What Type of Training Could Be Made Available For NC Fishing Guides?

October 26, 2020 | Dave Shaw

North Carolina is home to more than 800 licensed fishing guides whose customers cast a line in both our estuarine and marine waters.

How Big Is That Bass?

October 19, 2020 | Dave Shaw

The “TrophyCatch Eyeball Challenge” reveals that guessing the weight of a bass in a photo is a lot harder than most people think.

How Will Climate Change Affect Spawning American Shad?

October 12, 2020 | Lauren Pharr

By the 2090s, the spawning season for American shad could begin 12 days earlier.

Does the Type of Habitat Affect Juvenile Fish?

October 5, 2020 | Dave Shaw

Research shows sportfish generally have higher populations in natural and restored habitats.

When Do Anglers Head to Reef Sites?

September 28, 2020 | Dave Shaw

Long-range automated cameras answered the question about one in site in Australia.

Does the Moon Affect Offshore Tournament Catch Rates?

September 21, 2020 | Dave Shaw

A classic study shows how moon phase influences some gamefish more than others.

How Do Loggerhead Sea Turtles React to Hurricanes?

September 14, 2020 | Dave Shaw

Not only do they dive longer and change locations, but their new behaviors linger after the storm has passed.

Top left: Three prominent ocellated spots form a triangle on the body of Gulf flounder. Top right: On summer flounder, five ocellated spots form a pattern like the five side of a die. Bottom: Southern flounder have non-ocellated spots. Courtesy of the N.C. Division of Marine Fisheries

Can You Identify North Carolina’s Three Species of Flounder?

September 7, 2020 | Dave Shaw

It turns out, most anglers can’t. Luckily, NCDMF has some tips.

Do Trout Stocked in Western NC Rivers Stay Put?

August 31, 2020 | Dave Shaw

Most trout stay within about a mile of their original stocking location but are available in high numbers to anglers for only a few weeks.

Where Can I Find Quick and Free Info about Fish Stocks?

August 24, 2020 | Dave Shaw

The new NOAA Fisheries Stock SMART Tool provides easy online access to current and historical data on federal stock assessments.