• Carolina Fishing

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    December 31, 1969 at 6:00pm

    Shall we gather at the river?

    Of all the places to fish during February, some of the most-productive areas are flowing rivers where fish don’t have the luxury of going insanely deep and dormant like they tend to do in reservoirs. 

    December 31, 1969 at 6:00pm

    Tips for Haw River's winter crappie

    While it may seem a little early in the year for hot crappie fishing across the Carolinas, it’s been on fire for those willing to test out the waters a little sooner than most, at least on some days. Whether it’s longline trolling or anchoring over brush piles, anglers are catching plenty of slabs when the weather and wind are just right.

    December 31, 1969 at 6:00pm

    Shimano invests money, man hours into local fishery

    As a gift to commemorate the now more than 50 years Shimano has had a presence in the United States - and the 40-year anniversary of Shimano-branded tackle being sold by fishing dealers nationwide, the company is making major financial contributions to support the advocacy efforts of recreational fishing groups in areas where its main fishing operations are located. Also included with financial support will be the American Sportfishing Association’s Keep Florida Fishing efforts, an initiative that was the brainchild of Shimano North American Fishing, Inc. president Dave Pfeiffer when he served on the ASA Board of Directors.

    December 31, 1969 at 6:00pm

    Salute shad, the kickoff fish

    It’s been cold, and many anglers have been waiting for the slightest break in weather. And while many are looking forward to next month, plenty of others know that February is really the time to break out the ultralight gear and head to a handful of rivers across the Carolinas for the shad run.

    December 31, 1969 at 6:00pm

    Creedmoor angler catches new N.C. state record red grouper

    Robert Dean of Creedmoor, N.C. now holds the N.C. state record for red grouper with a catch he made on June 10, 2017 while fishing on the Cheerio Lady, with Capt. John Batson, out of Carolina Beach. It took a while for all the paperwork to be submitted and approved, but Dean's 35-pound, 11-ounce catch was officially recognized as the new N.C. record on Feb. 2, 2018.

    December 31, 1969 at 6:00pm

    Crappie University set for Spartanburg debut

    Crappie University, a classroom-style educational program dedicated to teaching anglers of all ages and skill levels how to catch the popular panfish year-round, is scheduled to begin next week in Spartanburg.

    December 31, 1969 at 6:00pm

    SCDNR seeks public input on Lower Saluda River trout regulations

    For decades, anglers in South Carolina have been catching coldwater trout far from the fish’s mountain range, thanks to the frigid waters pouring out of the depths of Lake Murray and into the Lower Saluda River just outside of Columbia.

    December 31, 1969 at 6:00pm

    Top 6 tips for catching winter bass

    It’s no secret that winter is a tough time for catching bass. These fish are cold blooded so their metabolism slows way down this time of year, and they eat less often. But they still eat, so catching them is certainly possible. It just takes a little different approach than fishing for them during the warmer months. These tips will help.

    December 31, 1969 at 6:00pm

    Pick a clear lake, go slow, fish open water

    A lot of fishermen approach February as a good month to go to boat shows and look at all the newest boats and fishing tackle, but some years, you miss out on a lot of good fishing by staying off the lake.

    December 31, 1969 at 6:00pm