintenance ended up being the fishing trip of a lifetime for Gastonia, N.C., angler Jeff Manning when he hauled an 82-pound blue catfish into his boat on Saturday, Jan. 24, that is believed to be the biggest ever taken at Lake Wylie on the North Carolina-South Carolina border.
|Great striper bite at Kerr/Buggs isn't slowing down
640 Views - Posted: January 26 at 12:31 pm
Call it Kerr Reservoir or call it Buggs Island Lake, it doesn’t make much of a difference to fishermen who are experiencing great striped bass action on the 49,500-acre impoundment along the North Carolina-Virginia border.
|Donít store your tackle
258 Views - Posted: January 26 at 9:00 am
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! †
|Thirteen commercial fishermen charged in illegal ocean striper fishing
2613 Views - Posted: January 22 at 10:18 am
Twelve commercial fishermen from North Carolina and one from 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
735 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
585 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
914 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
75073 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.