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Fishermen are catching plenty of keeper striped bass and an occasional largemouth in the lower section of the Roanoke River. Good numbers of stripers still biting in lower section of Roanoke River
306 Views - Posted: Yesterday at 12:57 pm

Joey VanDyke of Fingeance Sportfishing Charters said the striper action is really good in the lower Roanoke Rive, and it continues to get better. VanDyke has been fishing from Jamesville downriver to the edge of Albemarle Sound and is finding good numbers of fish in many locations. He said the stripers are staging in deeper holes along the river as they work their way upstream to spawn. They rest and feed for a few days and, as the river rises, head upstream again.


Crappie are moving out of deep water at Lake Tillery, getting into range of most fishermen. Sunny days bringing crappie into Lake Tillery shallows
1029 Views - Posted: March 25 at 5:26 pm

April fishing is busting out all over at Lake Tillery. That’s how Rodney Crisco at  Joe’s Bait & Tackle in Albemarle described conditions at the Yadkin River reservoir as the last few days of March flip off the calendar.


The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission has scheduled two fishing clinics for the Pechmann center in Fayetteville in April, one on kayak fishing. Commission schedules kayak fishing, bass fishing workshops
366 Views - Posted: March 25 at 12:25 pm

To help anglers improve their fishing skills, the N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission is offering two free fishing workshops in April at the John E. Pechmann Fishing Education Center in Fayetteville. 


Justin Goodyear of Thomasville caught this 8.11-pound largemouth bass last weekend at Badin Lake. Warm weather sends big bass into Badin Lake's shallows
853 Views - Posted: March 22 at 9:20 pm

The first warm weather of the season has caused a tidal wave of largemouth bass to move into the shallows at Badin Lake, creating a bass bonanza for fishermen.


Jamie Fajardo keys on aquatic grass to follow the prespawn movements of Shearon Harris Lake's bass. Shearon Harris bass anglers need to look to grass early in spring
537 Views - Posted: March 20 at 7:26 pm

Prespawn on Shearon Harris Lake is possibly the best time and place to catch a trophy bass in North Carolina, but only if you’re fishing where the bass are headed. During the spring, bass are on the move, and that can lead fishermen to monumental days followed by dire lows.


Redfish are only one of a handful of species biting for Capt. Rennie Clark in the lower Cape Fear River. Runoff has mixed bag of freshwater, saltwater fish biting in lower Cape Fear River
644 Views - Posted: March 20 at 7:00 am

A deluge of runoff has made the Cape Fear River a smorgasbord for inshore fishermen, with Capt. Rennie Clark of Carolina Beach having a recent catch of red drum, stripers, a keeper flounder and a largemouth bass near Snow’s Cut.


Buggs Island bass are starting to push toward the shallows as waters slowly warm up. Kerr Lake bass heading toward shallows despite cold, stained water
431 Views - Posted: March 18 at 7:30 am

With runoff from snow melt and rain, John H. Kerr Reservoir still has cool water that’s stained to muddy, but guide Tim Wilson of Buffalo Junction, Va., said recent warming days already are starting to push female bass toward shallow water.


Guide Shannon Miller said striped bass are responding well to warmer water on Lake Norman. Lake Norman stripers blasting trolled Alabama rigs
899 Views - Posted: March 18 at 6:45 am

There's a large sign on the concrete dam at Lake Norman's Marshall Steam Station. Duke Energy makes it clear to "KEEP OFF," but your journey isn't over when you reach the forbidding message. See the sign and you know you’ve reached the spot for large striped bass.


A few more warm days and slightly warmer water temperatures should bring Jordan Lake's crappie to the shallows. Jordan Lake crappie have made first big move out of deep water
748 Views - Posted: March 17 at 6:34 am

Jordan Lake’s black crappies are migrating out of deep water and have reached staging areas for the coming spring spawn. Even though the heavy activity is a few days away, anglers such as guide Freddie Sinclair were catching slabs in 15 feet of water this past weekend.


Boats out of Hatteras have been running into bluefin tuna north of Diamond Shoals. Tuna of all kinds showing up on nice days off Hatteras
782 Views - Posted: March 16 at 8:45 am

Capt. Steve "Creature" Coulter of Sea Creature Sportfishing in Hatteras said offshore fishing is showing signs of promise and appears to be shaping up for a good spring, with good catches on days when the wind and weather allows trips, including a decent showing of bluefin tuna.


Neal Osteen of Hendersonville landed this 51-inch muskellunge, estimated at better than 40 pounds, while fishing in the French Broad River. Hendersonville man's French Broad muskie that might have challenged record
11566 Views - Posted: March 13 at 9:38 pm

Neal Osteen of Hendersonville wasn’t exactly surprised when he landed a monstrous, 51 inch muskie from the French Broad River on March 8, but was still overjoyed at landing his best muskie to date.


Randy Howell, the 2014 Bassmaster Classic champion, shows off his Howell's new Livingston crankbait makes plenty of noise
785 Views - Posted: March 12 at 7:00 pm

Randy Howell, the former Lake Gaston bass pro and guide who now lives in Springville, Ala., won the 2014 Bassmaster Classic, and Livingston Lures has rewarded him by naming a crankbait after him: the Livingston Howeller.


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