|No fishing licenses required across North Carolina on July 4
2670 Views - Posted: Yesterday at 6:50 pm
Saturday, July 4 is free fishing day in North Carolina. From 12:01 a.m. until 11:59 p.m., everyone in North Carolina can fish in any public body of water without purchasing a fishing license or additional trout fishing license.
|Commission opens public fishing area on Dan River in Stokes County
723 Views - Posted: June 25 at 12:55 pm
The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission, along with Jessup Mill, has opened a new public fishing access area on the Dan River in the Westfield community of Stokes County.
|Small ponds are big deals
125 Views - Posted: June 25 at 9:00 am
It is safe to say that nearly everyone has fished a body of water with limited access such as a farm pond or private pond. A small, properly stocked body of water can be a great place to get lots of bites and catch fish well above normal sizes. The majority of these ponds and lakes are usually fished from the shoreline. The downfall is that where there is good offshore structure, it’s difficult to get close enough to cast to those good spots.
|Sabiki rigs can be versatile tools to catch all kinds of fish
706 Views - Posted: June 25 at 8:33 am
With white perch populations expanding in many of North Carolina’s large impoundments, it was only a matter of time before someone figured a way to catch perch and other species at the same time – on a Sabiki rig.
|Early morning speckled trout bite has been great in Cape Fear River
756 Views - Posted: June 24 at 6:06 am
Capt. Stuart Caulder of Gold Leader Fishing in Wrightsville Beach said the early morning trout bite in the Cape Fear River has been so good he’d never believe it if he hadn’t experienced it. He said trout are hitting topwaters and soft plastics with abandon, and there have been some really nice fish in the mix.
|Fish points for tops in summer bass action in North Carolina
913 Views - Posted: June 23 at 8:55 am
Points are among the most-recognizable features of any body of water. They are also great starting blocks for targeting bass as they ease offshore into their summer patterns. However, with a lake full of choices, learning to distinguish those with the most fish-holding potential and work them effectively will make you a better summertime bass fisherman. Try these tips for more success.
|Check Bald Head Island's sprawling marshes for great flounder fishing
853 Views - Posted: June 23 at 8:23 am
Flounder are among North Carolina’s most popular saltwater fish for anglers, and if the past two weeks are any indication, the marshes and creeks north of Bald Head Island ought to be marked on every fisherman’s GPS.
|YUM’s Kill Shot, Warning Shot and Sharp Shooter
552 Views - Posted: June 22 at 9:00 am
Take it from a Bassmaster Elite pro bass fisherman who is serious about his drop-shot and finesse worm fishing: three soft plastics introduced by YUM Baits at the 2014 ICast are going to be deadly tantalizing to bass from California to his home state of Florida.
|Great flounder fishing hits the Southport area early
1144 Views - Posted: June 19 at 5:50 pm
The weather has decided to be August in June, and it appears the flounder action is trying to heat right up right along with it, according to Capt. Jimmy Price of Wildlife Bait and Tackle in Southport.
|Be ready for summer bass with a variety of lures, guides suggest
630 Views - Posted: June 19 at 8:37 am
For the better part of two weeks, June’s weather has got plenty of naysayers thinking that there may be something to global warming, and don’t think largemouth bass aren’t affected by all those back-to-back-to-back 90-degree days. And fishermen need to understand that the summer heat should change their approach and lure selection some.
|Smart battery charging 101
92 Views - Posted: June 18 at 9:00 am
Fishermen learn the easy way or the hard way that how long a trolling motor battery lasts depends on how competently they charge it. I’d go so far as to say that proper charging can be more important than how well the battery is built and how much you paid for it.
|It's Bandys again! State bass-fishing title goes to Catawba County high-school team
334 Views - Posted: June 18 at 8:17 am
Tyler Black and Logan Anderson of Bandys High School won the 2015 North Carolina State High School Fishing Championships on Sunday at Lake Norman, bringing the championship trophy to Catawba County for the second-straight year.