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Deer season is a month away, so find out what's in store for Tarheel hunters. Targeting bottomfish is a great idea in August, whether you do it offshore on a big boat or around nearshore structure on a jet ski.


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Targeting bottomfish is a great idea in August, whether you do it offshore on a big boat or around nearshore structure on a jet ski. Deer season is a month away, so find out what's in store for Tarheel hunters.


Scouting is just one of the preseason “chores” a deer hunter must complete; finding a previous year’s rubbed tree might put you a leg up on finding this season’s trophy buck. The buck starts here - Preseason scouting will lead to better results once opening day of deer season arrives across North Carolina
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My Grandpa Joe, a hickory-tough old fellow who cherished all aspects of the hunting experience, was fond of reminding me, “The hunting’s only part of it.” 


North Carolina’s deer herd is increasing slightly, and hunters are taking advantage of opportunities like never before. 2014-15 North Carolina Deer Season Preview
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After last season’s record harvest, hunters might expect to tag fewer North Carolina deer this fall. But the take of 188,130 deer in 2013 isn’t necessarily going to cause a decline this year because of the dynamics of deer reproduction, weather, mast production, Sunday archery hunting and expansive either-sex seasons.


A little closer to home, the waters of the western side of Pamlico Sound hold some great late-summer and fall flounder fishing. Western flats
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Guide Mitchell Blake pointed out riprap scattered up and down the bank and how the tide was concentrating the water as it flowed around the edge of one particularly large rock. After a few casts at the rock and nearby spots, something picked up the Gulp! shrimp one of Blake’s fishermen had tied on. 


Brian Lockwood puts some muscle into fighting a nice bottomfish from the seat of his jet ski. The jet set
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Something seemed out of place. While it’s not uncommon to see a personal watercraft, aka jet ski, putting in at the Newport River boat ramp near Radio Island, this one was different.


Former guide Stanley Correll gets excited about Tuckertown Lake flathead catfish, even when they’re only 25-pounders like this one. His biggest from the Yadkin River reservoir weighed 58. Just cattin’ around - Best flathead catfish action of year is just around the bend at Tuckertown Lake
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For years, a trip to Tuckertown Lake was a busman’s holiday for Stanley Correll. Now it’s just pure pleasure.


Early morning is the best time to target Shearon Harris’ magnum white perch in the summer, but good fish and good numbers can be caught throughout the day. Perched for success - Don’t miss out on a cooler full of Shearon Harris white perch this summer
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It’s no secret that Shearon Harris Lake between Raleigh and Sanford is a hot spot for trophy bass and slab crappie. But another species has taken up residence in the prime liquid real estate, as anglers are collecting a rising number of white perch. Although their presence has been met with mixed emotion, one thing is for certain, they are delicious.


Gray triggerfish are just one of a handful of bottomfish species commonly caught on long-range summer trips out of Little River. Bottoms up! Summer bottom-fishing is best well offshore for anglers around Little River
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Little River Inlet enters the Atlantic Ocean just below the state line between North Myrtle Beach, S.C., and Sunset Beach, N.C. Anglers from both states use the inlet to gain access to fabulous fishing, the most notable of which may be summer bottomfish action.


After several lean years, redfish have returned in good numbers to the upper Neuse River near New Bern. Redfish rebound!
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Alongside the Neuse River’s tackle-busting stripers are schools of equally voracious redfish, competing for the same food and or lure.


Casting to structure on windblown banks or points can often result in good catches of striped bass. The wind is your friend
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Freshwater bass anglers have long known the effectiveness of fishing windward points. The same holds true in many saltwater scenarios.


Popping corks are a great rig to fish when targeting trout and redfish. Put some “pop” in your fishing
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Popping corks have been in use for a long time, longer than you would think.


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