Bass Fishing

High Rock Lake stripers are on

Fishermen who like to catch big striped bass on the Yadkin River system will have November marked down on their calendars as a month when they need to be drowning baits on High Rock Lake.

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Catch more redfish in the Pawleys Island surf

By November, many anglers have stored their fishing gear and won’t take it out until the spring, opting for hunting, football or cozying up by the fire drinking hot chocolate, but this is a great month for all types of fishing, including surf-fishing.

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Big redfish to return?

For the past several years, a run of bull red drum has been steadily increasing in the ocean in Long Bay, which extends from North Carolinas Cape Fear to South Carolina’s Cape Romain. The big concentration began around Little River Inlet 10 to 15 years ago and has since extended north to Frying Pan Shoals off Cape Fear. 

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Bass Fishing

Lake Wateree bass are hungry

November on Lake Wateree means cooler water temperatures, shorter days and hungry bass, according to pro angler Dearal Rodgers of Camden.

“The late-fall fishing season begins in November, and the bass will gorge themselves throughout the month getting ready for winter,” he said. “Fall bass feed heavily on Wateree’s three main food sources: shad, bluegill and crawfish.”

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Deer of the Year

Stokes County bowhunter bags 130-class buck

With over two months of the 2016 N.C. deer season remaining, Stokes County’s Rich Roberts filled his last buck tag on Oct. 23 with a massive 200-pound eight-pointer boasting 23-inch main beams and 4 1/2-inch bases. A buck of a lifetime for many, it’s the second largest buck Roberts has ever taken with a bow. And it happened to be on the same stand he took a Pope and Young from just a few years ago. 

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