|Seven tips to better long-line trolling
145 Views - Posted: March 15 at 8:00 am
Like spider-rigging, having success in long-line trolling takes dedication in order to get a system that works for your boat and your setup. Try these seven tips will help you become a better long liner.
• Don’t stop. Unlike tight-lining, in long-lining, the speed of the boat determines the depth of the baits/lures. Stopping over underwater cover too long will cause you to lose your religion when every line hangs up at once.
|Tools of the tight-line trade
137 Views - Posted: March 15 at 8:00 am
Getting started tight-lining for crappie requires advanced preparation. Admittedly, that also means a moderate investment. The combination of gear and tackle makes a boat uniquely crappie-oriented, although most of the accessories can have multiple species applications.
|Unknown Slab Heaven - Blewett Falls Lake is North Carolinaís best unknown crappie fishery
358 Views - Posted: March 01 at 7:00 am
It’s hard to believe that a major public reservoir with a fantastic fishery exists with hardly anyone knowing about it. In today’s world of high technology — sonar units practically detect fish at the push of a button, internet sites broadcast the day’s fishing results in an instant and a fisherman can pick up a cell phone and tell another one, “Hey, I’m on ’em” — no place is safe.
Some fishermen have never heard of Blewett Falls Reservoir, while others swear by it. Ed Duke of Concord believes that, on certain days, Blewett Falls is the best lake in the state for crappie, especially when slabs begin staging to enter the prespawn in late winter and early spring.
|Stanly County produces 150-inch, 10-point buck for New London woman
11750 Views - Posted: November 18, 2013 at 7:27 am
A New London woman celebrated Veteran’s Day in an unusual but exciting way by killing her best deer in more than 25 years, a 150-inch 10-pointer.†
|BíníM unveils new catfish rods
393 Views - Posted: September 15, 2013 at 7:00 am
A leader in the crappie and panfish industry, B’n’M Poles has unveiled a line of catfish rods. The Silver Cat series is the companies’ first move into the catfishing world.
249 Views - Posted: September 15, 2013 at 7:00 am
Of fisheries stock assessments, catfish surveys tend to fall farther down the list than other popular species such as black bass, stripers and crappie. One of the reasons is the difficulty in determining how many catfish live in a specific body of water.
644 Views - Posted: September 15, 2013 at 7:00 am
Veteran catfish tournament angler Steve Strong has lost count of the number of anchors he has sacrificed to the bottom. With rocks, logs and debris, good catfish waters are tough on anchors.
|The Flathead Falls - Blewett Falls might be best lake on the Yadkin/Pee Dee system for flathead catfish
630 Views - Posted: September 01, 2013 at 7:00 am
A day of fishing begins early for Robbie Burr of Lilesville. A catfish guide who operates Pee Dee Fishing Adventures, Burr often meets his clients somewhere around daylight, and in order to make that appointment, he typically has to be on the water several hours earlier, launch his boat and catch bait for the day’s fishing, then trailer the boat and drive to pick up his clients.
|East Fork reservoir basics
323 Views - Posted: August 15, 2013 at 7:00 am
Often overlooked as fishing destinations, Wolf Creek Lake, Tanasee Creek Lake, Bear Creek Lake, and Cedar Cliff Lake are small impoundments of the East Fork of the Tuckaseegee River that are hardly remote by todayís standards but remain off the beaten path.
|Fly-fishing baits for bream
603 Views - Posted: August 15, 2013 at 7:00 am
While the lionís share of bream across North Carolina fall prey to natural baits, many fly-fishing enthusiasts turn to bream during the summer when trout can be less then cooperative. One of the most popular lure choices is Accardoís Ligon Bream Killer.
|Mountain bream gems - Summer sunfish are headliners on small lakes on East Fork of Tuckasegee River in North Carolina mountains
623 Views - Posted: August 01, 2013 at 7:00 am
Fishermen looking to escape the August heat and still keep their rods and reels in working condition should consider a trip to the North Carolina mountains, Jackson County in particular.
|The most bulletproof way to catch crappie? Try tight-lining
2720 Views - Posted: July 31, 2013 at 1:48 pm
As July turns to August, many anglers yearn just to have an excuse to get on the water. Most of them don’t think about crappie fishing simply because the weather is so hot and the fish have gone deep. Here’s a tactic that will catch crappie year round but especially excels during hot weather.
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