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Roll out those crab balls

August is the hottest month in the Carolinas, but sportsmen still have plenty to do. Many  plan their days around lower temperatures and humidity early and late, plus the regular appearance of a couple of cooler days around mid-month. It could be fishing, shooting guns or bows, scouting for deer and doves, and in South Carolina’s Lowcountry, climbing into a deer stand to fill a tag.

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August 08 at 9:00 am
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Wilmington angler sets new N.C. gag grouper record

Breece Gahl of Wilmington caught a 47-pound, 6-ounce gag grouper on May 20. It was recently certified as the new N.C. state record, besting the former record by a pound and six ounces.

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August 02 at 8:56 pm
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Pint-size angler lands plus-size king mackerel off Oak Island

The fishing trip on July 19 was supposed to be a simple family outing for 10-year-old Katelyn Turner of Charlotte and her parents Mark and Michelle Turner. The Turners were headed out on the family boat, Jaw Breaker, a 27-foot Contender named after Katelyn's grandfather who was a dentist, for her to catch her first dolphin. During the trip, Katelyn got the best of a 56-pound, 15-ounce king mackerel that was bigger than her.

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July 24 at 9:05 pm
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Carolina fishing companies recognized for excellence at ICAST

ICAST 2017 was held July 11-14 at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Fl. This is the International Convention of Allied Sportfishing Trades and companies from the Carolinas represented more than 10 percent of those displaying their wares. There were 582 companies displaying a variety of fishing tackle and associated products and more than 60 were from North and South Carolina. Of those 60 some companies approximately half manufacture fishing rods and reels or line and tackle. 

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July 23 at 1:02 pm
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Carolina companies make big splash at ICAST

The 2017 version of ICAST (International Convention of Allied Sportfishing Trades) was held July 11-14 at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Fl. and companies from the Carolinas represented more than 10 percent of those displaying their wares. There were 582 companies displaying a variety of fishing tackle and associated products and more than 60 were from North and South Carolina. Of those companies, approximately half manufacture accessories or other fishing related products. More than 15 companies were showing accessories (some of these make tackle too), almost a dozen displayed technical or lifestyle clothing, and four companies showed five brands of kayaks. 

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July 20 at 6:40 pm
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ICAST exceeds expectations - again

The 60th International Convention of Allied Sportfishing Trades, known to fishermen and industry moguls simply as ICAST, was held July 11 through 14 at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando and drew a record number of displays and industry buyers and media who came to see them. ICAST hosted 582 exhibitors in 1982 booths that filled the 200,000 square foot show floor. The Carolinas were well represented as 64 of the exhibitors were companies based in North and South Carolina. There were also seminars each day presenting a variety of ideas to assist tackle shops compete in the outdoor marketplace.  

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July 19 at 11:04 pm
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In this dish, Mack is king

Welcome to a Carolina coastal summer. You can tell it’s summer because the temperature and humidity tend to run hand-in-hand, and they are generally in the 80s and 90s. Most days, the temperature drops enough in the late afternoon that it’s comfortable enough to relax outside; that’s when relaxing with an easy meal prepared outside hits the spot. 

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July 08 at 9:00 am
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Virginia man decks dolphin on North Carolina pier

When he headed to the end of Avon Fishing Pier on North Carolina’s Outer Banks on Tuesday, J.R. Clate of Scottsdale, Va., wasn't expecting to see a dolphin, but he was glad that he wound up landing a colorful, 33-inch fish, only the second caught from the pier and one of less than a dozen on record from all North Carolina piers.

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June 29 at 8:30 pm
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