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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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State-line reds - Redfish wake up this month in coastal waters around the North Carolina-South Carolina border

Saltwater fishermen in both Carolinas have one stretch of water they should both be familiar with, especially when the winter doldrums begin to break up and the water begins to warm, when baitfish that have wintered in the warmer waters of marshes and creeks begin to stir.

And when that happens, redfish that winter in the protected waters around Little River Inlet, from Dunn Sound on the South Carolina side to Shallotte Inlet on the North Carolina side, also begin to stir.†

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March 01 at 7:00 am
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Warm Sutton Lake provides winter change of pace

Sutton Lake is a winter fishing oasis, an 1,100-acre cooling resevoir for Duke Energy’s L.V. Sutton Power Plant near Wilmington, N.C., Sutton remains warm through the winter, with February water temperatures usually in the 70s or low 80s, which gives a summertime feel to fishing, with fish active in the warm water.

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February 23 at 9:06 pm
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Itís whiting time at Cape Fear

Whiting, aka sea mullet or Virginia mullet, are a tasty panfish and one of the first fish of spring to arrive off the North Carolina coast.†

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February 23 at 2:22 pm
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N.C. Marine Fisheries Commission sets four-month cobia season for 2017

It won’t be as long or wide open as in past years, but the N.C. Marine Fisheries Commission voted last week in Wilmington to open a cobia season for 2017, allowing anglers to fish from May 1 to Aug. 1 in state waters with creel and size minimums.

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February 20 at 11:25 am
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N.C. Marine Fisheries Commission votes to tighten trawling regulations

The N.C. Marine Fisheries Commission voted today to accept the Petition for Rulemaking proposed by the N.C. Wildlife Federation last November to reduce by-catch from shrimp trawling in North Carolina’s coastal waters by designated inshore waters as nursery areas and restricting the kind of gear used by trawlers.

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February 16 at 5:30 pm
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Alumacraft Prowler 165

Boats in the Prowler Series from Alumacraft are easy to handle, easy to navigate, mid-sized boats ideal for bass fishing adventures. They are packed with storage space, large bow and stern fishing platforms, a large livewell and a modified Vee hull to make runs across choppy waters comfortable. They are actually heavyweights in a light package.

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February 15 at 7:00 am
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