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  1. captgary
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      North Carolina's Pamlico Slam

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    NC Pamlico Slam
    by Capt. Gary Dubiel

    The mechanical voice of NOAA came across the air ways, “Winds east northeast twenty to twenty five knots for tomorrow.” I dialed the phone to break the bad news to a couple of anglers who had been waiting for six months to tangle with a little tunny at Cape Lookout.

    “I know you all came to fish Harkers for albacore,” I said, “but its going to be blowing pretty hard tomorrow. We could give it a try, but if there’s more east than north in the
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    Author:: Capt. Gary Dubiel
  2. NCangler
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    Freshwater Angler Articles
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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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  3. NCangler
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    Fly-Fishing Angler Articles
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      Fly Fishing: All the Rods You Need

    Fly Fishing: All The Rods You Need
    By Shannon Brown

    The modern period has been dominated by the development of new materials, and there is no doubt that without plastics, fly fishing as we know it would be unrecognizable as a sport, although the basic principles would be the same.

    Glass-fiber rods first appeared in the late 1940's, but it took a while for the new material to be adopted. Suppliers showed varying degrees of enthusiasm for the material. Hardy's first glass fiber rod was bu
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    Author:: Shannon Brown
  4. 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
  5. NCangler
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    Freshwater Angler Articles
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      Lightbulb How to Build Your Own Cricket Trap

    How to Build Your Own Cricket Trap
    By Albert McBee

    When I was a kid, my father would choose a weekend for a catfishing trip to Lake Texoma, giving me ample notice to catch lots of trotline bait. The pond I liked to get bait from was full of black perch and bluegill from 3 inches to 3/4 pound each. They liked crickets. Lots of crickets.

    It took me an hour after dark to chase and catch a dozen crickets to fish with the following morning. Then the perch ate them so fast that I ran out wi
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    Author:: Albert McBee
  6. 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
  7. NCangler
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    Freshwater Angler Articles
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      Thumbs up Federal and State Fish Hatcheries Help Restore Depleted American Shad Populations

    RALEIGH, N.C. (March 24, 2005) — The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and the N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission are working together to restore depleted populations of American shad along the Atlantic coast. The Service’s Edenton National Fish Hatchery and the Commission’s Watha State Fish Hatchery reared and released two million American shad fry into the Roanoke River in spring of 2004, with plans to continue the stocking effort in 2005.

    Wildlife Commission staff spawned American
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    Author:: U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
  8. NCangler
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    Saltwater Angler Articles
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      Post Sight Fishing for False Albacore in the Fall

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    Sight Fishing for False Albacore in the Fall
    by Bill Morris

    Saltwater fly fishing has its roots tangled up with the mangroves’ on the shallow marl-and-turtle grass flats of South Florida. So it may simply be tradition that drives saltwater fly anglers toward “sight fishing”—the technique of seeking out specific fish and attempting to cast right into their feeding window. Sight fishing is most often associated with Florida species--bonefish, permit, and tarpon--but the sport’s p
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    Author:: Bill Morris
  9. NCangler
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    Saltwater Angler Articles
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      Post Spanish Mackerel On Live Bait

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    Spanish Mackerel On Live Bait
    by Bill Morris

    From late summer through the fall, the Spanish mackerel is one of the most reliable game fish along most of our coast. From the beach, Stingsilvers and small Hopkins spoons are the lures of choice. Pier fishermen swear by Gotcha plugs with gold hooks. Small private boats and large charter vessels alike spend countless hours trolling gold and silver spoons.

    Live bait is another way to target Spanish mackerel, especially the big on
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    Author:: Bill Morris
  10. NCangler
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    Saltwater Angler Articles
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      Post Pompano Profits

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    Pompano Profits
    by Bill Morris

    It’s a common joke that fishermen spend more dollars per-pound on their catch than any market could possibly charge. But if there is one species that might put your ledger into the black, it’s the pompano. These fish — which carry the highest market price in the country — are right now feeding in the surf zone from the Outer Banks south, and the best time to catch them is through the first two weeks of October.

    A close cousin to jacks, the Flor
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    Author:: Bill Morris
  11. 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
  12. 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
  13. 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
  14. NCangler
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    Saltwater Angler Articles
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      Post How to Hand Craft Your First Salt Water Fishing Lure

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    How to Hand Craft Your First Salt Water Fishing Lure
    by Larry M. Lynch

    As the surface of the water explodes, adrenaline shoots through your body. Your muscles lock you into position for a fight against whatever has just smashed your top water plug. No doubt about it, you’re in for a scrap. You sweat, ache, curse and pray you’ll get the fish into the boat. Your heart pounds as you wonder, "Will my knots hold? Did I set the hooks deep enough? Will everything hold together long
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    Author:: Larry M. Lynch
  15. 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
  16. NCangler
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    Saltwater Angler Articles
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      Post 3 Color Combinations That Drive Fish Wild and Can Help You to Catch Your Limit

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    3 Color Combinations That Drive Fish Wild and Can Help You to Catch Your Limit
    by Larry M. Lynch

    The most successful fishing lures seem to imitate natural forage either in size, color, action, sounds or a combination of these. Some color schemes may also promote visibility by providing contrast to existing visual conditions that the fish (not you) have. This may help explain why seemingly “strange” or “unorthodox” color combinations catch fish. We don’t see what the fish see.
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    Author:: Larry M. Lynch
  17. NCangler
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    Fly-Fishing Angler Articles
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      Post Rainbow Trout and Trout Flies

    Rainbow Trout And Trout Flies
    By Lee Dobbins

    Alaska is home to many wonders of nature not the least of which is the rainbow trout. Trout fishing is a sport enjoyed by many anglers not only in Alaska, but all over the world.

    Rainbow trout are known to be quite aggressive and picky to boot. While it may take a long time to get them to bite, once you have them on your line you are in for quite a fight. These fish are quite spirited and can put up quite a battle, which of course, is one rea
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    Author:: Lee Dobbins
  18. NCangler
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    Fly-Fishing Angler Articles
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      Post Saltwater Fly Fishing -- The Tide Runs Through It

    Saltwater fly fishing is all the rage these days. This
    excitement is quite understandable because there?s hardly
    anything more thrilling to a saltwater fly rodder than a
    bluefish blitz, a tailing red drum off the coast of NC, or a
    bonefish battle on the flats of south Florida waters.

    If you are just getting started in saltwater fly-fishing, there
    are a few tips that will make your conversion from freshwater
    easier and more productive.

    Get some gear just for fishing saltwater You?re
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    Author:: E. A. Edwards
  19. 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
  20. NCangler
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    Back to School
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      Post Theory of Ocean Tides

    Coastal Processes and Tides
    Theory of Ocean Tides


    Tides have been so important for commerce and science for so many thousands of years that tides have entered our everyday language: time and tide wait for no one, the ebb and flow of events, a high-water mark, and turn the tide of battle.
    1. Tides produce strong currents in many parts of the ocean. Tidal currents can have speeds of up to 5m/s in coastal waters, impeding navigation and mixing coastal waters.
    2. Tidal currents generate i
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    Author:: Robert H. Stewart
  21. NCangler
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    Back to School
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      Post Tidal Prediction

    If tides in the ocean were in equilibrium with the tidal potential, tidal prediction would be much easier. Unfortunately, tides are far from equilibrium. The shallow-water wave which is the tide cannot move fast enough to keep up with sun and moon. On the equator, the tide would need to propagate around the world in one day. This requires a wave speed of around 460m/s, which is only possible in an ocean 22km deep. In addition, the continents interrupt the propagation of the wave. How to proceed?... [Read More]
    Author:: Robert H. Stewart
  22. 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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  23. NCangler
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    Saltwater Angler Articles
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      Post Colours of Night Life

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    Colors of Night Life
    by Scott Morris

    If you like sport fishing, you surely will like to fish for redfish. This feisty species is one of the best fighters in the inshore spectrum and, cooked correctly, a great addition to the barbeque menu. Even some restaurants have adopted the fish as a specialty. For example, at the famous Redfish Seafood Grill and Bar on Bourbon Street, New Orleans, they headline, “At Redfish, we serve up a parade of award-winning French Quarter specialties, i
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    Author:: Scott Morris
  24. NCangler
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    Fly-Fishing Angler Articles
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      Post Origin Of Fly Fishing

    Origin Of Fly Fishing
    By Michael Russell

    Fishing. Take a rod and a line and throw it in some water. Splash it around a bit and wait until something tugs. If only it were that easy. The truth is, fishing as a sport is not as easy as most people think and is a lot more complicated than just throwing your line is some water. For starters there are several types of fishing depending on what kind of fish you want to catch.

    In this article we're going to focus on fly fishing and it's ori
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    Author:: Michael Russell
  25. 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

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