Even when it’s busy—when many people out to enjoy the oddity of a mild day in early July—I can’t help but see the Great Dismal Swamp through an ego-fueled tunnel vision. Having visited at least a couple times every week, for several months, I’ve come to see the park as my own personal space.READ MORE ».
When it comes to fishing of any kind the word patience is used a lot because without it we would never go fishing at all. Some people go fishing for the joy of being outdoors with nature while some people look at fishing as a skill to be learned.READ MORE ».
We have all been waiting for the long winter to break and even though we had a small teaser last month it finally looks like we are warming up. Even if we don’t think so the fish believe it is true, so it is time to break out the tackle and let’s go fishing.READ MORE ».
Here in the Albemarle region we are surrounded by water with our rivers, creeks, ponds and the sound. We have more access to fishing than just about any other area in the state.READ MORE ».
This time of year the water temperature can either make or break your day on the water, but if you know what to look for you can use this information to your advantage.READ MORE ».
Now you can get a kayak specifically designed to fish out of in fresh or salt water with rail systems that mount rod holders, depth finders or even anchors. One of the biggest advancements in the past few years is the pedal drive systems that come in some of the kayaks.READ MORE ».
This time of year we have a lot to be thankful for but keeping us safe is up there at the top of my list of things this season. With all the madness going on in the world the last thing we need is an unnecessary accident while fishing, so lets talk safety for a minute.
Whether we are out on a boat or just fishing the banks of a pond we have to take some precautions this time of year. The water temps are dropping so getting in the water could be a huge problem even if you simply slip of the bank and fall into the water. Hypothermia is the problem here and it only takes a few minutes before setting in.READ MORE ».
When the weather begins to cool in the early mornings like it has this past week it is time to get out your top water baits and get out on the water. When water temps cool the bass will move up onto the flats and into the creeks chasing bait fish and this is when the top water bite comes alive.READ MORE ».