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A women's only fly-fishing clinic is scheduled for June 13 in Fayetteville. Commission schedules women's fly-fishing clinic for June 13 in Fayetteville
278 Views - Posted: May 23 at 4:09 pm

Space remains for a one-day fly-fishing workshop for women only at the John E. Pechmann Fishing Education Center in Fayetteville on June 13, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. 

The nearshore waters between Cape Lookout and Bogue Inlet have been full of chunky cobia over the past week. Atlantic Beach cobia bite has gone off the chain this week
1189 Views - Posted: May 21 at 10:08 pm

Matt Lamb at Chasin’ Tails Outdoors in Atlantic Beach said the spring cobia bite has ramped up to absolutely wide open in the past few days, with fish cruising bait pods, searching just outside the breakers and feeding on the bottom of channels everywhere from Cape Lookout to Bogue Inlet.

Blue crabs topped the commercial fishing harvest in 2014, as they have in past years. Commercial landings way up, recreational landings way down in 2014
789 Views - Posted: May 21 at 11:43 am

North Carolina’s commercial fishing harvest increased by 23 percent in 2014, boosted by higher landings of blue crabs, spiny dogfish and summer flounder, while recreational fishermen caught 25-percent fewer fish last year, according to the N.C. Division of Marine Fisheries.

The N.C. Wildlife Federation hopes its “Sounds Solutions” recommendations will result in positive results for saltwater species. NCWF offers "Sound Solutions" to North Carolina's coastal fisheries issues
679 Views - Posted: May 19 at 12:29 pm

The N.C. Wildlife Federation has embarked on a program called “Sound Solutions” in an attempt to convince major players in state government that new steps are needed to reverse pressure on fish that live in the state’s sounds and backwaters.

Bryan Thrift of Shelby is $125,000 richer after winning an FLW Tour event on Lake Eufala, Ala., on Sunday. Shelby bass pro strikes it rich on Alabama's Lake Eufala
288 Views - Posted: May 18 at 10:57 pm

Bass pro Bryan Thrift of Shelby scored his fourth major national tournament win on Sunday, taking the FLW Tour event on Alabama’s Lake Eufala by more than three pounds.

The smallmouth bass spawn is cranking up on the New River in northwest North Carolina, promising good fishing as June approaches. Smallmouth spawn cranking up on New River, great fishing ahead
362 Views - Posted: May 18 at 12:30 pm

Smallmouth bass fishing on the New River in northwestern North Carolina is beginning to pick up as water temperatures are on the rise, setting the stage for spawning.

Joel Richardson can change out crankbaits quickly and easily because of the way he organizes his tackle and lures. Organized tackle makes for better days on the water, bass guide says
371 Views - Posted: May 11 at 9:26 pm

Successful anglers have several common characteristics, but one of the most important is organization. For bass fishermen, that means every piece of tackle has a place, and every place has a certain piece of tackle.

Big, gaffer-sized dolphin have invaded the waters out of Hatteras. Hatteras captain expects dolphin fishing to return to fantastic as soon as seas subside
545 Views - Posted: May 11 at 3:12 pm

Fishermen headed offshore from Hatteras received a few days of R&R over the weekend as tropical storm Ana stirred up the ocean, but Capt. Jeremy Hicks of Calypso Sportfishing expects the dolphin, tuna and wahoo to resume their relentless attack as soon as the seas subside.

With Wes Schwabe on the rod, Mark Chambers and Steven Meyers boated this 110-inch blue marlin while fishing in a 24-foot center console boat offshore out of Morehead City. Small-boat crew decks enormous blue marlin out of Morehead City
11036 Views - Posted: May 07 at 7:00 pm

What does a 550-pound blue marlin that measures almost 10-feet long look like inside a 24-foot center-console boat?

Finding this big flathead catfish floating lazily next to his family's Lake Norman boat dock, 10-year-old Nick Holjak netted the fish and pulled it in. After taking a few pictures, he released the fish, which calmly swam away. Lake Norman boy, 10, nets 4-foot flathead sunning near family dock
2721 Views - Posted: May 07 at 12:25 pm

Nick Holjak often fishes from his family’s dock at Lake Norman, or in a nearby cove from a makeshift boat, but the 10-year-old wasn’t even holding a rod when he landed the kind of fish many anglers spend their lives pursuing: a flathead catfish that weighed close to 40 pounds.

Lots of gaffer dolphin have piled into the bluewater offshore of Morehead City in the past week. Dolphin bite out of Morehead City has been off the charts
2451 Views - Posted: May 06 at 6:55 am

Capt. Mike Webb of Pelagic Sportfishing in Atlantic Beach said a full-blown dolphin bite is taking place around the Big Rock, Swansboro Hole, the Rise and other popular offshore fishing destinations, with the bite taking off a few days ago after the first fish showed up in the middle of April.

Fishermen will be able to target black sea bass in waters north of Cape Hatteras in 10 days. Black sea bass closure ends May 15 north of Cape Hatteras
927 Views - Posted: May 05 at 8:37 am

The recreational black sea bass fishing season will open May 15 in both federal and North Carolina waters north of Cape Hatteras, according to the N.C. Division of Marine Fisheries.


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