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Rockingham County youngster bags bearded hen

Hayden Cardwell got a slow start on North Carolina’s youth-only turkey season. The morning hunt on Saturday, April 1, was not fruitful, but the 12-year-old Rockingham County resident made up for it that afternoon, taking a hen turkey that sported a 9-inch beard.

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April 17 at 5:11 pm
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Hit the high spots for spring bluewater action off coast of the Carolinas

Offshore fishing locations aren’t just wrecks and rock formations on the sea floor, but a combination of these formations and how the Gulf Stream current and eddies react when flowing over them or colliding with them. 

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April 15 at 7:00 am
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Look to the stars, er, the satellites, for fishing info

Fishermen should utilize all resources available before making long treks offshore to go fishing. Satellite imaging produces plenty of information that can help locate productive fishing conditions. The information available ranges from free images available from sources like Rutgers University to paid services that monitor multiple satellite images daily.

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April 15 at 7:00 am
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Stuff that turkey breast

April is a special time in the Carolinas. In addition to the arrival of spring and the multiple opportunities for freshwater and saltwater fishing and turkey season, I usually feature one of Robert Cardwell’s excellent recipes for wild turkey in April. If he continues to share recipes as good as this one, it will continue for a while.

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April 08 at 9:00 am
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Feelin’ blue (water) ain’t bad in April

Long Bay is a deep, scalloped bay in the coastline that runs from South Carolina’s Cape Romain up the coast to North Carolina’s Cape Fear, more than 100 miles, fed by several larger rivers and home to excellent inshore and nearshore fishing.

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April 01 at 7:00 am
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Run, shad, run

The Cape Fear River has a variety of fishing opportunities, and one of the spring highlights is shad, striper and catfish action in the tailwaters of Lock and Dam No. 1 about 20 miles upriver from Wilmington, N.C.

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March 27 at 3:37 pm
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Keep up with inshore fishing regs when you fish along the North Carolina-South Carolina border

Fishing the area around Little River Inlet is unique, if only because you can cross the North Carolina-South Carolina border several times in a day’s trip, and because there isn’t a reciprocal licensing agreement between the states and because of regulation differences, things can get interesting.

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March 15 at 8:00 am
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Try a pot of goulash

The past few winters in the Carolinas have all had at least one unique weather episode, and several have headed from winter to spring and then stutter-stepped as if they couldn’t decide what to do. Winter usually begins to break in February, but I can recall several snows and freezes in March, and a couple of them were real doozies. 

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March 08 at 9:00 am
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