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Some fish have teeth, really sharp teeth, and they can make short work of mono or fluoro leaders. You might land some occasionally, but, for the most part, catching these fish consistently requires wire leaders. There are a couple of exceptions, most notably trolling spoons for king and Spanish mackerel, but landing success for toothy critters rises significantly when a wire...
It happens every spring. There may be a few advance scouting parties during April, but by May the sneaky Spanish Armada is surging up the Carolina Coast with plans to take over the nearshore ocean waters.  Even with thousands of eager fishermen watching and waiting for their arrival, with plans to intercept and catch as many as possible, they make...
Cleaning Your Fishing Gear
If you have been hiding in your man cave or workshop as winter kept trying to reemerge in the Carolinas, hopefully you used some of that time to do a little R&R on your fishing equipment. If not, it's time to get it done ASAP as the good spring fishing could arrive at any time. All but a few...
Shaw Grigsby, Host of One More Cast explains his favorite knots to attach Fluorocarbon leader to braided fishing line.

Popping Corks

The light ripple on the water's surface had the popping float bobbing ever so slightly as it drifted into the riffle created by the oyster rock blocking the path of the falling tide.  Just after the tide pushed it around the corner of the oysters and it's speed began to slow, the fisherman dipped his rod tip and jerked...
Choosing The Right Cast Net I really enjoy working the fishing shows and expos each year as folks ask a lot of questions and it lets me see if there is a trend in thinking and gives me ideas for stories.  One of the trends this year has been questions on cast nets.  The questions may be about mesh size,...
Fishermen who are looking to improve their skills and add more fish to their coolers during 2017 have two opportunities to learn from two of the best on February 4 and 18, 2017.  Captains Jimmy Price and Jerry Dilsaver will be the featured speakers at an all-day fishing school presented by the Oak Island Parks and Recreation Department. The school...
Down East Flounder Fishing  There's more than one pair of flounder allowed on this ark... Capt. Noah Lynk leads his clients to a bunch of nice flounder in the waters around Harkers Island also referred to as Down East.  He fishes from the nearshore ocean at Cape Lookout to the waters of Back Sound, Middle Marsh, North River Marshes and...
Fishing Line 101 - Choosing The Right Fishing Line
Fishing Line 101 - Choosing the Right Line I do a lot of fishing seminars each year and one of the questions that always comes up is something to the effect of which fishing line is better.  This isn't a question on brand, but which material is better and there are differences related to the type of fishing.  The question...
Chad Canteen wot a nice Ocean Flounder
HOW TO - Fishing the North Carolina Artificial Reefs North Carolina has a very good Artificial Reef Program.  There are 41 ocean reefs from 1.5 miles to 40 miles offshore and 8 inland reefs.  The artificial reef program is administered by the N.C. Division of Marine Fisheries, but there are several artificial reef associations along the NC coast that assist...

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