|Blue catfish bite is on fire at Badin Lake
535 Views - Posted: March 04 at 6:01 am
If fishermen want to feel something really big at the other end of their lines, they should plan a trip to Badin Lake, which has been spitting out big blue cats with regularity lately.
|Big catfish still on the feed at Tillery, Badin
1020 Views - Posted: February 06 at 8:24 am
Guide Chris Hammill of Kannapolis took advantage of the brief reprieve from miserable weather this past weekend to take a number of blue cats from Lake Tillery and Badin Lake. On Saturday, Hammill and Tyler Mayhew of Lexington caught three hefty blue catfish on Lake Tillery that weighed a total of 52.47 pounds, with the biggest one tipping the scales at 35.05. On Sunday, he caught more quality blues.
|Blue catfish bite at Blewett Falls has been outstanding
1334 Views - Posted: January 19 at 11:39 pm
Despite cold weather, heavy rains and muddy water that have shut down fishing at many area lakes, Robbie Burr of Pee Dee Fishing Adventures said he and his clients “have been wearing the blue cats out” at Blewett Falls Lake, the tiny 2,560-acre lake in Anson and Richmond counties between Wadesboro and Rockingham.
|Crappie fishermen have Alabama rig they can call their own
123 Views - Posted: January 15 at 7:00 am
Crappie fishermen no longer have to construct a downsized version of the Alabama rig.
|Commission gives thumbs up to Norman crappie fishery
67 Views - Posted: January 15 at 7:00 am
The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission sampled the Lake Norman crappie fishery in 2012. The results translate into good news for fishermen.
|Other winter bass wonderlands: Shearon Harris, Norman
568 Views - Posted: January 15 at 7:00 am
Bass fishermen can’t go wrong including 4,100-acre Shearon Harris Lake and 32,500-acre Lake Norman in their search for winter action.
|Kerr slowly recovers from bass virus
266 Views - Posted: January 15 at 7:00 am
Anglers searching for winter bass at Kerr Reservoir not only have to contend with cold weather but also with the aftermath of the Largemouth Bass Virus, which devastated the lake’s bass population.
|The ‘eyes’ have it! Lake Norman crappie fishery is at a high point, and winter fishing is excellent
315 Views - Posted: January 01 at 7:00 am
Today’s electronic technology has made searching for crappie easier than ever before. The latest innovations open up a new world to crappie fishermen, giving them underwater eyes to locate fish-holding cover far from shore in a quick and efficient manner.
|Lexington anglers win Komen benefit striper tournament
897 Views - Posted: December 19, 2013 at 6:00 am
Mike and Chris Myers, both of Lexington, topped a rain-soaked field of 18 teams to win last Saturday’s Susan G. Komen Fishing for a Cure Striper Tournament on High Rock Lake held in conjunction with the Ole North State Line Siders.
|Huge numbers of crappie biting around docks at High Rock, but size is lacking
797 Views - Posted: December 10, 2013 at 6:00 am
Granted, the crappie biting at High Rock Lake these days are little bitty, with most measuring less than the legal length of eight inches. But when you can catch more than 100 fish a day, maybe “it’s alright to be little bitty,” as the Alan Jackson song says.
|Bad weather, good bass - December success puts Kerr Lake bass fishermen in a holiday mood
402 Views - Posted: December 01, 2013 at 6:00 am
During the winter, most of the fishermen who sing the famous line “Let it snow! Let it snow! Let it snow!” from Sammy Cahn’s classic Christmas song have comfortably shielded themselves from the elements by nestling up to a warm fireplace with a cup of hot chocolate in hand.
|Crankbait bite about to bust loose at High Rock, Badin
1366 Views - Posted: November 28, 2013 at 6:00 am
The recent weather – near-freezing rains and cold winds – have prompted some fishermen to call it a season at High Rock and Badin lakes, but not Lexington’s Chris Brown, who said the small-crankbite bite should be just around the corner once the weather stabilizes.
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