Inshore Fishing

Flounder with a side of reds

Now that fall has arrived, fishermen are swarming to saltwater. While some of the more expansive waters of the Neuse River downstream from New Bern receive all of the publicity during the summer when giant red drum and torpedoing tarpon are making the biggest splash, these bigger gamefish will be moving out of the river by September. […]

Inshore Fishing

Autumn Royalty

The murky waters of the Intracoastal Waterway were a poor substitute for the blue serenity that awaited over the horizon for Capt. Robert Olsen and the crew of Knot@Work Fishing Charters. […]


What the heck is trolling motor navigation?

A July press release from Johnson Outdoors Marine Electronics begins, “Continuing the evolution of GPS trolling-motor navigation, Minn Kota’s i-Pilot Link utilizes GPS technology and ethernet connectivity to achieve new levels of boat control.” […]


Doing the Dove Dance

The best dove hunt floating on top of my memory happened when I was about 12 or 13 years old. My dad and about a dozen of his friends drove to an Alamance County farm. […]

Freshwater Fishing

Take time to study a stream

Before stepping into a stream and making my first cast, I pause for a minute or two and study the stream, looking for breaks in the stream flow, pockets of slow water next to rushing water, plunge pools, and other places where trout are likely to be. It’s called reading the water, something every good trout fisher does. […]

Freshwater Fishing

Fall knocking at the door

The fishing action on the Santee Cooper lakes takes a turn for the better this month. The action may not be smoking-hot on every species, but the general trend is toward improved fishing for most. […]