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Capt. Noah Lynk said Spanish mackerel, bluefish and false albacore have been biting very aggressively just off the beach at Cape Lookout. Nearshore trolling just off Cape Lookout has been excellent
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Capt. Noah Lynk of Harkers Island is pleasantly surprised with the excellent fishing around Cape Lookout; the bluefish and Spanish mackerel are supposed to be there this month, but the false albacore have arrived a little early. The puppy drum and speckled trout are in the surf, tarpon are still a little farther off the beach and king mackerel have moved in. Apparently, the fishing just outside the hook is off the hook.


A Johnson spoon fitted with a soft-plastic trailer is an overlooked lure that will catch bass in the fall when they're keying on threadfin shad. In the fall, follow the shad and spoon-feed the bass
320 Views - Posted: September 16 at 7:05 am

We’re approaching the fall fishing season, and many largemouth bass anglers await its coming with great anticipation. Why? Because bass do lots of the same things they do in the spring without the spawning activity. Their movements are largely triggered by the movements of threadfin shad, one of their favorite foods, and when shad head up in creeks and into shallow water, they follow.


As of Sept. 17, offshore bottom-fishermen will have to release several members of the porgy family like this knobbed porgy, as the recreational season closes. Feds will close recreational season on several porgy species on Sept. 17
476 Views - Posted: September 15 at 1:10 pm

Federal fisheries managers announced last Friday that the recreational season for a number of species in the popular porgy family will close on Sept. 17 and not reopen until Jan. 1, 2015.


The N.C. Division of Marine Fisheries attempted to close a loophole that allowed commercial fishermen to sell more red drum than daily limits allowed. Whether the loophole has been completely sealed remains to be seen. Latest attempt to curtail commercial sale of red drum may have hit snag
680 Views - Posted: September 15 at 11:34 am

An attempt by the N.C. Marine Fisheries Commission to curtail the sale of over-limit red drum by commercial netters lost a lot of its punch last week when officials with the N.C. Division of Marine Fisheries determined that new restrictions might very well violate state statutes.


Minn Kota’s Ulterra offers auto stowing and power trim functions, as well as the ability to virtually anchor a boat in a specific location. Hot new electronics are coming
183 Views - Posted: September 15 at 9:00 am

Here is a look at a cross section of the new electronics coming our way:


An in-console Minn Kota trolling motor is featured on the award-winning Old Town Predator XL kayak. ICAST — Another kayak victory
76 Views - Posted: September 15 at 7:00 am

Something historic happened in July at the ICAST show — the show that brings manufacturers of fishing tackle and accessories together with retailers and the media. A kayak, specifically the Old Town Predator XL, won Best of Show, solidifying the use of kayaks as a viable platform for angling.


Crappie fishermen have dozens of styles and hundreds of colors from which to choose. A jig is a jig is a jig, right? Wrong!
45 Views - Posted: September 15 at 7:00 am

A fishermen could get overwhelmed or confused looking at the selection of crappie jigs in a tackle shop — or in Danny Sisson’s tackle box.


Black sea bass regulations differ between waters north and south of Cape Hatteras, just one example of bottomfish regulations that are somewhat complex and often confusing. A plethora of piscatorial regulations
72 Views - Posted: September 15 at 7:00 am

Regulations for offshore bottomfish species are complex and include several closed seasons and several seasons that close when the annual allocation is caught.


Location, location, location Location, location, location
41 Views - Posted: September 15 at 7:00 am

Much like for a successful business, the key to productive offshore bottom-fishing is being in the right location. Once the preferred, rock, wreck or reef is found, the captain must anchor so the boat is positioned just right to get the baits down to the fish. Bottomfish are very specific to their chosen structure, and missing it by even a few feet will result in a lot of waiting rather than catching. When anchored correctly, bites should be felt almost immediately.


A shallow-water anchoring device makes stopping your boat almost immediately when you contact fish a big weapon in the marshes. Fish on? Power down!
45 Views - Posted: September 15 at 7:00 am

Minn Kota’s Talon is a shallow-water anchoring system that makes it easy to stop the boat when an angler hooks a fish. This type of anchoring system is a staple on redfish tournament boats because it is so effective.


Trolling motors enable fishermen to operate from the bow in shallow water, unlike having to pole from a platform. Stop poling and start trolling
69 Views - Posted: September 15 at 7:00 am

Mike Taylor uses a 36-volt Minn Kota trolling motor with a remote-control piloting device when he is fishing for red drum in shallow water. A trolling motor with enough thrust for use on a large boat like his 24-footer can takes three batteries to operate, with boat weight the main consideration in sizing the trolling motor to the boat.


Fishermen can ride the tide upstream or downstream to fish areas at the proper stage for the best fishing. Fishing the tide
68 Views - Posted: September 15 at 7:00 am

Check any tide table and you will see the tide is not in the same stage everywhere at the same time. Substantial differences exist between locations, and a wise fisherman will use these differences to fish a preferred stage of the tide at several locations during a tide change.


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