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Warmouth: more mouth than anything

By late May, Northeast Cape Fear River anglers begin catching an abundance of warmouth sunfish. Some anglers call them “more-mouths” because they say they are more mouth than anything else. Another popular name is “goggle-eye.”

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June 15 at 7:00 am
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Bream busters flock to North Carolina’s Northest Cape Fear River

Webster’s dictionary defines “idyllic” as “charmingly simple or picturesque.” If any place in the world meets that definition, it is the Northeast Cape Fear River. With banks shaded by cypress, gum, oak, hickory and pine trees wearing wigs of Spanish moss that waft in the gentlest breeze, it is one of the one of the most-beautiful blackwater rivers in North Carolina. Some stretches run miles with few boat docks or other signs of human habitation, adding to its draw as a bream-fishing destination.

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June 01 at 7:00 am
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Catch fish, then cut bait when targeting redfin pickerel

The traditional baits for catching redfin pickerel are the pelvic fin and the top or bottom half of its forked tail. 

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May 15 at 7:00 am
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Catch redfin pickerel by the bucketful

The best way to keep and carry redfin pickerel is in a plastic pail with a tight-fitting lid. 

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May 15 at 7:00 am
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Don’t carp about redfin size

The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission’s Angler Recognition Program awards outstanding catches with a suitable-for-framing certificate featuring the artwork of Duane River.

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May 15 at 7:00 am
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Pick up on pikin’ in North Carolina’s Lumber River

The Lumber River forms the boundary between Robeson and Columbus counties and cuts across the North Carolina-South Carolina border. While geographically important, the true value of the river is that it is the lifeblood of local anglers because its floodplain creates habitats that support many fish species.

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May 01 at 7:00 am
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Tar River Reservoir has history of record-breaking white crappie

In 2010, two Nashville, N.C. anglers set state records for white crappie at Tar River Reservoir. 

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March 15 at 7:00 am
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Jig size may matter more than color to crappie, veteran angler says.

Selecting the correct jig size depends on the conditions, with wind and water depth major players.

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March 15 at 7:00 am
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