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Back-of-the-boat bedding bass tactics

Fishing for spawning bass is best from the front of the boat, and while anglers in the back are still competing for a win in a tournament situation, it can be a tough task to deal with. 

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April 15 at 7:00 am
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How did Lake Waccamaw come to be?

While Lake Waccamaw does have a dam, it existed as a lake long before the spillway was built in 1926 to prevent it  from drawing completely down during periods of extreme drought.

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April 15 at 7:00 am
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Indentations in the shoreline are magnets for Shearon Harris bass

Fishing is all about the details, especially the little ones, and it pays to take note of any potential shoreline spots to target.

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April 15 at 7:00 am
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Shearon Harris’s slot limit has made it a top trophy bass fishery

For most bass fisherman, the slot limit under which bass at Shearon Harris Lake are managed means little. They’re just  looking to get their line stretched and not keeping bass anyway, so it’s no big deal that you can’t put any bass between 16 and 20 inches in your livewell.

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April 15 at 7:00 am
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Striped bass regulations vary across North Carolina

Striped bass regulations vary according to the body of water across North Carolina, including five distinct areas along the coast. 

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April 15 at 7:00 am
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Roanoke River striper fishing without boats

Fishermen without boats don’t have to miss out on the spring striper run in the Roanoke River. Working with local county and municipal governments, the N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission was awarded several federal grants to construct fishing piers and riverbank parks for fishermen without boats. 

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April 15 at 7:00 am
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Hatteras: a cape, a village, an inlet


The village of Hatteras isn’t located at Cape Hatteras, but approximately 12 miles to the southwest at the southern end of Hatteras Island near Hatteras Inlet. It’s an unincorporated village with a population of approximately 500. 

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April 15 at 7:00 am
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How one family improves habitat for wildlife

For several generations, Tom Smith’s family has farmed a parcel of land on the border between Alleghany County and Grayson County, Va., employing several wildlife-management strategies.

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April 15 at 7:00 am
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The wild-turkey biologist says....

Chris Kreh, the N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission’s top wild-turkey biologist, offered a few turkey tips from a biologist’s perspective.

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April 15 at 7:00 am
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North Carolina turkeys’ recovery has been remarkable

By the mid-1960s, North Carolina’s wild turkeys had neared the bottom of a free-fall, with only 2,000 left in the state.

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April 15 at 7:00 am
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Hens determine turkey productivity, survival

Although many hunters believe North Carolina’s annual wild-turkey harvests are related to the previous year’s poult survival, that’s inaccurate, according to biologist Chris Kreh of the N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission.

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April 15 at 7:00 am
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Bass fishing swings into prime time this month, with action that's tough to beat on Shearon Harris Lake south of Raleigh and Lake Waccamaw in the state's southeastern corner.

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April 01 at 7:00 am
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For North Carolina bass fishermen, April is time to get ready for bed

Anglers see it, bass feel it and nature signals the change. The sun and warmer temperatures are here, and that means bass are headed to the bank to commence the yearly spawn. Not every bass in a given lake decides to make the move at the same time, but instead, waves of bass will flood the shallows looking to make a bed and begin spawning.

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April 01 at 7:00 am
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Spring bass in the shallows - North Carolina’s Lake Waccamaw provides bass fishermen with some unique opportunities in the spring

Forget what you know about early spring bass fishing in North Carolina. Lake Waccamaw is different. Broad and shallow, Lake Waccamaw is a natural lake in rural Columbus County, and it affords anglers some unique opportunities not available on man-made lakes across the Tarheel State.

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April 01 at 7:00 am
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Before and after - Prespawn or postspawn, Shearon Harris Lake has plenty of bass to keep you busy this month

As April arrives at Shearon Harris Lake, one thing is for certain: the spawn is irrefutable. Waves of buck bass and fat females will be hitting the banks and preparing beds, eager to deposit the eggs they’ve carried through the winter before retreating to make room for another group. Although it’s a staple of many fisherman to sight-cast to shallow, bedding bass, two top-notch anglers often catch their biggest fish of the year by targeting bass that most boats are sitting on top of.

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April 01 at 7:00 am
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Navigate North Carolina’s stream of stripers

Striped bass are one of the success stories of fishery management, and their spring spawning run up the Roanoke River is the jewel in North Carolina’s crown. 

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April 01 at 7:00 am
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