Inshore Fishing

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How to catch more flounder

Martin Dane stood along the bank of a small creek as the tide came in, slowly reeling in a curly-tailed grub, rod tip held high. He seemed to be concentrating really hard, lowered the rod tip, and continued reeling slowly.

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April 17 at 10:06 pm
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Wilderness Systems Tarpon 130X

This performance driven Tarpon kayak has the speediness and exceptional stability of the original Tarpon, but has been updated with modern visuals and abundant features. Those feature upgrades include the new ultra-comfortable AirPro MAX Lite seat with a slide-on-track system for increased fore/aft trimming and the versatile FlexPod OS, a drop-in, self-contained console that adds more storage, electronic and propulsion opportunities.†

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April 01 at 7:00 am
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Try fishing with a bow

Several years ago, I set out to target fish in a different way. I consider myself a bowhunter first and foremost, and bowfishing seems a natural progression to the sport.†

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March 29 at 9:00 am
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Next state-record might be a New River speck

Although the New River has a reputation for yielding giant spotted seatrout, the state-record trout of 12 pounds, 4 ounces came from Wrightsville Beach and has held up for 55 years. John R. Kenyon caught the beast at Wrightsville Beach in 1961.

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March 15 at 7:00 am
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New Riverís artificial reef is prime spring fishing spot

After four years, the New River’s artificial reef is cranking out good numbers of seatrout and other gamefish and plenty in trophy sizes.

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March 15 at 7:00 am
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Whatever you call them, whiting are among North Carolinaís tastiest inshore fish

Whiting are found along most of the Atlantic and Gulf coasts, and their sea mullet and Virginia mullet monikers to a disservice to these mild-flavored fish, which have none of the oily qualities of mullet species. Ask the older salts to name their favorite panfish, and a large majority will answer whiting.†

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March 15 at 7:00 am
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All hail North Carolinaís king(fish)

Whatever nickname you prefer to use, whiting, sea mullet or Virginia mullet are properly named kingfish and are members of the croaker family. They are cousins of drum and trout and have the sweet taste of trout and a firmer meat like drum.

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March 15 at 7:00 am
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Double your rig to catch more flounder

Everybody likes a two-for-the-price-of-one sale, especially on fishing equipment. Flounder like it too, so increase your chances at hooking up with them by using a double flounder rig. Whether your preferred flatfish lure is a bucktail jig or a Shrimposter, try two at a time this spring.

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March 11 at 2:14 pm
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Feds announce June 20 closure of cobia fishery

The recreational harvest of cobia between the Georgia-Florida border and New York will close at June 20, 2016, and will reopen on Jan. 1, 2017, NOAA Fisheries announced earlier today.

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March 09 at 2:36 pm
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LiveTarget BaitBall Glass Minnow Twitchbait

The LiveTarget BaitBall Glass Minnow Twitchbait will provide anglers a lure that perfectly mimics the small glass minnow forage that is targeted by trout, reds, Spanish mackerel or virtually anything chasing tiny bait. This lure has a super realistic profile and multiple flash points reflecting off the tiny school of minnows that will trick even the most wary fish. Available in a 3 and 3 Ĺ-inch size and six color patterns this lure will present an ideal solution for many inshore applications.

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March 01 at 7:00 am
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Special winter specks - New River speckled trout are special creatures; cold weather doesnít slow them down

Two oval-shaped bobbers bounced on the New River’s surface during the outflowing morning tide. Standing near the stern of Ricky Kellum’s boat, James Grimes of Mount Olive and his 11-year-old son, Conner, intensely watched the multi-colored floats, waiting for the rising sun to warm a beautiful coastal morning.

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March 01 at 7:00 am
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Cape Fear white out - Targeting whiting in the Cape Fear area this month

One of the finest-tasting panfish along the Cape Fear coast has to deal with a bit of an identity crisis, but it might be a good thing, as stocks of whiting, aka kingfish, sea mullet or Virginia mullet, are in good shape and not managed by any regulations.†

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March 01 at 7:00 am
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The Egret Wedgetail Eel

When Cowboy Outdoors decided to make a big, wedge-tailed soft-plastic artificial lure strictly a saltwater bait, speckled trout fishermen along the country’s coast benefitted big time.

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February 22 at 9:00 am
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How to catch stripers on the Trent and Neuse Rivers in February

If you’re itching to scratch your fishing bug, you’ll find what you’re looking for on the Neuse and Trent Rivers, where stripers are currently keeping anglers busy.

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February 15 at 5:54 pm
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The Basin, Second Bay and Buzzard Bay

The three bays between the Federal Point boat ramp at Fort Fisher and Bald Head Island and the creeks that wander through and connect them are places well known for producing a variety of fish. When the winter chill and brisk winds set in, they become prime, protected fishing areas for many fishermen seeking red drum and speckled trout. Occasionally, their waters even warm enough the flounder rise out of their winter muds and feed.†

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February 15 at 7:00 am
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Catching reds and specks in cold water

The first point of winter fishing is to understand that fish do everything slower in cold water. Their metabolism slows, their need for food decreases and their movement slows in both duration and speed.†

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February 15 at 7:00 am
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