Spring Fishing

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April 2013by Ken DeBarth It is that time of year again! Spring is here and it is time to go fish­ing. After the long...

The April Blues

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April 2013by Ken DeBarth After a long cold and quiet winter, many fishermen feel the blues. By the time April arrives most of us...

Restoring the “Blanche”: A traditional Ocracoke fishing boat

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September 2011 By Pat Garber Seventy-five years ago an Ocracoke fisherman, Stacy Howard, commis­sioned a master boat-builder, Tom ‘Neal, to begin building him a fine new...

Ocracoke Fishing-Scents: “Fish Smell Real Good”

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September 2011 By Ken DeBarth I was in Tradewinds Tackle the other day and over­heard Alan sharing his opinions on insect repellent and sun block with...

First aid for fishing injuries

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August 2010 By Ken DeBarth We all expect every­thing to work out well. We expect to catch fish, have a good time, and return home safely....

From the archives Dear Santa: winter fishing on Ocracoke

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Reprinted from the December 2009 Ocracoke Observer By Ken DeBarth Dear Santa Claus: This winter I will be surf fishing on Ocracoke. I need some equipment to...