• Carolina Fishing

    ABU Garcia’s Revo Rocket baitcasting reel

    Talk about a fast baitcasting reel. ABU Garcia’s Revo Rocket takes retrieve ratio to an unheard of level at 10:1. You get 41 inches of line back in for every turn of the reel handle, which has got to result in dozens of extra casts over the course of a day on the water.

    December 01, 2018 at 7:00am

    Odin Lures’ Frigg Plug

    Any time an angler can offer up a lure that appeals to a fish’s senses of sight and sound, he’s making it hard on the fish to resist. The Odin Lures’ Frigg Plug does that with its prominent profile, water-splashing cupped face, and interior rattle chamber — and then takes things a step further by allowing anglers to add their patented Fish Smack liquid scent attractant to the lure’s hollow, hard-plastic body.

    December 01, 2018 at 7:00am

    Crackin’ Craw

    If you want to catch bass or redfish, you better get crackin’.

    Artificial lure manufacturer Zach Dubois, who specializes in soft plastics, has watched the fairly new Crackin’ Craw — a crawfish imitation — take the bass fishing world by storm. And to his pleasant surprise, it’s also become a go-to bait for redfish along the coast.

    November 29, 2018 at 9:00am

    Living out a dream

    Austin Neary developed a passion for bass fishing when he was four years old, fishing from a boat dock on Lake Wylie near Charlotte, N.C. — a passion fueled by his father’s love for bass fishing.

    November 19, 2018 at 9:00am

    VIDEO: How to catch more speckled trout and redfish in the fall

    The fall weather is finally here, which in the Carolinas generally means cold mornings followed by pleasant afternoon weather. And it’s a great time to catch speckled trout and redfish. And with any luck, anglers can pick up a flounder or two and complete the inshore slam.

    November 16, 2018 at 3:00pm

    Double dipping for stripers, cats

    Veteran guide Dave Hilton from Ridgeville, S.C., has long cherished the opportunity to catch multiple species of fish at Santee Cooper. During November, the striper and catfish action is exceptional on Lake Marion and Lake Moultrie, so Hilton set out to learn how to double-dip.

    November 16, 2018 at 9:00am

    New kayak gear reviews

    BOOYAH Pond Magic spinnerbait

    November 15, 2018 at 6:00am

    Recognizing productive water

    Choosing where to fish is as important as your fly selection; fishermen need to learn to “read the water.”

    November 15, 2018 at 6:00am

    “High stick” technique

    1. Angler casts well above fish, keeps rod tip down as nymph falls to bottom of streambed.

    November 15, 2018 at 6:00am

    Double-timing bass

    Guide Jerry Kotal said that most of the time, Lake Russell bass will orient to a small, specific target on the bottom, and a school of fish is very concentrated in a small area, but that’s not always the case.

    November 15, 2018 at 6:00am