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Be careful on winter fishing trips

Winter fishing, especially late in the winter once the days start warming, can be some of the best and most fun of the year, plus, you are ready to shake off winter and get outside. †Unfortunately, it is also one of the most dangerous times to be on the water.

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February 05 at 9:00 am
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Mixing it up - The waters north of North Carolinaís Bald Head Island are a winter inshore hot spot

Running through the Basin and Second Bay to the creeks beyond Buzzard Bay, Christian Wolfe of Seahawk Inshore Charters weaved his bay boat around submerged mud and oyster rocks and through marsh islands like there were highway markers and a dotted center-line.†

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February 01 at 7:00 am
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Neil Manning catches N.C. state-record, 138-pound white marlin

A mid-November fishing trip to Hatteras proved very fruitful for Neil Manning of Ashburn, Va., who returned from an overnight trip with Capt. Kenny Koci on the Fin Again with a box full of fish and a state-record white marlin on the deck.

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January 27 at 9:04 pm
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Itís show time!

If you’re reading this, you’ve made it to the end of 2015 and should be thinking about your fishing, hunting and other outdoor exploits for the coming year. Most of us would like to do things a little better, a little easier, and be a little more productive. That’s a good thought and there are things we can do during the winter that are helpful and fun.†

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January 01 at 7:00 am
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The Cape Fear is unique among North Carolina rivers

The Cape Fear is North Carolina’s only major river that flows directly into the ocean. Its headwaters reach into Virginia, and it becomes the Cape Fear about 4 miles below Jordan Lake Dam where the Haw and Deep rivers merge. From there, it works its way about 200 miles to Southport.

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December 15, 2015 at 7:00 am
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Channel dredging created Cape Fearís spoil islands

The N.C. State Port in Wilmington is 24 miles upriver from the mouth of the Cape Fear River. A channel is maintained to allow large ships to travel upriver to the port. There is almost continual maintenance dredging at some point between the river’s mouth and Wilmington.

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December 15, 2015 at 7:00 am
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What wise fishermen want for Christmas

Wow, this year has flown by, and we’re approaching Christmas again. This list of gift suggestions for your favorite sportsman began more than 10 years ago, and I have received reminders to do another every year, so here it is, divided into price ranges and containing perennial favorites, plus new and improved fishing and hunting gear. It can be difficult to shop for sportsmen, but this should provide a starting point.

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December 05, 2015 at 9:00 am
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Islands in the stream - Cape Fear Riverís spoil islands are fish magnets

As he pulled away from the ramp it Carolina Beach, Stuart Caulder said he expected to catch a few trout early and then look for some red drum as the tide rose enough to let him get into the shallows around a few of the spoil islands in the Cape Fear River.†

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December 01, 2015 at 7:00 am
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