• Carolina Fishing

    Offset, off center

    Circle hooks have long been known, thanks to their design, to hook most fish in the corner of the mouth, and I’ve been using them for about 10 years while chasing inshore fish. But this year, for the first time, I gut-hooked a pretty good number of redfish and speckled trout while using circle hooks.

    August 12 at 9:00am

    Stripers on the prowl

    Jerry Hill of Triad Fishing and Guide Service in Lexington, N.C., hopes the striper fishing at High Rock Lake this September resembles last fall’s action.

    August 09 at 4:01pm

    Time to double up

    When guide Tim Biesecker unleashes a long cast with either a Zara Spook, weighted Fluke or swimbait into the rock-laden waters at the upper end of North Carolina’s Roanoke Rapids Lake, below Gaston Dam, he doesn’t know if he’ll be rewarded with a powerful run from a striped bass or an acrobatic leap from a perturbed largemouth. 

    August 09 at 3:57pm

    Jordan Lake’s bass working toward shallows

    Anglers itching to fill a bag with big largemouth bass will need to be ready for a shift come September, but with a little searching, willing fish will be ripe for the plucking on North Carolina’s Jordan Lake.  

    August 09 at 3:51pm

    Go for the top!

    As the temperatures finally drop to comfortable levels, the inshore bite begins to take a turn for the better.

    August 09 at 3:48pm

    Anglers catching plenty of dolphin around abandoned johnboat

    For the past week or so, offshore anglers fishing off the coast of Charleston have reported seeing a wayward aluminum johnboat dozens of miles off the coastline. And they’ve all been catching plenty of fish around that lonely vessel. 

    August 08 at 2:07pm

    Catch a redfish, win $43,000 Sea Hunt boat package

    With slightly less than a full month left in CCA South Carolina’s STAR tournament, neither one of the $43,000 grand prizes of a Sea Hunt boat, Yamaha outboard, and Wesco trailer has yet to be claimed. And it’s not too late for anglers to join.

    August 08 at 1:30pm

    Catch more sheepshead with these tips

    The sheepshead bite is going strong in the inshore waters along the coasts of both Carolinas. And from now until the first bitter cold snap, it is expected to only get better.

    August 06 at 1:02pm

    Charlotte angler catches redfish that was tagged 21 years ago

    In June, Charlotte resident Andy Ball headed to the South Carolina coast for a summer escape.

    “We were down with five other friends on a reunion of sorts – South Mecklenburg High School class of 1985,” Ball said. During the trip, Georgetown Coastal Adventures’ Captain Dan Scarborough took Ball and his friends out to the Winyah Bay jetties to target large red drum.

    August 05 at 9:03pm

    Project ReSpeck, CCA SC contribute $25,000 for fish restoration

    This past January, record cold weather set in across the Southeast causing a noticeable fish kill along the entire Palmetto State coast and calling into question the future of several popular species of fish important to recreational saltwater anglers. 

    August 02 at 2:14pm