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  1. Catching Report - November 14, 2006

    Speckled trout, red drum and a few flounder are being caught inshore. The cooler nights have the fish moving to deeper water so look for them in holes and drop offs and mud bottoms in the mornings and evenings. In the middle of sunny days you can find them up in shallow water on the sand flats warming up in the sun.

    Surf City Pier reports some spots are still being caught as well as black drum, speckled trout and an occasional black drum and blue fish.

    The big ...
  2. A MirroLure technique for Specks

    One of my favorite lures for catching speckled trout (spotted sea trout) is the MirroLure made by the L&S Bait Company. There are several different models and many techniques for using them ranging from trolling to casting to pitching them.

    My favorite way to target specks with mirrolures utilizes the MR series and is best described as a modified cast. I'll explain in more detail below. These lures have been around for decades and are a favorite of many speck fishermen. The ...
  3. Weekly Column - November 9th

    Eat fish, live longer. Eat oysters, love longer.

    I grew up hearing that said many a time. Perhaps it was dreamed up by some marketer, but it sure seems like good advice to me. At least itís an enjoyable creed to follow.

    As an avid recreational fisherman, I have a healthy respect for the environment. It only makes sense that we canít constantly draw down the fish stocks to a level at which they canít sustain themselves.

    The Department of Marine Fisheries ...
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