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Joel Richardson has been having a fine time at Lake Gaston finding bass near mayfly hatches. Match the hatch? Big Lake Gaston bass gorging on mayflies
345 Views - Posted: July 18 at 9:36 am

Think only fly-rodders who fish skinny-water mountain streams for trout like insect hatches? Don’t tell it to Joel Richardson, a long-time bass guide from Kernersville. Last week, he had two of the best days he’s ever had at Lake Gaston, taking advantage of the mayfly hatch.


After dark is a great time to fish for summer largemouth bass -- if you know which lures are the most productive. Try these top "after-dark" lures for North Carolina bass
751 Views - Posted: July 17 at 3:21 pm

If the blistering sun has you running for cover, then bass fishing after dark is for you. William Small, who organizes night tournaments at Falls of the Neuse Lake, targets bass as they transition to the more shallow water from the points and ledges where they spend the daylight hours. When he’s fishing at night, he has three lures he won’t leave the dock without.


Fishermen make more than a half-million trips to Falls of Neuse Lake in any given year — many of them for largemouth bass. Economic clout of Falls of the Neuse
40 Views - Posted: July 15 at 7:00 am

When Falls of the Neuse was completed in 1981, the 28-mile long reservoir not only provided drinking water for surrounding communities, aided with flood control and created wildlife habitat, it also offered outdoor recreational opportunities, including fishing, that had a significant economic impact upon the area.


Guide Joel Munday shows off the kind of quality largemouth bass that Falls of Neuse Lake is capable of producing. Falls Lake supports excellent bass fishery
58 Views - Posted: July 15 at 7:00 am

Electroshocking samples of Falls of the Neuse conducted in 2009, 2011 and 2013 indicate the lake has a balanced bass fishery with an appropriate mix of age classes, including an ample number of trophy bass.


The tailrace below Tuckertown Dam is a great summer spot to catch largemouth bass, striped baass and white bass. A ‘dam good’ shallow summer bass spot
73 Views - Posted: July 15 at 7:00 am

Almost all summer fishing for bass is done in deep water, but one of guide Maynard Edwards’ favorite areas at Badin Lake is only 6 feet deep — if that.


A white buzzbait fished in the first hour of daylight can “call up” bass from Badin Lake’s deep water. The Badin bomber: an urban legend?
62 Views - Posted: July 15 at 7:00 am

Apparently some North Carolina lakes of considerable depth generate as many legendary tales as they do fish tales.


Don’t worry about going out on a ledge; that’s where you catch summer bass at Falls of Neuse Lake. Out on a ledge - Head offshore for great summer bass fishing at Falls of Neuse Lake
218 Views - Posted: July 01 at 7:00 am

When the largemouth bass spawn is complete and the shallow bite fades at  Falls of the Neuse Lake, guide Joel Munday goes out on a ledge.


When guide Maynard Edwards wants to target big bass during the summer, Badin Lake is his first choice. Badin’s burning bass bite - Cooler, clearer, deeper water makes Badin Lake a top summer bass-fishing destination
330 Views - Posted: July 01 at 7:00 am

Every bass fisherman knows that in a large lake, impounded by a dam, the most-active bite usually occurs when water moves through a dam.


G.Loomis IMX bass rods G.Loomis IMX bass rods
77 Views - Posted: July 01 at 7:00 am

G.Loomis recently introduced a complete new line-up of IMX bass rods. The options include ‘Jig & Worm’ casting and spinning rods, ‘Mag Bass’ casting rods, Carolina rig, Flip/Punch technique, swimbait, umbrella rig, spinnerbait, topwater and jerkbait casting rods, plus spinning models for DropShot and ShakyHead use. These 34 models were designed with the right action and power for every bass fishing technique, but yet are lighter than ever before.


Float trips on the New River have been producing plenty of nice smallmouth bass. High-country smallmouth beckoning anglers to beat the heat
1036 Views - Posted: June 27 at 8:40 am

With summer causing fishermen and others to look for an escape from the heat, North Carolina’s foothills and mountains offer plenty in the form of smallmouth bass and mountain trout. And according to one guide, the smallmouth fishing in the New River is starting to peak.


On North Carolina lakes, June is a fantastic month to catch largemouth bass because they’re hungry and they’re not particular about the baits they’ll bite. June can be best month
298 Views - Posted: June 26 at 9:00 am

June has always been one of my favorite months to fish for bass in North Carolina, and not just because there’s usually a great crankbait bite. It’s a time when no matter how you like to fish, you can catch fish that way, and almost anywhere you go. You can catch fish shallow, at mid-depths and deeper. You can catch fish on topwater in the mornings, on soft-plastic baits, on spinnerbaits, on crankbaits. Nobody has a big advantage; it’s just a matter of what stage the bigger fish are in.


This chunky bass was caught recently on Mister Twister’s new Magnum Sin-Sation. Mister Twister’s Magnum Sin-Sation
117 Views - Posted: June 23 at 9:00 am

What soft-plastic creature bait has an oversized, curved, a wide tail, an hour glass-shaped body lined with air pockets and distinctive wings that remind so many veteran bass anglers of a popular Mister Twister soft plastic first introduced in 1976?


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