Fishing North Carolina s Outer Banks

Author: Stan Ulanski
Publisher: Univ of North Carolina Press
ISBN: 0807869260
Release Date: 2011-09-26
Genre: Sports & Recreation

In this hands-on, how-to guide to fishing North Carolina's Outer Banks, expert fisherman Stan Ulanski combines his enthusiasm, his experience, and his scientific expertise to show anglers how to catch more fish. Focusing on the essential but often misunderstood links between recreational fishing and the biology, geography, and natural history of the region, Fishing North Carolina's Outer Banks fosters an understanding of the aquatic environment of one of the nation's prime fishing destinations. Ulanski reveals the best approaches to the six main Outer Banks angling scenarios: surf, pier, sound, offshore, inshore, and reef, ledge, and shipwreck fishing. The book features illustrated fish profiles--each loaded with essential information, including identification, food value, and habitat pointers--and species-specific fishing tips for thirty-five of the Outer Banks' most common game fish. And, once you've made your catch, Ulanski provides important storing, cleaning, and cooking advice--including six of his favorite fresh fish recipes. This is a trusty tackle box tool for planning fishing trips to the Outer Banks and for understanding the underwater setting of the fish you're out to catch. Southern Gateways Guide is a registered trademark of the University of North Carolina Press

The Nature of North Carolina s Southern Coast

Author: Dirk Frankenberg
Publisher: Univ of North Carolina Press
ISBN: 9780807872369
Release Date: 2012-03-12
Genre: Nature

For some years, The Nature of North Carolina's Southern Coast has stood as an essential resource for all who treasure our coastal environment. In this book, Dirk Frankenberg describes the southern coast's beaches, inlets, and estuaries and instructs readers in the responsible exploration and enjoyment of some of North Carolina's most precious natural areas. From Ocracoke Inlet to the South Carolina border, this field guide provides a close-up look at a complex ecosystem, highlighting the processes that have shaped, and continue to shape, North Carolina's southern coast. Frankenberg identifies over 50 different areas of interest along 180 miles of coastline and presents images to help identify natural processes, plants, and plant communities. In addition, he addresses threats to these fragile coastal areas and possible solutions for these threats. Tom Earnhart's new foreword brings the book up to date, helping us appreciate why a deeper understanding of this environment is crucial to its continued enjoyment. Southern Gateways Guide is a registered trademark of the University of North Carolina Press

Adventure Carolinas

Author: Joe Miller
Publisher: UNC Press Books
ISBN: 9781469614175
Release Date: 2014-05-12
Genre: Travel

Have you ever wanted to take up a new outdoor sport but thought, "Not me" or "Where do I begin"? In this unique take-it-with-you guide, outdoors and fitness writer Joe Miller introduces you to sixteen adventure sports in the Carolinas, from water to land and through all four seasons. No matter where you live or what your level of expertise may be, he will lead you to opportunities that range from beginner level to peak experience and equip you with the tools and courage to get outdoors and enjoy nature in new and exciting ways. For each experience, Miller includes location, how to start, associated costs, organizations that can help you begin, physical and mental demands of each activity, and whether the activities are seasonal or competitive. Activities include mountain biking, flat-water and whitewater paddling, scuba diving, climbing, backcountry exploration, skiing, snowboarding and tubing, kiteboarding, hang gliding, and ziplining.

Lessons from the Sand

Author: Charles O. Pilkey
Publisher: UNC Press Books
ISBN: 9781469627380
Release Date: 2016-03-14
Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction

Ever wonder where sand comes from? Or why shells are colored differently? Or how to estimate the size of a wave? Featuring more than forty fun hands-on activities for families with children, Lessons from the Sand reveals the science behind the amazing natural wonders found on the beaches of North Carolina and South Carolina. Easy-to-do experiments will help parents and kids discover the ways water, wind, sand, plants, animals, and people interact to shape the constantly changing beaches we love to visit. Featuring colorful illustrations and clear instructions, most activities require nothing more than an observant eye and simple tools found at local stores. You will learn about geology, weather, waves and currents, the critters that live on our beaches, and the environmental issues that threaten them. Chapters also include indoor activities for rainy days and activities for nighttime discovery. This book will become an indispensable companion for families, teachers, and students heading to the Carolina coast for years to come.

An Outer Banks Reader

Author: David Stick
Publisher: UNC Press Books
ISBN: 9781469621548
Release Date: 1998-06-01
Genre: History

For half a century, David Stick has been writing books about the fragile chain of barrier islands off the North Carolina coast known as the Outer Banks. Two of his earliest, Graveyard of the Atlantic and The Outer Banks of North Carolina, were published by the UNC Press in the 1950s, and continue to be best-sellers. More recently, Stick embarked on another project, searching for the most captivating and best-written examples of what others have said about his beloved Outer Banks. In the process, more than 1,000 books, pamphlets, periodicals, historical documents, and other writings were reviewed. The result is a rich and fascinating anthology. The selections in An Outer Banks Reader span the course of more than four and a half centuries, from the first known record of a meeting between Europeans and Native Americans in the region in 1524 to modern-day accounts of life on the Outer Banks. Together, Stick hopes, the sixty-four entries may provide both "outlanders" and natives with an understanding of why the Outer Banks are home to a rapidly growing number of people who would rather spend the rest of their lives there than any place else on earth.

How to Read a North Carolina Beach

Author: Orrin H. Pilkey
Publisher: UNC Press Books
ISBN: 9781469619675
Release Date: 2014-06-30
Genre: Nature

Take a walk on the beach with three coastal experts who reveal the secrets and the science of the North Carolina shoreline. What makes sea foam? What are those tiny sand volcanoes along the waterline? You'll find the answers to these questions and dozens more in this comprehensive field guide to the state's beaches, which shows visitors how to decipher the mysteries of the beach and interpret clues to an ever-changing geological story. Orrin Pilkey, Tracy Monegan Rice, and William Neal explore large-scale processes, such as the composition and interaction of wind, waves, and sand, as well as smaller features, such as bubble holes, drift lines, and black sands. In addition, coastal life forms large and small--from crabs and turtles to microscopic animals--are all discussed here. The concluding chapter contemplates the future of North Carolina beaches, considering the threats to their survival and assessing strategies for conservation. This indispensable beach book offers vacationers and naturalists a single source for learning to appreciate and preserve the natural features of a genuine state treasure. Southern Gateways Guide is a registered trademark of the University of North Carolina Press

Fishing North Carolina

Author: Mike Marsh
Publisher: Blair
ISBN: 0895873966
Release Date: 2011
Genre: Sports & Recreation

The first section of the book covers more than 50 different freshwater and saltwater fish. For each specific fish, you'll find information about the types of waters where you can find the fish, details about their habits, the best ways of presenting baits or lures, and consistent places where you can catch that fish. The second section gives details about 100 bodies of water, arranged geographically into mountains, Piedmont, and coastal sections. Each entry covers the best ways to catch particular species at that location and the best places in the water body to begin fishing. It also offers general information such as special rules and regulations, nearest campgrounds, and directions to access points. Using this guide will help you know where to go, what to bring, and what to expect when fishing throughout the state.

Fly Fishing North Carolina

Author: Anthony Vinson Smith
Publisher: No Nonsense Fly Fishing Guidebooks
ISBN: 1892469219
Release Date: 2014-02-15
Genre: Sports & Recreation

This guide gives you a quick, clear understanding of the essential information you'll need to fly fish North Carolina's most outstanding waters.

The Surfcaster s Guide to Baits Rigs and Lures

Author: Milt Rosko
Publisher:
ISBN: 1580801188
Release Date: 2004-01-01
Genre: Sports & Recreation

This book details everything the surfcaster needs to know about plugs, metal, live bait and other rigs, with clear advice about when and how to use them.

The Gulf Stream

Author: Stan Ulanski
Publisher: Univ of North Carolina Press
ISBN: 0807887102
Release Date: 2008-09-08
Genre: Nature

Coursing through the Atlantic Ocean is a powerful current with a force 300 times that of the mighty Amazon. Ulanski explores the fascinating science and history of this sea highway known as the Gulf Stream, a watery wilderness that stretches from the Caribbean to the North Atlantic. Spanning both distance and time, Ulanski's investigation reveals how the Gulf Stream affects and is affected by every living thing that encounters it--from tiny planktonic organisms to giant bluefin tuna, from ancient mariners to big-game anglers. He examines the scientific discovery of ocean circulation, the role of ocean currents in the settlement of the New World, and the biological life teeming in the stream.

Belize Islands Guide

Author: Lan Sluder
Publisher: Lan Sluder
ISBN: 9780967048864
Release Date: 2010-01
Genre: Travel

The most comprehensive and authoritative guide to the beautiful islands of Belize, including Ambergris Caye, Caye Caulker and the offshore cayes and atolls. This 200-page guide is by Lan Sluder, author of more than half a dozen books on Belize. It's packed with candid information and photos on hotels, restaurants, tours and activities on the cayes. Bonus 40-page section on living, retiring, working and buying property in Belize.

The Science of Fly fishing

Author: Stan L. Ulanski
Publisher: University of Virginia Press
ISBN: 0813922100
Release Date: 2003
Genre: Science

The foundations of fly-fishing history, literature, and mechanics are firmly anchored in the disciplines of science, yet until now there has been no comprehensive work that integrates scientific components into the sport of angling for trout and other game fish. The Science of Fly-Fishing fills that void. Stan L. Ulanksi presents the basic elements of the physical and biological sciences in a way that helps the reader see their practical application to fishing. The Science of Fly-Fishing is designed for anglers—whether they have any formal background in science or not—who are curious about the relevance of science to their sport. The angling-related scientific concepts revealed in the book require no more of the reader than a good dose of common sense and a willingness to expand his or her fly-fishing knowledge. Ulanski’s thoughtful explorations of topics such as the physics of fly casting, the angler’s environment, the diet of trout, and the role of lake geology and biology will help anglers reach a greater understanding of and appreciation for the natural aquatic home of their quarry. Stan L. Ulanski is Professor of Geology and Environmental Science at James Madison University.

Flyfisher s Guide to North Carolina Georgia

Author: Nick Carter
Publisher: Wilderness Adventures Press
ISBN: 9781940239101
Release Date: 2017-01-08
Genre: Sports & Recreation

The cold, clear creeks of the Southeast offer some of the best isolated flyfishing opportunities and unheralded big fish in the country. Those incredible opportunities and more are covered in the all-new Flyfisher’s Guide to North Carolina & Georgia. This all-new guide is complete with author Nick Carter's brilliant full-color photography and the same Wilderness Adventures Press maps that have made this series the best flyfishing guidebooks on the market. Public land, access roads, campgrounds, parks, boat ramps, hand launches, parking and picnic areas, driving directions and GPS coordinates for access points are all included. No need to worry about getting lost. This guidebook includes comprehensive coverage of the large rivers, the medium streams and the small brooks. From the high tributaries of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park and Pisgah National Forest in North Carolina to the broad and rolling Chattahoochee River in Georgia and far beyond, Carter has covered just about everything of interest to fly anglers. Carter has fished these waters for years and his experiences and stories guide readers through the best flyfishing this region has to offer. He has penned numerous articles for a variety of flyfishing and outdoors magazines and his expertise has earned him a reputation as one of the best flyfishing writers for this under-rated part of the country. Don’t miss out on this encyclopedia of southeastern flyfishing knowledge. You will be rewarded handsomely with new locations, great experiences and excellent fishing.

Saltwater Fishes of North Carolina South Carolina and Georgia

Author: Diane Rome Peebles
Publisher: Quick Reference Pub Incorporated
ISBN: 1936913003
Release Date: 2011-07-01
Genre: Nature

Fishes of North Carolina, South Carolina and Georgia: A Guide to Inshore and Offshore Species is for anglers and nature enthusiasts alike. Featured are 65 common saltwater species of fish occurring in the beautiful coastal and offshore waters of the US South Atlantic Bight region. The illustrations are arranged so that comparison of similar species is easy. The accompanying text accurately indicates size, distinguishing features and habitat. This 12-panel, laminated, waterproof guide is sturdy enough to stand up under repeated use and folds to an easy-to-carry pocket-sizea handy complement to any boat or tackle box.