|Cool New River is producing some hot smallmouth bass action
224 Views - Posted: Yesterday at 6:24 am
Anglers who want wishing to escape North Carolina’s summer heat and catch fish might consider a float-fishing trip at the state’s northwestern corner, at least that’s the idea presented by guide Marty Shaffner of Elkin, who said his clients have been catching plenty of smallmouth bass on the New River.
|Commission discovers whirling disease in Watauga River trout
436 Views - Posted: July 30 at 8:45 am
Whirling disease, a disorder affecting trout, has been confirmed in rainbow trout collected from Watauga River near Foscoe in Watauga County — the first occurrence of the disease in North Carolina – and the N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission has suspended stocking fish raised at its three cold-water hatcheries until it can confirm that those populations are free of the disease.
|New York angler boats 95-pound wahoo out of Oregon Inlet
1237 Views - Posted: July 29 at 9:09 am
Aaron Kludzenski of Geneva, N.Y., was treated to some real southern hospitality this past Saturday when his charter with Capt. Dick Harris of Fintastic Sportfishing out of Oregon Inlet Fishing Center took a turn for the best. While he and his party took home a heaping helping of yellowfin tuna, Kludzenski landed a citation wahoo that weighed 95 pounds and was 72 inches long.
|Don't fry while fishing deep water. Get out early and fish topwaters for bass
363 Views - Posted: July 28 at 11:22 am
Many bass fishermen consider July and August times when they're forced to spend all day in a bass boat on an open lake with no shade in the blazing sun, slathered by sunscreen, cranking deep-diving crankbaits and hoping to reach 20-foot depths where they believe big fish may be hiding. Fortunately, there's a better way that's much cooler and more fun.
|Run to Sneads Ferry results in 10-pound flounder for Surf City angler
2511 Views - Posted: July 24 at 7:46 am
Plagued by extremely high water temperatures in his normal fishery near Topsail Island, Wayne Crisco of Last Resort Charters made a faithful decision on Thursday to head north to Sneads Ferry in search of cooler water and big flounder. The end result was a 10.07-pound flounder that his long-time client, Ron Ripz of Surf City, not only caught, but also released.
|Reds, specks hitting a variety of baits in Sneads Ferry area
654 Views - Posted: July 23 at 12:20 pm
Capt. Allen Jernigan of Breadman Ventures said the fishing in the New River and Intracoastal Waterway around Sneads Ferry isn't as hot as the steamy weather, but it's pretty good and at times really good, with speckled trout and redfish feeding and often hitting topwater baits.
|Jeanette's Pier gives up 65-pound king mackerel to Manteo angler
1315 Views - Posted: July 22 at 6:55 am
A Manteo angler who hadn’t fished for several weeks made a big splash on his return last Saturday, landing a 65-pound king mackerel from the end of Jeanette’s Pier in Nags Head on what was supposed to be a trip for cobia.
|Fish for big sharks from a kayak? Why not? This video shows how
691 Views - Posted: July 21 at 7:00 am
All summer, the internet has lit up with tales of shark attacks along the Carolina coast, as well as hapless kayak anglers being overturned by big sharks. In reality, sharks are a common gamefish along the coasts of both Carolinas and make for exciting sport, especially when landed from a kayak.
|Deep brush piles producing crappie, white perch for Kerr Lake anglers
708 Views - Posted: July 20 at 6:00 pm
With the heat on across North Carolina, many fishermen have taken to after-dark trips, but Chris Bullock, a veteran guide on John H. Kerr Reservoir has been knocking out plenty of black crappie and white perch on daytime trips.
|Flounder fishing has been anything but flat in Cape Lookout, Harkers Island marshes
841 Views - Posted: July 17 at 10:17 am
Capt. Noah Lynk of Harkers Island said the flounder bite is on in the marshes around Cape Lookout and Harkers Island, with fish hungry and being aggressive at times, hitting live baits and artificials.
|Six tips for keeping fish or bait livelier in livewells or bait tanks
1719 Views - Posted: July 13 at 7:45 am
Whether the fish you’re trying to keep healthy are in the bait tank or in the livewell, there are several tricks that you can use to keep them alive – or at least tasty – during the summer, and they all boil down to one thing: oxygen levels. Once you understand how to control and manipulate oxygen levels or the fish’s intake of oxygen, keeping them alive isn’t that hard. Here are six tips:
|Take it to the top early for Carolina Beach speckled trout
858 Views - Posted: July 10 at 7:00 am
Capt. Rennie Clark of Tournament Trail Charters said the early morning speckled trout action around Carolina Beach has been about as hot as the weather, with specks crushing bait on the surface, dictating the use of topwater baits for fish that are averaging 3 to 5 pounds.