|Fishing out of the shallows beats beating the bushes at High Rock
154 Views - Posted: 17 hours ago
Fishermen at High Rock Lake are trying their best to beat the bushes for bass right now, but it’s a different place and pattern that are producing the best catches.
|Try Lake Gaston walleye as a spring alternative
126 Views - Posted: Yesterday at 6:00 pm
Tired of same ol’ spring fishing for largemouth, crappie, striped bass or catfish? Want to try something completely different, a fish that’s considered among the best-tasting in freshwater? How about walleye? And you don’t have to haul your boat several hours to reach deep, western North Carolina impoundments only to catch a handful of 1- to 1½-pound fish. That leaves Lake Gaston.
|Badin Lake spits out 62-pound blue catfish
1277 Views - Posted: Yesterday at 8:03 am
Guide Chris Hammill of Hammill Outdoor Adventure routinely boats fat blue catfish on Badin Lake, but April 20 was a special day, when a client won an epic tug of war with a 62-pound blue. Chris Kinyoun of Greensboro subdued the beast on one of his own bass outfits.
|Southern Kingfish Association is puchased, brought back to life
217 Views - Posted: April 22 at 7:41 am
The Southern Kingfish Association, pronounced dead three weeks ago, has received a big breath of life with the announcement that it has been purchased by the National Boat Owners Association, which plans to keep in place a tournament schedule it sanctions and hold a national championship this year.
|Fifth and sixth rock reefs are built in Lake Norman
310 Views - Posted: April 21 at 3:14 pm
Artificial reefs long have been deployed in coastal waters to enhance habitat for fish. They're made of sunken ships, concrete pipes and old bridge pilings. Now that same concept is being applied to Lake Norman near Charlotte with the creation of rock reefs in the 32,510-acre reservoir.
|Potential state-record jack crevalle caught out of Wrightsville Beach
613 Views - Posted: April 18 at 8:49 am
A Wake Forest fishermen has caught a potential state-record jack crevalle out of Wrightsville Beach. Frank Dalli was fishing with his son, Luke, and Capt. Mike Jackson of Live Line Charters when he caught the big fish on April 2 – and another that was within a pound of a state record.
|North Carolina closes commercial netting for red drum until at least Sept. 1.
1073 Views - Posted: April 17 at 12:01 pm
The N.C. Division of Marine Fisheries has closed commercial fishing for red drum statewide because netters caught more than their allowable poundage for the entire season in just a few months last fall.
|Roanoke River stripers still downriver, but headed for Weldon
471 Views - Posted: April 17 at 6:01 am
The cold snap that ripped through North Carolina late Tuesday may have killed some plants and fruit-tree buds, but it fired up striped bass in the Roanoke River. "The push of water is bringing fish to Weldon,” said Rod “Capt. Ponytail” Thomas, a former cameraman for ESPN and The Outdoor Channel who guides out of Weldon during the spring striper run.
|Huge number of puppy drum invades sound behind Hatteras
417 Views - Posted: April 16 at 6:00 am
Capt. Joey Van Dyke of Fingeance Charters in Hatteras said fishermen along the edge of Pamlico Sound are receiving a special treat this spring – an invasion of puppy drum. Van Dyke has not seen a spring like this one in either the numbers of fish or the intensity of the action.
|New Bern has been center of great speckled trout bite
438 Views - Posted: April 15 at 9:19 am
Even though it’s catch-and-release only for another two months, the speckled trout fishing around New Bern has been tremendous for the past two weeks, according to Capt. Joe Ward of Flydaddy Charters.
|Red drum starting to perk up in creeks in lower end of Brunswick County
419 Views - Posted: April 14 at 8:12 am
Red drum bite in the creeks of southern Brunswick County all year, but Capt. Mark Stacy of Ocean Isle Fishing Charters in Ocean Isle said they are starting to warm up and feed more aggressively.
|Nice smallmouth surprises Kerr Lake tournament duo
953 Views - Posted: April 11 at 12:01 pm
Michael Hines of Gibsonville and fishing partner Roger Mabe of Climax didn't catch enough bass to hang around for the weigh-in at the April 5 Tobacco Bass Invitational on Kerr Lake, but they definitely had the day’s most-interesting catch: a 3.58-pound smallmouth bass.
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