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If it makes scents, use it - Scent-enhanced baits that attract different fish

Much like fine perfumes, scented body wash and “Gee Your Hair Smells Terrific” shampoo, not all odors are bad ones. That’s a very basic and simple way to approach scents, but the truth is that beauty is indeed in the nose of the beholder. Something that smells rotten to one fish may be the perfect dinner invite to another. 

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17 hours ago
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Oak Island, Ocean Crest pier anglers land first king mackerel of season

Most years the first kings caught from N.C. fishing piers are decked at one of the Oak Island piers and that has happened again this year. 

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May 03 at 10:05 pm
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Late and great - Late-season North Carolina turkeys require different tactics for hunting success

One of the two gobblers that had been responding to Karl Helmkamp’s calls since daylight had gone silent for a while, presumably paired up with a hen, but the other kept gobbling even when he switched tactics and only answered its calls.

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May 01 at 7:00 am
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Striped bass regulations vary across North Carolina

Striped bass regulations vary according to the body of water across North Carolina, including five distinct areas along the coast. 

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April 15 at 7:00 am
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Roanoke River striper fishing without boats

Fishermen without boats don’t have to miss out on the spring striper run in the Roanoke River. Working with local county and municipal governments, the N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission was awarded several federal grants to construct fishing piers and riverbank parks for fishermen without boats. 

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April 15 at 7:00 am
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Hatteras: a cape, a village, an inlet


The village of Hatteras isn’t located at Cape Hatteras, but approximately 12 miles to the southwest at the southern end of Hatteras Island near Hatteras Inlet. It’s an unincorporated village with a population of approximately 500. 

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April 15 at 7:00 am
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New state record false albacore verified

Mike Voytkowski fought his new state record false albacore for a long time, but it took even longer for his record application to work through the channels and be approved.

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April 04 at 4:27 pm
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A primer on cast nets

I don’t know that there is any single piece of fishing equipment that is less understood than a cast net. What? That’s easy. They are nets thrown to catch bait. While that is absolutely correct, unfortunately it isn’t quite that simple. During boat and fishing shows, I always get a bunch of questions on cast nets, which brought about this column.

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April 01 at 7:00 am
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