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Let me take you to school with ‘Shad 101’
As you read this, thousands of Hickory shad and American shad, which we call white shad locally, are leaving the Atlantic Ocean entering the Albemarle and Pamlico Sounds, and heading up freshwater rivers to spawn. Fish that live in saltwater, but travel to and reproduce in freshwater are classified as anadromous. Striped bass, better known as rockfish, also follow this process several months after the shad.
Boundaries set for 2013 Tar River first hickory shad contest
This Saturday, January 19th is the first official day of the 2013 Tar River First Hickory Shad Contest. We’ve got all of the i’s dotted and t’s crossed for this third annual contest.
Saltwater fishing schools adds Greenville location
Fishing is not an exact science. However, those that depend mostly on luck don’t usually find much of it. If you want to be good at anything, you need to become a student of your desired subject.
Looking back on a very productive 2012 fishing season
My 2012 fishing season was a good one. Maybe my best ever! It was all about hickory shad, white shad, rockfish, and speckled trout. More important, than the fish themselves, were the people I met and fished with along the way. Old friendships were renewed, and new relationships forged every place I wet a hook. Anglers are some of the nicest, friendliest, and most helpful people you will ever meet. I say this with tongue in cheek of course, but I don’t trust a man that doesn’t fish.
Chance to win $1k prize package in hickory shad contest
Ever met a hickory shad worth a thousand dollar prize package? You will, if you win the 2013 Tar River First Hickory Shad Contest. Rules? The unique and interesting thing about this contest is that there are few rules and regulations. It’s open to everybody, no entry fee or registration needed.
Last minute Christmas gift suggestions for anglers
Anglers are not hard to buy for because gifts can range from an inexpensive pack of hooks to a new high-dollar bass boat, depending on your gift budget and bank account. If you are not an angler, but buying for one, seek help from the experts.
Always better safe than sorry when out fishing in a boat
This is a true story as told by David Wynne to Tight Lines about his close call with disaster while fishing alone for Speckled Trout recently on the Neuse River. David is a close friend of my Havelock pal, Jerry Jackson.
Bottoms comes out on top in the TASS trout tournament
Greg Bottoms won the recent TASS Toys For Tots Speckled Trout Tournament with an impressive citation-size 5.58-pound, 25.5-inch Speckled Trout. My claim to fame is that I netted the winning fish for Greg. Talk about nervous?
Bottoms wins TASS Trout tournament
Greg Bottoms of Tarboro bested twenty-nine other anglers in the annual TASS (Tarboro Association of Saltwater Sportsman) Toys For Tots Speckled Trout Tournament with a citation size Speckled Trout that tipped the scales at 5.58 pounds.
Cold weather trout fishing is for the Hale and Hardy souls
Lucky me, I have three speckled trout outings on my calendar this week. I could go every day, but I am afraid Wifey would change the locks on the doors, and the menagerie of dogs and cats at our house would forget who I am.
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