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900-pound bluefin tuna caught 1 mile off beach

In the past few weeks, the bluefin tuna bite, which has been somewhat scarce south of Morehead City in recent years, finally showed up in the Lower Cape Fear region. Anglers Austin Eubank and Clint Richardson caught four tuna that all measured over 73 inches in a week.

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Even on hot-hole lakes, think current, food

When the water temperature in lakes across the Carolinas starts to plummet as winter approaches, many bass fishermen jump at the chance to fish those reservoirs that, because of the presence of a power plant, have a warm-water discharge.

“Hot-hole” fishing typically features water that is unseasonably warm, and bass that seek out that water and act like fish on the cusp of spring. Leave the boat ramp and find the warm water; what could be easier?

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January 16 at 10:27 pm
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Forget the shallow flats, hunt reds in deep holes

If you are a hard-core saltwater fishermen and don’t store your tackle after Christmas, there’s a good chance that you love to sight-fish for redfish on the flats back in sounds, bays and rivers along the coastline of both Carolinas.

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January 16 at 12:09 pm
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800-pound bluefin tuna caught out of Beaufort Inlet, N.C.

Partnering to catch bluefin tuna for 2017, Tommy Adkins and his first mate, Stephen Lilly are having an outstanding season. After catching a doubleheader the first week of January, they hauled in a 106-inch beast on Jan. 11 that was estimated to weigh more than 800 pounds before being beheaded and gutted — and still weighing 626.

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January 16 at 11:28 am
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D.O.A. Lures making push into freshwater market

Ask any angler across the Carolinas to name a top selling soft plastic lure for saltwater, and you’d be hard-pressed to find one that wouldn’t mention D.O.A. Lures. This Florida-based company has been making lures for the saltwater market for many years, and is widely known as the first company to successfully make a soft plastic shrimp, which many other companies have tried to reproduce.

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January 13 at 8:23 am
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ALX Rods make very light, very strong, technique-specific rods

After putting the smack down on some speckled trout recently, my fishing buddy was helping me get my fishing gear out of his boat when he asked me a question about one of my fishing rods that I immediately knew the answer to, even though I wasn’t looking in his direction or at the rod in question.

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January 09 at 9:44 pm
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How to catch winter bass in Carolina lakes

With wintertime setting in, dedicated bass anglers know that the lakes across both Carolinas can offer some of the best bass fishing of the year. And it’s some of the most peaceful fishing too, with very few pleasure boaters, skiers, or personal watercraft on the water.

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January 09 at 12:15 pm
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Catch Waccamaw River crappie with these tips

With deer hunting season over, many outdoorsmen have decided to wait out the winter months before doing some fishing once spring rolls around. But those folks are missing out on some of the hottest fishing of the year on the Waccamaw River in the Conway area.

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January 05 at 9:56 pm
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