Sibling Slab Rivalry

Falls of the Neuse Lake and Jordan Lake have grown up together — an hour’s drive apart on either side of the Raleigh-Durham area — since they were impounded more than 20 years ago. […]


Slab City

How good is the crappie fishery at Lake Wateree?

Well, Nick Babin and Brian Davis live in Gilbert at the south side of Lake Murray, and when they want to catch big slab crappie and lots of them, they drive completely around their home lake and head up the road to Lake Wateree, downstream from the town of Great Falls on the Catawba River, forming the border between Fairfield, Lancaster and Kershaw counties. […]


Chatterbait next hot lure

The Chatterbait, a lure that can best be described as the hybrid of a spinnerbait, jig and crankbait, has taken the bass-fishing market by storm in recent months. […]


Do the jerk, see it work

Throughout this magazine, you’ll read stories where bass fishermen constantly refer to jerkbaits as among the most productive lures in their tackle boxes in late February and early March. […]


Lake Norman blue catfish are great winter targets

There are fishermen at Lake Norman who blame the N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission for everything they perceive that’s lacking in the lake.

The stripers and the bass aren’t big enough; there isn’t enough bait; the WRC isn’t doing anything to help. It’s their version of the “Lake Norman Blues.”