|Drum, red and black, are only Cape Lookout targets thanks to cold snap
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Noah Lynk of Noah’s Ark Charters in Harkers Island said the recent weather has affected fishing around Cape Lookout, and not in a positive way. All he’s finding, Lynk said, are drum, and he’s not alone. The cold displaced plenty of fish, and drum are the only ones most fisherman are finding.
|Virginia youth's buck wins Dixie Deer Classic's top honor
5263 Views - Posted: March 02 at 2:54 pm
For sportsmen who battled the elements to attend this past weekend’s Dixie Deer Classic, the trip was worth the effort, especially for those interested in the annual Big Buck Contest, which sent a 10-year-old Virginia boy home with its top prize.
|Last year's budget bill gets a secret amendment to help deer farmers
1187 Views - Posted: February 26 at 8:18 pm
A legislative move that prevented scrutiny of a substitute amendment to the 2014 state budget bill has kept alive the potential for more cervid farming and relaxed rules for penned deer.
|Commission will open Roanoke River keeper striped bass season March 1
700 Views - Posted: February 26 at 12:30 pm
The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission will open the entire Roanoke River Management Area to striped bass harvest on Sunday, March 1. The season will remain open through April 30 unless closed or extended through proclamation.
|Speckled trout escape effects of recent frigid weather
1782 Views - Posted: February 26 at 7:00 am
The second round of cold weather over the past two weeks included a few cold-stuns and kills for coastal fish, but they weren’t as severe as a 2014 fish kill, and the N.C. Division of Marine Fisheries said there is no reason to close the fishery.
|Locust woman's first wild hog is a big one: 327 pounds
3862 Views - Posted: February 25 at 12:30 pm
Kayla Heafner, a 25-year-old Locust resident, got her big-game hunting career off to a rousing start on Jan. 31, killing a 327-pound Union County hog with one shot at 165 yards – at night.
|Kerr Lake slabs already moving back into big creeks, waiting for warm weather
1614 Views - Posted: February 25 at 6:48 am
The arctic blast that swallowed up much of North Carolina may have frozen crappie in their tracks, but rest assured the clock is ticking on a big move to shallower water before the spawn. Guide Chris Bullock of Fountain is already finding fish staging in the backs of major creeks on Kerr Lake, and he’s ready to start spider-rigging as soon as warmer weather returns.
|Vocal supporter of deer-farming has been arrested
2680 Views - Posted: February 24 at 8:04 am
A man arrested in Wake County earlier this month for obtaining property by false pretenses in Stanly County is a long-time supporter of the North Carolina Deer Farmers Association’s legislative attempts to relax import-export rules for captive cervids and allow more cervid farms in the state.
|UNC-Charlotte pair wins Bassmaster College Classic
756 Views - Posted: February 24 at 7:09 am
Andrew Helms and Jake Whitaker, students at the UNC-Charlotte, made college bass-fishing history Sunday by adding the 2015 Bassmaster College Classic title to add to their National Championship title.
|SC pro Casey Ashley wins Bassmaster Classic on Lake Hartwell, his home lake
921 Views - Posted: February 22 at 6:16 pm
This time, Mighty Casey didn’t strike out. Casey Ashley, a 31-year-old bass pro from Donalds, S.C., hit a homerun on Sunday, fishing on his home water, to the cheers of an adoring, hometown crowd, winning the Bassmaster Classic with a great final-day catch of better than 20 pounds.
|2004 champ Omori leads Bassmaster Classic entering final day
408 Views - Posted: February 21 at 7:41 pm
The final day of the Bassmaster Classic on Lake Hartwell is shaping up to be a free-for-all, with a handful of former champions sitting atop the standings with the coveted trophy and $300,000 first-place prize well within their grasp. Takahiro Omori, a Japanese angler who now makes his home in Emory, Texas, caught five fish that weighed 16 pounds, 11 ounces Saturday and claimed the lead going into Sunday’s final round with a two-day total of 31-11.
|Gray misses Bassmaster Classic cut, even with six fish on six casts
741 Views - Posted: February 21 at 7:04 pm
How crazy can bass fishing be? Brandon Gray of Bulloch found out on Saturday afternoon in the second round of the Bassmaster Classic on South Carolina’s Lake Hartwell.