Sports: Columns

Jan. 10, 2015 @ 01:13 PM

On the Water Weekly: Reflections from a memorable week in Florida

After spending eight days bass fishing in central Florida wearing a t-shirt and shorts, it was a shock when we got home last Saturday and stepped out of the truck into 41 degrees and a misty rain. We left Florida to head north at 4 a.m. with the truck thermometer showing 63 degrees and it dropped steadily all the way home.

Dec. 27, 2014 @ 01:08 PM

Chesapeake Bay proves to be ideal spot for Striped bass fishing

Striped bass fishing on the Chesapeake Bay appears to have been very consistent this year, with not a lot of fish being caught, but the ones caught were good ones.

Dec. 20, 2014 @ 12:16 PM

Gray earns spot in 2015 Bassmasters Classic

Our area is going to be represented in the big dance - the Super Bowl of bass fishing – the holy grail of all bass tournaments.

Dec. 13, 2014 @ 02:01 PM

Daniel lands giant largemouth bass at ABA tourney

Local angler Clint Daniel landed a giant largemouth bass last weekend in an ABA tournament on Kerr Lake. He reported getting a top water strike, but the fish missed the bait.

Dec. 06, 2014 @ 07:07 PM

Valuable time at Belews Creek Lake

While there were a lot of options available to me last weekend as far as places to go hunting or fishing, I decided to take it easy and spend the long holiday weekend close to home in Walnut Cove.

Nov. 29, 2014 @ 04:58 PM

Grateful for family

Although last weekend was a non-fishing one for me due to the lingering effects a virus, I am thankful to say that I feel a lot better now. As I sit here writing this on Thanksgiving morning, there are so many things to be grateful for.

Nov. 22, 2014 @ 08:26 PM

Shoreline management plan features minor changes

I sure wish my report was on how good the fishing was last week like it had been the week before.

Nov. 15, 2014 @ 04:41 PM

Bass set to move deeper in coming weeks

Bass fishing was about as good as it gets last Sunday on Kerr Lake.

Nov. 08, 2014 @ 10:10 PM

Belews Creek Lake team bass tournament proves to be beneficial

Taking my own recommendation last week to take a day off every once in a while, I spent all day Saturday hanging around the house eating Susan’s homemade chili and helping our grandson John eliminate the Halloween candy he wasn't planning to eat.

Nov. 01, 2014 @ 11:39 PM

Anglers Choice Marine Division Classic a hit for everyone

There was a crowd of boats on the water at sunrise at the new Nutbush ramp when the Anglers Choice Marine North Carolina Division Classic launched this past weekend.