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  1. NCangler
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    Freshwater Angler Articles
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      Post Top 10 Things To Stock Your Fishing Vest With

    If you're anything like me, you where a fishing vest to carry all of your fishing gear. If you do any walking during your fishing trip, a tackle box just doesn't cut it. So you need to wear a fishing vest. You can find them at any decent sporting goods store or of course on the internet. I believe this idea began with fly fishermen (or flea flickers as my mentor used to refer to them), but I'm not positive about that. In any case, it's a very convenient idea, and if flea flickers are the... [Read More]
    Author:: Trevor Kugler
  2. luremaker
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    Back to School
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      Post Making custom freshwater baits

    As my handle (Luremaker) goes, I make custom freshwater spinner baits, buzz baits, bass jigs, and have my own store line of soft plastics and crankbaits.

    The make up of a spinner bait consists of basically three parts:
    1. the body or head
    2. the blade or blades
    3. skirt

    Now here is where the fun comes (as I call it) or the confusion, the matching of blades to the heads. There is the Colorado, Willow, Indiana, Tomahawk and the Deep Cup Colorado. The Colorado... [Read More]
    Author:: "Lew" Lew's Rod & Reel
  3. NCangler
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    Freshwater Angler Articles
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      Post Bowfin-Mysterious Menace

    Bowfin-Mysterious Menace
    by Tony Liddle

    Until recently I never really put much thought into all of the dogfish that I have caught over the years of hunting bass & panfish. While fishing with the great Eric Allee recently, I asked him, “Eric, what were you referring to when you used the word "bowfin"?” We agreed that he was talking about what I call Dogfish. People may call this interesting breed other names, such as grinnel, blackfish, brindle, mud fish, shoe pike, cypress ba
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    Author:: Tony Liddle
  4. NCangler
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    Saltwater Angler Articles
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      Lightbulb Want To Make An Inexpensive Fish Attracting Lure? Try the CD Flash!

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    Want to Make an Inexpensive Fish Attracting Lure? Try the CD Flash
    by Gary Ralston

    What is free and can also serve as an effective fishing lure? Simple; compact discs (CD’s). Whether from AOL, or any other source, a CD comes with at least one highly mirrored surface that easily attracts fish eyes. If you haven’t noticed already, a CD is flexible, plastic and can easily be cut with a pair of scissors. You can create a shape like a fish, long diamond, triangle,“V”, or any shap
    ... [Read More]
    Author:: Gary Ralston
  5. NCangler
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    Back to School
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      Post VHF Marine Radios

    by Alan Sorum - Feature Writer for Boating & Sailing at suite101.com
    [email protected]

    A VHF (Very High Frequency) marine radio is essential safety gear that needs to be aboard all vessels. There are appropriate VHF's built for every type of watercraft. Manufacturers now produce small capable handheld radios that are suitable for a coat pocket or even the smallest boat. A cellular phone is an adjunct, not a replacement for a

    ... [Read More]
    Author:: Alan J. Sorum
  6. NCangler
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    Freshwater Angler Articles
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      Post The "Goofiest" Of All Fishing Trips

    There are a lot of places in this world where one can go to find solace, peace and tranquility while wetting a line for fish.

    Walt Disney World in Orlando Florida is not the first place that comes to mind.

    Nonetheless, right there beneath the shadow of the Magic Kingdom, amongst wide-eyed roller coaster riders, a stones throw from Tinkerbell's safety harness, exists one of the prime Largemouth Bass fishing waters you will find anywhere.

    Remote? No.

    Pristine? Hardly.

    Filled with hu... [Read More]
    Author:: A. J. Klott
  7. NCangler
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    Saltwater Angler Articles
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      Post The Majik Drum Rig

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    The Majik Drum Rig
    by Capt. Owen Lupton



    What is the purpose of the short leader drum rig with circle hook? That is a legitimate question some of you may have asked. In an effort to save our big red drum, so the spawning stock can increase, the Division of Marine Fisheries closed the season on taking any red drum over 27” in length a few years ago. Since there was an extensive fishery operating in Pamlico Sound on large fish over 27” it became apparent that status q
    ... [Read More]
    Author:: Capt. Owen Lupton
  8. 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
    ... [Read More]
    Author:: Bobby Ivie
  9. 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
    ... [Read More]
    Author:: Elizabeth Edwards
  10. 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
  11. PT Yakker
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    Kayak Fishing Angler Articles
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      Post Exercises for Kayak Fishermen to Alleviate Back Pain

    I noticed on my few trips out on my kayak that I ended up getting some aches and pains setting up after a few hours on the water. As a PT (Physical Therapist) I thought I might be able to provide some tips to fellow kayakers on ways to prevent some of the aches and pains that may set in while kayak fishing.

    Many of you are doing some types of stretching or moving around to limit your own aches and pains already, or you have upgraded your seating systems with improved back supports.
    Long t... [Read More]
    Author:: Chris….PT Yakker
  12. NCangler
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    Kayak Fishing Angler Articles
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      Post Kayak Fishing

    Gone are the days when most fishing sports and activities require boats; though there are still some who prefer the traditional boating experience, many have switched to the use of kayaks. Bringing your fishing experience to new and diverse levels, kayak fishing will enable you to reach certain environs that would have been impossible with large boats. You can even paddle into shallow waters such as flats.

    Kayak fishing has gained worldwide popularity; especially for those who like the sereni... [Read More]
    Author:: Marcus Peterson
  13. NCangler
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    Freshwater Angler Articles
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      Post Carp Fishing

    An ancient way of survival turned hobby, fishing, is cherished by many for its relaxing, natural setup. But if you think fishing is all about throwing the line in the water and oozing down in your fold-up chair while getting a tan, think again. Sometimes fishing is hard work! Especially carp fishing. Read on and you’ll find out why…

    You don’t have to be an extremely experienced fisherman to recognize this scenario: you prepare for a fruitful day of carp fishing, thinking you got the right bai... [Read More]
    Author:: Chris_Braithwaite
  14. NCangler
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    General Fishing Articles
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      Post A 300-Year-Old Bath - A North Carolina Vacation Into History

    Rampaging Indians, yellow fever, pirates and drought would be enough to put most towns out of business. Bath – North Carolina’s first incorporated town – celebrates its tenacity in 2005, the town’s 300th anniversary.

    Europeans settled on the banks of the Pamlico River in the 1690s, drawn by the access provided by the river and the proximity of the Atlantic Ocean, just 50 miles way. But Indians had lived here for centuries before these French Protestant colonists moved in from Virginia.

    ... [Read More]
  15. 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
    ... [Read More]
    Author:: Capt. Gary Dubiel
  16. 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
    ... [Read More]
    Author:: Bobby Ivie
  17. NCangler
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    Freshwater Angler Articles
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      Post Baitcasting Reels - Definitely Worth Learning, Part 3

    Baitcasting Reels - Definitely Worth Learning, Part 3
    by Bobby Ivie

    Desiring to become more proficient with the baitcasting reel forced me to compile a list of tips and tricks that have all come in handy in stopping backlash, and getting more distance and accuracy.

    Don't overload yourself, just try one or two at a time. Some of these really made the difference for me as to where the baitcasting reel ended up, in the garbage or on the fishing trip. They are in no particular ord
    ... [Read More]
    Author:: Bobby Ivie
  18. 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
    ... [Read More]
    Author:: Scott Morris
  19. 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.
    ... [Read More]
    Author:: Larry M. Lynch
  20. NCangler
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    Back to School
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      My Observations on Snakes

    Submitted by member animaljosh

    I have had loads of free time as of late and have been checking out past threads here in the hope of making the days pass faster. I’ve had lots of giggles and gained a lot of insight. There is one subject here that I feel needs some clarification. That subject is reptiles…..specifically snakes (alligators are a close second…) I am going to take this opportunity to try and shed some light on an obviously misunderstood subject. I know it’s hard to “teach old... [Read More]
    Author:: NCangler member animaljosh
  21. NCangler
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    Kayak Fishing Angler Articles
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      ICAST 2008 – Sportfishing Product Manufacturers Miss The Mark?

    malibuX July 16th through the 18th the American Sportfishing Association held its annual ICAST sportfishing trade show. The show was sold out for the seventh straight year. ICAST was held at the Las Vegas Convention Center. This show is where the “Who's-Who” of the global sportfishing industry gather to show their fishing products. All the big companies were there, Pure Fishing, Johnson Outdoors, Shimano, Rapala, Pinnacle Fishing, and Daiwa just to name a few. There were so many sunglass brands that... [Read More]
    Author:: Robert at DriGrip
  22. NCangler
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    General Fishing Articles
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      The REEL DEAL Part 3: Bait Casters

    Author: Brent aka "Sundrop"

    I have to admit. My skills with Bait casters are yet to develop so I will be brief and allow the comments from more experienced to fill in the gaps!
    Bait casters look like a spool of line with a handle on the side. They are known for causing troublesome tangles in inexperienced hands called “Backlashes”. A backlash is caused by the spool spinning faster on a cast than the line is leaving the rod. Cast speed and tension is controlled by a combination of and ad... [Read More]
    Author:: Brent aka "Sundrop"
  23. NCangler
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    General Fishing Articles
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      The "REEL DEAL" Part 2: Spinning

    Author: Brent aka "Sundrop"

    We have covered the “closed face” or spin-cast reel. One of the most common and least expensive reels available, although it has its limitations. Now we will look at a much more versatile and reliable reel design. The “Spinning Reel”. A spinning reel is easily identified because of its unique design. It has an open spool in the front of the reel and the reel hangs below the rod, where other designs are mounted “over” or “on top of” the rod. The open spool mean... [Read More]
    Author:: Brent aka "Sundrop"
  24. NCangler
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    General Fishing Articles
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      Fising 101 " The REEL Deal!"

    Author: Brent aka "Sundrop"

    The “REEL” Deal….. part 1

    OK, you’ve done the cane-pole thing…or decided to go for it all the way!!!
    Now you need to know a little about reels…the types and how they work. I highly recommend simplicity here in the beginning because spending your day fighting with equipment is quick to make someone “throw in the towel” when it comes to fishing.
    Remember “fishing requires patience…” enough said.

    There are 3 basic forms of reel…
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      Author:: 0000-00-00 00:00:00
  25. NCangler
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    General Fishing Articles
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      Fishing 101 : LET’S GET GEARED UP !!

    Author: Brent aka "Sundrop"

    Ok, if you’re following along you know you want to keep this simple and see if fishing is for you. You know a little about what to expect to catch and you have your Fishing License and your little booklet of regulations… so you’re ready to get the gear you’ll need to get started…

    I will start with the simplest, easiest to manage and cheapest to acquire way to fish. This dates back farther than we realize, and I’m sure you’ve all seen it in practice if you... [Read More]
    Author:: Brent aka "Sundrop"

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