|Sneads Ferry redfish starting to gang up in huge, winter schools
197 Views - Posted: Yesterday at 6:11 am
Capt. Allen Jernigan of Breadman Ventures in Sneads Ferry said the rapid changes in the weather appear to be more confusing to fishermen than to redfish, which have ignored the occasional warm water and are beginning to gather into their larger, winter schools.
|Drum up some December fish - Topsail, Surf City anglers have special opportunity to catch red and black drum as December weather cools
148 Views - Posted: December 01 at 6:00 am
It was typical winter morning, with a bite to the breeze that made even weatherworn Capt. David Baxley cinch down his acrylic headgear and pull up the hood of his sweatshirt like a scarf. Launching from a ramp in Surf City was a snap because it was in a protected area, but when Baxley headed south along the Intracoastal Waterway, the wind chilling a forehead brought on a brain freeze as easily as a snow cone during the summer. Hunkering down behind the windshield, he jammed the throttle down even more.
|Trout HQ - Waters between Cape Fear & Little River's jetties fill with specks
100 Views - Posted: December 01 at 6:00 am
As fall settles in along North Carolina’s coast, locals don’t fret over the end of summer. The last months of the year mean several things: smaller crowds, cooler temperatures and the best speckled trout fishing of the year.
|Hungry stripers move into Neuse, Pamlico rivers
590 Views - Posted: November 27 at 6:00 am
Mitchell Blake of FishIBX.com said the early winter striper fishing in the Pamlico and Neuse Rivers has started off with a bang – and some big fish. He said the stripers arrived a few weeks earlier than usual and are hungry and feeding.
|Ocean Isle speckled trout biting just about everywhere
467 Views - Posted: November 26 at 8:03 am
Fishing for speckled trout continues to be exceptional around Ocean Isle, and Capt Mark Stacy thinks it’s going to only get better – along with several other species.
|The Fat Boy
112 Views - Posted: November 22 at 9:00 am
Paul Brown’s Fat Boys are still kicking, slowly twitching underwater, tantalizing and catching saltwater fish after the proven soft plastic was bought in the late 2000s.
|Black drum will get creel, size limits on Jan. 1.
3109 Views - Posted: November 21 at 6:01 pm
The N.C. Marine Fisheries Commission has voted to manage the recreational catch of black drum with size and creel limits that will go into effect on Jan. 1, 2014.
|Cool weather kicks off great speckled trout bite in Wrightsville Beach area
798 Views - Posted: November 15 at 4:29 pm
The latest cold front, which brought a dusting of snow to the Cape Fear coast, has brought several species of fish to the forefront, specifically false albacore, speckled trout and striped bass.
|Etiquette, safety important for fishing at rocky jetty
137 Views - Posted: November 15 at 6:00 am
Because the Cape Lookout rock jetty attracts so many spotted seatrout and other species during the late fall, it’s a popular venue for anglers and boats —and that can cause problems.
|Which whiting is which?
182 Views - Posted: November 15 at 6:00 am
“Whiting” is only one of the angler’s names used for the three kingfish species, which fishermen catch in the Cape Fear River and along the rest of the North Carolina coast.
|Don’t forget fishing piers
120 Views - Posted: November 15 at 6:00 am
Fishermen should not overlook their favorite ocean fishing pier when targeting whiting.
|Must carry items
131 Views - Posted: November 15 at 6:00 am
There are no restaurants or hotels on the barrier island that is South Core banks. You must take along everything you will need during your stay.
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