|Bad weather, good bass - December success puts Kerr Lake bass fishermen in a holiday mood
95 Views - Posted: December 01 at 6:00 am
During the winter, most of the fishermen who sing the famous line “Let it snow! Let it snow! Let it snow!” from Sammy Cahn’s classic Christmas song have comfortably shielded themselves from the elements by nestling up to a warm fireplace with a cup of hot chocolate in hand.
|Crankbait bite about to bust loose at High Rock, Badin
656 Views - Posted: November 28 at 6:00 am
The recent weather – near-freezing rains and cold winds – have prompted some fishermen to call it a season at High Rock and Badin lakes, but not Lexington’s Chris Brown, who said the small-crankbite bite should be just around the corner once the weather stabilizes.
|A spinnerbait primer
87 Views - Posted: November 27 at 3:00 am
For many fishermen, spinnerbaits have taken a back seat to a lot of new lures and trends in fishing: swimbaits, umbrella rigs, vibrating jigs and swim jigs. All are excellent lures and have replaced a spinnerbait for many fishermen.†
|Fishermen waiting for cooler weather to kick off Lake Hickory bass bite
562 Views - Posted: November 22 at 6:00 am
Event with recent cooler weather, November has had enough balmy days and nights to confuse Lake Hickory’s bass, but guide Andy Fox of Claremont said the situation is about to change.
|Harris has recovered from first fish kill
119 Views - Posted: November 15 at 6:00 am
Shearon Harris Lake experienced its worst — and probably first — fish kill this past April, when fishermen noticed a majority of the 110 largemouth bass, 35 crappie, 20 sunfish and two catfish near the Holleman Landing boat ramp. At that time, the Holleman Landing was the only ramp open — the Crosspoint Landing was under construction.
|Commission, CP&L decisions boosted big Harris bass
107 Views - Posted: November 15 at 6:00 am
With Shearon Harris Lake’s popularity among bass fishermen and its proximity to the heavily populated Raleigh-Durham area, fishing pressure could have hurt its reputation for producing trophy bass.
|Spinnerbaits are the ticket for bass on High Rock
620 Views - Posted: November 12 at 2:49 pm
If you’re not tossing a spinnerbait at High Rock Lake, you’re not fishing.
|Randleman bass crashing baits in backs of creeks
565 Views - Posted: November 08 at 12:01 pm
If bass anglers want to see some action during November, they should visit Randleman Dam Reservoir.
|Lake James anglers waiting for cold weather to get smallmouth biting
532 Views - Posted: November 01 at 12:00 pm
Weather has played havoc with smallmouth bass fishing in the North Carolina mountains, but guide Tim Laws of Old Fort is biding his time because he knows things will heat up once cold weather descends upon Lake James.
|Hot when itís cool - Cooling temperatures make bass turn on at Shearon Harris Lake
167 Views - Posted: November 01 at 7:00 am
Bass fishing in November is usually an afterthought for most sportsmen, who are focused on whitetail deer.
|Spinnerbait produce big wins at High Rock, Falls of Neuse
622 Views - Posted: October 30 at 12:00 pm
Chuck Hughes of Linwood and Jimmy Hughes of Lexington used spinnerbaits to catch their winning bag of 22.05 pounds at the Oct. 26 Yadkin Team Tournaments Fish-off at High Rock Lake. Their haul, worth $1,070, was anchored with a 5.08-pound bass.†
|What will October hold?
178 Views - Posted: October 30 at 9:00 am
October is one of my favorite months to catch bass on a crankbait in reservoirs around North Carolina. The fish are moving back into creeks, following baitfish, they relate to creek channels and they’ll get ganged up, so if you find a good spot, you can get well in a hurry.
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