• Blake (left) and Daryl Hodge (right) are serving as regional hosts on Drake's Migration, in its 7th season on the Sportsman Channel.

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    No fishing license needed on July 4

    The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission reminds anglers and would-be anglers of all ages that July 4 is “free fishing day” in North Carolina. From 12:01 a.m. to 11:59 p.m., anyone can fish without having to pay for a fishing license or additional trout privilege license in all public waters, including coastal waters. 

    June 23 at 3:27pm

    It’s yellowfin tuna time

    Yellowfin tuna may be just a memory for bluewater fishermen along much of the south Atlantic coast, but if you’re heading out of Oregon inlet in a big offshore boat, they’re very much a part of the fishing scene, especially in June.

    May 27 at 11:26am

    June is bass jig time

    June was once prime time for crankbait fishing at Tuckertown Lake, the 2,560-acre impoundment on the Yadkin River between High Rock and Badin lakes. 

    May 27 at 10:45am

    Bunker Hill High School duo wins TBF/FLW High School State Championship

    The Bunker Hill High School duo of Dylan Lamm and Austin Blair brought a five-bass limit to the scale Saturday weighing 14 pounds, 13 ounces, to win the 2016 TBF/FLW High School Fishing North Carolina State Championship on Lake Norman.

    June 21 at 5:11pm

    Valdese angler catches new skipjack tuna state record

    Tim Street of Valdese took his first offshore fishing trip on May 24, hoping to catch some dolphin and tuna — which he did. He didn’t think he’d return to the docks with a 32.5-pound skipjack tuna that has been certified as the new state record for that species.

    June 21 at 4:53pm

    Group of sportsmen share outdoor experience with veterans, disabled, and first time hunters

    Pass'n it on Outdoors was founded in 2009. It's primary mission is to pass on the traditions that have been handed down to us. To help disabled kids, friends, veterans and first time hunters follow in those same footsteps of earlier generations. 

    June 20 at 11:12pm

    Plan out kayak fishing trips

    The weather was set up for a perfect weekend float down the creek, the days not too hot and the nights not too cold. The time had come.

    May 29 at 9:00am

    June is worth the wait - Hungry bass can make your day all-month long

    Since I became a bass fishermen so many years ago, there’s one thing I came to believe, and I’ve never taken it back. There is no better month to fish on our North Carolina lakes and rivers than June. I think it is absolutely the best month to fish, because bass are everywhere, hitting just about anything you want to throw at them.

    June 15 at 9:00am

    Ashley Lauren wins 58th Big Rock Blue Marlin Tournament

    The Ashley Lauren fishing team completed an improbable double victory Saturday, winning the 58th annual Big Rock Blue Marlin tournament just eight days after capturing the 19th annual Keli Wagner Lady Angler (KWLA) tournament, a single-day event that kicked off the larger six-day competition.

    June 19 at 11:47pm

    Viking 72 catches 564.1-pound blue marlin in day 5 of Big Rock

    Day 5 of the Big Rock Blue Marlin Tournament was a big one. It concluded with a total of 36 total billfish released, and two blue marlins brought to the scales. A spearfish was also released.

    June 18 at 12:02am

    Interesting catfish video from Lake Gaston

    One of the great things about fishing is having the opportunity to see things up close and personal that you'll never see by sitting on the couch, even if you're watching the National Geographic Channel.

    June 16 at 9:48pm

    10 billfish released during day 4 of Big Rock Tournament

    The 2016 Big Rock Blue Marlin Tournament is heading into the home stretch after day 4, which did not see any blue marlin come to the scales.

    June 16 at 9:20pm

    Benson teen topples blue cat record

    Last Saturday began like many others for 15-year-old Landon Evans of Benson, but it became special that evening when he caught a 117.5-pound blue catfish that is the biggest ever taken from Lake Gaston, the biggest ever caught in North Carolina waters, and possibly a line-class world record and junior angler world record.

    June 16 at 11:58am

    Gryphon boats 413-pound blue marlin on day 3 of Big Rock Tournament

    Day 3 of the Big Rock Blue Marlin Tournament concluded yesterday with a smaller number of fish caught, and just one blue marlin brought to the scales, but it was an exciting day nonetheless, and the tournament continues today with several boats already reporting releases of billfish.

    June 16 at 7:23am

    Southport minister catches huge Cape Fear flounder

    Before he received his calling to the pulpit, pastor David Mammay of Southport was one of the premiere inshore-nearshore guides around Southport, and it appears that he hasn't lost his touch, as evidenced by a 13.02-pound flounder he caught on June 14 in the Cape Fear River.

    June 15 at 9:50pm

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