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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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Slab happy - For big crappie in eastern North Carolina, try the Tar River Reservoir

Just as anglers do in early spring, Tar River Reservoir suffers mood swings. One day, the water is clear. The next day, it rains, bringing muddy runoff surging down its feeder creeks. The brick-colored water can cause crappie fishing to crash. Then, the water clears again and the rising water temperature from those spring rains heats up the crappie bite.

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March 01 at 7:00 am
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A great pile of vegetables will bring wild hogs into gun range

To attract massive numbers of hogs and hold them in the vicinity, hunters should use lots of bait. 

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January 15 at 7:00 am
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