What would you do if a bear charged the tree in which you were sitting? Check out this vid. Man, it's nuts!
Boddie Thompson from Camden shows off his grand prize for the 2011 Bag-A-Buck Contest. He picked up the Bowtec bow from Irby Street & Angler's Choice, Leupold rangefinder, a Nikon scope and a certificate for a hunt at Cherokee Run Hunting Club during the Palmetto Sportsmen's Classic.
He'll also receive a CVA muzzleloader from Nichol's Store in Rock Hill.
Jerry Goble of Sherrills Ford, N.C., weighed a five-bass limit totaling 17 pounds, 14 ounces Saturday to win the Walmart Bass Fishing League North Carolina Division event on Lake Norman. For his victory, Goble earned $3,766.
I started off right away early that morning catching a 5-pounder with a green pumpkin jig, said Goble. But then it really slowed down for a few hours. I had to wait for the day to warm up, because I knew where I could catch fish once the temperature warmed. Finally around 10 a.m. it did. I was fishing in the mid-lake area, and I fished pretty much one specific area that I had been targeting. Ive been going back to this spot for the past month, and once I get what I need, I leave. I went back to that spot today, and was able to catch my two big ones there.
I live on the lake, so I knew what I needed to do coming in to this tournament, and my plan worked, Goble continued. I caught my fish with a Tennessee Shad-colored jerkbait, and the green pumpkin jig. I threw the Alabama rig a little bit, and did catch two on it, but I had the most success with the jerkbait. I was fishing from 5 to 10 feet of water, and once the rain stopped and it warmed up a little bit, I had my fish by noon. My day was great.
Rounding out the top 10 pros were:
2nd: David Pless, Candler, N.C., five bass, 13-13, $1,883
3rd: Kelly Logan, Morganton, N.C., five bass, 13-11, $1,256
4th: Michael Fox, Statesville, N.C., five bass, 13-8, $879
5th: Hank Cherry, Maiden, N.C., five bass, 13-7, $721
5th: David Williams, Maiden, N.C., five bass, 13-7, $721 + $1,000 Evinrude Bonus
7th: Jason Wilson, Cherryville, N.C., five bass, 13-2, $628
8th: Scott Hamrick, Denver, N.C., five bass, 12-6, $533
8th: Brian Travis, Conover, N.C., five bass, 12-6, $533
10th: Paul Brittain, Icard, N.C., five bass, 12-0, $439
Complete results can be found at FLWOutdoors.com.
James Lee of Connelly Springs, N.C., weighed a five-bass limit totaling 11 pounds, 1 ounce Saturday to win $1,883 in the co-angler division.
Rounding out the top 10 co-anglers were:
2nd: Cody Hoyle, Rutherfordton, N.C., five bass, 10-11, $942
3rd: Sam Spencer, Hudson, N.C., five bass, 10-10, $627
4th: Denny Sigmon, Sherrills Ford, N.C., five bass, 10-9, $439
5th: Bobby Snyder, Charlotte, N.C., five bass, 10-1, $377
6th: Anthony Mandia, Kannapolis, N.C., five bass, 9-15, $345
7th: Michael Branch, West Columbia, S.C., five bass, 9-5, $314
8th: Carroll Blevins, Jonesboro, Ga., four bass, 9-0, $282
9th: Thomas McDermott, Madison, N.C., five bass, 8-4, $235
9th: Bryan New, Belmont, N.C., five bass, 8-4, $235
The next BFL North Carolina Division tournament is scheduled for March 31 on Kerr Lake in Henderson, N.C. After the fifth North Carolina Division tournament is complete, the top 40 boaters and 40 co-anglers based on point standings will qualify for the Oct. 18-20 Regional Championship on Pickwick Lake in Florence, Ala. Boaters will compete for a top award of a Ranger Z518 with a 200-horsepower Evinrude or Mercury outboard and a Chevy Silverado, while co-anglers will fish for a new Ranger Z518 with a 200-horsepower Evinrude or Mercury outboard.
The Dixie Deer Classic photo gallery is constantly expanding, so be sure and check it often!
All of the NorthCarolinaSportsman.com moderators are at the North Carolina Sportsman booth, so come on out to the Dixie Deer Classic and visit with us! They'll be here until about 2 p.m.
This group is tired of waiting for legislators to protect our coastal fisheries, so they're going after a full gill-net ban. Check out the details, and then let us know what you think!
Watch this vid to hear what Elite Series pro Dustin Wilks had to say about the 2012 Bassmaster Classic, in which he finished in 7th.
See what Marty Robinson had to say about his first Bassmaster Classic appearance - and about the possibility of sharing water with four-time Classic champ Kevin Van Dam - in this 2012 Bassmaster Classic preview video.
And don't forget to keep up with all the Classic news on the dedicated 2012 Bassmaster Classic page (http://www.louisianasportsman.com/communities/bassmasters/index.php) on our sister site!
Watch this video to learn what Davy Hite had to say yesterday about the 2012 Bassmaster Classic, which began this morning on Louisiana's Red River.
And don't forget to follow all the Classic news on the dedicated 2012 Bassmaster Classic page (http://www.louisianasportsman.com/communities/bassmasters/index.php) on our sister site!
Check out what Davy Hite told us last night about the 2012 Bassmaster Classic, which began this morning on Louisiana's Red River.
And don't forget to keep up with all the news about the Classic on the dedicated 2012 Bassmaster Classic page (http://www.louisianasportsman.com/communities/bassmasters/index.php) on our sister site!
Congratulations go out to JustinTime, who won the 2011 Bag-a-Buck Contest grand prize. Check out what he wins:
Listen to what anglers in other states say about how gamefish status of saltwater fisheries has helped protect and grow their fishing opportunities.
Veteran fishing guide Capt. Charles Brown talks about the potential of this state's saltwater fisheries and makes the case for protecting red drum, speckled trout and stripers by giving them gamefish status in this sort video.
Read the latest story about why the management of the state's coastal fisheries must change: http://www.northcarolinasportsman.com/details.php?id=2326
And let us know what you think!
North Carolina Division of Marine Fisheries' Louis Daniel discusses his agency's stance on gamefish status and how he sees the management of the state's coastal fisheries in the attached video.
Be sure to listen to his assessment of the value of the recreational fishery vs. that of the commercial side of things, and what gamefish status would ultimately mean for the charterboat industry.
S.C. Natural Resources Board meets Jan. 26 in Columbia
The S.C. Natural Resources Board, the policy making body of the S.C. Department of Natural Resources, will meet 10 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 26 in Room 335 (board room) of the Rembert C. Dennis Building located at 1000 Assembly St. in Columbia.
Board meetings are open to the public and anyone with business for the board or needing directions to the meeting should contact the S.C. Department of Natural Resources Columbia office at (803) 734-9102. Caroline C. Rhodes of Charleston is chairman of the S.C. Natural Resources Board.
Items scheduled on the agenda for the S.C. Natural Resources Board meeting include:
* Constituent Comments
* Advisory Committee Reports
Saltwater Recreational Fisheries
Wildlife and Freshwater Fisheries
Land, Water and Conservation
* Items for Board Information
Report on Bear Season
* Items for Board Action
EPMS Policy Update
Reduction In Force (RIF) Policy Update
Comprehensive Deer Management Program
* Director's Briefings
* Deputy Directors' Reports
Outreach and Support Services
Land, Water and Conservation
Wildlife and Freshwater Fisheries
* Comments - Board Members
* Executive Session (if necessary) #
A former commercial fisherman longs for the days of old, when coastal fisheries were abundant, but said only radical changes in management will push North Carolina to become one of the premier destinations for recreational anglers.
See what this ex-commercial has to say: http://www.northcarolinasportsman.com/details.php?id=2309
I just saw this note from North Carolina Sportsman writer Craig Holt on my Facebook page, and wanted to share with you guy:
Ramon Bell, president of NC Bowhunters Association and a very dedicated outdoorsman and excellent bow hunter, suffered a stroke this past week and is in Moses Cone. He is recovering but prayers always are appreciated and help.
We definitely encourage the Sportsman nation to lift up Ramon in prayer.
Well, one of the politicians who is supposed to be developing new schemes for managing our coastal fisheries made it clear this week that he doesn't want to change a thing.
Check out the story, and then let us know what you think!
It looks like there's a move to ignore the issue of gamefish status for redfish, speckled trout and stripers when the legislative Saltwater Review Committee begins meeting this month.
Check out the details at http://www.northcarolinasportsman.com/details.php?id=2278, and be sure to let committee members know that you support protecting these species.