• Carolina Fishing

    Santee fish are on the move

    September is a transition month from summer to fall patterns on the Santee Cooper lakes, and the fishing is excellent for several species. The key is following fish, as they’re often on the move following forage. Find the forage and the right habitat for the species you seek, feed them the right stuff, and they’ll eat it.

    September 16 at 9:00am

    New kayak gear reviews

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    September 15 at 7:00am

    Year-round white perch

    While guide Zakk Royce confines most of his perch fishing to Lake Gaston along the North Carolina-Virginia border, you’d be hard-pressed to name any reservoir in North Carolina’s Piedmont or South Carolina’s Midlands that isn’t chock full of them.

    September 15 at 7:00am

    Hide live-bait gear from sharp-eyed Spanish

    For anglers to be successful, the target-of-the-day must be kept in the dark from the angler above, yet some fish don’t seem to care or are too involved in feeding to recognize the meal they are getting ready to eat has a razor-sharp hook hanging out.

    September 15 at 7:00am

    Oregon Inlet: Famous, infamous

    Oregon Inlet is a prominent port in the sportfishing world and familiar to most big-game fishermen. The inlet is often rough and always unpredictable, but the offshore fishing is typically excellent.

    September 15 at 7:00am

    Pee Dee River catfish made for floating boats

    The Pee Dee River stretches from the Uwharrie Mountains of North Carolina to the South Carolina coast. Along much of its route through North Carolina, the river system is dammed for hydroelectric power, however, after the flow exits Blewett Falls Reservoir northwest of Rockingham, N.C., the river maintains much of the character it had in the days when the Pee Dee tribe relied on it for its livelihood. 

    September 14 at 9:00am

    Isle of Palms angler lands 219 pound tuna on antique tackle

    Dave Pfeiffer of Isle of Palms, S.C. is the president of Shimano Fishing North America, headquartered in Ladson, S.C., and the fishing industry is more than just a job for him. Last month, Pfeiffer completed an angling feat that has only been matched twice before. He landed a 219-pound bluefin tuna on antique tackle, including 24-thread linen line.

    September 12 at 8:47pm

    Fluorocarbon’s lethal edge

    When I first began using artificial lures for inshore saltwater fishing, I was with a friend who had been catching redfish and trout on soft plastics for more than a decade. He made it look easy, and after watching him catch a few trout one morning when I was still waiting for a bite, I paid really close attention to what he was doing and mimicked it as best I could.

    September 12 at 9:00am

    Lexington, SC angler sets new NC state record gray snapper

    The N.C. Division of Marine Fisheries recently certified two state record fish, one establishing a state record for a gray snapper and the other breaking the record for a gag grouper.

    September 08 at 6:01pm

    Morehead City angler boats 12.33 pound flounder

    Alex Ng is no stranger to big fish. Earlier this year Carolina Sportsman had a story about he and his brother, Anthony, catching huge grouper. Ng also enjoys fishing the calmer waters inside the inlets and his preferred quarry there is flounder. On Aug. 29, he caught a very healthy 12.33-pound flounder that was his second flatfish to exceed 10 pounds.

    September 07 at 3:09pm