KISSIMMEE, Fla.— Though Jeff Coble of Manson, N.C. was the clear-cut winner of the inaugural ESPN Outdoors Bassmaster Series Championship on Saturday, he’s thanking another competitor for helping him clinch the win. […]
KISSIMMEE, Fla.— Though Jeff Coble of Manson, N.C. was the clear-cut winner of the inaugural ESPN Outdoors Bassmaster Series Championship on Saturday, he’s thanking another competitor for helping him clinch the win.
There had been talk, rumors and rumblings of bluefin tuna around Frying Pan Shoals and Cape Fear for a while, but when Capt. John “QB” Quattlebaum and his crew on QB’s Sea Witch brought an 84-inch, 308 pounder to the dock on January 16, all the speculation quickly turned to fact. […]
When he turned south after passing through Oregon Inlet on December 30, 2005, Capt. David Bronson made a fateful decision he and longtime friend David Hiebert, plus many members of their families, will remember for a long time. […]
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.”
I once caught a bluefin tuna in the 200- to 300-pound range, so I’m familiar with near-death experiences.
Six of us brought 11 bluefins to the boat that day. Because I was sixth in rotation, I hoped the skipper would call it a day before No. 12 ate a bait, so I wouldn’t be called out of my corner for a second round. […]
Capt. Stuart Caulder’s phone call was direct and to the point.
“Hey, Jerry, the stripers are starting to show up along the waterfront in downtown Wilmington,” he said. “The tide will be right for the next few afternoons.”
Past experiences with Capt. Caulder’s fishing information told me he was making an offer I probably didn’t want to refuse. I quickly replied in the affirmative about his request to fish and asked if he had a day in mind. […]