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  • 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.

    November 26, 2012

  • JJa fishSpeck.jpg Fishing is spectacular all over coastal eastern North Carolina

    Some are calling the current trout blitz the best Speckled Trout fishing they have seen in years. If you can get those pesky Rockfish to leave your baits alone, most anglers are easily putting legal limits of Specs on ice early, and then enjoying honing their twitching skills with a bunch of catch & release activity.

    November 16, 2012 1 Photo

  • Toys For Tots 2012 fall speckled trout tourney nearing

    The TASS Toys For Tots 2012 Fall Speckled Trout Tournament is Nov. 17 to Dec. 1.  That gives you two full weeks to sneak out to all your favorite speckled trout “honey hole,” and hook that big gator trout that has been jumping off your line and spitting the bait back in your face.

    November 9, 2012

  • Hurricane Sandy is sure to change the fishing landscape

    First and foremost let me say that our thoughts and prayers are with everyone impacted by Hurricane Sandy. Loss of life, personal injury, and property damage are far more important than the effect this storm will have on our local fishing scene. That being said, this is a fishing column, so let’s look at the relevance this storm will have on local anglers.

    November 2, 2012

  • 60 million potential outdoorsman votes should get politicians attention

    The fishing community is a big part of those potential 60 million voters comprised of outdoor enthusiasts that also include hunters, shooters, and conservationists. Statistics prove that fishing is the largest participation sport in the USA. We are a force to be reckoned with, and need to use it to our political advantage. Let’s support and vote for those candidates that have our best (fishing) interests at heart.

    October 29, 2012

  • TASS King Mackerel tournament at Atlantic Beach

    It was blowing fairly hard off the Crystal Coast last Saturday, but that didn’t stop those hearty souls engaged in the annual Fall TASS King Mackerel Tournament at Atlantic Beach.

    October 19, 2012

  • Flounder.jpg Fall fishing in Neuse River might be best kept secret

    The grass always looks greener on the other side, and most anglers are just as guilty as everyone else looking beyond the obvious when searching for fertile fishing grounds.

    October 12, 2012 1 Photo

  • Fishing community is a concerned group of people

    My experience in 50 years of fishing is that anglers are some of the most generous, giving, thoughtful people I know. I have watched them numerous times while out fishing share tackle, equipment, bait, advice, and knowledge. In a lot of circumstances this “help” was extended to complete strangers.

    September 28, 2012

  • Great time to consider joining TASS

    Any time is a good time to join Tarboro Association of Saltwater Sportsman (TASS), but since the club is making local front page headline news lately, now would be a great time to jump on board.  In case you missed it, TASS has proposed funding and putting a fishing platform on the Tar River a stones throw from the Main Street / Hwy 33 Bridge.

    September 21, 2012

  • Miller MacDonald_Sailfish citation.jpg Hughes family enjoys a memorable Labor Day weekend outing

    It’s always gratifying when readers share their fishing success stories and pictures with Tight Lines.   It’s kind of like another opportunity to enjoy the event all over again through their words and snaps.

    September 14, 2012 1 Photo

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