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*VIDEO* How to catch redfish under docks

Fishing under docks can spell trouble for anglers not accustomed to fishing in tight quarters. A lot can go wrong, from errant casts that hang your hooks into the dock’s wood, to having a fish bite and wrap you around a piling, breaking your line. […]

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Hatchery-supported trout waters opening on April 1

The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission will open Hatchery-Supported Trout Waters in 25 western counties at 7 a.m. on April 1. The season will run through Feb. 28, 2018.

While fishing on Hatchery-Supported Trout Waters, anglers can harvest a maximum of seven trout per day, with no minimum size limits or bait restrictions.

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Run, shad, run

The Cape Fear River has a variety of fishing opportunities, and one of the spring highlights is shad, striper and catfish action in the tailwaters of Lock and Dam No. 1 about 20 miles upriver from Wilmington, N.C.

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Bass Fishing

It’s big-bass time on Hickory

Andy Fox of Fishers of Men Guide Service changes tactics during April as largemouth bass transition from staging areas to their spawning grounds on North Carolina’s Lake Hickory. In either phase, Fox (828-312-8711) said plenty of bass from 4 to 7 pounds will be caught this month.

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Try Hartwell’s cats

April is when the last vestiges of winter become just memories, the days get longer and the water temperature rises into that magic range in the low 60s that puts the catfish in Lake Hartwell on the move. That’s when the fishing starts to get good, according to guide Seth Owens of Anderson, S.C.

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Battery-powered submersible lights make flounder gigging quieter, more enjoyable

In the early days of flounder gigging, participants were just about bound to a boat, and while plenty of fish have been gigged from boats, lots of flounder tucked themselves away in areas of water that were only inches deep, safe from the drone of the generators that were necessary to power the lights used for gigging. But that was before companies like Hydro Glow came on the scene and made things much easier for flounder gigging.

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