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Mark Davis and the BigWater Adventures team have teamed up with PointClickFish.com to bring you a Do It Yourself (DIY) series. Over the next few weeks Mark Davis will show you how it's done! Let us know if you have something you want to see Mark demonstrate!You can find Mark Davis on BigWater Adventures on the Outdoor Channel Saturdays...
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...
Getting Started: Buying A Redfish Boat
Getting Started: Buying a Redfish Boat Part #1 of 4 By: J. Dwayne Smith Team Padrick and Smith “The Redfish Guys” Introduction: When Team Padrick and Smith, “The Redfish Guys”, had the idea of beginning The Getting Started Series of articles, our goal was to help the upstart inshore angler save some time and money by giving advice on tackle, gear, fishing techniques,...
How many are old enough to remember the line, “What’s up Doc?” from the Bugs Bunny cartoons?  It’s actually a really good question to ask about fishing too.  Simply add a k to doc and this becomes something we see so often they are easy to overlook and ignore.  That’s a mistake and we can all learn to catch...
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This trophy trout hot spot doesn't cool down even when the ice forms Morgan Pfander Idaho Fish and Game Henrys lake has been hot this year for fisherman and being covered with ice hasn't changed that. Due to the cold snap this October, the lake froze a bit earlier than usual. Some individuals were seen venturing onto the newly formed ice...
Optimal Use Of Polarized Sunglasses While Sight Casting For Schools Of Redfish – Learn From The Pros
Lee Padrick and I prefer to sight fish for redfish on the flats and along the marshes of North Carolina. This style of fishing makes it imperative that we use quality polarized sunglasses to cut the sun’s glare off the water’s surface. By reducing the glare, the probability of finding schools of redfish increases exponentially.  Furthermore, our sunglasses must...
What a difference a year makes.  A year ago the temperature was dropping and many creeks, shallow bays and more were freezing.  There were speckled trout stuns and kills and in a few places it was bad enough there were also red drum kills. The N.C. Division of Marine Fisheries responded to numerous calls regarding the trout stuns and kills...
Team Smokey Burnout Wins 2015 Carolina Redfish Series Event 2
Atlantic Beach, NC – On June 13th, a total of 21 teams left the dock at first light in search of their two fish limit. Fishing conditions proved to be tough, but 14 teams brought fish to the scales at Chasin’ Tails Outdoors Bait and Tackle. The series hosted a captains meeting Friday night with food provided by Buffalo...
Getting Started: Buying A Redfish Boat Part 4 Of 4
Getting Started: Buying a Redfish Boat Part #4 of 4By: J. Dwayne Smith Team Padrick and Smith “The Redfish Guys” Introduction: When Team Padrick and Smith, “The Redfish Guys”, had the idea of beginning The Getting Started Series of articles, our goal was to help the upstart inshore angler save some time and money by giving advice on tackle, gear, fishing techniques,...
Have you ever wondered how the N.C. Division of Marine Fisheries came up with the data  and statistics they use to regulate Tar Heel fisheries?  Have you ever questioned their data and wanted to become involved to be sure the data is correct?  Well, there is an opportunity available and the DMF will be training all current and prospective...

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How to Choose the Right Life Jacket

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