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Litte River angler catches 115-pound wahoo

On a bottom fishing trip 43 miles southeast of Little River on April 29, Capt. Danny Juel and the crew aboard the Fish Screamer 3 were busy loading the fish box with triggerfish and vermillion snapper while fishing a ledge in 90 feet of water. But, when a surprise visitor engulfed the dead sardine pinned to their “light line”, they had to make room for a 115-pound wahoo that measured 73 inches long with a 34-inch girth.

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Good vibrations are important for catching Carolina redfish

Spinnerbaits and spoons have long been staples in a bass fisherman’s tackle box, and they are leaned on heavily in the Mississippi Delta for bass and redfish. Their flash and vibration make them an unmistakable target in low-visibility water and a great search bait.  

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May 15 at 7:00 am
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Cape Fear River is prime territory for brackish water reds

North Carolina anglers looking to capitalize on a redfish’s compulsion for crawfish should look first to areas where the tasty crustaceans live. Although Louisiana may turn mudbugs out by the bushel, many Tarheel State rivers have their fair share. The Neuse, New, and Cape Fear rivers are the big three in this category where reds are also found. If guide Jason Dail of Silver Spoon Charters had to take his pick, it would be the latter.

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May 15 at 7:00 am
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For brackish reds, whack ‘em in South Carolina’s Waccamaw River

Upstream from Georgetown, S.C., the Waccamaw River is home to territory that resembles a largemouth bass hot spot more than a redfish hangout. And that’s fine with guide Rob Beglin of Pawley’s Island, because pulls a page from the Cajun playbook and fish for reds the way freshwater anglers target largemouths.

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May 15 at 7:00 am
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Carolina reds, Cajun tricks - Carolina anglers can use Cajun tricks to catch brackish-water reds

If ever there has been a redfish wonderland, few would disagree that it rests in the big toe of boot-shaped Louisiana, where the mighty Mississippi River channels the remainder of its inertia into a vast delta system that floods the wetlands with freshwater, creating a unique blend of low-salinity marshes next to the salty Gulf of Mexico.  

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May 01 at 7:00 am
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Anderson woman breaks state-record with 113-pound Lake Moultrie blue catfish

Steve and Paula Haney of Anderson, S.C., knew they were in for a fight when Paula set the hook on a big blue catfish while drifting a spread of cut baits on the lower end of Lake Moultrie this past Saturday. What they didn’t know is that the fish on the line would later be crowned South Carolina’s newest state record, a 113.8-pound blue that surpassed the previous record by more than 4 pounds.

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April 03 at 8:35 am
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Hendersonville angler catches 56-inch long musky

David Bergman of Hendersonville, North Carolina has dreamed of catching a musky ever since his childhood days growing up in Tom’s Creek, New Jersey. After making a fateful decision to swap his steel leader for monofilament during a drift on the French Broad River in western North Carolina on March 18th, Bergman’s dreams became reality when he tied into a trophy muskellunge that was estimated to stretch between 56 and 59 inches and weigh 40 to 45 pounds.

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April 02 at 3:09 pm
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Will Jordan bass spawn early?

The rapid approach of spring has thrown a curveball to anyone patterning bass by their usual seasonal locations. While anglers shouldn’t count out a cool-down, one Pittsboro, N.C., bass pro is predicting an early spawn, with fish going into post-spawn patterns by April on B. Everett Jordan Lake.

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March 27 at 11:07 am
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