|Clemmons angler rings dinner bell for High Rock bass
668 Views - Posted: June 24 at 6:57 am
Todd Harris of Clemmons took advantage of the “dinner bell bite” to win the June 21 Bass Fishing League Piedmont Division tournament at High Rock Lake.
|Vid shows Big Rock marlin boat being struck by lightning
8261 Views - Posted: June 13 at 6:34 pm
When the weather turns bad offshore therei's not much anglers can do. So it's not a real surprise the Magic Moment team left their spread out during the second day of the 2014 Big Rock Blue Marlin Tournament taking place this weekend.
But things turned tense when lightning struck the boat — and it was all caught on video.
|Third place changes hands twice Thursday in Big Rock
691 Views - Posted: June 13 at 10:01 am
Two blue marlin came to the scales on Thursday on the fourth day of the Big Rock Blue Marlin Tournament out of Morehead City, and while third place changed hands twice, the $306,000 “Fabulous Fisherman’s” pot is still unclaimed.
|Bandys H.S. pair wins state high-school bass-fishing title.
687 Views - Posted: May 19 at 6:00 pm
Kristopher Queen and Tyler Black of Bandys High School in Catawba won the North Carolina State High School Fishing Championship on Kerr Lake this past Saturday.
365 Views - Posted: April 10 at 9:00 am
North Carolina fishermen yearning for the thrill of competition will have more choices this year. The economy may be picking up, and boat sales have definitely improved from the flat-line crash of a few years ago.
|Southern Kingfish Association closes up shop
1053 Views - Posted: April 01 at 6:01 am
The Southern Kingfish Association (SKA), sanctioning body of the Mercury Kingfish Trail and promoter of the Yamaha Professional Kingfish Tour, has shut down. SKA members and tournament directors received e-mails on March 26 from managing partner Jack Holmes stating the organization would cease operations immediately. The notice cited dwindling participation, reduced sponsorships and increased operation costs as the reasons for the decision.
|Concord fisherman strikes it rich at Badin Lake
1287 Views - Posted: March 24 at 7:37 am
Concord’s Maurice Freeze targeted the muddiest water he could find Saturday to win the Walmart Bass Fishing League Piedmont Division tournament at Badin Lake. Freeze weighed in a five-fish limit, one of only 10 limits taken by the 98 boaters in the event, that totaled 19 ˝ pounds, to take the first-place prize of $3,756. He also won manufacturer’s bonuses totaling $2,300.
|Swimbaits, crankbaits produce huge catch of bass at Hyco Lake
2117 Views - Posted: March 22 at 8:58 am
Jimmy and James Wall of Greensboro found an unusual fishing pattern on March 15 at Hyco Lake, a Duke Energy impoundment in Person County, and they landed one of the most impressive sacks of largemouth bass seen this spring in a Piedmont Bass Classic tournament.
|Howell changes fishing area, claims 2014 Bassmaster Classic
971 Views - Posted: February 23 at 8:45 pm
Alabama’s Randy Howell had only two B.A.S.S. wins to his credit when his twelfth Bassmaster Classic competition began on Friday. He went into today’s final round in 11th place, 9 pounds behind the leader.
No one, including Howell really thought he had a shot.
“I didn’t expect to have the chance to win after the first day, and especially after yesterday,” Howell said.
But he whacked the bass today, putting 29 pounds, 2 ounces on the scales to seal the 2014 Bassmaster Classic championship and pocketing the $300,000 first-place prize.
|Cherry improves weight, misses Bassmaster Classic cut
699 Views - Posted: February 22 at 8:47 pm
Maiden’s Hank Cherry returned to the waters that gave up his first-day Bassmaster Classic stringer today, but by lunchtime it was apparent it wasn’t going to happen there.
“I went to cranking rocks this afternoon,” Cherry said.
That strategy yielded quick results, and the Bassmaster Elite Series pro built a 17-pound, 7 ounce stringer.
But it wasn’t enough to make the cut: Cherry wrapped up the tournament in 27th place, only two places out of the cut.
|Evers edges out Tharp for Day 2 lead in Bassmaster Classic
607 Views - Posted: February 22 at 8:12 pm
Oklahoma’s Edwin Evers was the last to weigh in during the second day of the Bassmaster Classic, and when the scales settled he had claimed the lead of the so-called Superbowl of Fishing — but just barely.
Emcee Dave Mercer announced Evers needed 20 pounds, 9 ounces to claim the lead, and that’s exactly what the scales read.
The stringer brought Ever’s two-day weight to 47 pounds, 6 ounces.
|Tharp leads after first day of Bassmaster Classic
610 Views - Posted: February 21 at 8:45 pm
Randall Tharp said local knowledge was one of the keys to his 27-pound, 8-ounce showing today that put him in lead of the 2014 Bassmaster Classic on Alabama’s Lake Guntersville.
“The fish are in some places I haven’t seen them in five to seven years,” the Florida pro said. “Every time I fish a tournament here this time of year, I make a point to check these places — and the fish haven’t been there in years.”