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The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission has a plan to replace the 168,500 rainbow trout killed in an act of vandalism at a fish hatchery two weeks ago. Commission has plan to meet stocking goals in wake of hatchery trout kill
163 Views - Posted: April 18 at 7:00 pm

Responding to the recent fish kill at the Armstrong State Fish Hatchery in McDowell County, the N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission has implemented a plan to meet goals for stocking numbers and size of catchable trout as scheduled in 2015. 


Whiting, aka sea mullet, have invaded the Pigfish Grounds near the mouth of the Cape Fear River and are filling up many a happy angler's cooler. Great numbers of whiting have moved into lower Cape Fear River
524 Views - Posted: April 16 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.


North Carolina Sportsman and Pass'n it on Outdoors are partnering to promote hunting, fishing and other outdoors activities in North Carolina. Magazine will partner with North Carolina-based outdoors TV show
615 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.


A bill in the N.C. House of Representatives would address ways to attract youths under 16 to outdoors activities, as well as allow Sunday hunting and change several hunting regulations. Bill in N.C. House would have wide-ranging effects on hunting in state
4298 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.


Anglers try the spawning flat in Bush Creek for Jordan Lake crappies. Slabs in all three Raleigh-Durham area reservoirs are moving into and out of the shallows.
Crappie spawning in waves on Raleigh-Durham area's three big lakes
616 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.


Bass pro David Fritts said that long casts and a steady retrieve will make a crankbait a more-effective bass-fishing tool. Take David Fritts' tips and catch more fish on a crankbait.
459 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. 


Workers dispose of some of the 150,000 rainbow trout killed in an incident involving vandalism on April 4 at the Armstrong Fish Hatchery. Three McDowell County men were arrested Monday in connection with the event. Three Marion men arrested in vandalism of fish hatchery
1482 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.


A bill in the state senate would allow gun hunting on Sundays, if it's passed through both houses of the legislature. Bill to allow gun hunting on Sundays is introduced in state senate
4026 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 like this one and Atlantic bonito have both invaded the waters off Cape Lookout this week, according to Capt. Noah Lynk of Harkers Island. False albacore, Atlantic bonito make spring's first showing off Cape Lookout
463 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.  


David Moore of Kinston poses with two of his 13-year-old triplets, Joel (left) and Will (right), who both killed great Lenoir County gobblers on April 4, opening day of North Carolina's youth-only turkey season. Joel's bird had four beards and rare Two Lenoir County triplets double up on huge gobblers as youth season opens
3139 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.


A new shooting range in Cleveland County will provide the public with plenty of opportunities to practice on a 250-yard rifle range, five 50-yard pistol ranges, two skeet/trap courses and a 3D archery course. Ground was broken on Monday; the range should be completed in the fall. Commission breaks ground on public shooting range in Cleveland County
328 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. 


A Trilene knot will work for stripers and big catfish, but only with certain line tests. Know your knots and tie them correctly before targeting big cats, stripers
745 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.


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