• High Tides and Tall Tails

    It takes a variety of knots to fit every fishing situation and type of line being used (clockwise from top right): Clinch knot, Improved clinch knot, Uni knot, Palomar knot, No-slip loop knot, Trilene knot, back-to-back Uni knots, Triple surgeon’s knot, double surgeon’s knot.

    Is yours a winning knot?

    With different jobs, lines, one won’t get it done
    August 01, 2016 at 7:00am
    Just fillet your fish and donate the carcass to NCDMF’s Carcass Collection Program.

    Fillet and donate is great

    NCDMF program can get plenty of useful data
    July 05, 2016 at 9:00am
    When it gets hot, downsize baits when the bite isn’t going well (left to right): Cajun Sleigh spoons, Gulp shrimp, MirrOdines. and Flats Intruder spoons.

    Slow down and fish small

    Downsizing lures, going slowly helps in heat
    June 05, 2016 at 9:00am
    Fishermen need to use products that reduce or eliminate bad scents, as well as those scent-enhanced baits that attract different species.

    If it makes scents, use it - Scent-enhanced baits that attract different fish

    Hide bad scents, but put attractants into play
    May 05, 2016 at 9:00am
    A well-thrown cast net will make obtaining bait a much-easier task.

    A primer on cast nets

    Understand size, mesh, weights for best use
    April 01, 2016 at 7:00am
    The EGO Mini Gripper comes with a lanyard and is available with or without a magnetic holder. It is just the right size for kayak anglers and wading fishermen.

    Get a grip on new fishing tackle

    Lots of great stuff debuts at Big Rock show
    March 05, 2016 at 9:00am
    Preventative maintenance on electrical panels should take care of issues that might crop up on winter fishing trips.

    Be careful on winter fishing trips

    Make sure things are in order before first cast
    February 05, 2016 at 9:00am
    Boat shows offer not only the opportunity to shop for boats, but to talk with experts in the field about different features anglers might want.

    It’s show time!

    Get ready to love some information overload
    January 01, 2016 at 7:00am
    Lures are great stocking stuffers for fishermen, and most are reasonably priced.

    What wise fishermen want for Christmas

    Make sure your Christmas wish list is fulfilled
    December 05, 2015 at 9:00am
    How you approach a fishing spot in your boat could kill or enhance your chances of catching fish.

    Use these tips to work your favorite fishing holes

    Current, how you want to fish are key factors
    November 05, 2015 at 9:00am
    A portable, manual grinder and an industrial-strength grinder make for some easy chum-making.

    Hello there, old chum

    October 05, 2015 at 9:00am
    Eddyline’s YakAttack won the ICAST Best in Show award for its special-edition fishing kayak.

    ICAST is ’yak time again

    September 07, 2015 at 9:00am
    John Alden Knight’s Solunar Tables provide predictions for when game and fish will be most active based on moon phases.

    Get your moon table on

    Learn from Solunar Tables when fish will bite
    August 06, 2015 at 9:00am
    Downriggers are an essential fishing tool for many freshwater and saltwater applications.

    Don’t scratch the surface

    Downriggers provide a great way to get deep
    July 06, 2015 at 9:00am
    Cork rigs are a staple of fishermen targeting inshore species like speckled trout.

    Bobber-stop business

    Sliding floats allow for great fishing versatility
    June 04, 2015 at 9:00am
    Making all marine electrical connections as <br />
waterproof as possible is tough, but extra steps can be taken to reduce the chances of problems developing.

    Keep that spark going

    Prevent marine electrical malfunctions early on
    May 04, 2015 at 9:00am