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  1. NCangler
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      Thumbs up Fishing for Striped Bass on the Roanoke River


    Restoration of the Albemarle Sound/Roanoke River striped bass population has resulted in a world-class fishery enjoyed by thousands of anglers each year. Each spring, beginning in March, striped bass in Albemarle Sound begin their spawning migration up the Roanoke River. The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission opens a limited striped bass harvest season on the Roanoke River for anglers who enjoy turning their catches into delicious table fare. Timing of the striped bass harvest season, along wi

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  2. NCangler
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    Kayak Fishing Angler Articles
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      Post Kayak Fishing: Get To Where the Fish Are

    Kayak Fishing: Get To Where the Fish Are
    By Scott Hamilton

    "I keep my eyes clear and I hit 'em where they ain't." This was baseball’s Willie Keeler's famous explanation for his .432 average in 1897. This applies well for baseball, but not fishing. To be successful, you need to be able to get where the fish are, not be “where they ain’t” and a great way to accomplish this to use a kayak.

    As a child, I sat on the bank of many a river and many a small lake with my grandpa trying to catch
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    Author:: Scott Hamilton
  3. NCangler
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    Freshwater Angler Articles
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      Post Bass Fishing with Tubes: The Texas Twist

    Bass Fishing with Tubes: The Texas Twist
    by Craig DeFronzo

    We all know how effective tubes fished on internal weighted heads can be. The fact is that if you only use them this way, you are seriously hampering the true potential of this bait and its versatility. I’ve discovered, many years ago that fishing a tube in weed choked waters was a great way to catch fish. The problem I encountered was the open hook continuously and unmercifully getting snagged all day long. To combat thi
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    Author:: Craig DeFronzo
  4. NCangler
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    Freshwater Angler Articles
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      Post New Fishing Education Center Will Open in Fayetteville Next Summer

    RALEIGH, N.C. (April 26, 2005)


    Some day in the not-so-distant future, people may drive for hours just to go fishing in Fayetteville. While that may sound a bit far-fetched today, by as early as next summer, it could be a reality. Or at least that’s what officials with the N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission hope after they announced last month that the Commission will begin construction on a new state-of-the-art fishing education facility in Cumberland County this summer.

    Named af
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    Author:: NC Wildlife Resources Commission
  5. NCangler
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    Saltwater Angler Articles
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      Post The Red Drum...North Carolina's State Fish

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    The Red Drum - North Carolina's State Fish
    by Capt. George Beckwith

    When Capt. Owen Lupton and young Rick Cayton caught the first tarpon on a rod and reel in the deeper waters of Pamlico Sound in 1976, a new fishery was created for Pamlico County anglers. The heavy, 20-40 pound gear reserved for offshore excursions through Ocracoke Inlet proved ideal for the newfound tarpon fishing. In the subsequent years, a few local anglers spent thousands of hours battling mosquitoes, dodgi
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    Author:: Capt. George Beckwith
  6. NCangler
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    Freshwater Angler Articles
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      Post Bass Fishing At Lake Gaston

    Bass Fishing At Lake Gaston
    by Steven Vonbrandt

    Lake Gaston is located in both Virginia and North Carolina. It is a large lake of 20,300 acres. Many professional and amateur tournaments are held here each year, so it receives a good deal of fishing pressure. This is where we competed in the Regional Finals for the Red Man Tournament Trail in 2000. The main species of fish in the lake are largemouth bass, striped bass, and black crappie. Other species include some walleye, chain p
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    Author:: Steven Vonbrandt
  7. NCangler
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    Fly-Fishing Angler Articles
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      Post Fishing Flies 101

    The world of fly fishing can be a confusing one, beginners are forced to learn new lingo, new techniques, and digest new info regarding fish and their behavior. Of the years we have published many articles to help beginners and veterans alike, they are archived at http://www.bigyflyco.com for your use.

    This article is an overview of fly fishing flies, and mostly fly fishing flies used primarily for trout. Although we will touch on other species as well. When you browse a fly shop, a catal
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    Author:: Cameron Larsen
  8. NCangler
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    Saltwater Angler Articles
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      Post Surf Fishing the Outer Banks of North Carolina

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    Surf Fishing the Outer Banks of NC
    by Elizabeth Edwards

    My first experience surf fishing was with my father on Wrightsville Beach, NC in the 60's. He parked our shiny black Ford Fairlane in a gravel parking lot off the beach and we hiked over the dunes to the surf, carrying rods, buckets, tackle box and various other fishing paraphernalia. I remember him catching bluefish, croakers, puppy drum and flounder as I played in the tidal pools nearby. Later, my grandmother would fry the
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    Author:: Elizabeth Edwards
  9. NCangler
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    Freshwater Angler Articles
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      Post Split Shot Bass Sneak Attack

    Split Shot Bass Sneak Attack
    By Craig DeFronzo

    The Split shot rig is a finesse version of a fish finding rig along the lines of but not quite the Carolina Rig. Too many anglers dismiss this method as being too slow or a small fish method. The truth is that it is a deadly finesse method that can cover water as efficiently and as quickly as the Carolina rig. The split shot method also is a great way to catch limits of keeper sized bass. What tournament angler could dispute the success of that?
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  10. NCangler
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    Back to School
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      Post Under the Solar/Lunar Influence

    Articles such as this by Rick Taylor have appeared in Outdoor Life, BassMaster Magazine, Fishing Facts, and others.

    The fact is the moon does have an influence on the earth and its life forms. Its overhead and underfoot positions generate the tides each day and can lift the earth's crust a foot or so. A human baby's time from conception to birth is exactly nine lunar months, and more of us are born during the new or full moon than any other phase. Studies have shown that when shut off fro... [Read More]
    Author:: Rick Taylor
  11. NCangler
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    Freshwater Angler Articles
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      Post Baitcasting Reels - Definitely Worth Learning, Pt. 2

    Baitcasting Reels - Definitely Worth Learning, Pt. 2
    by Bobby Ivie

    If you want to get serious about bass fishing, it's important that you learn to use all the tools.

    The one I'm going to discuss now is the baitcasting reel. The benefits of these were discussed in Baitcasting Reels - Worth Learning, Pt. 1.

    So, what is the best way to tackle these buggers? First, you'll want to make sure it's set up right. Let's adjust the brakes on the system to help alleviate some bird's ne
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    Author:: Bobby Ivie
  12. NCangler
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    Freshwater Angler Articles
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      Post Baitcasting Reels - Definitely Worth Learning, Pt. 1

    Baitcasting Reels - Definitely Worth Learning, Pt. 1
    by Bobby Ivie

    I cut my teeth on a spincast reel. The spincast reel is closed face, resulting in trouble free casting. They are so trouble free, in fact, that I've often wondered why anyone would use anything else.

    Then I got my first baitcasting reel.

    I did not do this not knowing the consequences. I knew they were difficult to master, but I had a hunch they were worth learning. After all, how many pros do you see using c
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    Author:: Bobby Ivie
  13. NCangler
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    Freshwater Angler Articles
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      Post Smallmouth Bass Fishing In The Winter

    Smallmouth Bass Fishing In The Winter
    By Bobby Ivie

    Unless ice fishing is really your thing, you might do better fishing for southern smallmouth bass in the winter where the fishing can be good year around.

    You will often find smallies suspended over points, humps, next to bluffs and ledges. Look for irregular features. Quick drop-offs with quick access to deeper waters are good prospects.

    As always, if you can find the bait fish, you will find the smallmouths.

    When smallmouth bass
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    Author:: Bobby Ivie
  14. NCangler
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    Freshwater Angler Articles
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      Post Smallmouth Bass Fishing In The Fall

    Smallmouth Bass Fishing In The Fall
    By Bobby Ivie

    Fall is by far one of the best times to fish any smallmouth lake. This is a great time to catch your limit of big fish.

    Smallies like to stock up ahead for winter, a time when they are not as likely to get a belly full of shad or whatever baitfish is available in that lake.

    So, the key is to locate baitfish. That's where you will find the smallies.

    Your focus in the fall will not be much different than in the spring. Set your sites o
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    Author:: Bobby Ivie
  15. NCangler
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    Freshwater Angler Articles
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      Post Finding Smallmouth Bass in the Summer

    Finding Smallmouth Bass in the Summer
    By Bobby Ivie

    Did you ever wish you could get out of the heat in the summer? So does the Bronzeback.

    Shallow water means warmer water, and as a rule, warmer water in the summer is not where you are likely to find your limit. Then again, rules are made to be broken.

    To find them in the shallows you will need to find some moving the water; current from a river, water being released or water being drawn in, such as at a power plant, or whatever create
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    Author:: Bobby Ivie
  16. NCangler
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    Freshwater Angler Articles
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      Post Finding Smallmouth Bass In The Spring

    Finding Smallmouth Bass In The Spring
    By Bobby Ivie

    Smallmouth tend to move back and forth from shallow to deep water, depending on the season and temperature of the water.

    They can usually be found in the shallows in the spring, fall and winter. They will escape the heat of the summer by occupying deeper waters.

    This is a general rule, as there can be day to day and lake to lake variations. As the water warms up in the spring, you'll find certain areas of the lake to be warmer than ot
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    Author:: Bobby Ivie
  17. NCangler
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    Freshwater Angler Articles
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      Post Black Bass - Exciting Game Fishing!

    Black Bass - Exciting Game Fishing!
    by Bobby Ivie

    The black bass, or largemouth bass, is one of the best known and most popular freshwater game fishes.

    Found nationwide, largemouth bass have excellent growth rates, particularly in the productive waters of central Florida, Texas, California, Arkansas, California and others.

    Spring is the best time of year to catch black bass. That's when fish move into shallow water to spawn. Spawning may occur as early as January and as lat
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    Author:: Bobby Ivie
  18. NCangler
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    Freshwater Angler Articles
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      Post Bass Fishing - Texas Rig

    Bass Fishing - Texas Rig
    by Bobby Ivie

    I've caught bass on crankbaits, spinners, plugs and others. But for me, the most fun is plastic worms on a Texas Rig. Don't get me wrong, catching a largemouth bass is catching a largemouth bass, and I'd gladly catch one with my mother's toe nail if they'd bite it. What's my fascination with plastic worms and the Texas Rig?

    Simplicity in changing baits from color to color and style, they are weedless and effective. But there's more to it.
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    Author:: Bobby Ivie
  19. NCangler
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    Freshwater Angler Articles
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      Post Bass Fishing - The Carolina Rig

    Bass Fishing - The Carolina Rig
    by Bobby Ivie

    Most of my years of fishing for bass, I have been devoted to the Texas Rig. I had little understanding of the need for the Carolina Rig. Until lately...

    New fishing situations and conditions I have encountered have shown me the value of this setup.

    Right off the bat, I can tell you that one value of the Carolina Rig is more action from the bait. Since the bait is not quickly dropping to the bottom, it tends be more lively.

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    Author:: Bobby Ivie
  20. NCangler
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    Freshwater Angler Articles
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      Post Catching Bass In Cold Water

    Catching Bass In Cold Water
    By Charles White

    When I talk cold water, I am talking about water 50 degress or less. The bass don't quit eating at this temperature but one thing is for sure, they slow down. As the water temps fall so is the chance that a bass will chase a bait for a meal.

    When the water temperature gets in the 40's, your bait has to be right in front of the bass and they have to almost be forced fed just to get them to take the bait. This is when you might want to put those
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    Author:: Charles E. White
  21. NCangler
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    Freshwater Angler Articles
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      Post Bass Fishing With Carolina Keepers

    Bass Fishing With Carolina Keepers
    by Bobby Ivie

    Carolina Keepers may be a godsend. If you're like me and don't like to spend your valuable fishing time tying knots, these are for you.

    If you use Carolina Rigs, you are going to love these babies. They make the rigging process so much faster and you can change leader lengths on the fly. They can also be used for catfishing and using live bait. My preference is plastics.

    Rather than having to tie to a swivel, then tie a leade
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    Author:: Bobby Ivie
  22. NCangler
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    Freshwater Angler Articles
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      Post Reaction Strikes Could Bring You Bigger Bass

    Reaction Strikes Could Bring You Bigger Bass
    By Charles White

    When the lake you're fishing has a lot of fishing
    pressure, trying to get a reaction strike might just be the
    ticket you need to catch that big old lunker.

    Why? Well, for one thing the bass will be cautious about biting a regular presented lure. They have seen to many of them and
    probably knows the end results. This is also true in tournament
    fishing. Seems like the 3rd day of any tournament is always the
    slowest with less
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    Author:: Charles E. White
  23. NCangler
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    Saltwater Angler Articles
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      Post Crossing the Line(s), North Carolina Estuarine Striped Bass.

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    Albemarle Striped Bass
    by Capt. Gary Dubiel

    North Carolina’s Department of Marine Fisheries (DMF) and Wildlife Resources Commission (WRC) have established a complex management system to maintain a massive number of resident striped bass in the Albemarle/Pamlico Sound and Roanoke River. Once reduced to numbers small enough to make recreation fishing hardly worth the effort, “line siders” have now become the shining star of the Tar Heel State’s spring recreational fishery. Achiev
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    Author:: Capt. Gary Dubiel
  24. NCangler
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    Saltwater Angler Articles
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      Post Albemarle Striped Bass

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    Albemarle Striped Bass
    by Capt. Gary Dubiel

    The Albemarle-Roanoke estuarine stripers live in a vast area of water during the course of the year. Their wintering grounds are directly to the west of the Northern Outer Banks of North Carolina. Such famous beach towns as Nags Head and Kitty Hawk are a stones through away from outstanding fishing. Although boat anglers have an advantage over wade fisherman, shore anglers do stand a reasonable chance to get into fine striper fishing
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    Author:: Capt. Gary Dubiel
  25. NCangler
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    Freshwater Angler Articles
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      Post Big Bass On Swimbaits

    Big Bass on Swimbaits
    by Steven Vonbrandt

    You've heard the claims that Big Hammer swimbaits are better than other swimbaits, or more specifically, they have better action than other swimbaits. While there is no better proof than simply testing the baits yourself I thought I might elaborate a bit. The baits were first tested in 1998 when I started inshore fishing for California Halibut using swimbaits. I had never fished a swimbait before and didn't know much about them. I asked a
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