|Fishermen in Carolinas will have longer black sea bass season this year.
May 15 at 8:53 pm
The upcoming black sea bass season will likely be at least twice as long as itís been in recent years, thanks to a May 13 decision by the South Atlantic Fishery Management Council.
|Lexington pair tames High Rocks 'bush bass' for tournament win
May 15 at 1:48 pm
While most teams got bushwhacked in the buttonwood bushes at the May 11 Yadkin Team Tournament at High Rock Lake, Sam and Michael Smith of Lexington probed the vegetation for 19.21 pounds to take the first-place prize of $386.
|Smith, Padrick win N.C. Spring Redfish Shootout
May 14 at 9:13 pm
Dwayne Smith and Lee Padrick won the N.C. Spring Redfish Shootout on May 11 out of Sneads Ferry with a pair of redfish that weighed 11.89 pounds.
|Hatteras offshore action turning on at opportune time
May 14 at 9:03 pm
The offshore fishing out of Hatteras has been consistently good all spring, and itís ramping up another notch heading into this weekís Hatteras Village Offshore Open tournament, with a variety of tuna, a growing number of dolphin, good wahoo and some hungry billfish in the baits lately.
|Offshore fishing excellent out of Atlantic Beach.
May 12 at 10:02 pm
The offshore fishing out of Atlantic Beach appears to be reaching one of those points when it is about as good as it gets, according to Capt. Mike Webb of Pelagic Sportfishing.
|Crappie on fire, bass biting on Yadkin system reservoirs
May 08 at 5:21 pm
Nearly every species of gamefish is biting at the Yadkin chain of lakes now ó especially crappie and largemouth bass.
|Davidson County team scores big in Badin FOM tourney
May 08 at 1:29 pm
Robert Mixon of Lexington and Robert Lambert of Denton took advantage of high winds to capture the May 4 Fishers of Men Piedmont Division tournament at Badin Lake, their second victory on the circuit.
|Harris bass spawn mostly done, but keep fishing those beds
May 07 at 8:51 am
Female largemouth bass at Shearon Harris Lake have mostly spawned out and left male bass guarding the fry thatís hatched out, and while many fishermen dread this time, guide Joel Richardson of Kernersville isnít one of them. He's catching them.
|Chopper blues arrive on annual visit to Cape Lookout area
May 06 at 8:27 am
Chopper bluefish have moved into the hook and drain at Cape Lookout, and the toothy critters are worthy and dependable adversaries. Capt. Noah Lynk of Harkers Island said the big bluefish, which run from six to 12 pounds, are very thin after the winter and are feeding constantly to bulk up.
|Commission certifies two new freshwater state-record fish
May 05 at 7:40 pm
After more than a year without a new state-record freshwater fish, the N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission recently certified two new record breakers ó a freshwater drum from Kerr Reservoir and a white crappie from a private lake in Wake County.
|Fishing is wide open at Lake Wylie
May 03 at 6:39 am
Largemouth bass, crappie and catfish are biting at Lake Wylie, according to guide Jerry Neeley.
|Black sea bass restrictions may be lessened this summer.
May 02 at 11:48 pm
Fishermen who have lamented tight restrictions on black sea bass off the Carolinas may get some relief. The South Atlantic Fisheries Management Council said the most-recent stock status survey was good enough to consider raising recreational quotas for the popular bottomfish, and it is asking fishermen to comment electronically or by mail before a special conference on May 13.
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