N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission; Fishing

Published 4:10 pm Thursday, July 8, 2010

The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission has set the dates for its annual public hearings. The hearings are the first since the Commission moved its annual public hearings from January to September as a part of overall adjustments to its rule making cycle.

The hearing is scheduled to begin at 7 p.m. on September 14 at the Morganton Municipal Auditorium, in Morganton; N.C.

If you want to voice your opinion this the time to do it. This information came from the N.C. Wildlifes web page.

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My column is short this week, but Im have been working on my boat and camper getting ready for my two week summer fishing trip. It was hot last week and I did not catch anything; at least I tried. If you need any tackle or advise, please stop by and talk to Ken at Silver Creek Campground in Mill Springs or Kelly at Curtis Wright Outfitters in Saluda; both of them know their fishing!

Fishing Report

The weather cooled a little this week and a few more fishermen returned to the lakes.&bsp; Bass fishing picked up a bit with the cooler temps, the fish moved a little closer to shore earlier in the day so they were a little easier to catch.

Deep crank baits and sinking baits were all effective. Slow fished plastic worms were also doing quiet well. Crappie are still being caught in deeper water holding close to cover.&bsp; They are easier to catch at night when they move out a little from cover.&bsp; Bream fishing still remains strong near shore and are very easy for the kids to catch.&bsp; Cat-fishing remains strong especially at night. Stink baits for the channel cats and live bait on the larger blue cats.&bsp; Remember to take the kids and create a lifetime of memories. Thanks from Ken Haynes, Silver Creek Campground.

Quote for the week:

I once gave up fishing. It was the most terrifying weekend of my life.?