• Carolina Fishing

    Top tips for sheepshead fishing on Apache Pier

    Derrick Rogers of Weaverville, NC, drives down to the Apache Family Campground several times a year just to fish the Apache Pier in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. And on this pier, he only fishes for one thing — sheepshead.

    September 19 at 9:15pm

    Streamers are made for September trout

    Thunderstorms and showers are as much a part of late summer as huckleberries, fireflies and bobwhites. Although summer storms arrive quickly and usually end just as quickly, even high-gradient mountain streams need a little time to calm down.

    September 19 at 9:00am

    State-line specks rock

    Even though autumn officially started last month, October is the month most anticipated when it comes to saltwater fishing along the border between the Carolinas, especially where speckled trout are concerned.

    September 17 at 2:17pm

    IOP reds feeding

    The cooling waters of fall have moved in, and redfish in a mix of sizes are feeding heavily in the inshore waterways and Lowcountry creeks around the Isle of Palms north of Charleston. Summer is over, and fewer people are on the water, but the redfish bite is as hot as it’s been since the spring.

    September 17 at 2:06pm

    Spot run on across Murrells Inlet’s estuary

    Every year, South Carolina’s coastal estuaries fill up with boaters and anglers, but when the parking lot at Murrells Inlet’s public boat ramp is filled with boat trailers in the fall, it’s not a boaters convention. The spots are biting! 

    September 17 at 1:42pm

    Lake Tillery’s slabs are hanging around thermocline

    David Diggs of Norwood, N.C., said October is a great time to catch Lake Tillery’s big crappie.

    September 17 at 1:05pm

    The hunt for red October

    Rennie Clark Jr., a guide and redfish tournament fisherman, calls this month “Red October” along the North Carolina coast north and east of Cape Fear River.

    September 17 at 11:46am

    Lake Hickory stripers start spreading out soon

    Guide Colt Bass of Colt Bass Fishing said Lake Hickory’s stripers get “cranked up” in October as they devour forage to pack on weight for the winter.

    September 17 at 11:37am

    Clarks Hill slabs grow up plenty

    October usually kicks off a 3- to 4-month period of big crappie, and big numbers of crappie, on South Carolina’s Clarks Hill Lake, according to guide William Sasser.

    September 17 at 11:28am

    SENC king mackerel have “first Friday” date with fishermen

    King mackerel off North Carolina’s southeastern coast must keep a calendar just like fishermen and circle the first Friday in October. For several decades, kings have been arriving along the beaches between Cape Fear and the South Carolina state line by that date. It’s uncanny, but it happens like clockwork. They may arrive earlier, but they always put in a big appearance by the first Friday in October.

    September 17 at 11:18am