|ĎTis the season to be jolly
97 Views - Posted: December 09 at 9:00 am
It’s hard to believe Christmas is approaching again, but time flies when you’re having fun, and no one has more fun than sportsmen in the outdoors. Some neat new things are on the shelves this year that would make great presents for fishermen and hunters, plus some old standards that shine year after year. Hopefully some of these suggestions will prove helpful.
|Learn to feel the warmth
241 Views - Posted: November 07 at 3:00 am
November is a great month, actually one of the best, to be fishing along the North Carolina coast. However, many fishermen consider it to be the last of the fall months with great fishing and are ready to hang up their rods about halfway through. If you’re doing that to start hunting, I won’t be too harsh on you, but if you’re stopping midway through November because of some preconceived notion the great fall fishing is ending because the water temperatures are getting too low, you are the person that needs to clean your glasses, take a seat and read this to the end.
|Topwaters: Check pulse
306 Views - Posted: October 09 at 9:00 am
There is nothing quite like an upper-slot or slightly larger red drum taking a topwater bait. The fish is large enough to be impressive on its own, but when it pushes up behind that bait and rolls to take it, that is truly something to behold.
|Whatís new, fisherman?
253 Views - Posted: September 09 at 9:00 am
The 56th edition of the largest fishing show in the world was held July 10-12 in Las Vegas. ICAST (International Convention of Allied Sportfishing Trades) is the show that manufacturers of sportfishing tackle and accessories look towards each year. It is only open to buyers and the press, but it attracts them from around the world, and their expectations are as high as the anticipations of the manufacturers. Participant numbers reached 9,500, and more than 700 of those were representatives from a diverse variety of media.†
|Itís more than the spot
276 Views - Posted: August 13 at 9:00 am
Fishermen are notorious for collecting fishing spots. This varies from the perfect point of marsh or bulkhead for catching inshore or freshwater species to an offshore ledge in the middle of nowhere that always holds the baitfish that bottomfish and king mackerel feed upon. It isnít a disease, but it is epidemic. Even worse, those fishermen who donít have it usually want it.
|Itís all about how you see
414 Views - Posted: July 18 at 9:00 am
Outdoorsmen expose their eyes to a variety of glare and UV conditions, and protecting our vision is of the utmost importance. Those fortunate enough to have good vision can begin with a long-billed cap or wide-brimmed hat, but those only provide shade, and damaging UV rays can reflect into the eyes. Outdoorsmen need protection from UV rays and a way to cut through the glare. This comes easily for outdoorsmen with naturally good vision, as a huge variety of sunglasses are available to choose a style, color, polarization and mirror/no mirror combination that works for them.
|A quick rinse is the ticket
390 Views - Posted: June 13 at 9:00 am
Fishermen who fish in brackish or saltwater either know the evils of salt or are due for a rather rude and possibly expensive awakening.
|Emily Post at the ramp?
469 Views - Posted: May 15 at 9:00 am
During the boat and fishing shows over the winter, I had the opportunity to talk with a lot of readers, and one topic that I heard a lot about was proper behavior and manners at launching ramps. With Memorial Day weekend, the largest boating event of the spring, on the horizon, it might be a good idea to go over them.
|More stuff to buy? Yep!
730 Views - Posted: April 15 at 9:00 am
tís a plot I tell you, a fiendish plot. It works, too and it separates many fishermen from their hard-earned money. Every spring, just as the weather begins to warm and a young manís thoughts turn to fishing, new products appear on the shelves and racks of their favorite tackle shop. Sometimes itís worse than being with your wife or girlfriend at the shoe store, as there are just so many new things you have to try.
|Safety first is no joke
777 Views - Posted: March 13 at 9:00 am
I had something else planned for this month but felt I needed to delay it and talk a little about boating safety because, so far, 2013 has been a tough one for North Carolina fishermen. In addition to the ever-present bad news seen nightly on the television news, a couple of young fishermen who had most of their lives still in front of them have been lost to canoe/kayak accidents.
712 Views - Posted: February 13 at 9:00 am
Even during a mild winter, it is still winter, and there are times best spent indoors. Fortunately, there are boat, fishing and outdoors shows almost every weekend, and they can really help take the edge off a fishing Jones. There are plenty of things bright and shiny to fawn over, but there is also plenty of information for those wanting to learn. Hopefully, this will enhance your ability and desire to learn.
|Too many tournaments?
1016 Views - Posted: January 16 at 9:00 am
Could there be too many fishing tournaments along North Carolinaís coast?
Did the question catch you off guard? I donít know that anyone has ever put together a list of all the tournaments that are held, and I believe it is a legitimate question, especially when considering the state of the economy.
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