• Carolina Fishing

    A flat, gray bite

    Rennie Clark piloted his boat out of North Carolina’s Masonboro Inlet, nosing the bow through the rolling waves. Clouds in the overcast sky threatened rain, but the wind was calmly whispering out of the southwest, which made the seas nearly flat.

    July 01 at 7:00am

    Get in the summer swim

    A soft-plastic swimbait may not be the artificial lure that a lot of bass fishermen point to as their “go-to” bait during the summer, but they’ve never been in the shoes of young bass pro Dylan Fulk of Concord, N.C.

    July 01 at 7:00am

    Costa Del Mar

    Costa Del Mar targets fishermen with a large percentage of their sunglasses, and two of their latest offerings, the Cape and Montauk, are perfect examples.

    July 01 at 7:00am

    Cooalla Coolers

    The designers at Cooalla Coolers noticed most conventional coolers — even soft-sided ones — were bulky, clumsy to carry and took up too much space.

    July 01 at 7:00am

    Ride ‘em, cowboy

    Before Gary Yamamoto Custom Baits’ Cowboy soft plastic creature bait was unveiled at the 2018 Bassmaster Classic in South Carolina, a few bass anglers were fortunate to have Ron Colby’s latest creation.

    June 29 at 9:00am

    Free fishing workshops offered throughout July

    Whether you'd like to build your own fishing rod, learn how to tie your own fishing flies, know the basics of kayak fishing, or take a fishing workshop with your family, the John E. Pechmann Fishing Education Center has a program for you in July.

    June 28 at 11:11am

    Sheepshead fill up jetties at Little River

    The middle of another Carolina summer is upon us, and while plenty of offshore and inshore options exist, it’s prime time to catch sheepshead around the rock jetties scattered up and down the coast.

    June 26 at 3:35pm

    Morehead flounder give summer anglers plenty to look forward to

    Maybe it’s the difficulties in safely navigating inshore waters that push some flounder fanatics to the ocean when summer arrives in the Atlantic Beach, N.C., area.

    June 26 at 2:52pm

    Two tricks for Spanish

    The weather is hot this time of year, and so is fishing or Spanish mackerel in South Carolina’s Lowcountry, especially in the Port Royal Sound and Hilton Head areas. Rick Percy of Reel Chance Charters said he catches them consistently in July using two different tactics that can be equally effective.

    June 26 at 2:39pm

    Falls of Neuse’s July bass can be deep or shallow

    Guide Joel Munday said largemouth bass can be caught shallow and deep this month on Falls of the Neuse Lake, a 12,410-acre fishing playground north of Raleigh and Durham, N.C.

    June 26 at 1:58pm