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.

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.

What’s the Greatest Risk to Your Boat?

August 17, 2020 | Dave Shaw

Hurricanes result in some of the most frequent boating insurance claims.