• Carolina Fishing

    Cranking up crappie

    There’s a good reason why more anglers aren’t catching crappie on crankbaits: they haven’t tried yet. 

    August 01 at 7:00am

    Speed kings - Keep SE NC mackerel on the run

    Sure, most anglers who land king mackerel big enough to win tournaments use live menhaden or mullet as bait, but the typical weekend warriors can make fishing more fun by concentrating on efficiency and, who knows,  still might catch a citation king or Spanish mackerel. All that is necessary is switching to lures and frozen squid.

    August 01 at 7:00am

    For speckled trout, the heat is on

    It’s an axiom that the anvil-hammering sun of North Carolina beach summers pretty much ends productive inshore saltwater fishing, particularly for spotted seatrout.

    August 01 at 7:00am

    All jacked up for Charleston jacks

    From a biological standpoint, not a whole lot is known about one of the most-abundant, subtropical saltwater species as it relates to South Carolina. 

    August 01 at 7:00am

    Hot Wateree stripers

    South Carolina’s Lake Wateree has been  a put-and-take striper fishery since the 1980s, and for most of that time, it has been a prime striped bass destination. But fishing success moderated for several years, but over the past several years the lake has again revived into a strong striper fishery.

    August 01 at 7:00am

    OtterBox coolers

    High performance coolers have been around for several years now, and it seems like more and more companies are making them. And while many are content with making clones of other brands, OtterBox has taken things a step further, making their own Venture Series coolers with unique features that allow you to mount many of their other products directly to the coolers.

    August 01 at 7:00am

    Culprit’s Water Dragon

    Soft-plastic lizards were all the rage 20 years ago when the Carolina rig ruled the bass-fishing world, but over the past decade, you haven’t heard much about them. The creature bait has been the hot lure.

    August 01 at 7:00am

    Shimano’s Curado casting rods

    Lightweight, strong, sensitive and affordable. Those are all great attributes for a bass fishing rod, but they don’t always go together. Usually, the affordable part is left out when the other three are mentioned — but that’s not the case with Shimano’s Curado casting rods.

    August 01 at 7:00am

    LiveTarget’s Scaled Sardine Twitchbait

    A veteran saltwater fishing guide out of Sarasota, Florida, has an artificial bait that looks so much like the real thing, it’s irresistible to speckled trout, redfish and snook in the shallow waters he fishes along the coast.

    July 29 at 9:00am

    Oyster recycling program expands to Upstate, SC

    For the first time, shellfish lovers in the Upstate will have an opportunity to give back to the resource they enjoy. Through the help of volunteers, South Carolina Department of Natural Resource (SCDNR) biologists have recently expanded their oyster shell recycling efforts to a restaurant in Greenville.

    July 24 at 7:01pm