• Carolina Fishing

    Bass haven’t moved far

    Patterns for summer fishing on Lake Marion and Lake Moultrie will vary according to the part of which lake you fish and the species you target. In the main body of both, deep-water areas with plenty of woody cover will produce consistent action for crappie, and to some extent, big bream. A lot of catfish will be in the deeper depths, but they’ll primary be following food more than looking for cover.

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    Look for clear, deep, moving water in NC lakes

    What makes a reservoir a good place to fish for bass on a dark, summer night?

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    South Carolina’s Fab Four night bass lakes

    South Carolina anglers have a handful of great options when it comes to choosing the best lake for night bass fishing during the summer. Lake Jocassee, Lake Murray, Lake Wateree and Lake Hartwell are tops.

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    When action slows, add some meat to that plastic

    Deep water and cover are two common denominators for summertime crappie-fishing success, but another recurring theme is the practice of tipping an artificial jig with a live minnow. 

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    Tides play critical role for summer specks

    Speckled trout live to eat and eat to live. A trout’s ambush positions change often, moreso during the summer than any other time of year. 

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    Sifting through topwater options

    Summer trout fishing isn’t trout fishing without testing out the early morning topwater action. Catching fish using surface options can lure in any angler into waking up super early, because a topwater strike will wake an angler faster than a 20-ounce cup of coffee. 

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    Swordfish stocks are healthy

    A commercial fishery for broadbill swordfish has operated on the east coast for years, most notably by long-line boats operating several hundred miles offshore.

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    Hunting the gladiators of the sea

    Fishing experiences can vary widely depending on target species, even in the same geographical area. Daytime swordfish trips are quite the unique experience. Dropping a single bait — or possibly two — down to extreme depths requires cooperation from Mother Nature, patience, strength and most of all, a lot of hard work. It’s certainly not for everyone.

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    Target sand bars in sound for Hatteras flounder

    Not many fishermen who gig flounder in North Carolina waters think about the vast expanses of the Pamlico Sound when it comes to planning a summer trip — especially not the open waters on the west side of the Outer Banks.

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    Gigging regulations

    In South Carolina, fishermen can gig 15 flounder per day, with a maximum of 30 per boat per day, with a 14-inch size minimum.

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