Past Seasons

SEASON - 2700 (FALL/WINTER 2011)

2701 - "On The Fly" – join us this week as we fly fish the Cape Lookout area for Spanish Mackerel and Flase Albacore. On Gear Time our anglers discuss the tackle needed and we'll join Donna Reynolds in the kitchen for stuffed clam recipe.

2702 "River Run Stripers" – on this edition of the Journal we'll fish the Neuse River for Striped Bass in March. On Gear Time our anglers discuss the tackle needed and we'll join Donna Reynolds in the kitchen for a fish casserole recipe.

2703 - "Autum Rainbow's" – this week on the Journal we visit the North Carolina mountains in the fall to fly fish for native Rainbow trout. Our angler's discuss the flies that are needed in Gear Time and we'll join Donna Reynolds in the kitchen for a Caribbean fish recipe.

2704 - "Top Water Red Drum" – join us this week as we fish top water lures for the sport Red Drum on a very windy day. On Gear Time our angler’s discuss the top water lures they used and we’ll join Donna Reynolds in the kitchen for a grouper recipe.

2705 "Millpond Jack’s" – on this edition of the Journal we’ll fish an old millpond for the sporty Chain Pickerel (Jacks). On Gear Time our anglers discuss the lures and tackle they used. Donna Reynolds shares a snapper and fried green tomato recipe in the kitchen.

2706 "Spring Break" – join us this week as we fish offshore for Amberjack with one of the top marine artist in the country. On Gear Time our anglers discuss the day and we’ll join Donna Reynolds in the kitchen for a grilled mackerel recipe.

2707 "Stalking Carp" – this week on the Journal we’ll fish for the Common Carp using fly rods. On Gear Time our anglers discuss the tackle and flies they used. In the kitchen Donna Reynolds prepares a oyster and fruit salad.

2708 "Inlet Blues" – on this edition of the Journal we’ll fish two inlets for the sporty bluefish. On Gear Time our anglers discuss the tackle and lures needed to catch bluefish. And Donna Reynolds prepares a shrimp recipe in the kitchen.

2709 "Lake Norman Spots" – join us this week as we fish Lake Norman for the popular spotted bass. On Gear Time our anglers disucss the lures that caught fish. And Donna Reynolds prepares sweet potato fries and fish in the kitchen.

2710 - "Chasing The Tide" – this week on the Journal we’ll follow the tide on the Cape Fear river in search of red drum. On Gear Time our anglers discuss the lure that caught fish and we’ll join Donna Reynolds in the kitchen for a venision recipe.

2711 "Bluegill on the Fly" – on this edition of the Journal we’ll fly fish for large bluegill bream using popping bugs. On Gear Time our anglers discuss the tackle and bugs they used and we’ll join Donna Reynolds in the kitchen for a oyster dressing recipe.

2712 "Short Term Lady Fish" – join us this week as we fish for the sporty Lady Fish. On Gear Time our anglers discuss the tackle needed and we’;; join Donna Reynolds in the kitchen for a duck recipe.

2713 - "Fishing Options" – this week on the Journal we’ll show you why it is important to have options when you go fishing. On Gear Time our anglers discuss how they prepared for the day on the water. And Donna Reynolds prepares oyster puppies in the kitchen.

2714 "Roanoke Island Slam" – on this edition of the Journal we’ll fish around Roanoke Island for a variety of coastal fish. On Gear Time our anglers discuss the lures they used to catch fish and we’ll join Donna Reynolds in the kitchen for a Griddle Cake recipe.

2715 "Sinking Bugs" – join us this week as we target bluegills and bass in February using fly rods and sinking bugs. On Gear Time our angler discuss how they did and we’ll join Donna Reynolds in the kitchen for a soft shell crab recipe.

SEASON - 2500 (FALL/WINTER 2009)

2501 – “Top Water Bite” – on this edition of the Journal we’ll fish top water lures for speckle trout and red drum. On Gear Time our anglers discuss the lures that worked the best. And we’ll join Donna Reynolds in the kitchen for a fried trout recipe.

2502 – “Blade Bass” – this week on the Journal we’ll fish for largemouth bass using lures with blades. On Gear Time our anglers lay out the most productive lures of the day and we’ll join Donna Reynolds in the kitchen for a scallop recipe.

2503 – “Smallmouth Drift” – on this edition of the Journal we’ll head for the mountains to driftfor smallmouth bass. On Gear Time our anglers discuss what top water flies worked the best. And Donna Reynolds has a recipe for a breakfast casserole in the kitchen.

2504 – “Cut Bait Reds” – this week on the Journal we’ll fish the Crystal coast for the sporty red drum. On Gear Time our anglers discuss how they rigged up to fish with fresh cut bait. Donna Reynolds prepares a trout recipe in the kitchen.

2505 – “Spring – Top Water Bass” – on this edition of the Journal we’ll fish a very special place for largemouth bass. On Gear Time our anglers will discuss what top water lures worked today and Donna Reynolds prepares a Tuna salad recipe in the kitchen.

2506 – “Bonito Bite” – this week on the Journal we’ll target the spring run of the sporty Bonito. On Gear Time our anglers discuss what tackle to use and we’ll join Donna Reynolds in the kitchen for a crabmeat recipe.

2507 – “Pee Dee Catfish” – on this edition of the Journal we’ll fish for catfish on the Pee Dee river. We’ll join our anglers in Gear Time to see how they rigged up and join Donna Reynolds in the kitchen for a flounder recipe.

2508 – “Popping Float Specks” – this week on the Journal we’ll fish under popping floats for speckle trout. On Gear Time our anglers discuss how to rig the floats and we’ll join Donna Reynolds in the kitchen for a salmon recipe.

2509 – “Deep Water Jigging” – on this edition of the Journal we’ll fish Jordan Lake for a variety of freshwater fish. We’ll join our anglers as they discuss the lures that caught fish. And join Donna Reynolds in the kitchen with an oyster recipe.

2510 – “Shark Science” – this week we’ll fish for sharks and be a part of an ongoing research program. On Gear Time our anglers discuss the tackle and tagging equipment. Donna Reynolds prepares a shrimp recipe in the kitchen.

2511 – “Crickets & Worms” – on this edition of the Journal we’ll re-visit a farm pond with two young men. On Gear Time we’ll discuss the tackle that’s needed to fish a pond and join Donna Reynolds in the kitchen for a fish recipe.

2512 – “Summer Specks” – this week on the Journal we’ll fish for speckle trout using live shrimp. On Gear Time our anglers show you the tackle you will need to catch fish. And Donna Reynolds prepares a fish recipe in the kitchen.

2513 – “Cherokee Trout” – on this edition of the Journal we’ll fish trophy trout waters on the Cherokee Reservation. Our anglers discuss the flies and tackle requirements on Gear Time and Donna Reynolds prepares fried vegetables in the kitchen.

2514 – “Skinny Water Redfish” – this week we’ll fish the shallow waters near Wrightsville Beach for Redfish (Red drum). On Gear Time our anglers discuss the equipment needed to catch fish and Donna Reynolds prepares a flounder recipe in the kitchen.

2515 – “Spanish Gold” – on this edition of the Journal we’ll fish the spring run of Spanish Mackerel along the southern coast. On Gear Time our anglers discuss the tackle needed to be successful and Donna Reynolds prepares a crispy fish recipe in the kitchen.

SEASON - 2400 (FALL/WINTER 2008)

UNC-TV’s premier outdoor series Carolina Outdoor Journal returns for an all-new season, beginning Saturday, September 6, at 5:30 PM, to travel the length of the state, from rugged mountain rivers to the coastal Gulf Stream, to reel in the tastiest catch and explore the state’s vast natural beauty.  This all-new season of Carolina Outdoor Journal, airing Saturdays at 5:30 PM, with encore episodes on Sundays at 11 AM, is filmed in high definition (HD), bringing Tar Heel wildlife to viewers like you with a bigger picture, sharper image and better sound!

“Structured Bass” (2401) – this week we’ll fish visible and submerged structures for largemouth bass. On Gear Time our anglers discuss what lures caught fish and we’ll join Donna Reynolds in the kitchen for a biscuit recipe.

"Autumn Speckle Trout” (2402) – on this edition we’ll fly fish for Speckle trout off the Neuse River. On Gear Time we’ll find out what flies worked the best and then join Donna Reynolds in the kitchen for a tasty grouper recipe.

“Morning Bite” (2403) – this week we’ll fish the edge of the Pamlico Sound for Striped Bass using top water lures. On Gear Time we’ll take a look at the lures that caught fish and then join Donna Reynolds in the kitchen for a fish recipe.

“Shoaling Redfish” (2404) – on this edition we’ll fish an inlet for schooling redfish (red drum). On Gear Time our anglers discuss what lures were effective. In the kitchen Donna Reynolds serves up a tasty shrimp and salsa recipe.

“Caddis Hatch” (2405) – this week we’ll fish the Watauga River for rainbow trout during a Caddis fly hatch. On Gear Time our anglers discuss the fly selection . Donna Reynolds serves up a trout recipe in the kitchen.

“Blue Water Adventure” (2406) – on this edition we’ll venture offshore to fish the Gulf Stream. On Gear Time our anglers discuss the equipment needed and we’ll join Donna Reynolds in the kitchen as she prepares sushi.

“October Bass” (2407) – this week we’ll fish a hot October morning for Roanoke river largemouth bass. On Gear Time our anglers discuss the lures that caught fish and Donna Reynolds prepares a corn bread recipe in the kitchen.

“MR-17 Specks (2408) – on this edition we’ll fish for speckle trout using one of the hottest artificial trout lures in the country. On Gear Time our anglers discuss the lure and how effective it really is. Donna Reynolds is in the kitchen preparing a scallop recipe.

“Muskie Search” (2409) – this week we’ll take a look back at fishing mountain rivers for the elusive muskellunge (muskie). On Gear Time we’ll discuss the tackle required and join Donna Reynolds in the kitchen preparing a corn bread muffin recipe.

“Albacore on a Fly” (2410) – on this edition we’ll fly fish for the sporty False Albacore. On Gear Time our anglers we’ll discuss fly selection and we’ll join Donna Reynolds in the kitchen for a crab fritter recipe.

“Beetle Spin Approach” (2411) – this week we’ll fish a pond using the time proven beetle spin lure. On Gear Time our anglers discuss the variety of beetle spins available and we’ll join Donna Reynolds in the kitchen for a tasty duck recipe.

“Fly Fishing Shad” (2412) – on this edition we’ll fly fish for hickory shad during their spring migration. On Gear Time our anglers discuss the flies and tackle needed and we’ll join Donna Reynolds in the kitchen preparing a trout recipe.

“Guides Day Off” – (2413) – this week we fish with a professional guide and his wife as they target flounder at the edge of the Pamlico Sound. On Gear Time we’ll learn what they used to catch flounderand join Donna Reynolds in the kitchen as she prepares a SouthernFried Fish Salad.

“Summer Black Drum”- (2414) – on this edition we’ll fish for the sporty and tasty Black Drum. On Gear Time we’ll join our anglers as they discuss how they rigged up and Donna Reynolds prepares a French Onion Oyster recipe in the kitchen.

“The Mullet Men”- (2415) – this week we’ll venture to the Pee Dee river to fly fish for Jumping Mullet. On Gear Time we’ll join our anglers as they discuss what they used to catch these sporty fish. And Donna Reynolds prepares a duck recipe in the kitchen.

SEASON 2300 (FALL/WINTER 2007)

2301 "Mountain Colors" - In the season premiere, we'll fish a Blue Ridge Mountain stream for colorful native Brook Trout. In Gear Time, our anglers share the equipment needed to be successful during this mountain excursion. And Donna Reynolds serves up a grilled Mahi Mahi recipe in the Journal kitchen.

2302 "River Flounder" - On this edition, we'll fish the Cape Fear River for autumn flounder. In Gear Time our anglers will discuss their fishing techniques and we join Donna Reynolds in the kitchen for a tasty fish and chips recipe.

2303 "Top Water Angle" - This week we fish for largemouth bass usinga variety of effective top water lures. In Gear Time, our anglers share the lures they used and Donna Reynolds shares a spicy seafood salad recipe.

2304 "Marsh Trout" - In this episode of the Journal, we'll be fishing for speckle trout in the marshes of the Northern Pamlico Sound. Our anglers discuss what lures and bait were productive during Gear Time and Donna Reynolds prepares a shrimp citrus salad in the Journal kitchen.

2305 "Cypress Shad" - This week, the Journal fids us fishing for Hickory Shad among the cypress tress of the Neuse River Basin. In Gear Time, our anglers discuss what they used to catch shad and we'll join Donna Reynolds in the Journal kitchen for a stuffed hushpuppy recipe.

2306 "Light Tackle Spadefish” – On this edition of the Journal we’ll fish the Pamlico Sound for the sporty Spadefish. In Gear Time we’ll learn what tackle is required and join Donna Reynolds in the kitchen for a Rainbow trout recipe.

2307 “Trophy Lake” – This week we’ll fly fish Phelps Lake for largemouth bass . In Gear Time our anglers will discuss what tackle you will need to catch fish. And Donna Reynolds prepares a seafood casserole in the kitchen.

2308 “Short Term Ladyfish” – On this edition of the Journal we’ll target the sporty Ladyfish. In Gear Time we’ll discuss the tackle you need and join Donna Reynolds in the kitchen for a cornbread stew recipe.

2309 "Trout Lesson-Rainbow Trout” – This week we travel to the mountains with a lady angler in search of rainbow trout. On Gear Time our anglers discuss the equipment they used and Donna Reynolds prepares a duck recipe in the kitchen.

2310 – “Redfish Marsh” – On this edition of the Journal we’ll fish the marshes near Swanquarter for redfish. On Gear Time our anglers discuss the lures they used and Donna Reynolds prepares a smoked trout recipe in the kitchen.

2311 “Late Season Stripers” – This week on the Journal we’ll fish late in the spring season for Roanoke River striped bass. On Gear Time our anglers discuss how they rigged up and Donna Reynolds serves up a catfish taco dish in the kitchen.

2312 “Light For Kings” – On this edition of the Journal we’ll fish the Crystal Coast for the sporty King Mackerel. On Gear Time our anglers discuss how they rigged up and we’ll join Donna Reynolds in the kitchen for grilled venison.

2313 - “Offshore Bite” – This week on the Journal we’ll fish early summer on Jordan Lake for Largemouth Bass. In Gear Time our anglers discuss technique and the lures they used. Donna Reynolds prepares a Blueberry biscuit recipe in the kitchen.

2314 “Sunrise Trout” – On this edition of the Journal we’ll fish for speckled trout early in the morning. In Gear Time our anglers discuss how they rigged up. Donna Reynolds prepares a Grouper recipe in the kitchen.

2315 “Jig Master” – This week on the Journal we’ll fish Jordan Lake in the spring for the sporty and tasty Crappie. On Gear Time our anglers discuss the lures they used and Donna Reynolds prepares a spicy venison recipe in the kitchen.