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8-year-old angler catches 100-pound catfish at Kerr Lake

On a spring break outing, H.R. Carver of Roxboro, NC, along with his sons Jack and Sam, set out to enjoy all that Kerr Lake had to offer — a rented cabin, hiking, and a guided fishing trip with Austin Sartin of Burlington, NC. Such adventures often create memories that last a lifetime, and this was no exception. Eight-year-old Sam caught a 100-pound blue catfish.†

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April 06 at 12:56 pm
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Bass moving in Lake Gaston

April is a big month for bass fisherman at Lake Gaston on the North Carolina/Virginia border. As the spawn closes in, bass activity will reach a fever pitch, and anglers like guide J.T. Palmore of Blackstone, Va., will be focusing on fish in both the prespawn and spawning phases.

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March 23 at 2:49 pm
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877-pound bluefin tuna caught out of Manteo

Prior to the closure of the Atlantic bluefin tuna angling category for “trophy” fish on March 17, Capt. Dennis Endee of Wanchese, NC managed to chart a course to success out of Oregon Inlet and hook retired Brig. Gen. Scott Chambers of Townsend, DE up to a big bluefin tuna. Two and a half hours later, they laid eyes on a fish that would measure 113 inches and weigh in at 877 pounds. The catch stands to topple the standing NC record of 805 pounds for a recreational catch, pending verification.

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March 20 at 12:16 pm
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Gaining a little weight isnít always bad

While most folks stress about putting on a little weight, guide Brad Taylor said that when pulling planer boards for crappie, adding a little weight can go a long way.

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March 15 at 8:00 am
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Nags Head angler lands 835-pound bluefin tuna

On the morning of March 2, Corey Schaible of Nags Head, NC boarded the Sea Wolf to mate for Capt. Donnie White of Sea Wolf Sportfishing on the last day of the bluefin tuna season. A few hours later and 40 miles outside of Oregon Inlet, Schaible hooked up to the largest bluefin of his life — an 835 pounder.

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March 07 at 10:53 pm
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Crappie on a different plane

By the time March rolls around, crappie fishermen across the Carolinas are chomping at the bit for waves of slabs to invade the shallows. And even though tight-line and long-line trolling techniques are proven winners, guides like Brad Taylor of Batesburg, S.C., are adding another wrinkle, using planer boards to spread baits out even farther from the boat and access territory otherwise out of reach.

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March 01 at 7:00 am
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Annual shad run sparkles in river

For anglers in the know, fishing the March shad run offers one of the first opportunities since the deep freeze of winter to catch a pile of fish. The Roanoke River will be brimming with hickory shad, and guide Mitchell Blake of Chocowinity, N.C., will be there.†

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February 12 at 10:01 am
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Jordan slabs are ready for a big, February move

February may be a transition month, but that doesn’t mean it can’t be a big month for crappie at Jordan Lake near Raleigh, N.C.†

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January 31 at 3:24 pm
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