|Feds will consider adding Marine Protection Areas this week
231 Views - Posted: December 02 at 6:00 am
At its scheduled meeting this month, the South Atlantic Fishery Management Council (SAFMC) will discuss adding additional Marine Protected Areas (MPAs) of the Carolinas as a means to help reduce the by-catch of speckled hind and warsaw grouper. These species, which are considered deepwater grouper, are listed as undergoing overfishing in the 2012 NOAA Fisheries Report to Congress.
|Crankbait bite about to bust loose at High Rock, Badin
477 Views - Posted: November 28 at 6:00 am
The recent weather – near-freezing rains and cold winds – have prompted some fishermen to call it a season at High Rock and Badin lakes, but not Lexington’s Chris Brown, who said the small-crankbite bite should be just around the corner once the weather stabilizes.
|Hungry stripers move into Neuse, Pamlico rivers
507 Views - Posted: November 27 at 6:00 am
Mitchell Blake of FishIBX.com said the early winter striper fishing in the Pamlico and Neuse Rivers has started off with a bang – and some big fish. He said the stripers arrived a few weeks earlier than usual and are hungry and feeding.
|Ocean Isle speckled trout biting just about everywhere
411 Views - Posted: November 26 at 8:03 am
Fishing for speckled trout continues to be exceptional around Ocean Isle, and Capt Mark Stacy thinks it’s going to only get better – along with several other species.
|Fishermen waiting for cooler weather to kick off Lake Hickory bass bite
471 Views - Posted: November 22 at 6:00 am
Event with recent cooler weather, November has had enough balmy days and nights to confuse Lake Hickory’s bass, but guide Andy Fox of Claremont said the situation is about to change.
|Black drum will get creel, size limits on Jan. 1.
3025 Views - Posted: November 21 at 6:01 pm
The N.C. Marine Fisheries Commission has voted to manage the recreational catch of black drum with size and creel limits that will go into effect on Jan. 1, 2014.
|Trolling bite for stripers has kicked in at High Rock Lake
689 Views - Posted: November 21 at 6:00 am
For the past two weeks, plenty of striped bass in the 10-pound class have been caught at High Rock Lake by fishermen slow-trolling bucktails or using live bait.
|Carolina Beach couple knocks off championship of South Carolina redfish tour
640 Views - Posted: November 16 at 10:00 am
Rennie and Shannon Clark of Carolina Beach decided earlier this year to fish the Lowcountry Redfish Cup trail – there being no trail in North Carolina in 2013. That decision really paid off last weekend when the Clarks won the tour championship in Beaufort, S.C.
|Cool weather kicks off great speckled trout bite in Wrightsville Beach area
752 Views - Posted: November 15 at 4:29 pm
The latest cold front, which brought a dusting of snow to the Cape Fear coast, has brought several species of fish to the forefront, specifically false albacore, speckled trout and striped bass.
|Crappie, bass have turned on at Jordan Lake
698 Views - Posted: November 15 at 6:00 am
Sportsmen who aren’t enamored with the idea of sitting in a tree stand all day can turn to Jordan Lake for some of the year’s best fishing. Waters have cooled and turned on largemouth bass and crappie bites.
|Ocean Isle Fishing Center team wins third SKA National Championship
767 Views - Posted: November 13 at 9:00 am
If the third time tells the tale, the tale has been told on the fishing knowledge and abilities of the Ocean Isle Fishing Center fishing team, which this past Saturday won its third Southern Kingfish Association National Championship.
|Spinnerbaits are the ticket for bass on High Rock
598 Views - Posted: November 12 at 2:49 pm
If you’re not tossing a spinnerbait at High Rock Lake, you’re not fishing.
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