FISHING NORTH CAROLINA gives anglers a complete guide to the state’s finest fishing destinations

John F. Blair, Publisher, publishes FISHING NORTH CAROLINA by Mike Marsh. Books hit store shelves February 1, 2011, as Mike Marsh tours the state to sign books. Event details at
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Feb. 10, 2011 - PRLog -- Winston-Salem, N.C., — Did you know that one out of every eight North Carolinians has a fishing license? With 5,107 square miles of water across the state, it’s no wonder that North Carolinians love to fish. Now, thanks to renowned fishing expert Mike Marsh, anglers have a definitive guide to a pastime that captivates both young and old.

“To an angler, the most important thing is to know what fish are in a certain body of water before going and the type of conditions he will encounter once he gets there,” says Marsh, who grew up fishing in the state’s waters. Fishing North Carolina takes much of the research and guesswork out of planning fishing excursions to lakes, rivers, streams, fishing piers, and surf-fishing destinations.

Want to land a smallmouth bass, one of the most highly sought-after game fish of the mountains? Try your luck at Hiwassee Lake in western North Carolina, but stay near the dam, as that is where the fish are most concentrated. Looking for the notoriously finicky
spotted seatrout? Cape Hatteras National Seashore might be a good bet, but don’t forget a supply of the seatrout’s favorite bait: live shrimp. Fishing North Carolina provides anglers with information not only about the species of fish they are interested in but also where to find it and, most importantly, how to catch it.

If you think good fishing opportunities are too far away from home, think again. Fishing North Carolina will lead you to nearby uncrowded sites you may not have thought of and also tell you what to expect once you reach them. Sixty maps, detailed directions to each locale, and information on nearby campsites and facilities make finding your new favorite fishing hole easy.

One hundred of North Carolina’s greatest fishing opportunities are now finally cataloged in one comprehensive volume. In Marsh’s words, “One lifetime will never be enough to sample every opportunity available in North Carolina’s outdoors.” But with the release of Fishing North Carolina, anglers can try! Mike Marsh is an award-winning freelance hunting-and-fishing writer and photographer whose hundreds of features and columns have been published in dozens of major newspapers and magazines. Marsh currently lives in Wilmington, North Carolina.

Media contact: Brooke Csuka, publicist

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