|Faces, legs give frogs different personalities
53 Views - Posted: May 15 at 7:00 am
Like most lures, artificial frogs come in a variety of sizes and colors, but they also come in a variety of styles.
|A weedless jig for flooded shorelines
80 Views - Posted: May 15 at 7:00 am
While the impoundment of Kerr Lake may have solved many problems in the flood-prone area downstream, fishing the high water resulting from early spring rains requires another solution.
|BYOB — Bring your own brush
68 Views - Posted: May 15 at 7:00 am
Thanks to enhanced sonar capabilities like side-imaging and down-imaging, finding brush piles on Kerr Lake is easier than ever. However, there’s one sure fire way to have the coordinates of a crappie hot spot before anybody else — put it there yourself.
|Be prepared for anything in backcountry
112 Views - Posted: May 15 at 7:00 am
The mountains contain mile after mile of trout streams tumbling from the steep slopes of the Appalachians, with thriving populations of wild trout, beckoning anglers to try the backcountry. However, the elements can fight back and change the lives of outdoor enthusiasts when least expected.
|Stay legal: know your diamonds
103 Views - Posted: May 15 at 7:00 am
Trout-fishing regulations in North Carolina can change from stream to stream and even from one part of a stream to another. Most backcountry creeks are designated as “Wild Trout Waters” and that quickly narrows down what anglers can use and what he can possess in terms of fish.
89 Views - Posted: May 15 at 7:00 am
Anglers should not shy away from using big lures such as heavy jigheads with foot-long artificial eels for cobia because they have huge appetites and cavernous mouths.
|Other targets of opportunity
93 Views - Posted: May 15 at 7:00 am
Anglers often get shots at other species while targeting cobia on a sight-fishing trip.
|Dolphin: Clown prince of the open ocean
81 Views - Posted: May 15 at 7:00 am
With their bright colors and wild, entertaining acrobatics, dolphin are considered by many to be the clown prince of the open ocean. They have neon upper body colors of blue and green that taper to bright yellow sides and shiny white bellies.
150 Views - Posted: May 15 at 7:00 am
Hatteras Inlet has a stormy history, but the changes in the past decade have created storms that have little to do with the weather. The original inlet was south of the current inlet and closed in 1764. The current inlet was opened in 1846 by the same storm that opened Oregon Inlet about 50 miles to the north.
|Turn up the heat on coyotes now
163 Views - Posted: May 15 at 7:00 am
Historically, coyotes were not part of the ecosystem in the Carolinas. Before 1985, only five of North Carolina’s 100 counties had coyotes. Today, every county in both counties has a thriving population of coyotes, with declines in deer populations reported. According to the S.C. Department of Natural Resources, the state’s deer population has declined by 30 percent since 2002, and much of it is attributed to the coyote invasion.
|To decoy or not to decoy
67 Views - Posted: May 15 at 7:00 am
Marshall Collette never uses decoys in the morning but employs them almost exclusively at fields in the afternoon and evening.
|The right stuff
106 Views - Posted: May 15 at 7:00 am
Turkey hunters can be successfully using many varieties and gauges of shotguns, even archery equipment, but most hunters stick to scatterguns because they offer a better chance of success and can be fitted to different hunting approaches.