|Tips from the lipless wizard
32 Views - Posted: April 15 at 7:00 am
Mike Iaconelli, the 2003 Bassmaster Classic champion who’s never at a loss for words, often goes lipless in his quest for bass.
|Water clears enough at High Rock for stripers to start biting again
424 Views - Posted: April 08 at 12:01 pm
Robert and Tyler Moss and Morgan Holcomb, all from Trinity, got sassy with High Rock stripers†this past Saturday near the mouth of Abbotts Creek during the Tarheel Striper Club tournament.†They used white and chartreuse Sassy Shad in conjunction with downriggers to boat five quality stripers that were feeding on shad in 15 to 20 feet of water around the mouth of the creek.
|Water level, water temperature will lead anglers to Kerr Lake bass as the spawn approaches.
146 Views - Posted: April 01 at 7:00 am
When the warm, afternoon sun warms the shallows to the 45- to 52-degree range, the underwater world at Kerr Lake, aka Buggs Island, becomes a stage for largemouth bass. They’ll start transitioning from their winter haunts to staging areas near their spawning grounds and stick around until warmer water triggers their instinct to spawn.
|Concord fisherman strikes it rich at Badin Lake
904 Views - Posted: March 24 at 7:37 am
Concord’s Maurice Freeze targeted the muddiest water he could find Saturday to win the Walmart Bass Fishing League Piedmont Division tournament at Badin Lake. Freeze weighed in a five-fish limit, one of only 10 limits taken by the 98 boaters in the event, that totaled 19 Ĺ pounds, to take the first-place prize of $3,756. He also won manufacturer’s bonuses totaling $2,300.
|High Rock crappie biting in Flat Swamp Creek
829 Views - Posted: March 19 at 10:31 am
Maynard Edwards and Jason Heitman of Yadkin Lakes Guide Service caught quality crappie in High Rock Lake’s Flat Swamp Creek last week by trolling deep water. The two Lexington anglers didn’t deplete the crappie population, but they certainly had a more productive day than those crappie fishermen probing brush along the banks for fish.
|Blue catfish bite is on fire at Badin Lake
1048 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
1169 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
1472 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
209 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
115 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
840 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
307 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.
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