|Potential state-record jack crevalle caught out of Wrightsville Beach
227 Views - Posted: Yesterday at 8:49 am
A Wake Forest fishermen has caught a potential state-record jack crevalle out of Wrightsville Beach. Frank Dalli was fishing with his son, Luke, and Capt. Mike Jackson of Live Line Charters when he caught the big fish on April 2 – and another that was within a pound of a state record.
|North Carolina closes commercial netting for red drum until at least Sept. 1.
424 Views - Posted: April 17 at 12:01 pm
The N.C. Division of Marine Fisheries has closed commercial fishing for red drum statewide because netters caught more than their allowable poundage for the entire season in just a few months last fall.
|Roanoke River stripers still downriver, but headed for Weldon
237 Views - Posted: April 17 at 6:01 am
The cold snap that ripped through North Carolina late Tuesday may have killed some plants and fruit-tree buds, but it fired up striped bass in the Roanoke River. "The push of water is bringing fish to Weldon,” said Rod “Capt. Ponytail” Thomas, a former cameraman for ESPN and The Outdoor Channel who guides out of Weldon during the spring striper run.
|Huge number of puppy drum invades sound behind Hatteras
248 Views - Posted: April 16 at 6:00 am
Capt. Joey Van Dyke of Fingeance Charters in Hatteras said fishermen along the edge of Pamlico Sound are receiving a special treat this spring – an invasion of puppy drum. Van Dyke has not seen a spring like this one in either the numbers of fish or the intensity of the action.
|New Bern has been center of great speckled trout bite
275 Views - Posted: April 15 at 9:19 am
Even though it’s catch-and-release only for another two months, the speckled trout fishing around New Bern has been tremendous for the past two weeks, according to Capt. Joe Ward of Flydaddy Charters.
|Red drum starting to perk up in creeks in lower end of Brunswick County
313 Views - Posted: April 14 at 8:12 am
Red drum bite in the creeks of southern Brunswick County all year, but Capt. Mark Stacy of Ocean Isle Fishing Charters in Ocean Isle said they are starting to warm up and feed more aggressively.
|Nice smallmouth surprises Kerr Lake tournament duo
829 Views - Posted: April 11 at 12:01 pm
Michael Hines of Gibsonville and fishing partner Roger Mabe of Climax didn't catch enough bass to hang around for the weigh-in at the April 5 Tobacco Bass Invitational on Kerr Lake, but they definitely had the day’s most-interesting catch: a 3.58-pound smallmouth bass.
|Shad run in Cape Fear River is in full gear
496 Views - Posted: April 11 at 5:54 am
The shad run is in high gear on the Cape Fear River, and Capt. Allen Cain of Sightfish NC is boating big numbers of American shad on fly and ultralight tackle at Lock and Dam No.1 near Rieglewood.
|Stripers, specks on the move in Tar, Pamlico rivers
495 Views - Posted: April 09 at 12:01 pm
Richard Andrews of Tar-Pam Guide Service in Bath said two weeks of warm weather had done wonders for the fishing in the Tar and Pamlico rivers. The stars of the show have been stripers, which everyone expects to see moving upriver in April, and speckled trout, which were a question mark to many after the January trout kill in the Pungo River.
|Water clears enough at High Rock for stripers to start biting again
440 Views - Posted: April 08 at 12:01 pm
Robert and Tyler Moss and Morgan Holcomb, all from Trinity, got sassy with High Rock stripers this past Saturday near the mouth of Abbotts Creek during the Tarheel Striper Club tournament. They used white and chartreuse Sassy Shad in conjunction with downriggers to boat five quality stripers that were feeding on shad in 15 to 20 feet of water around the mouth of the creek.
|Taylorsville man cashes in on New Zealand stag hunt
532 Views - Posted: April 08 at 6:01 am
Shannon Lyndon won an all-expenses-paid hunt for New Zealand red stag in 2012, and after two years of waiting, he cashed in for a spot-and-stalk hunt on March 24.
|A Lake Gaston smallmouth bass? How'd it get there?
570 Views - Posted: April 07 at 8:55 am
Don Enderle of Tri-Lakes Guide Service has led boatloads of clients to great catches of striped bass in his 25 years on Lake Gaston, but even he was surprised when a scoop with his landing net produced a citation smallmouth bass on March 26.
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