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Freshwater grass shrimp are a killer bait for shellcrackers at North Carolina’s Shearon Harris Lake

It may be common knowledge to some, but it’s probably safe to say that most anglers are unaware that the grass beds in Shearon Harris Lake are literally teeming with freshwater grass shrimp, which make an excellent shellcracker bait, according to guide Greg Griffin.

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June 15 at 7:00 am
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A tip for finding nearshore flounder

Far too many times, anglers stow just enough tethering rope to hold fast in the deepest water they anticipate to fish, if that. 

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June 15 at 7:00 am
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Crack the sunfish code at Shearon Harris Lake

Overshadowed by its notoriety as a trophy bass and crappie lake — the once-belittled white perch even is beginning to draw a crowd ­— it’s no wonder the redear sunfish or shellcrackers in Shearon Harris Lake feel a bit left out. 

While the wealth of aquatic vegetation at the 4,100-acre lake has been credited for the rise of its coveted population of larsgemouth bass, the grass has also helped shellcrackers become the dominant panfish.

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June 01 at 7:00 am
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Big water, big flounder - The reefs and wrecks off North Carolina’s Topsail Island hold plenty of big flounder

Short flounder got you down? Tired of busting your hump to catch a keeper? You may need a change of scenery.

A good GPS and reliable coordinates for the artificial reefs and live bottoms off New Topsail and New River inlets will steer you in the right direction — to flounder that are more likely to be keepers and possibly the biggest you’ve ever caught.

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June 01 at 7:00 am
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Follow Falls Lake bass deep

If you like fishing offshore structure for bass, then June is your month, and Falls of the Neuse is your lake. The lion’s share of largemouths will take up residence on deeper drops and ready to feed up after the spawn on schools of passing shad.

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May 27 at 10:40 am
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How to catch Lake Gaston's bass in May

In wake of Lake Gaston’s ascension to catfishing fame, it’s important to remember that the 20,500-acre lake along the Virginia border north of Raleigh is still one of the finest bass lakes available during May, according to guide Joel Richardson of Kernersville.  

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April 28 at 3:29 pm
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Indentations in the shoreline are magnets for Shearon Harris bass

Fishing is all about the details, especially the little ones, and it pays to take note of any potential shoreline spots to target.

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April 15 at 7:00 am
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Shearon Harris’s slot limit has made it a top trophy bass fishery

For most bass fisherman, the slot limit under which bass at Shearon Harris Lake are managed means little. They’re just  looking to get their line stretched and not keeping bass anyway, so it’s no big deal that you can’t put any bass between 16 and 20 inches in your livewell.

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April 15 at 7:00 am
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