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Bet on Lake Tillery bream in cold water

In late fall, when crappie leave brush piles in search of deeper water, most anglers go with them and neglect brush until crappie return the next summer. While those anglers may be following their passion, they’re missing out on some of the best bream fishing of the year.  

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February 15 at 7:00 am
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Frigid crappie frenzy - Lake Tillery crappie fishing can be a frigid frenzy in Febuary

Under normal circumstances, February is likely to remain a relatively cold, winter month, with only premonitions of spring peeking through its icy exterior. But those subtle differences will be the only prompting necessary to nudge crappie into feeding position for the prespawn stages, especially at Lake Tillery, which is northeast of Charlotte, N.C. on the Yadkin-Pee Dee River system.

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February 01 at 7:00 am
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North Carolina youth angler catches huge Santee catfish

Few things are more special for a father than watching his children enjoy fishing as much as he does. It’s even better to watch them catch a real trophy, and that’s exactly what happened when 11-year-old Ethan Edwards of Maiden, N.C. was handed the rod while drifting for catfish on Lake Marion in South Carolina.  With the help of his dad, Frank Edwards, and guide Scott Cole, the young angler landed a 92.8-pound blue.

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January 29 at 2:17 pm
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Lake Gaston catfish don’t mind cold

February can be a dicey month for anglers in North Carolina. It will feature some of the coldest temperatures of the winter, but it will usually greet the first warmth of the oncoming spring. On Lake Gaston, guide Zakk Royce of Murfreesboro holds fast to tried-and-true winter catfishing patterns, while keeping an eye on a shift to the shallows.

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January 26 at 2:24 pm
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1045-pound bluefin tuna caught by Morehead City anglers

Who has caught the biggest bluefin tuna in North Carolina waters this year? That honor is being passed back and forth between fishermen from Morehead City and Southport, but since Jan. 20, it has belonged to three Morehead City anglers who landed a 1,045-pound fish that day.

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January 25 at 4:19 pm
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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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