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Fishing

  • Light switch is ‘on’ for fishing

    By Derek Treffinger

     

    It is frustrating how fishing can turn on and off like a light switch. One day we couldn’t catch a cold, the next we couldn’t keep the fish off our hooks long enough to set lines. It may be moon phase, wave height, water temperature or wind speed. Yet one thing is for sure: we never know until we get out there and fish. Fortunately for many, this weekend that light switch finally decided to turn on. 

  • Meg Fletcher receives Clary Medal

        Meg Keeter Fletcher of West Brunswick High School and Alexander Bruce White of Maiden High School are the recipients of the ninth annual Clary Medals awarded by the North Carolina High School Athletic Association.

                      They were honored at the NCHSAA’s annual meeting, Thursday, May 1, at the Dean E. Smith Center on the campus of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

  • Troll what you know

     Fishermen spend countless hours analyzing weather patterns and temperatures to fulfill the ultimate fantasy of having a great day on the water. Last week, anglers finally got the opportunity to make their fantasy come true. After the previous weekend’s cold temperatures and gale force winds, Mother Nature finally gave in and gave our coast some decent spring weather.          

  • Schools for fishing offer hands-on experience

     In a recent article, someone had made a list of things you don’t learn about in a traditional school setting, trying to degrade our education system. Although balancing your checkbook is not a subject in school, most of us would agree that if you listened in math class you should be able to figure it out.

  • At spring break, redfish providing best action
  • Warm welcome from spring fishing

     By Capt. Derek Treffinger

  • Fish are on the move
  • The light at the end of the tunnel: Spring

     One thing I know for certain is it has been one long and cold winter. Even well into April, we are having trouble shaking the effects of winter. Obviously it was cold, but the other kicker has been all the rain. However, as we approach Easter weekend, I feel as if the light at the end of the tunnel is bright, and yes, we are going to get back to fishing.

  • Hero or zero fishing
  • Scouting your fishing area is important

     Conditions are forever changing in our waters around the Brunswick islands. We have inlets filling in and inlets getting dredged that will move sand, making it important to learn new navigation routes this coming season. Freshwater runoff will drop salinity levels and stain the water, possibly moving fish to other areas. Strong currents and strong winds will stir up silt in the water, making it nearly impossible for fish to breath. It will be important to ride around your favorite fishing areas looking for these changing conditions for better success this year.