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Fish all night for Blewett Falls catfish Find out the keys to catching Blewett Falls catfish
200 Views - Posted: 19 hours ago

Anglers looking to catch good numbers of catfish are having the most luck at night in Blewett Falls Lake while using live shad for bait. Throughout most of the lake, keeping the bait on the bottom is producing the most fish, but trolling can be effective in some areas.

“We’re catching flatheads and blues, all on live shad. The water is hot, so you want to check your bait often, and make sure to keep fresh, lively shad on your hooks,” said guide Robbie Burr of Lilesville.


Crappie like this one are biting minnow-tipped jigs and Beetlespins Two fishing methods are catching Moss Lake crappie
241 Views - Posted: Yesterday at 2:33 pm

Moss Lake is giving up some nice-sized crappie, and in big numbers to anglers who don’t mind starting their day early. David Darby of Light Oak said going early and fishing in 12 to 15 feet of water is the trick to catching a limit of crappie before lunchtime.†

“I lived for 40 years right down the road from Moss Lake and never fished it, but I’ve been hearing reports on the crappie fishing for several years now, and decided to finally try it last fall. It was outstanding, and I am starting a little early this year, but I’ve been catching plenty as long as I start early and can keep my baits around brush in 12 to 15 feet of water,” said Darby.


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22 Views - Posted: September 01 at 7:00 am

Neuse River trout turn on this month, offering great topwater action. But don't forget archery season for deer also opens up.


Speckled trout in the lower Neuse River get aggressive enough in the fall to strike topwater baits regularly. Take a Neuse River speckled trout for a walk
35 Views - Posted: September 01 at 7:00 am

As a sizzling summer comes to a close along the North Carolina coast, the fall fishing season is just getting started. With enormous schools of bait and shrimp in the sounds and rivers, inshore gamefish are putting on their food bags with a vengeance. For early rising speckled trout junkies, there is not a better moment to walk their favorite surface lure along the banks of the Neuse River.†


Toby Fulford of Holden Beach landed this beautiful red drum in late September last year off Oak Island. Big reds? Play ball! Brunswick County anglers discover great fall tactic for catching old drum off the beaches
66 Views - Posted: September 01 at 7:00 am

Saltwater fishermen know that July and August are the best months to chase the big spawning channel bass known as “old” red drum in Pamlico Sound.


Doubleheader Spanish on a mackerel tree rig is not an unsual sight in the fall in the waters off Carolina Beach and Wrightsville Beach. Mining fall mackerel - Find the right depth to troll your spoons and youíll harvest more Spanish mackerel in the waters off Carolina Beach
54 Views - Posted: September 01 at 7:00 am

Once he cleared the sandbars outside Carolina Beach Inlet, Rennie Clark turned his boat to the south, and with the rising sun over his shoulder, he began rolling over the small swells headed down the beach towards Fort Fisher, smiling and talking but keeping watch for bait, birds or other signs of fish on the surface and his fish finder.


Lake Normanís flourishing population of spotted bass, being more oriented to open water,  are commonly caught around the lakeís new rock reefs. Rock around the clock for Lake Norman bass
116 Views - Posted: September 01 at 7:00 am

At 32,510 surface acres, Lake Norman is the largest impoundment entirely within North Carolina’s borders. Before it was impounded in 1963 the lake floor was cleared, eliminating a lot of potential cover for fish. But a handful of years ago, somebody thought to ask, if artificial reefs provide habitat and attract fish in saltwater, how about on North Carolina’s “inland sea.”


This flathead catfish has a mouth big enough swallow most any other fish in the Neuse River, maybe even angler Michael Paxinos. Cat Man Do - Big flathead catfish live in the narrow section of the upper Neuse River near Kinston in numbers that are worth noticing.
60 Views - Posted: September 01 at 7:00 am

The first thing you notices when you board Clinton Bardner’s 18-foot flat-bottom aluminum boat — besides a cinder block tied to a sturdy rope — is a landing net large enough to hold a †a 9- or 10-year-old kid.


M-16 Belt Pack Manual Inflatable Life Jacket M-16 Belt Pack Manual Inflatable Life Jacket
38 Views - Posted: September 01 at 7:00 am

The easy-to-use M-16 from Onyx packs U.S. Coast Guard-approved performance into a comfortable belt pack that’s ideal for stand-up paddleboarding, kayaking, fishing and sailing. The M-16 belt pack inflates manually and instantly when needed and when not in use stows conveniently and compactly. The form-fitting belt pack has a 1-inch buckle and body belt as well as an attached D-ring for affixing accessories.


Star Tron Ring Clean + Star Tron Ring Clean +
19 Views - Posted: September 01 at 7:00 am

Star Tron Ring Clean + works in all gas and diesel engines and improves fuel combustibility to keep engines clean and operating at peak performance levels. It removes existing carbon deposits while helping to prevent future deposits. This product is ideal for engines that idle for extended periods or are powered by ethanol-blended fuels.


Anglerís Tote Anglerís Tote
21 Views - Posted: September 01 at 7:00 am

Fishermen can easily transport and store up to eight light-tackled rod and reel combos with the Angler’s Tote from MD Outdoor Specialties. It is a practical, affordable and convenient device that uses upper and lower clips to separate the rods and hold them in place. The system is sturdy and compact and fully rigged-out rods and reels are kept tangle-free when transported. When fully assembled, Angler’s Tote is 9 inches wide, 11 inches deep and 48 inches long. The flat base allows for upright storage when not in use.


Using plastic worms to work the outer edges of submerged trees near deep water is a good tactic for catching summer largemouth bass. Summer bass may be deep, but look for shallower cover where they'll feed
302 Views - Posted: August 31 at 4:26 pm

During summer, largemouth bass on big impoundments usually hang out in deep, cool water where the oxygen level provides comfort. But another key to finding hot-weather bass is locating baitfish, usually threadfin shad, sunfish or small bluegills.


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