Cape Fear Academy lacrosse coach Paul Gilbert used to coach fall sports, but now autumn is reserved for fishing.
March fishing fix: Answers, friends, are blowin’ in the wind
While you don’t need a weatherman to know which way the wind blows, March brings conditions that require anglers to plan, lest the idiot wind blows through the buttons of your coat.
Seafloor mapper Dave Bernstein knows how to find fish
He’s a geospatial mapping specialist who has loved fishing his entire life and a former competitive angler.
Handle boat maintenance now for peace of mind this spring
To make spring a fun and exciting time for boating, do some work now and improve your odds of avoiding big towing and repair bills later.
Fly-fishing guide Harry Meraklis shares saltwater secrets
A fly fisherman since childhood in western Pennsylvania, Capt. Harry Meraklis of Kitty Hawk knows how to adapt to Outer Banks conditions.
Wise lure selection can mean never being unprepared
A small assortment of lures can bring success in almost any inshore fishing situation.
December brings solitude, action for anglers who seek it
The beauty of living and fishing in North Carolina is that there are great opportunities during the colder months with a variety of species, without the crowds.
Outdoor writer Jerry Dilsaver draws from life experience
The longtime journalist and Brunswick County native has fished his entire life and knows a trick or two.
John Petrigac gets paid to ask; the answer is always fishing
He grew up lake fishing with his grandfather, but Petrigac, who now conducts creel surveys for the Division of Marine Fisheries, has made saltwater fishing his life.
How to respond when a kid asks, ‘Can we go fishing today?’
Often the most successful fishing trips are the ones that begin with a young person’s question, “Can we go fishing today?”
Inner coast: Lake Mattamuskeet draws outdoor enthusiasts
In the first of a series exploring North Carolina’s mainland coastal region, the waters of Mattamuskeet are a draw for waterfowl and adventurers.
Socially sustainable seafood requires diligence, scrutiny
Mislabeling is common in the seafood industry even as consumer demand for local and sustainable food grows. In the end, it’s better for everyone to make the supply process transparent.
Subsistence fishers catch dinner, but get more from casting
Subsistence fishing is a mix of culture and economics in eastern North Carolina.
Speckled trout await: Roadside spots ideal for fall fishing
Every fall, speckled trout move by the thousands into creeks crossed by roads and bridges, where an angler needs only the proper approach and equipment.
Chris Medlin continues family’s fishing traditions, business
Family is especially important for Chris Medlin, owner of East Coast Sports in Surf City, who comes from a long line of coastal business owners, dating back to the late 1940s.
September a good time to develop improved fish intuition
The sights, smells and other signals are there, but some folks just seem to have an innate sense for catching fish.