• Carolina Fishing

    March for lunkers on North Carolina's Falls of Neuse Lake

    Around the Raleigh-Durham area, some disagreements exist among anglers about which of three local lakes — Shearon Harris, Jordan or Falls of the Neuse — offers the fishing for largemouth bass.

    For tournament bass fishermen, the answer has been clear the past several years. For numbers of fish and the probability of landing a lunker, Falls of the Neuse draws the highest approval rate.

    December 31, 1969 at 6:00pm

    Seine the swamp - Cypress and tupelo trees in South Carolina’s Sparkleberry Swamp are bass magnets

    Lake Marion is not only the largest lake in South Carolina, but its 110,000 acres are undoubtedly some of the most unique along the eastern seaboard due to their complexity and abundance of varied habitat. And the early spring offers prime conditions for some of the year’s best bass-fishing in the cypress- and tupelo-covered wilds of the lake’s upper end.

    December 31, 1969 at 6:00pm

    LiveTarget’s Swimbait Series

    LiveTarget, with its industry-leading designs and award-winning artificial lures, has added to its growing family with soft-plastic swimbaits that — even in their earliest stages of design — fool the forage fish they resemble so closely.

    December 31, 1969 at 6:00pm

    Serious electronics can be affordable

    Unfortunately for our wallets, we can’t avoid some cost increases in electronics. They stem from new features appearing in each product generation that require more computer power and better screens. And the almost universal use of personal electronics with touch screens has fishermen looking for the same familiar convenience in their marine electronics. All this calls for high-tech components reliable enough for marine use and new software to tie them all together.

    December 31, 1969 at 6:00pm

    Flounder limit reduced to four because of overfishing

    A major reduction is coming to the recreational flounder bag limit in North Carolina. Starting March 1, anglers may only take four fish per person, per day, down from six, because federal fisheries managers decided that summer flounder are being overfished.

    December 31, 1969 at 6:00pm

    Upsize your offerings for big crappie

    Several years ago, I had the opportunity to handle a really big crappie. A local fisherman, a retired preacher in his 80s who spent almost every morning on the pier at a municipal lake, caught a 3-pound, 7-ounce slab that broke the lake record.

    December 31, 1969 at 6:00pm

    Go surfing for hungry, winter reds

    Saltwater fishermen are plenty familiar with schools of red drum in the shallows of coastal marshes that get spooky because of fishing pressure and clear water.

    December 31, 1969 at 6:00pm

    For the best in February bass, follow these five tips

    Why do bass fishermen circle February on the calendar? Maybe because cabin fever has reached the point where it’s breaking down all of their fishing blood cells, and they’ve got to get on the water for an antidote? 

    December 31, 1969 at 6:00pm

    Warm Sutton Lake provides winter change of pace

    Sutton Lake is a winter fishing oasis, an 1,100-acre cooling resevoir for Duke Energy’s L.V. Sutton Power Plant near Wilmington, N.C., Sutton remains warm through the winter, with February water temperatures usually in the 70s or low 80s, which gives a summertime feel to fishing, with fish active in the warm water.

    December 31, 1969 at 6:00pm

    Fishing school scheduled for Winston-Salem March 18

    If you live in North Carolina’s Piedmont, love fishing and have been looking for ways to catch more fish, you don’t have to travel very far.

    Triad Saltwater Anglers is holding a fishing school on March 18 at the Quality Inn and Suites in Winston-Salem, N.C. Registration will begin at 8 a.m.

    December 31, 1969 at 6:00pm