|Was black drum caught and released at Wrightsville Beach a state record?
4773 Views - Posted: November 13 at 7:09 am
Bob Wagner, a 66-year-old retiree from Pennsauken, N.J., beached a possible state-record black drum from the surf at the north end of Wrightsville Beach last Thursday, but mistaking it for a red drum, he released it.
|Stop poling and start trolling
235 Views - Posted: September 15 at 7:00 am
Mike Taylor uses a 36-volt Minn Kota trolling motor with a remote-control piloting device when he is fishing for red drum in shallow water. A trolling motor with enough thrust for use on a large boat like his 24-footer can takes three batteries to operate, with boat weight the main consideration in sizing the trolling motor to the boat.
|Fish on? Power down!
202 Views - Posted: September 15 at 7:00 am
Minn Kota’s Talon is a shallow-water anchoring system that makes it easy to stop the boat when an angler hooks a fish. This type of anchoring system is a staple on redfish tournament boats because it is so effective.
|Deer al a Carte at two new tracts
413 Views - Posted: September 15 at 7:00 am
Tommy Hughes, a biologist with the N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission, said adventurous hunters have the opportunity to check out new additions to two existing game lands this year by purchasing over-the-counter muzzleloader season permits.
|Insect repellents are imperative
319 Views - Posted: September 15 at 7:00 am
Mesh “bug” suits and chemical repellents are necessities that turn muzzleloader hunts in southeastern North Carolina into good experiences.
|March to Morehead’s marsh! Morehead City marsh reds are a great fall target
477 Views - Posted: September 01 at 7:00 am
Capt. Mike Taylor slowed the engine of his bay boat, making sure he did not bang the prop on an oyster bed. The sun was higher than he preferred, but the timing of the high tide was more important than beating the sunrise.
|Muzzleloading double play on two game lands in SE North Carolina
465 Views - Posted: September 01 at 7:00 am
Since it is so far off the beaten path, a smaller and lesser-known public-hunting area like the Brunswick County Game Land can be difficult for a first-time visitor to find. You have to take a ride down Funston Road, one of the few unpaved stretches of highway that the N.C. Department of Transportation maintains in one of the most-crowded counties on the coast.
208 Views - Posted: August 15 at 7:00 am
Anchoring is one of the most important tasks for a successful day of bottom-fishing, because a boat that isn’t properly anchored doesn’t allow fishermen to get their baits to the fish.
|Out of Africa
233 Views - Posted: August 15 at 7:00 am
An African pompano is always an outstanding catch on a party boat. They are excellent eating and are extremely strong fighters.
|Bottoms up! Summer bottom-fishing is best well offshore for anglers around Little River
541 Views - Posted: August 01 at 7:00 am
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.
234 Views - Posted: May 15 at 8:00 am
Capt. Dennis Barbour uses gold Kahle hooks when he fishes for flounder, and he makes up dozens of rigs before a trip. Anglers must keep their hooks handy because break-offs and cut-offs are commonplace when fishing in the “junkyards” at artificial reefs.
|Get away from it all, almost
330 Views - Posted: May 15 at 8:00 am
Capt. Jamie Rushing uses his depth finder to locate isolated piece of concrete well away from the main masses of sunken structure at an artificial reef.