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Smallmouths are at home under New River’s foam

What’s the best way to approach raft, canoe or kayak fishing for smallmouth bass in a mountain river with moving current, as opposed to a reservoir.

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July 15 at 7:00 am
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Long battle over New River set precedent to save streams

The successful, 14-year battle to save the New River in North Carolina and southwestern Virginia in the 1960s and 1970s created a coalition that local residents, environmental groups, conservation organizations, anglers, businesses, state agencies and politicians have used to preserve natural resources elsewhere.

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July 15 at 7:00 am
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Many rules govern snapper, groupers

The snapper-grouper complex in the South Atlantic includes 59 species, as determined by the South Atlantic Fishery Management Council.

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July 15 at 7:00 am
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Weather, vessel size are keys to offshore fishing

Weather and boat size are keys to bottom-fishing in the ocean.

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July 15 at 7:00 am
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North Carolina’s 2015 bear harvest up 20 percent

The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission set a goal in 2013 to slow down the state’s expanding black bear population, increasing hunting opportunities in hopes of an raising the annual harvest to around 25 percent of the state’s bruins.

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July 07 at 9:43 pm
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Deer-food tax on hunters ousted at N. C. legislature

Thanks to a Catawba County legislator, North Carolina’s deer hunters have dodged what could have been an expensive bullet in the final days of the N.C. General Assembly’s 2016 session.

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July 01 at 5:13 pm
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Fish North Carolina’s “river of bronze”

Last July, the New River appeared similar but also different than 42 years earlier, the last time I floated the stream in a canoe. It was 1974, and local residents and conservation organizations were fighting a plan to dam the pristine river that crosses the northwestern corner of North Carolina. Back then, no guides carried fishing parties on the river, and no businesses catering to anglers and paddlers had sprouted along its banks.

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July 01 at 7:00 am
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Holden Beach’s offshore buffet awaits anglers on bottom-fishing trips out of Holden Beach, N.C.

“This is between you and me!” Jeff “Shug” Schucker shouted at a fish 150 feet below the keel of Kevin Sneed’s 31-foot Pro Kat. “And you better believe I’m gonna win this one!” 

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July 01 at 7:00 am
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