• This is a great time of year to head to the Chattooga, a 52 mile blue ribbon trout fishery that borders both Carolinas and Georgia.


    Lake Wateree bream are biting, but not where you think

    Anglers can catch bream in South Carolina’s Lake Wateree pretty much year-round, but September can be special for those looking for something a little different from panfish. 

    August 29 at 4:03pm

    Huge Chatham County 10-pointer taken by sheriff’s deputy

    Chad Gaines of Goldston, N.C., patrols the roads of Chatham County as a sheriff’s deputy, and he patrols for deer on his family farm. Late on the afternoon of Sept. 15, he put permanent handcuffs on a 156 5/8-inch whitetail buck he’d been investigating since the end of the 2015 season.

    September 21 at 12:44pm

    Tips for catching more Hatteras trout

    Guide Ken Dempsey of Hatteras is expecting a great fall for speckled trout, in part because of good fishing last fall, a good summer and the promise that September holds.

    August 30 at 8:51am

    Paddles down, guns up

    So far in 2016, this column has discussed ways to target specific fish species from a paddle boat, including rigging, gear, equipment and places to fish.

    Put your fishing gear away and grab your shotgun, because as good a month as September can be for fishing, it’s also a great time to chase some early season migratory waterfowl.

    September 14 at 9:00am

    150-inch Orange County 10-point buck goes down to bowhunter

    Mike Venable picked up a lease late last hunting season on some land in Orange County, N. C., and he wasted no time putting up a couple of stands on an oak ridge. The deer wasted no time either, showing up as soon he and his wife hunted the first time. But a bad mixture between his hunting stand and his arrow caused him to miss the biggest deer of his life. Luckily, that same deer showed up again on the 15th of this month, and this time, Venable arrowed the deer.

    September 20 at 3:57pm

    Manning huntress slays big gator at Santee

    One day after helping her friend Mandy Broadway bag her first gator, Kelly Logan of Manning bagged her own with the help of Robert Nuzzo and Ernie Seruya, both of whom were also in on Broadway’s hunt. And while Broadway couldn’t make this trip, Bryan Miller joined the crew, helping Logan land her beast, which measured 10 feet, 7 inches in length on Sept. 12.

    September 20 at 9:38am

    More changes coming to cobia fishery in both Carolinas

    The South Atlantic Fishery Management Council has approved new, more restrictive regulations for cobia in 2017, hoping to prevent an early closure of the season as took place this year. 

    September 20 at 12:14pm

    Huge Caswell County velveteen buck goes down to bowhunter

    Jonathan Linens of Ringgold, Virginia lives within a stone’s throw of the North Carolina/Virginia State line. Before his Virginia season commences on October 3rd, he torments the North Carolina herd on every chance he gets as the archery season begins. And opening morning on his lease in Caswell County, the stars were aligned just right to bring a huge 140-class buck right into his kill zone. But, a bachelor group of juvenile bucks on his stand almost spoiled the party. 

    September 19 at 2:23pm

    Bryan Thrift wins FLW Invitational on Lake Norman

    North Carolina native Bryan Thrift won the Walmart FLW Invitational on Lake Norman this past weekend, narrowly beating fellow North Carolinian Scott Beattie by less than half a pound. In all, 9 anglers from the Carolinas placed in the top 20 of the event.

    September 19 at 12:18pm

    SCDNR needs help from recreational and commercial crabbers

    South Carolina Department of Natural Resources biologists are looking for recreational and commercial crabbers to help them improve the design of a device that will help reduce bycatch while maintaining catch rates of large crabs.

    September 19 at 12:02pm

    Huntress arrows 175-inch non-typical 14 pointer in Person County

    A visit to Person County on Sept. 14 turned into a once-in-a-lifetime road trip for Carla Inman of Canton, who killed a whopping 175-inch non-typical buck from a ground blind, then arrowed an 8-pointer in full velvet 20 minutes later.

    September 19 at 7:49am

    Make a joyful noise - Certain lure sounds can actually call in fish

    At an early age, anglers learn quickly that being quiet is essential to catching fish. Being hushed by your elders was a part of the process, but as we grew older, we learned that it isn’t all noise that turns fish off; the proper noise can actually entice them into biting.

    September 12 at 9:00am

    Cape Fear is flatfish capital this month

    It isn’t a secret that North Carolina’s lower Cape Fear River is a good place to catch flounder. The area produces great numbers of flounder and plenty of big fish; the 20-pound, 8-ounce state-record was caught there in 1980. 

    August 30 at 8:41am

    Wake Forest hunter bags massive 8-point buck

    A potential Pope and Young on opening day is about the best birthday surprise that any diehard hunter could yearn for. And during the first hour of daylight on the opening morning of the North Carolina 2016 Archery Season, Lawrence Green of Wake Forest was in the right place at the right time when a massive 141-inch eight pointer stepped out of the woods and right into Green’s lethal territory just two weeks after his 21st birthday. 

    September 15 at 8:52pm

    Flounder Parmesan rules

    I’ve said this several times, but it bears repeating — September is the toughest month of the year to decide on a recipe. That really shouldn’t be a surprise though; fall begins in September, and with it there are all kinds of hunting and fishing opportunities for sportsmen in the Carolinas.

    September 08 at 9:00am

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