|Harkers Island guide celebrates birthday with 9-pound, Cape Lookout speck
883 Views - Posted: Yesterday at 11:11 am
Capt. Noah Lynk of Harkers Island spent a special birthday on the water this past Sunday, Nov. 23, taking off to go fun-fishing for a few hours and winding up with the best present of all, a speckled trout that weighed 9 pounds.
|Regulations changed on AJs, black sea bass in South Atlantic
339 Views - Posted: November 24 at 7:58 pm
Anglers who target several popular species of bottomfish will see a few changes that become effective on Dec. 8 after a federal fisheries management board changed when the annual season begins and several other harvest details. The changes were published in the Federal Register on Nov. 7.†
|Arashi Wake Crank a bass magnet
82 Views - Posted: November 23 at 9:00 am
An Idaho outdoorsman had plenty of time to talk about some keys to his success this year as an Elite Series angler as part of a four-year career that has earned him $517,632.
Brandon Palaniuk spoke highly the last week of September about techniques and patterns that have been working consistently. The season-ending Elite Series AOY in Michigan was behind him, and Palaniuk was driving to another event on Kentucky Lake before going home for the off-season in the Great Northwest.
During the call, Palaniuk eventually mentioned a recently released artificial lure that he helped design. That lure was a key to catching bass in clutch situations across the country.
The Storm Arashi Wake Crank has become one of his go-to baits.
|Gray trout, red drum and bluefish have been a Cape Lookout angler's buffet
452 Views - Posted: November 20 at 4:48 pm
Capt. Noah Lynk of Noah’s Ark Charters in Harkers Island said the cold weather hasn’t slowed the great fishing around Cape Lookout, where gray trout, red drum and bluefish have been feeding. The hot spots have been the area between the point at the hook and the cape, plus down Shackleford Banks toward Beaufort Inlet.
|Night stalkers are scaring Lake Wylie crappie right into the boat
972 Views - Posted: November 18 at 6:48 pm
When the sun sinks into the western sky, night stalkers begin to prowl. They prepare for the evening onslaught and make careful preparations for their sneak attack on unwary victims. But we’re not talking Jack the Ripper; we’re talking about nocturnal crappie fishermen using lights to catch limits of slab crappie on Lake Wylie, and the fishing is wide open.
|Battery charging on the run
246 Views - Posted: November 16 at 9:00 am
From the Complaints You Will Never Hear department: “I fished in the wind all day and still have too darned much power left in my trolling motor batteries!”
|Fizzing a fish
80 Views - Posted: November 15 at 6:00 am
When bass decides to move from deep to shallower water, they will do it gradually, in small increments, so their internal swim bladders can adjust to the change in water pressure. Water pressure is very high in deeper depths and much lower nearer the surface. Bass can slowly add or remove air from their bladders to help them sink or rise easily.
|What to wear for winter bass
119 Views - Posted: November 15 at 6:00 am
When winter approaches and you schedule a day on the water, be prepared for temperatures that may start out around or just below freezing and top out between freezing and the mid-50s later in the day.†
|Get away from the crowd
58 Views - Posted: November 15 at 6:00 am
The Davidson is an incredibly popular river to fish. On pretty days, anglers can get a little close for comfort. †If you’re going to fish in the crowd, by all means be a good neighbor, but you will usually do better if you push away from the group. All it takes is one non-stealthy angler to turn off the bite for an entire section of the river. †Don’t let someone else’s habits ruin your day, and by all means, don’t be that angler!
|Tips for perfect fly presentation
193 Views - Posted: November 15 at 6:00 am
• Wade upstream, not downstream. In heavily stocked rivers with little or no wild-trout population, hatchery fish can be taken by wading downstream. The smarter spawned and wild trout are not quite as susceptible. Wading kicks up silt and knocks stones together, no matter how stealthy you are. Use the water flow to your advantage. It’s harder to set the hook when wading and casting upstream, but the difference in fish that you can interest with your fly will more than make up for a few missed strikes.
|Want to fish a tournament? Choose your poison
100 Views - Posted: November 15 at 6:00 am
A handful of redfish tournament trails serve North Carolina fishermen.†
|Customizing lures for redfish
130 Views - Posted: November 15 at 6:00 am
Rennie Clark likes to customize fishing lures for his guide trips and tournaments. He often changes hooks and split rings and if he gets caught up or has a day-off, he’ll change colors, too. His favorite lures to customize are the Skitterwalk series of topwater baits from Rapala.