|Great numbers of whiting have moved into lower Cape Fear River
365 Views - Posted: Yesterday at 10:27 pm
Capt. Butch Foster of Yeah Right Charters in Southport said the whiting bite in the lower Cape Fear River is about as good as it gets, and pieces of shrimp are all it takes to get bit. Whiting aren't generally considered a gamefish, but few fishermen will admit to not liking them rolled in their favorite breader and introduced to some hot peanut oil. Fishermen are taking the tasty fish home in excellent numbers.
|Magazine will partner with North Carolina-based outdoors TV show
531 Views - Posted: April 16 at 10:26 am
North Carolina Sportsman is excited to announce a partnership with Pass’n it on Outdoors. Between both television and publication, we are working together to promote hunting, fshing and the other wonderful opportunities our state offers.
|Bill in N.C. House would have wide-ranging effects on hunting in state
4159 Views - Posted: April 16 at 7:04 am
Rep. Jimmy Dixon (R-Duplin/Wayne) has introduced a bill that could change and add to responsibilities of the N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission.
|Crappie spawning in waves on Raleigh-Durham area's three big lakes
463 Views - Posted: April 15 at 4:53 pm
It began as a trickle four weeks ago, but now the crappie spawn is coming in waves each day at the Raleigh-Durham area’s top big reservoirs: Jordan, Falls of the Neuse and Shearon Harris.
|Take David Fritts' tips and catch more fish on a crankbait.
367 Views - Posted: April 14 at 6:55 pm
At a recent open house at Angler’s Choice in Lexington, pro fisherman David Fritts discussed how to retrieve crankbaits to get more strikes from bass. The winner of the 1993 Bassmaster Classic and 1994 BASS Angler of the Year, Fritts said there’s more to successful crankbait fishing than casting a lure and bringing it the back to the boat.
|Three Marion men arrested in vandalism of fish hatchery
1350 Views - Posted: April 14 at 12:23 pm
Three men from Marion were arrested on Monday and charged in the April 4 vandalism of the Armstrong Fish Hatchery in McDowell County that resulted in the killing of more than 150,000 rainbow trout.
|Bill to allow gun hunting on Sundays is introduced in state senate
3865 Views - Posted: April 13 at 11:15 am
Sen. E.S. "Buck" Newton, a Republican who represents Johnston, Nash and Wilson Counties, has filed a bill in the state senate that would allow gun hunting on Sundays on private property and possibly on public lands.
|False albacore, Atlantic bonito make spring's first showing off Cape Lookout
419 Views - Posted: April 10 at 12:55 pm
The first false albacore and Atlantic bonito of the spring have arrived in the waters off Cape Lookout, and they're attacking small lures and jigs and making reel-screaming runs on light spinning tackle. Capt. Noah Lynk of Noah’s Ark Charters in Harkers Island said the action is intense once a school of the small members of the tuna family are located.
|Two Lenoir County triplets double up on huge gobblers as youth season opens
3036 Views - Posted: April 09 at 9:36 pm
Two out of three ain’t bad, especially if one of them is really special. That’s got to be the way that David Moore of Kinston is feeling after two of his three 13-year-old triplet sons, Will and Joel, killed monster Lenoir County gobblers on April 4, the opening day of North Carolina’s week-long youth-only turkey season – with Joel’s bird being a rare, “smoke phase” gobbler.
|Commission breaks ground on public shooting range in Cleveland County
293 Views - Posted: April 09 at 12:19 pm
With a symbolic turn of earth from 15 shovels, the N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission and the Cleveland County Board of Commissioners officially broke ground Monday for a new, state-of-the-art public shooting range just north of Shelby.
|Know your knots and tie them correctly before targeting big cats, stripers
698 Views - Posted: April 09 at 6:43 am
With spring here and summer approaching, more and more anglers will be targeting stripers and magnum-size catfish in North Carolina’s rivers and lakes, and an important part of landing big fish without fear of losing them is understanding the best knots and line strengths and how those two factors are related. Few things in fishing are more frustrating than battling a big-shouldered fish, only to lose it when a knot falls apart.
|Commission trying to make up for 150,000 trout killed after hatchery is vandalized
1573 Views - Posted: April 08 at 6:55 pm
The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission is exploring a lot of options as it attempts to replace around 150,000 trout that died after vandalism at the agency’s Armstrong Fish Hatchery in McDowell County over Easter weekend.