Fishing Tournaments

Sorrell takes Lake Champlain crown

Rodney Sorrell of Stokesdale won his first BASS title by edging out Kotaro Kiriyama of Moody, Ala., by one ounce at the Aug. 17-19 Bassmaster Northern Tour event at Lake Champlain, Plattsburgh, N.Y. […]

Bass Fishing

Spotted bass take over Chatuge

Lake Chatuge, a popular TVA reservoir at the Hiwassee River in Clay County, N.C., and Towns County, Ga., once was known as a prime smallmouth bass lake, second only to Fontana Reservoir — but not any longer. […]


Flat-sided crankbaits work well

Fourteen years ago next month, I wrote a newspaper column about flat-sided crankbaits after an afternoon excursion to High Rock Lake with the late Jerry Walters of Lexington, a fine bass fisherman who lost a battle with cancer several years ago at far too young an age. […]


Yadkin on the Fly

Fly-fishing evokes images of bubbling streams winding their way along pebble and rocky bottoms amidst mountainous terrain in the western reaches of North Carolina. […]


Pork, Big Bucks Stop Here

While N.C. legislators wrangled with pork-barrel spending from a $2.1-billion surplus, Luke Vande Guchte of Wake Forest knew what his family would be spending some of their money for – a taxidermy mount of his first big-antlered buck deer. […]