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Potential state-record jack crevalle caught out of Wrightsville Beach

A Wake Forest fishermen has caught a potential state-record jack crevalle out of Wrightsville Beach. Frank Dalli was fishing with his son, Luke, and Capt. Mike Jackson of Live Line Charters when he caught the big fish on April 2 – and another that was within a pound of a state record.

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April 18 at 9:53 am
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Commercial netting of red drum closed until at least Sept. 1.

The N.C. Division of Marine Fisheries has closed commercial fishing for red drum statewide because netters caught more than their allowable poundage for the entire season in just a few months last fall.

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April 17 at 12:03 pm
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Roanoke River stripers still downriver but headed to Weldon

The cold snap that ripped through North Carolina late Tuesday may have killed some plants and fruit-tree buds, but it fired up striped bass in the Roanoke River. \"The push of water is bringing fish to Weldon,” said Rod “Capt. Ponytail” Thomas, a former cameraman for ESPN and The Outdoor Channel who guides out of Weldon during the spring striper run.

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April 17 at 6:03 am
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Loads of puppy drum have shown up in the Pamlico Sound behind Hatteras

Capt. Joey Van Dyke of Fingeance Charters in Hatteras said fishermen along the edge of Pamlico Sound are receiving a special treat this spring – an invasion of puppy drum. Van Dyke has not seen a spring like this one in either the numbers of fish or the intensity of the action.  

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April 16 at 6:02 am
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New Bern has been center of a great catch-and-release speckled trout bite

Even though it’s catch-and-release only for another two months, the speckled trout fishing around New Bern has been tremendous for the past two weeks, according to Capt. Joe Ward of Flydaddy Charters.

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April 15 at 6:03 am
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Red drum perking up in creeks in southern Brunswick County

Red drum bite in the creeks of southern Brunswick County all year, but Capt. Mark Stacy of Ocean Isle Fishing Charters in Ocean Isle said they are starting to warm up and feed more aggressively. 

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April 14 at 8:16 am
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Nice smallmouth bass surprises Kerr Lake tournament duo

Michael Hines of Gibsonville and fishing partner Roger Mabe of Climax didn\'t catch enough bass to hang around for the weigh-in at the April 5 Tobacco Bass Invitational on Kerr Lake, but they definitely had the day’s most-interesting catch: a 3.58-pound smallmouth bass.

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April 11 at 12:04 pm
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Shad run in Cape Fear River is in full gear

The shad run is in high gear on the Cape Fear River, and Capt. Allen Cain of Sightfish NC is boating big numbers of American shad on fly and ultralight tackle at Lock and Dam No.1 near Rieglewood.

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April 11 at 5:57 am
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Stripers, specks are on the feed in Tar, Pamlico rivers

Richard Andrews of Tar-Pam Guide Service in Bath said two weeks of warm weather had done wonders for the fishing in the Tar and Pamlico rivers. The stars of the show have been stripers, which everyone expects to see moving upriver in April, and speckled trout, which were a question mark to many after the January trout kill in the Pungo River. 

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April 09 at 12:02 pm
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Clearer water means better striper fishing at High Rock

Robert and Tyler Moss and Morgan Holcomb, all from Trinity, got sassy with High Rock stripers this past Saturday near the mouth of Abbotts Creek during the Tarheel Striper Club tournament. They used white and chartreuse Sassy Shad in conjunction with downriggers to boat five quality stripers that were feeding on shad in 15 to 20 feet of water around the mouth of the creek.

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April 08 at 12:03 pm
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Taylorsville man cashes in on New Zealand stag hunt

Shannon Lyndon won an all-expenses-paid hunt for New Zealand red stag in 2012, and after two years of waiting, he cashed in for a spot-and-stalk hunt on March 24.

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April 08 at 6:02 am
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Guided trip on Lake Gaston results in catch of smallmouth bass

Don Enderle of Tri-Lakes Guide Service has led boatloads of clients to great catches of striped bass in his 25 years on Lake Gaston, but even he was surprised when a scoop with his landing net produced a citation smallmouth bass on March 26. 

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April 07 at 8:59 am
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Warm-water discharge has Belews Lake bass headed to the spawn

Largemouth bass are at all stages of the spawn at Belews Lake, and that suits Kernersville guide Joel Richardson just fine. He can use a variety of lures and techniques to target whichever group of fish are most active

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April 05 at 12:04 pm
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Carolina Beach fishing ready to take off with a few more warm days

Capt. Lewis Emery of Carolina Beach said fishing isn’t wide open yet, but he’s  certainly seeing a good sample of what is to come, and he expects to see steady improvement.

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April 04 at 6:01 pm
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Fishing in Atlantic Beach area is improving daily

Matt Lamb of Chasin’ Tails Outdoors in Atlantic Beach said he is getting good reports of improved fishing here and there, and with a good forecast for the next 10 days, he expects spring fishing to really improve.

 

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April 03 at 6:02 pm
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Find warmer water in creeks for best Lake Gaston striper action

The pace of striped bass fishing on Lake Gaston is picking up, and Don Enderle of Tri-Lakes Guide Service is trolling to find feeding fish in creeks with slightly warmer water.

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April 02 at 6:02 am
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