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Guide Jeff Thomas has been catching plenty of Jordan Lake bass this fall on small crankbaits. Bass fishing looks great on Jordan, Harris as water cools
399 Views - Posted: Yesterday at 6:38 am

Guide Jeff Thomas of Broadway said that fall bass fishing is about to break loose on Jordan and Harris lakes south of the Raleigh-Durham area.


U.S. Army Sgt. Cody Harris of the 82nd Airborne arrowed this great buck at Fort Bragg. Fort Bragg spits out great archery buck for 82nd Airborne soldier
3990 Views - Posted: October 16 at 7:36 am

It’s not often a hunter’s first deer is a trophy animal. It’s even rarer to take a Pope and Young Club buck as a first bow kill. But Sgt. Cody Harris did his homework – and the needed work – and reaped a nice reward Sept. 14 at Fort Bragg.


Lake Norman anglers can't do without a Sabiki rig when it comes to catching every species of gamefish imaginable. Sabiki rigs working over various Lake Norman species
834 Views - Posted: October 15 at 11:41 am

Lake Norman, like many other reservoirs in North Carolina, has seen major changes in its fish species. Once filled with largemouth bass, catfish, crappie and bream, striped bass were added in the 1960s, followed by blueback herring, alewives and spotted bass – it’s assumed that fishermen brought in these non-natives –and finally, white perch. Fortunately, there’s one rig that will catch nearly every fish that Norman has to offer: the Sabiki rig.


Solar Bees may help sting Jordan fish kills Solar Bees may help sting Jordan fish kills
149 Views - Posted: October 15 at 7:00 am

A program by the N.C. Division of Water Quality to help prevent algae blooms in Jordan Lake may also help prevent fish kills.


New technology available for marine electronics can make trolling for crappie a snap. Eye in the sky makes trolling easier
103 Views - Posted: October 15 at 7:00 am

One troublesome aspect of fall “tight-line” deep trolling for crappies at Jordan Lake is trying to keep a boat “in the slot.”


North Carolina may change the way it manages captive populations of whitetail deer, elk and other deer species. Public hearing on changing deer-farm management is Tuesday in Raleigh
901 Views - Posted: October 13 at 7:00 pm

The second of two public hearings will be held on Tuesday night at the N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission’s headquarters on N.C. State’s Centennial Campus in Raleigh as the Commission decides whether to allow for an increase in the number of deer farms in North Carolina.


Guide Maynard Edwards said that flatheads and other catfish have really been biting on High Rock Lake as the water level drops. As water level drops, High Rock catfish are going on a feeding spree
719 Views - Posted: October 02 at 8:27 am

It’s one of the interesting things about High Rock Lake that when the lake level falls, fishing success rises. Maynard Edwards of Yadkin Lakes Guide Service said his clients have been having some tremendous catfish trips as the lake is drawn down for an NCDOT construction project.


NCSU ponders making Hofmann Forest error
804 Views - Posted: October 01 at 7:00 am

Around 4 a.m. one cold November day in the 1950s, my father got me out of bed. I was ordered to dress for being outside. We climbed into the family’s ’53 Chevy coupe for a long drive east to Onslow County. Our destination was unknown to me — Daddy simply called it “Hofmann” — but I knew this trip was about deer hunting. 


Choice of stand sites is biggest variable in setting up for a big October buck in North Carolina. Muzzleloader madness - Location is the key to killing a big blackpowder buck in North Carolina this month
219 Views - Posted: October 01 at 7:00 am

Most people have heard the “location, location, location” mantra that describes what it takes for a profitable business venture that requires real estate.


A limit of 20 slab crappie like this one Freddie Sinclair is holding can make for the beginnings of a great fish fry. Autumn slab fest? Jordan Lake crappie fishermen expect a great fall
206 Views - Posted: October 01 at 7:00 am

Happily for crappie fishermen, Jordan Lake has recovered from a massive 2011 fish kill. The rare combination of a cold-weather threadfin shad die-off that February, then a week of 100-degree temperatures that July wiped out a lot of fish.


Todd Lowe's enormous Davie County buck may wind up at No. 2 all-time in North Carolina record books for non-typical bucks killed with a bow. Davie County giant may rank as high as No. 2 archery non-typicals
23520 Views - Posted: September 30 at 9:36 pm

Todd Lowe of Mocksville likes the ninth month — a lot. Three years ago, on Sept. 27, 2011, he arrowed the No. 3 non-typical whitetail buck ever taken by an Ohio archer, a 26-pointer that tallied 224 4/8 inches. Last Friday, he hit the jackpot again, taking a huge non-typical from Davie County that may wind up being No. 2 in North Carolina in that category.


The cash-strapped NC Division of Marine Fishers, and in particular, the marine patrol, would receive a major financial shot in the arm if the state enters into a Joint Enforcement Agreement with the National Marine Fisheries Service. NCDMF treading water on JEA, waiting for approval from top government officials
1842 Views - Posted: September 29 at 11:12 pm

The N.C. Division of Marine Fisheries has yet to act on an item in the 2014 state budget, apparently because it hasn’t gotten the green light from higher-ups in the government, all of whom have received a letter from 10 Republican legislators asking them to delay action.


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