|Jordan Lake crappie working over baits fished in New Hope channel
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Cold weather is often difficult in freshwater because many fish species go into a lockdown mode as their metabolism slows. Not so for crappie, and not at Jordan Lake.
|Sneads Ferry redfish starting to gang up in huge, winter schools
157 Views - Posted: 23 hours ago
Capt. Allen Jernigan of Breadman Ventures in Sneads Ferry said the rapid changes in the weather appear to be more confusing to fishermen than to redfish, which have ignored the occasional warm water and are beginning to gather into their larger, winter schools.
|Feds will consider adding Marine Protection Areas this week
313 Views - Posted: December 02 at 6:00 am
At its scheduled meeting this month, the South Atlantic Fishery Management†Council (SAFMC) will discuss adding additional Marine Protected Areas (MPAs) of the Carolinas as a means to help reduce the by-catch of speckled hind and warsaw grouper. These species, which are considered deepwater grouper, are listed as undergoing overfishing in the 2012 NOAA Fisheries Report to Congress.†
|Drum up some December fish - Topsail, Surf City anglers have special opportunity to catch red and black drum as December weather cools
129 Views - Posted: December 01 at 6:00 am
It was typical winter morning, with a bite to the breeze that made even weatherworn Capt. David Baxley cinch down his acrylic headgear and pull up the hood of his sweatshirt like a scarf. Launching from a ramp in Surf City was a snap because it was in a protected area, but when Baxley headed south along the Intracoastal Waterway, the wind chilling a forehead brought on a brain freeze as easily as a snow cone during the summer. Hunkering down behind the windshield, he jammed the throttle down even more.
|Trout HQ - Waters between Cape Fear & Little River's jetties fill with specks
85 Views - Posted: December 01 at 6:00 am
As fall settles in along North Carolina’s coast, locals don’t fret over the end of summer. The last months of the year mean several things: smaller crowds, cooler temperatures and the best speckled trout fishing of the year.†
|When itís cold, itís hot - Slow-trolling live baits or artificials can produce plenty of winter striped bass on High Rock Lake
86 Views - Posted: December 01 at 6:00 am
The winter months, particularly December through February, are best times to pursue striped bass in large impoundments across North Carolina, and High Rock Lake on the Yadkin River south of Lexington has consistently been a top producer.
|Bad weather, good bass - December success puts Kerr Lake bass fishermen in a holiday mood
63 Views - Posted: December 01 at 6:00 am
During the winter, most of the fishermen who sing the famous line “Let it snow! Let it snow! Let it snow!” from Sammy Cahn’s classic Christmas song have comfortably shielded themselves from the elements by nestling up to a warm fireplace with a cup of hot chocolate in hand.
|Crankbait bite about to bust loose at High Rock, Badin
551 Views - Posted: November 28 at 6:00 am
The recent weather – near-freezing rains and cold winds – have prompted some fishermen to call it a season at High Rock and Badin lakes, but not Lexington’s Chris Brown, who said the small-crankbite bite should be just around the corner once the weather stabilizes.
|Hungry stripers move into Neuse, Pamlico rivers
571 Views - Posted: November 27 at 6:00 am
Mitchell Blake of FishIBX.com said the early winter striper fishing in the Pamlico and Neuse Rivers has started off with a bang – and some big fish. He said the stripers arrived a few weeks earlier than usual and are hungry and feeding.††
|A spinnerbait primer
61 Views - Posted: November 27 at 3:00 am
For many fishermen, spinnerbaits have taken a back seat to a lot of new lures and trends in fishing: swimbaits, umbrella rigs, vibrating jigs and swim jigs. All are excellent lures and have replaced a spinnerbait for many fishermen.†
|Ocean Isle speckled trout biting just about everywhere
448 Views - Posted: November 26 at 8:03 am
Fishing for speckled trout continues to be exceptional around Ocean Isle, and Capt Mark Stacy thinks it’s going to only get better – along with several other species.
|The Fat Boy
100 Views - Posted: November 22 at 9:00 am
Paul Brown’s Fat Boys are still kicking, slowly twitching underwater, tantalizing and catching saltwater fish after the proven soft plastic was bought in the late 2000s.
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