Guide to Fishing North Carolina Coming Feb. 14

Guide to Fishing North Carolina Coming Feb. 14
Guide to Fishing North Carolina Coming Feb. 14

Fishing North Carolina, written by well-known author Mike Marsh is slated to be released on February 14, 2011.

Fishing North Carolina covers 100 lakes, rivers, streams, park millponds, watershed lakes, sounds, fishing piers and beaches in a way only Mike can do. No other book has been, or will ever be written, that covers the fantastic fishing available all across the state in so much detail.

Included are all of the things you need to know to plan a complete fishing trip, even with entire family along. The chapter for each site includes extra information, such as camping facilities, hiking trails, playgrounds, boat rentals, boating restrictions, wade fishing, bank fishing, pier fishing, fish species, detailed lake statistics such as depth, acreage, shoreline length, shoreline and bottom characteristics, water quality and clarity and any special regulations.

A separate section tells you how to catch and where to catch more than 50 freshwater and saltwater species!

What about the best place to catch an 18-inch brown trout? Where are the best lakes for striped bass fishing? What are the two best mountain hotspots for walleye? Where can you catch 60-pound flathead and blue catfish, or eating sized channel cats? What about walleye? One mountain lake has lots of 3-pound fish, while another has fewer walleye, but they weigh 6 to 8 pounds! How about places in the coastal rivers to catch 40-pound stripers or coolers full of jumbo white perch? What about places for catching white and black crappie and gorgeous sunfish like the pumpkinseed, redbreast, bluegill, flier, warmouth, green and "stumpknocker." Did you know that one piedmont lake is overrun with chain pickerel, a species typically more abundant at the coast? How about the best beaches for surf fishing and other coastal waters that are tops for catching red drum, flounder and speckled trout and other top game fish? Want to know where the spots are running? A list of every fishing pier, including telephone numbers, lengths, and special characteristics such as live bait tanks, is included in the Ocean Fishing Pier chapter.

Fishing North Carolina also shows the locations of the boat ramps and access areas nearest the best fishing. Every site is referenced to DeLorme's Atlas and Gazetteer by grid to help you find it, even if you don't have a GPS! Fishing North Carolina has 60 maps and 20 photographs, plus more 315 pages of text in addition to the most extensive appendix of fishing resources ever compiled.

You can learn everything you need to know before heading to Randleman Regional Reservoir, the state's newest 3,007-acre lake that is absolutely ON FIRE for bass and crappie fishing. Or you can find solitude in places you never even knew existed like Lake Lucas and Bennett's Millpond. You will be surprised to learn where the best places are to catch bass weighing more than 10 pounds. They are NOT the big lakes that receive high fishing pressure, but the smaller city lakes and municipal reservoirs.

Want to catch a Muskie? Mike fished with a guide at Lake James and they raised 11 muskellunge and landed two in a single day! Did you even think that was possible in North Carolina?

Whether you have never fished and want to give it a try, or if you are a veteran angler or tournament fisherman and want to know what is in that "mystery lake" you've been itching to try but can't seem to get around to it, Fishing North Carolina is guaranteed to help you catch fish and enjoy every day you spend on the water. The book will be available at all major bookstores and at

For information on how you can plan your own fishing trip in North Carolina, and anywhere else in North America, visit WFN's Travel section.

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