• Carolina Fishing

    Don’t overlook anything when targeting dolphin

    Dolphin are found in temperate waters throughout the world. They first show up along the edge of the Gulf Stream off the Carolinas in the late spring. By May, many of them are bigger fish called gaffers — large enough to have to use a gaff — and during June, the numbers usually increase, but there are more smaller fish in the catch. Regardless of size, dolphin are attracted to edges and floating objects.

    June 15 at 7:00am

    Dolphin: Nothing in the ocean grows faster

    Many people think of the mammal when they hear the word “dolphin”, and about 20 to 30 years ago, restaurants began calling them by their Hawaiian name, Mahi Mahi, so diners wouldn’t be confused.

    June 15 at 7:00am

    Rattle up Lowcountry reds

    Guide Stephen Fields of Charleston (S.C.) Fishing Company said June means blind-casting for aggressive redfish searching for swarms of bait that have moved into the Lowcountry, and lipless crankbaits that can grab a fish’s attention shine.

    June 15 at 7:00am

    Trap some Inner Banks reds

    With the western portion of the Pamlico Sound at his fingertips, Mitchell Blake of Fish IBX Charters has as much flexibility in choosing a place to fish as any one in North Carolina. But in June, he narrows his target area to the mouths of the Pamlico, Bay, and Neuse rivers, where early arriving slot redfish will be staging up and chewing hard.

    June 15 at 7:00am

    Tips for targeting reds with lipless baits

    While tying on a lipless crankbait and giving it a toss may sound simple enough, a few gear and lure tweaks will help you the most out of your experience.

    June 15 at 7:00am

    Minnow managment is key to after-dark crappie fishing success

    Bait for nocturnal crappie fishing seems to be one area where fishermen actually agree — a rarity in the sport. The vast majority use and trust live minnows for the best results. 

    June 15 at 7:00am

    Let LED’s light up your night

    Not all lights for after-dark fishing are created equal, and variables such as style, color and brightness require choices. Rango Plemmons has been fishing for crappie at night since 1970 and has seen a thing or two about lights.

    June 15 at 7:00am

    Bait dynamics for crappie

    Crappie eat a variety of things, including insects, zooplankton and any fish small enough to slide down the hatch. Small golden shiners are deadly and definitely the bait of choice for many crappie fishermen across the country.

    June 15 at 7:00am

    Shoot that thang!

    If skipping simply frustrates you — or perhaps you’re teaching kids or other beginners — don’t fret; take a page from the crappie angler’s handbook and “shoot” your baits under the cover. 

    June 15 at 7:00am

    Opportunity knocks once June arrives

    The beauty of late May and June is that no matter what flavor of water into which you dump your Tupperware boat, there’s plenty of action to be found. 

    June 14 at 9:00am