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800-pound bluefin tuna caught out of Beaufort Inlet, N.C.

Partnering to catch bluefin tuna for 2017, Tommy Adkins and his first mate, Stephen Lilly are having an outstanding season. After catching a doubleheader the first week of January, they hauled in a 106-inch beast on Jan. 11 that was estimated to weigh more than 800 pounds before being beheaded and gutted — and still weighing 626.

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January 16 at 11:28 am
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Black Mountain hunter kills 15-point, 180-class trophy on Thanksgiving Day

As Kevin Bartlett of Black Mountain and his 11-year-old daughter, Addison sat side by side in their ladder stand on Thanksgiving morning, they knew two things: a 15-point buck was in the area and the wind was in their face, coming from the direction they expected him. And though the sequence of events did not follow the plan they made, Kevin Bartlett dropped the 181 3/8-inch, 15-point Buncombe County beast. Addison Bartlett took her first buck shortly thereafter.

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January 04 at 5:43 pm
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Work Shearon Harris Lake depths for best winter crappie fishing

Guide Greg Griffin of Holly Springs, N.C., can count on two things in January: falling water temperatures and a consistent, deep-water bite for slab crappie on Shearon Harris Lake.

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December 21, 2016 at 4:00 pm
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Reidsville hunter kills monster Rockingham County 15-point buck

When a deer hunter says that he’s paid his dues, you know it means he’s spent plenty of time in the woods. After finding time to hunt nearly every day this season, Darrell Edwards of Reidsville was rewarded with a Rockingham County 15-pointer that green-scored 175 inches gross, including a drop tine on the right beam that was 6 inches long.

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December 12, 2016 at 10:03 am
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Wilmington angler catches 112-pound catfish in Cape Fear River

As waters cool across the Carolinas, trophy blue catfish become active. While they are most often landed with stout tackle, a Wilmington angler managed to challenge the North Carolina state record of 117 pounds with a 112-pound blue that he caught on relatively light tackle and 10-pound test line.

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December 06, 2016 at 8:22 am
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Shell out on winter

Striped bass are a springtime staple for anglers during their spring spawning run up North Carolina’s Roanoke River, but, that’s not the only place to catch them and not necessarily the best time, according to Mitchell Blake of Chocowinity.

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November 30, 2016 at 3:16 pm
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Angier huntress kills big 14-point trophy buck

With a knee surgery scheduled for early December, Mary Morgan of Angier had been spending as much time as possible trying to bag a trophy buck before her hunting season is cut short.

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November 23, 2016 at 7:52 pm
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High water hunt ends with 10-point buck for Bear Grass hunter

For Jeremy Hardison of Bear Grass, the only bad day of hunting is a day he didn’t go. While others stayed out of their deer stands in the wake of flooding from Hurricane Matthew, Hardison hit the woods on October 26th and was rewarded with a 149 ⅞ inch, Martin County 10 pointer.

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November 16, 2016 at 4:03 am
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