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Southern flounder is a species of Several saltwater species get upgrades in latest stock-status report
647 Views - Posted: 9 hours ago

The N.C. Division of Marine Fisheries upgraded the status of a handful of popular saltwater species in its annual stock status report released last week.


Duck numbers in the Carolinas should be almost identical to last season, according to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service's annual spring waterfowl breeding survey. Duck numbers remain good, according to USFWS waterfowl survey
153 Views - Posted: Yesterday at 7:54 am

Waterfowl hunters in the Carolinas can expect to see roughly the same number of ducks this coming season as they have in the past several, as the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s annual report on the breeding duck population shows numbers slightly above 2014 levels.


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
386 Views - Posted: July 03 at 5:36 pm

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
438 Views - Posted: July 02 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
924 Views - Posted: July 02 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
4293 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. 


Sunday hunting with firearms on private land could be a reality of Gov. Pat McCrory signs a bill passed Wednesday by the N.C. Senate and last week by the N.C. House. N.C. Senate sends Sunday hunting bill to McCrory for his signature
1231 Views - Posted: June 25 at 1:43 pm

Gov. Pat McCrory’s signature is all that stands between a huge expansion of Sunday hunting opportunities for North Carolina hunters. On Wednesday, the N.C. Senate passed by a 33-15 vote a compromise bill passed last week by the N.C. House.


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
833 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
904 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
873 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
1034 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
984 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.


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