|Cape Fear River mouth holding big concentration of whiting
173 Views - Posted: Yesterday at 6:00 am
Capt. Butch Foster of Southport hasn’t been able to get to Frying Pan Tower where the king mackerel and bottomfish are biting because of the wind the past few days, so he’s stayed inshore and found a nice concentration of whiting around the mouth of the Cape Fear River.
|Huge numbers of crappie biting around docks at High Rock, but size is lacking
172 Views - Posted: December 10 at 6:00 am
Granted, the crappie biting at High Rock Lake these days are little bitty, with most measuring less than the legal length of eight inches. But when you can catch more than 100 fish a day, maybe “it’s alright to be little bitty,” as the Alan Jackson song says.
|Ruffed Grouse Society wants U.S. Forest Service to change timber-management practices
257 Views - Posted: December 09 at 9:29 am
With the U.S. Forest Service offering a window for public comments to its Nantahala/Pisgah Forest Plan Revision, the Ruffed Grouse Society of North Carolina is asking for help in persuading the agency to make a sea change in how it manages a million acres of public land in western North Carolina.
|Jordan Lake crappie working over baits fished in New Hope channel
381 Views - Posted: December 06 at 6:00 am
Cold weather is often difficult in freshwater because many fish species go into a lockdown mode as their metabolism slows. Not so for crappie, and not at Jordan Lake.
|Lucama man kills enormous Wilson County buck
3577 Views - Posted: December 05 at 1:00 pm
North Carolina’s coastal plain doesn’t produce many enormous trophy bucks, but it certainly did three weeks ago, when Jennings Davis of Lucama in Wilson County celebrated his 75th birthday a week early by killing a tremendous buck on Nov. 14.
|Sneads Ferry redfish starting to gang up in huge, winter schools
896 Views - Posted: December 05 at 6:11 am
Capt. Allen Jernigan of Breadman Ventures in Sneads Ferry said the rapid changes in the weather appear to be more confusing to fishermen than to redfish, which have ignored the occasional warm water and are beginning to gather into their larger, winter schools.
|Summer brood survey has bad, bad news for North Carolina turkey hunters
922 Views - Posted: December 04 at 6:00 am
The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission’s annual wild turkey summer brood survey has some really bad news for turkey hunters: poult survival this past summer matched an all-time low.
|Liberty schoolgirl kills huge Granville County 8-pointer
2228 Views - Posted: December 03 at 6:00 am
It’s not often a 10-year-old downs a magnum whitetail buck, but it was just another deer in a string that stretches back to when Kinley Ferguson was five.
|Feds will consider adding Marine Protection Areas this week
470 Views - Posted: December 02 at 6:00 am
At its scheduled meeting this month, the South Atlantic Fishery Management Council (SAFMC) will discuss adding additional Marine Protected Areas (MPAs) of the Carolinas as a means to help reduce the by-catch of speckled hind and warsaw grouper. These species, which are considered deepwater grouper, are listed as undergoing overfishing in the 2012 NOAA Fisheries Report to Congress.
|Crankbait bite about to bust loose at High Rock, Badin
723 Views - Posted: November 28 at 6:00 am
The recent weather – near-freezing rains and cold winds – have prompted some fishermen to call it a season at High Rock and Badin lakes, but not Lexington’s Chris Brown, who said the small-crankbite bite should be just around the corner once the weather stabilizes.
|Prospect Hill woman ends dry spell with big 10-point buck on Veterans Day
1476 Views - Posted: November 27 at 1:36 pm
Hair-stylist Tammy Tatum of Prospect Hill in Caswell County has been getting gussied up and ready to hunt, but she’d gone 15 years without killing a buck until she dropped a big 10-pointer on Nov. 11.
|Hungry stripers move into Neuse, Pamlico rivers
742 Views - Posted: November 27 at 6:00 am
Mitchell Blake of FishIBX.com said the early winter striper fishing in the Pamlico and Neuse Rivers has started off with a bang – and some big fish. He said the stripers arrived a few weeks earlier than usual and are hungry and feeding.
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