• Carolina Fishing

    Get down for trout

    A large, dark shadow was visible in a bathtub-sized pool. The pool downstream from where I stood had produced several average-sized rainbow trout for quick release. The shadow was in a tiny pool upstream in the middle of a turbulent riffle.

    November 01, 2018 at 7:00am

    Spot on - South Carolina’s Lake Russell is a bass-fishing hot spot

    Bass fishing is excellent year-round in the Carolinas, but any time the possibility exists to hook and land dozens of black bass in a day of fishing, it’s time to get the gear and go.

    November 01, 2018 at 7:00am

    Thanksgiving reds

    November represents a transition for many saltwater species along the coasts of both Carolinas. While some migrate from shallow to deeper waters, other species migrate back to the ocean, even out to Gulf stream waters, not to be seen until next spring. Red drum represents a little of both when it comes to fall migrations.

    November 01, 2018 at 7:00am

    November: prime time for super grouper

    John Mallette’s love affair with grouper began when he was a teen on Topsail Island, where his family once owned Ocean City Pier. He took a trip with Joe Hifko, a noted fisherman, and was hooked right away.

    November 01, 2018 at 7:00am

    Four NC hotspots for November trout

    November along the North Carolina coast is a magical time to fish for spotted seatrout, aka speckled trout, because of one overriding factor: water temperature.

    November 01, 2018 at 7:00am

    Z-Man Bait BinderZ tackle bags

    Hard-sided tackle boxes are so 80s! They are bulky and create a lot of wasted space. And if you’re using mostly soft-plastic lures, it’s inconvenient to store them in hard tackle boxes while keeping them in their factory bags.

    November 01, 2018 at 7:00am

    The new Matrix Monster

    Chas Champagne and charter boat captain Ty Hibbs, both Louisianians, were having a ball this summer catching jack crevalle and the occasional large speckled trout off the coast of Florida.

    October 29, 2018 at 9:00am

    Two bass totaling 17.95 pounds wins SRS Ultimate Fishing Challenge

    If you ever get an invitation to fish Par Pond, don’t miss it.

    Par Pond, an approximately 2700-acre body of water located at South Carolina’s Savannah River Site, is managed by the Dept. of Energy. While not open to the public, it is open to fishing a few times each year for special occasions, including a recent fishing tournament for a small number of first responders and those who work in law enforcement.

    October 27, 2018 at 6:44pm

    Park your tackle at this state park

    North Carolina’s state park system stretches from the Atlantic Ocean to mile-high Mount Mitchell, offering a variety of activities, including camping and fishing in most of the parks. 

    October 19, 2018 at 9:00am

    How to net a fish the right way

    Netting a fish is an important part of fishing, and many folks don't put a lot of thought into how to do it properly. But many of those same folks also do it wrong, and doing it wrong results in losing fish.

    October 17, 2018 at 8:04pm