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If you’re going to sneeze because of all the pollen, you might as well do it on the water

If you’re going to sneeze because of all the pollen, you might as well do it on the water

All that yellow stuff that’s coating anything and everything outside means it’s high time you got fishing. With every passing day and temperatures rising slowly but surely, more and more species are providing opportunities to get in on some great Virginia and North Carolina action. For reference, the picture is of my with a nice king mackerel caught on light…

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VB Fishing Pier gets a refresh

VB Fishing Pier gets a refresh

A chilly fog rolled in from the Atlantic, making it impossible to see the end of the Virginia Beach Fishing Pier from the Boardwalk. All around, work crews hammered and sawed – busting up the relative quiet of an early spring morning at the Oceanfront. Inside Pier House Bait and Tackle shop, Minnow didn’t seem to notice, much less care.…

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“It was the perfect ending”

“It was the perfect ending”

Sandra Scherman sat in silence at a table set up on the edge of an Eastern Shore patch of woods. Her husband, Mike Scherman, sat next to her. Behind them was a handful of close friends – waiting, watching for a deer to come into range of Mike’s rifle. Finally a big buck showed itself and Mike took a shot.…

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Pandemic’s silver lining is boating

Pandemic’s silver lining is boating

Lock downs, toilet paper shortages, closed businesses, unemployment – it’s been more than a little difficult to find many silver linings during the year of Covid-19. There are a few and one of the ones we especially can appreciate in our world surrounded by water is fishing and boating. Boat sales and the industries that support the boating and fishing…

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It’s time to spring into fishing

It’s time to spring into fishing

Even though spring doesn’t officially begin until Saturday, the region’s angling season decided to jump the gun weeks ago. Fishing opportunities on all fronts have been fantastic when the weather has permitted. We all know how freaking crazy the weather can be this time of year around these parts. Spring’s first day might not invite a lot of trips, with…

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Well … at least it ain’t ice

Well … at least it ain’t ice

I’ve jokingly been telling folks that there is no need for me to own a boat or to go down to the shore to wet a line. All I have to do lately is stand on the back deck and cast a lure into the backyard. It’s that wet. And living close to the edge of the Pasquotank River, I…

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There is nothing crappy about winter crappie

There is nothing crappy about winter crappie

Jet airliners roared nearby, either screeching to a halt or powering up for takeoff – seemingly just a few feet away. They didn’t scare a juvenile eagle or a majestic red tailed hawk as they floated effortlessly nearby, searching the surface of Lake Whitehurst’s frigid waters for an easy meal. It was late February and it was cold, just like…

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