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Let's go fishing!

Posted February 17, 2011

I'm not much of a fisherman but I admire those who are. Today on WRAL's Noon News I will interview a fishing expert. Join us about 12:40PM for the discussion with award-winning hunting and fishing journalist Mike Marsh.

Mike's new book Fishing North Carolina will tell you where to go, how to get there, what fishing regulations are in effect, the best time to fish, the best way to fish (from boat, dock, or shore), key species at each locale, and the best lures to use. Readers across the state can use this book to find their new favorite fishing hole.

How many of you like to fish? What are your favorite spots and angling secrets? Let's reel in a string of great comments today!

By the way Mike Marsh will be signing books tonight at Barnes & Noble in Cary starting at 7:00.


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  • moppie Feb 17, 2011

    My family owned and operated a fishing pier in Topsail Beach for 45 years, so I'm definitely an avid fisherwoman:) I'm loving passing all the traditions and knowledge down to my children the way my Grandaddy and Daddy did with me. Fishing is an excellent family activity, with skills that will carry them through life. I'll never have to worry about my kids being hungry as long as there's a body of water nearby:)

  • lynneslaughter Feb 17, 2011

    I like pond fishing for bream. Once I caught what to me was the biggest one ever. My son tearfully told me it was the smallest bass he had ever seen. I had that fish mounted (it was barely legal size) and we all laugh about Mom's big catch whenever we pass it in the hallway. The grandkids think it is one of those fake talking fish.Can't wait for Mrch and a new fishing season.

  • azwolfpk Feb 17, 2011

    We love to go fishing. We have a center console boat and do most of our fishing at the beach - anywhere between Southport and the Chesapeake Bay. We do mostly bottom fishing and some trolling. Sometimes we catch a lot of fish and sometimes we don't catch anything. We usually have family or friends with us when we go out fishing, so we have a great time either way. We also have a jon boat with lights mounted that we use for flounder gigging at night. We stand on the front of the boat and use gigs with long handles to get the flounder out of the water and into the boat. I also love to just go to the pond and fish for whatever will bite. Any kind of fishing is a great way to spend time with family and friends.

  • Bass Pro 3 Feb 17, 2011

    I come from a long line of family fishermen/women! My 17 year old son would rather fish for bass than eat. He loves to beat his older twin brothers who also love to fish. We love to go to small private ponds and fish either from the boat or off the banks. Just the pleasure of spending time with my sons and seeing them enjoy nature and the outdoors -- how much better could life be!

  • blytle Feb 17, 2011

    As far as I can recall, I've only been fishing once, and that was when I was a little girl -- probably around four or five years old. My grandaddy took me fishing with him one day to a pond somewhere out in the country near his little town. He didn't catch anything that day, but I caught a teeny little fish and was sooooo proud that I had out-fished my grandaddy!!

  • thefensk Feb 17, 2011

    I always have to remember that old saying:
    Give a man a fish and he eats for a day.
    Teach a man to fish and he sits around all day drinking beer with his buddies.

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