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The Tuckasegee River, especially the stretch of water on the lower end before it enters Fontana Lake, has been producing some great trout in cold weather. Don't forget winter trout fishing in the mountains, where cold means hot
160 Views - Posted: 8 hours ago

Anglers often think winter isn’t a good time to fish for mountain trout, but guide Eugene Shuler of the Ela community near Bryson City said it’s actually the best time to land a trophy brown or rainbow.


Speckled trout are hitting soft-plastics in the creeks off the New River and the ICW near Sneads Ferry. Creeks off New River producing plenty of specks, reds for Sneads Ferry anglers
301 Views - Posted: Yesterday at 9:55 am

Capt. Allen Jernigan of Breadman Ventures in Sneads Ferry said the speckled trout and red drum have been biting in the creeks off the New River and Intracoastal Waterway, and if you’re in the right spot at the right time, the action can be downright hot.


Matt Morgan and Kent Morgan, two crappie pros, have a set game plan for winter fishing, especially on a lake with which they're not familiar. Take these six tips and catch more winter crappie
350 Views - Posted: December 19 at 12:02 pm

Crappie fishing is extremely popular in the Carolinas, and what better way to spend the cold months than catching slab crappie. Here’s what two of the Southeast’s top crappie fishermen do when going to a new lake to find crappie.


Downsizing to much smaller lures is often a key to catching more winter bass and stripers. Downsize baits for better winter results on bass, stripers
380 Views - Posted: December 18 at 7:11 am

Whether you fish for striped bass or largemouth bass during the winter, most guides and experienced anglers suggest downsizing your fishing lures for more strikes.


Plenty of stripers are hitting topwater baits in the Cape Fear River. Carolina Beach area fishing continues to be first class in all areas
614 Views - Posted: December 17 at 4:33 pm

Rennie Clark of Tournament Trail Charters in Carolina Beach said that despite cooler water and air temperatures, fishing around Carolina Beach continues to be pretty hot.


Jay Forest hooked himself in the lip recently while at a camp in the lower reaches of Louisiana's Bayou Black marsh, so he decided to let another camp member try to pull the hook using the old string trick. Watch the video to see if it was successful. Will the string trick remove a hook from the lip?  Video Included
749 Views - Posted: December 15 at 10:38 am

I've had a treble hook jammed into my jawline, so when I heard that Jay Forest, an employee of our sister publication, Louisiana Sportsman, had speared himself in the top lip with a jig hook I had to shiver a bit.


Brandon Gray of Bullock, N.C., finished first in the bracket division of the Bassmaster Team Championship and won a berth in the Bassmaster Classic. Bullock, N.C., angler wins final berth in Bassmaster Classic
701 Views - Posted: December 14 at 9:52 am

North Carolina finally broke through and got a fisherman in the 2015 Bassmaster Classic when Brandon Gray of Bullock won the bracket round of the Bassmaster Team Championship on Arkansas’ DeGray Lake on Saturday.


The waters of Brunswick County have been producing a lot of speckled trout, and a lot of nice ones, over the past week. Good speckled trout bite highlights Brunswick County action
1008 Views - Posted: December 10 at 4:08 pm

Capt. Mark Stacy of Ocean Isle Fishing Charters said inshore fishing in southern Brunswick County has been pretty good this week, and most fishermen are finding limits of nice fish, especially speckled trout.


The waters of Brunswick County have been producing a lot of speckled trout, and a lot of nice ones, over the past week. Good speckled trout bite highlights Brunswick County action
124 Views - Posted: December 10 at 4:08 pm

Capt. Mark Stacy of Ocean Isle Fishing Charters said inshore fishing in southern Brunswick County has been pretty good this week, and most fishermen are finding limits of nice fish, especially speckled trout.


The slim beauty is a great knot to use to join together two different kinds of line with differing diameters. Get all knotted up — with the slim beauty knot  Video Included
533 Views - Posted: December 09 at 3:32 pm

With fishing action ramping up, we thought now would be a great time to highlight several basic fishing knots that can be used by a variety of anglers.  Today we tackle the slim beauty.


Jordan Lake's bass have moved into the backs of feeder creeks as the water level has risen and the water temperature has fallen. Rising water level moves Jordan Lake bass to backs of creeks
475 Views - Posted: December 08 at 7:48 am

Fluctuating water levels are challenging Jordan Lake anglers, especially after rains in the last 10 days put shad on the move towards the backs of creeks.


Commercial netters have landed 71,000 pounds of red drum since Sept. 1, better than half of their fall/winter allocation, so the N.C. Division of Marine fisheries has cut their trip limit from seven to four fish. Commercial limit on red drum is cut from seven fish to four
1276 Views - Posted: December 04 at 6:49 am

Because they’ve had so much success early in the season, commercial fishermen in North Carolina are going to have their daily trip limits cut from seven fish to four, beginning on Friday, Dec. 5.


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