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The upper end of Lake Gaston holds the highest concentration of striped bass because of water temperatures. Head up the lake for Gaston's striped bass
183 Views - Posted: 15 hours ago

Because of what he calls “a weird year” this spring and early summer, Don Enderle of Tri-Lakes Guide Service said he’s quit trolling baits and is casting artificial lures at striped bass in the upper reaches of Lake Gaston, where the species’ false spawning toward the tailrace below Kerr Dam is six weeks late.


Two North Carolina lakes are in Bassmaster's Top 100 list for the 2015. Two North Carolina lakes are in Bassmaster's Top 100 for 2015
264 Views - Posted: Yesterday at 5:26 pm

Two lakes in North Carolina have been ranked in the top 100 bass fisheries in the country according to Bassmaster magazine.


Dolphin have been a pleasant surprise for fishermen targeting Spanish mackerel and bluefish around Cape Lookout's shoals. Dolphin have been surprising catches off Cape Lookout shoals
773 Views - Posted: Yesterday at 10:55 am

Capt. Noah Lynk of Harkers Island expects to catch Spanish mackerel, bluefish and a few red drum on Cape Lookout shoals, and he has been, but lately, he’s had a few surprises in his catches: dolphin.


Residents and non-residents can fish any public waters in North Carolina without a fishing license on Saturday, July 4. No fishing licenses required across North Carolina on July 4
4157 Views - Posted: June 30 at 6:50 pm

Saturday, July 4 is free fishing day in North Carolina. From 12:01 a.m. until 11:59 p.m., everyone in North Carolina can fish in any public body of water without purchasing a fishing license or additional trout fishing license. 


A public fishing access area near Westfield in Stokes County will give fishermen a great place to get into the Dan River. Commission opens public fishing area on Dan River in Stokes County
780 Views - Posted: June 25 at 12:55 pm

The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission, along with Jessup Mill, has opened a new public fishing access area on the Dan River in the Westfield community of Stokes County. 


Sabiki rigs are great tools to catch all kinds of fish, like this Lake Norman hybrid bass. Sabiki rigs can be versatile tools to catch all kinds of fish
797 Views - Posted: June 25 at 8:33 am

With white perch populations expanding in many of North Carolina’s large impoundments, it was only a matter of time before someone figured a way to catch perch and other species at the same time – on a Sabiki rig.


Fishermen in the Cape Fear River have been enjoying a great early morning speckled trout bite. Early morning speckled trout bite has been great in Cape Fear River
815 Views - Posted: June 24 at 6:06 am

Capt. Stuart Caulder of Gold Leader Fishing in Wrightsville Beach said the early morning trout bite in the Cape Fear River has been so good he’d never believe it if he hadn’t experienced it. He said trout are hitting topwaters and soft plastics with abandon, and there have been some really nice fish in the mix.


Jonathan Phillips of Pittsboroo targets main-lake points for much of his summer bass action. Fish points for tops in summer bass action in North Carolina
961 Views - Posted: June 23 at 8:55 am

Points are among the most-recognizable features of any body of water. They are also great starting blocks for targeting bass as they ease offshore into their summer patterns. However, with a lake full of choices, learning to distinguish those with the most fish-holding potential and work them effectively will make you a better summertime bass fisherman. Try these tips for more success.


The marshes behind Bald Head Island are producing plenty of nice flounder now that hot weather has arrived. Check Bald Head Island's sprawling marshes for great flounder fishing
912 Views - Posted: June 23 at 8:23 am

Flounder are among North Carolina’s most popular saltwater fish for anglers, and if the past two weeks are any indication, the marshes and creeks north of Bald Head Island ought to be marked on every fisherman’s GPS.


Flounder fishing has kicked into gear early this year in the Southport area, as evidenced by this nice fish caught by Kyle Peters of Wilmington. Great flounder fishing hits the Southport area early
1197 Views - Posted: June 19 at 5:50 pm

The weather has decided to be August in June, and it appears the flounder action is trying to heat right up right along with it, according to Capt. Jimmy Price of Wildlife Bait and Tackle in Southport. 


Lures that catch bass as the summer heat starts to beat down on North Carolina lakes can range from deep-diving crankbaits to worms, to jigs, to topwaters. Be ready for summer bass with a variety of lures, guides suggest
685 Views - Posted: June 19 at 8:37 am

For the better part of two weeks, June’s weather has got plenty of naysayers thinking that there may be something to global warming, and don’t think largemouth bass aren’t affected by all those back-to-back-to-back 90-degree days. And fishermen need to understand that the summer heat should change their approach and lure selection some.


A team from Bandys High School in Catawba County is the state high-school bass fishing champions. It's Bandys again! State bass-fishing title goes to Catawba County high-school team
355 Views - Posted: June 18 at 8:17 am

Tyler Black and Logan Anderson of Bandys High School won the 2015 North Carolina State High School Fishing Championships on Sunday at Lake Norman, bringing the championship trophy to Catawba County for the second-straight year.


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