|Sneads Ferry redfish starting to gang up in huge, winter schools
400 Views - Posted: December 05 at 6:11 am
Capt. Allen Jernigan of Breadman Ventures in Sneads Ferry said the rapid changes in the weather appear to be more confusing to fishermen than to redfish, which have ignored the occasional warm water and are beginning to gather into their larger, winter schools.
|Feds will consider adding Marine Protection Areas this week
388 Views - Posted: December 02 at 6:00 am
At its scheduled meeting this month, the South Atlantic Fishery Management Council (SAFMC) will discuss adding additional Marine Protected Areas (MPAs) of the Carolinas as a means to help reduce the by-catch of speckled hind and warsaw grouper. These species, which are considered deepwater grouper, are listed as undergoing overfishing in the 2012 NOAA Fisheries Report to Congress.
|Swan song - How to call up a tundra swan
70 Views - Posted: December 01 at 6:00 am
The urge to look up was overwhelming, especially for the youngsters crouched in the small drainage ditch separating two wheat fields near Pungo Lake and the Pocosin Lakes Wildlife Refuge in Washington County. The whistling honk of tundra swans filled the air as flocks of the large, white birds circled the area deciding which field looked better for breakfast.
|Hungry stripers move into Neuse, Pamlico rivers
648 Views - Posted: November 27 at 6:00 am
Mitchell Blake of FishIBX.com said the early winter striper fishing in the Pamlico and Neuse Rivers has started off with a bang – and some big fish. He said the stripers arrived a few weeks earlier than usual and are hungry and feeding.
|Ocean Isle speckled trout biting just about everywhere
515 Views - Posted: November 26 at 8:03 am
Fishing for speckled trout continues to be exceptional around Ocean Isle, and Capt Mark Stacy thinks it’s going to only get better – along with several other species.
|Carolina Beach couple knocks off championship of South Carolina redfish tour
707 Views - Posted: November 16 at 10:00 am
Rennie and Shannon Clark of Carolina Beach decided earlier this year to fish the Lowcountry Redfish Cup trail – there being no trail in North Carolina in 2013. That decision really paid off last weekend when the Clarks won the tour championship in Beaufort, S.C.
|Cool weather kicks off great speckled trout bite in Wrightsville Beach area
828 Views - Posted: November 15 at 4:29 pm
The latest cold front, which brought a dusting of snow to the Cape Fear coast, has brought several species of fish to the forefront, specifically false albacore, speckled trout and striped bass.
|Diesfeld’s tip: watch the wind and cover your scent
344 Views - Posted: November 15 at 6:00 am
James Diesfeld’s biggest advice for other deer hunters is to manage what you can, and two of the easiest are working with the wind and eliminating human scent.
|Ocean Isle Fishing Center team wins third SKA National Championship
793 Views - Posted: November 13 at 9:00 am
If the third time tells the tale, the tale has been told on the fishing knowledge and abilities of the Ocean Isle Fishing Center fishing team, which this past Saturday won its third Southern Kingfish Association National Championship.
|Trout, puppy drum biting up a storm in Harkers Island waters
746 Views - Posted: November 07 at 6:00 am
Capt. Noah Lynk of Noah’s Ark Charters understands the waters around Harkers Island as well as anyone and knows that there are times when speckled trout gather in the few channels and deep holes in the vast expanse of shallow – and this is one of those times.
|Learn to feel the warmth
223 Views - Posted: November 07 at 3:00 am
November is a great month, actually one of the best, to be fishing along the North Carolina coast. However, many fishermen consider it to be the last of the fall months with great fishing and are ready to hang up their rods about halfway through. If you’re doing that to start hunting, I won’t be too harsh on you, but if you’re stopping midway through November because of some preconceived notion the great fall fishing is ending because the water temperatures are getting too low, you are the person that needs to clean your glasses, take a seat and read this to the end.
|Father-son pairing is top team in Atlantic Division of IFA Redfish Tour
571 Views - Posted: November 04 at 12:00 pm
Matt Lamb and his father, Ray Lamb of Atlantic Beach, chased redfish from the Carolinas and Georgia to Louisiana and wound up as the Inshore Fishing Association’s Team of the Year for the Atlantic Division of the Redfish Tour, wrapping up the title at the tour championship in Houma, La., on Oct. 26.
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