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July 04, 2018

Did you know that blue crabs are the No. 1 commercial seafood product in North Carolina waters? The state boasts an annual 30 million-pound harvest. Much of it is found in the greater Pamlico Sound area.

Blue crabs surely welcomed colonists and early settlers to Eastern North Carolina when they…

North Carolina Blue Crab catch, from Washington Crab and Oyster Co., Washington, NC

June 27, 2018

Tight Lines readers know I have the utmost respect for the North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission. Every state has such an organization, but of course I think ours is the best.

Frequently, I check out their informative web site. Free fishing, no license required, coming up on the Fourth of…


June 13, 2018

It's summer vacation time! Why not propose a fishing outing in those summer vacation plans?

Having been an avid fisherman all my life, I enthusiastically endorse and enjoy all types of angling, and encourage vacationing families to take advantage of fishing opportunities everywhere you go, from the…


June 09, 2018

A celebration to commemorate the legacy of Jeff and Elizabeth Hyman Knight, which is worth sharing with the community, especially in these days and times, was held on Mother's Day.

Through the union of Jeff and Elizabeth there were 15 children born, all currently living. The children reside in…


May 30, 2018

Mark Twain once said, "The secret of success is making your vocation your vacation." Smart and clever man. My guess is that most successful professional fishing guides would agree with that assessment wholeheartedly.

If you don't have access to a boat, and bank or pier fishing is not going to fill…


May 27, 2018

Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority Inc. is finishing up its 70th Debutante Cotillion.

The members of the Rocky Mount chapter are preparing for scholarship presentations to the young ladies who participated in the pageant program.

Alona Jewell Grandy was crowned Queen of the 2018 Debutante Cotillion sponsored…


May 23, 2018

Dedicated, loyal shad anglers love shad fishing and everything about it. Catching fish is just a very small part of the enjoyment most derive from the total shad fishing experience. Having made many friends on the riverbanks through our mutual pursuit of hickory and American (white) shad, there is…


May 16, 2018

Morehead City comes alive each June with the Annual Big Rock Blue Marlin Tournament.

It is a full week of angling and community involvement and interaction. Monday to Saturday, June 11-16, are the dates this year for the much anticipated and highly acclaimed main event, the 60th Annual Big Rock…


May 09, 2018

Eastern North Carolina anglers have a life-long love affair with a fish from the sunfish family identified scientifically as a Micropeterus salmoides. You might know it better as a largemouth bass, or simply called locally a bass.

Like most fish, the largemouth bass has a variety of nicknames. I…


April 25, 2018

Flooding conditions on the Tar River at Tarboro has caused organizers to postpone the John Cherry Rockfish Rodeo on the Tar until Saturday, April 28. This is more about boat and angler safety than fish availability. The river was high, rough, dangerous and very unpredictable. Though disappointing…

Crappie diagram
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