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Small jigs arenít necessarily the best sizes of lures to use when targeting large crappies. Use big lures for bigger slabs
5267 Views - Posted: March 12, 2007 at 4:16 pm
Like a lot of fishermen, when I think about crappie fishing, I think about the tiny, tiny baits many fishermen use ó those micro jigs that weigh 1/64- to 1/16-ounce, and those itty bitty hair jigs and plastic grubs.

Hen wild turkey decoys are effective at luring gobblers into close range. Henriettaís a real shady lady
3081 Views - Posted: February 22, 2007 at 11:32 am
One of the females who lives under my roof earned a promotion about 11 months ago.

Marty Stone of Linden, a familiar face on the bass tournament scene, likes the worm-pegging capabilities of the new ďT-RigĒ he helped develop. Tru-Tungsten ĎT-Rigí gets a grip
4988 Views - Posted: January 29, 2007 at 1:29 pm
North Carolina bass pro Marty Stone got a look at what he thought was the worm rig of the future when he was a pro staffer at Florida-based Gambler Lures.

Toast Feet, made by Polar Wrap, kept Anne Parmenterís feet warm when she climbed Mount Everest, she says. Getting in Gear
3005 Views - Posted: December 26, 2006 at 11:43 am
Few things can get a hunter or fishermen to quit paying attention to the task at hand, whether itís approaching ducks or casting bucktails to feeding stripers.

These floating marine pliers, made by XTOOLS, make an excellent gift for fumble-fingered anglers who are likely to drop necessary equipment overboard. Now if somebodyíd just invent floating rods and reels. Sportsmanís tricks for Saint Nick
2766 Views - Posted: November 17, 2006 at 2:42 pm
A while back, I learned the, er, um, difficult way, how to respond when asked about what I wanted for a Christmas/birthday/Fatherís Day/anniversary present.

A skinning knife, gutting knife, hatchet and some twist ties are all thatís needed to prepare venison for the freezer. After youíve pulled the trigger
3281 Views - Posted: October 24, 2006 at 3:34 pm
Deer hunters face at least two tasks every time they head to the woods: killing a deer, then doing something with it to ensure that the tasty venison isnít wasted.

Jerry Walters of Lexington believed in the power of flat-sided crankbaits to lure bass during the fall. Flat-sided crankbaits work well
8130 Views - Posted: September 25, 2006 at 10:51 am
Fourteen years ago next month, I wrote a newspaper column about flat-sided crankbaits after an afternoon excursion to High Rock Lake with the late Jerry Walters of Lexington, a fine bass fisherman who lost a battle with cancer several years ago at far too young an age.

Deer hunters should practice setting up and getting into tree stands at waist level before attempting to place one 20 feet off the ground.
Cruising for a fall without safety
3323 Views - Posted: August 15, 2006 at 1:28 pm
Across North Carolina this month, a lot of hunters will climb into portable tree stands and remove a lot of animals from the Tar Heel stateís deer herd.

Trolling single bucktails, or more effectively in tandem, is a time-tested technique to entice summer-time striped bass. Pretty Bucktails All in a Row
10824 Views - Posted: July 17, 2006 at 1:59 pm
Itís been almost 20 years since I first set foot in the Dixie ski boat that Jerry Hill of Denton had converted into a striper-fishing machine.

A new fishing technique in which an angler slowly trolls little jigs using extra-long spinning rods above baitfish schools produces crappies for one N.C. guide during the heat of summer. Tricking crappies when itís hot
3607 Views - Posted: June 19, 2006 at 1:38 pm
When fishermen think about crappie, normally, the idea comes to mind of slipping along in the shallows, dabbling a jig or dunking a minnow around any kind of cover you can find.

Pro fisherman Robbie Karbas of Wake Forest rigs his Senko worm in a variety of ways to make it more effective. Senko is a multiple-use lure
6369 Views - Posted: May 23, 2006 at 12:19 pm
Robert Karbas of Wake Forest is the undisputed king of the Senko in North Carolina.

The Yakka BICSport inflatable kayak is a perfect Fatherís Day gift for the outdoorsman who likes to explore hard-to-reach places such as the backs of coastal creeks and trout streams. Listen, kids: Fatherís Day near
2452 Views - Posted: April 25, 2006 at 12:26 pm
Every year as the end of May approaches, I struggle with Fatherís Day presents ó not the ones my kids get me, but the annual walk through sporting goods stores trying to figure out what my father needs.