Wednesday, April 27, 2011

April 27, 2011 Some Favorite Spring Pictures 8

In-shore fishing, targeting reds and specks is becoming one of my favorites.  Choppers, or bluefish, aren't too shabby either!

Monday, April 25, 2011

April 25, 2011 Some Favorite Spring Pictures 7

I keep coming back to the monarchs of Spring.  Gobbler season should be a national holiday!

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

April 20, 2011 Some Favorite Spring Pictures 6

Get out there and catch something!

Monday, April 18, 2011

April 18, 2011 Some Favorite Spring Pictures 5

It's no secret that the Roanoke River has some of the finest striped bass fishing anywhere.  If you want to fish there use caution.  Some of the locals, like these two scallywags (two of my boys, Josiah and Zane), are a little rough around the edges!

Thursday, April 14, 2011

April 14, 2011 Some Favorite Spring Pictures 4

Looks at the hooks on this bird.  My son, Zane, and I went across the western border and hunted this bird down near Chattanooga.  Check out the story here.

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

April 13, 2011 Girls, girls, girls

On July 11-15 N.C. Wildlife is hosting an interesting new event called Becoming an Outdoor Diva targeting girls 12 to 17 years of age .  I'm not certain "diva" has positive connotations but if it gets more young women involved in outdoor activities I am for it.  Here are some of the scheduled activities:
  • An outdoors diva style show
  • Building a shelter in the woods
  • Learning to use a map and compass1
  • Identifying animal tracks and signs
  • Trapping and releasing small mammals
  • Knot tying
  • Nature journals
For more information and to register go here.

Sunday, April 10, 2011

April 10, 2011 Some Favorite Spring Pictures 3

With hatches of all sorts happening this time of year, spring is a great time to wade in your favorite trout stream.  One of my favorites is Davidson River!

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

April 6, 2011 Some Favorite Spring Pictures 2

The outdoors is a family affair.  Here's a shot of us doing a little pond fishing back when we could get the whole family into one canoe.  These days we'd need a pontoon boat!

Sunday, April 3, 2011

April 3, 2011 Keeping up with the regs.

North Carolina Division of Marine Fisheries has a great online resource for coastal fisherman called the Fish Eye News
This month's articles include:
How to Fish Responsibly for Spotted Seatrout
Tips for Ethical Angling 
Navigating the Maze of Fisheries Agencies 
Anglers Should Note Changes to Coastal Recreational Fishing Regulations 
Click here to visit the site.

April 3, 2011 Some Favorite Spring Pictures 1

 The Turkey Protection Team -  (from L to R) Paul, Rusty, Mr. Emery .
There are so many great outdoor activities that accompany Spring.  Over the next few weeks I'm going to post some of my favorite photos from years gone by.  Above is a picture of me and some dear friends, Rusty Asble and Emery Steedley.  This was taken during one of our Alabama turkey hunts.  I don't believe we shot a bird on this particular hunt but I can guarantee we ate some good food, did more than a little cuttin' up and had a great time.