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Maryland-style blue crabs are a treat for the taste buds
I love to eat Maryland-style steamed blue crabs. If it’s true you are what you eat, then I am one big, overweight, crabby guy.
Blue crabs, even though they are more green than blue, don’t stay blue long in my presence. A hand full of Old Bay seasoning, a little quality time in my oversize pressure cooker, and they become an edible, beautiful hue of red.
TASS Summer Trout Tournament a big success
The 2012 TASS (Tarboro Association of Saltwater Sportsman) Summer Trout Tournament at Manns Harbor was a huge fish catching success. Timing must have been perfect because everyone caught Speckled Trout. Not just a few, but a boatload! Some boats caught over 100.
Why not include fishing in your summer travel plans
Whatever your travel plans this summer, try to include some fishing in the schedule of out-of-town activities. Remember, variety is the spice of life. Plan ahead and take appropriate gear from home, depending on your closest body of water, and choice of angling. Locals are your best source of fishing Intel and info. Be polite, but ask specific questions, and hopefully they will give you the straight scoop.
Jennette’s Pier offers fishing, education, and family fun
It’s vacation season, and I am sure many of you have plans to visit the Outer Banks (OBX) this summer. Put Jennette’s Pier on that to-do list. It is a wonderful fishing pier, and offers something for everyone in the family. It is located at milepost 16.5 on Beach Road at Nags Head. From June-September the pier is open 24/7.
Pell’s pond party epitomizes what TASS stands for
Imagine you have a beautiful home in the country outside of Tarboro. Visualize the centerpiece of that lovely spread is an almost 2-acre picturesque pond stocked with Largemouth Bass, Crappie, and Bream. Now imagine you generously host a pond party for local children and adults to enjoy a wonderful evening of fishing fun followed by refreshments.
Paramore family camping-fishing vacation adventure
Frequently, in this space, I encourage readers to take a kid fishing. Being an avid fisherman, I'm sure my viewpoint is a bit prejudiced, but I can't think of a better expression of parental affection than taking the time and making the effort to take young people fishing.
Regrettably Tar River Shad season is over; proven productive
I love shad fishing, and I’m not ashamed to admit that I am upset and a little depressed that the season is over. It has been a big, pleasurable part of my life these past four months.
Electrofishing on the Tar River in Rocky Mount
Ever wonder what those NCWRC guys were doing out there in that funny looking boat?
I have heard them called the “shock troops” or the “juice boys.” The truth is that the NCWRC started electrofishing, or sampling the Tar River in 1996 for Hickory Shad, American Shad (locally we call White Shad), and Striped Bass (Rockfish).
White Shad Bite Still On At Rocky Mount
I had every intention of doing a different article this week, but I am so impressed and thrilled with the current White Shad bite on the Tar River at Rocky Mount that I feel the need and obligation to share this exciting information with you.
Two incredible weeks of fishing for Goines
I have been fishing for more than 50 years, and I would be hard-pressed to find a more productive, enjoyable two weeks of angling. Believe me, it’s not my fishing expertise and prowess. The only time I am the most skilled angler out there is when I am fishing alone.
Seriously, most accomplished fishermen I know also possess some good mechanical skills. Not me, ain’t got none! Anyway, regardless of my limited fishing skills and diminishing physical tools, NOBODY out there on the water enjoys it more than me, I guarantee you.
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