Inshore Fishing

Prospecting in the Neuse

George Beckwith had barely closed the bail on his spinning reel when his rod tip bounced, not the solid thump of a redfish or flounder, but the peck of one of many bait thieves in the lower Neuse River. […]

Deer Hunting

Double Play

Whitetail deer are elusive animals with highly developed survival skills. It is a great achievement when a hunter takes a deer in a fair-chase hunting situation. […]

Inshore Fishing

Guide makes Web strides

It all started when a school of bluefish erupted a half-mile off of Carolina Beach, N.C., Tommy Samuels, 14, stood and stared longingly at the activity when the idea struck him to grab a spinning rod and a surfboard and paddle out to the action. […]

High Tides and Tall Tails

Time to ‘hang a net’

Most fishermen will agree the best time to catch smoker king mackerel along the North Carolina coast is the late fall, and most agree that the best way to catch them is to use live baits. […]

Freshwater Fishing

Don’t ‘spare’ the rod

Jim Mills has been plying his trade for more than 40 years, meticulously handcrafting one-of-a-kind fly rods from graphite and bamboo, using only the best materials available to create what many of his customers describe as works of art. […]