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Sample Kerr Lake’s postspawn topwater bite in late May

One of the best postspawn bass bites in late May at Kerr Lake fires up offshore of small islands along the west side of Nutbush Creek between the Hibernia and Henderson Point ramps, and on the lake’s northern shoreline from Eastland to Butchers creeks. 

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May 15 at 7:00 am
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Try “boil-and-oil” cleaning tip for smoother casting

Keeping reels working smoothly helps increase casting distance and helps bass fishermen catch more fish.

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May 15 at 7:00 am
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Record ‘sling-bow’ gobbler downed in Rockingham County

Robert “Sandy” Brady of Reidsville bagged an eastern wild turkey gobbler in Rockingham County the last day of the 2016 hunting season. 

Although the bird weighed a modest 17 pounds, sported an 11 1/8-inch beard and 1 3/8-inch spurs, it nonetheless is a North Carolina and world-record for the type of weapon he used, a sling bow.

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May 13 at 2:10 pm
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Beat the bushes for Kerr Lake bass

After a battle with largemouth bass virus that infected about 40 percent of its population before running its course, John H. Kerr Reservoir’s largemouth bass have recovered, as fishermen discovered the past couple of years. And while the spawn ends for most North Carolina chub chasers on most lakes by the end of April, there’s still plenty of reason to visit John H. Kerr Reservoir, aka Buggs Island, in May.

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May 01 at 7:00 am
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Key on Spanish mackerel to catch more cobia

If anglers want to catch cobia this spring, they might consider looking for Spanish mackerel. At least that’s what veteran guide Noah Lynk of Harkers Island suggests.

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April 28 at 4:15 pm
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Deer harvest of 2015-16 shows improvement over previous year

North Carolina hunters tagged 162,558 whitetails during the 2015-16 season, a 5.8-percent increase over the previous season and the kind of modest jump that Jonathan Shaw, the N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission’s top deer biologist, had expected.

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April 25 at 2:01 pm
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North Carolina turkeys’ recovery has been remarkable

By the mid-1960s, North Carolina’s wild turkeys had neared the bottom of a free-fall, with only 2,000 left in the state.

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April 15 at 7:00 am
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Hens determine turkey productivity, survival

Although many hunters believe North Carolina’s annual wild-turkey harvests are related to the previous year’s poult survival, that’s inaccurate, according to biologist Chris Kreh of the N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission.

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April 15 at 7:00 am
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