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A little slice of Americana

A little slice of Americana

That’s 6-year-old Savannah Morgan holding a 27-inch gar. Harvey Caldwell is holding the toothy critter for her before releasing it back into the water. Savanah and twin sister Caroline were participating in a wonderful slice of Americana last weekend on the shoreline of a small pond off Knotts Island’s Capps Creek. The small community around the pond served as host…

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Nothing fishy about this market, unless you’re looking for some great deals

Nothing fishy about this market, unless you’re looking for some great deals

The 12th annual Great Bridge Fisherman’s Association Flea Market hits the Chesapeake Conference Center this Saturday, with the doors opening bright and early at 8 a.m. Tickets are $4. But it ain’t about the entry fee with this much-anticipated event. It’s about the deals you can find on old, slightly used, brand new – and all points in-between – fishing…

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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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Wicked tuna for sure

Wicked tuna for sure

When Chase Robinson passed away, fishing buddy and charter captain Jake Hiles decided that if anyone was going to break his friend’s bluefin tuna record, it would be him. So last February, with bluefin starting to show off the coast, Hiles and Jeff Landis left Rudee Inlet on a voyage to see if they could hook up with a bluefin…

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Rest In Peace, Footer

Rest In Peace, Footer

If you knew Bruce Barefoot, you were lucky enough to know one of Virginia Beach’s true characters. After years of working at the grain elevators in Norfolk after graduating from Bayside High, he finally realized a lifelong dream and opened Footer’s Sports Pub. Over 30-some years, the business grew and along with it his reputation as a serious sports fan,…

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Fall blew in for real early Friday morning

Fall blew in for real early Friday morning

Fall, at least in this mind, means fish with spots all over them. You know, speckled trout and crappie. Got a chance last week to join a few long-time buddies on Knotts Island to fish a small pond off one of the creeks that extend from where Back Bay and Currituck Sound trade waters. The target was crappie, or as…

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I just wanna go fishing

I just wanna go fishing

He stood on the end of a small floating dock, watching a bobber dance and move as the minnow underneath is pulled and tugged. With one eye on his live bait, he cast an artificial bait into different parts of a small pond in northeastern North Carolina, hoping with every cast of the lure that a strike would result. He…

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