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For flounder baits, pick your own poison

What is the best flounder bait? At the risk of sounding obnoxious, it’s what the flounder want to eat that day. The popularity nod goes to live baits, but artificials often produce well, too.

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August 15 at 7:00 am
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Youth angler claims N.C. scamp record

A youngster from Tennessee has set a North Carolina state record with a 32-pound scamp grouper caught of Morehead City on June 2, a fish that is a potential all-tackle and junior world record.

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August 08 at 2:09 pm
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Is yours a winning knot?

Fishermen know the number of ball bearings and retrieve ratios of reels and the type of blanks, guides and reel seats of rods like it’s common knowledge. They also know that superbraid lines are thinner than monofilament and fluorocarbon lines are the least visible.

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August 01 at 7:00 am
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Hook up with a summer flounder along Brunswick Countyís southern coast

After a short run up the Intracoastal Waterway in lower Brunswick County, Greg Holmes banked his flats boat into one of the many small creeks. Clearing the shoal at the mouth, he chopped the throttle, turned off the outboard and stepped forward to lower the trolling motor. In a couple of minutes, he had the boat positioned and dropped his Cajun Anchor to hold the boat in place.

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August 01 at 7:00 am
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Cape Fear silver kings are here

When most fishermen hear the words “Cape Fear,” they think of the river that enters the ocean at Southport, not the cape about 5 miles to the east where the beach at Bald Head Island bends 90 degrees and Frying Pan Shoals separates Long Bay from Onslow Bay.†

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July 29 at 4:03 pm
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State record pigfish caught out of Cape Lookout

Pigfish aren't a species that immediately brings visions of deeply bent rods and screaming reels, but there are N.C. state and IGFA world records and Jason Edwards' May 23rd catch has been approved for one and is pending for the other. Edwards' pigfish weighed 2 pounds and 12 ounces which bested the former N.C. state record by a half pound.

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July 22 at 11:14 am
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Live bait and artificials can be equally effective when targeting Harkers Island flounder

Flounder can sometimes be very picky and will only exert themselves to eat a certain bait, while at other times they seem ready to pounce on just about anything they see.†

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July 15 at 7:00 am
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Learn to fish the right stage of the tide for flounder around Harkers Island

In many seminars at outdoor shows, the leader will often talk about “fishing the tide.” This is a reference to fishing what is considered the best part of the tide cycle as long as is possible.

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July 15 at 7:00 am
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