• Carolina Fishing

    Win a Sea Hunt boat in CCA South Carolina's STAR Tournament

    For many years, the Coastal Conservation Association (CCA) in Florida, Louisiana, and Texas have held STAR (Statewide Tournament and Anglers Rodeo) in those states. And this year, CCA South Carolina is giving anglers in the Palmetto State a chance to fish in this unique tournament format.

    December 31, 1969 at 6:00pm

    8-year-old cancer patient catches dream fish thanks to Dream Hunting & Fishing Program

    I go on a lot of fun trips as part of my job, and friends always ask me what trip has been my favorite. I’ve never been able to narrow it down to one, but I know that way up on the list is any of the fishing trips I’ve shared with Capt. Ponytail Guide Service, and that was solidified last weekend when I joined him and some other anglers on the Roanoke River as part of the Dream Hunting and Fishing Foundation.

    December 31, 1969 at 6:00pm

    Empty the ‘cracker’ box

    It’s shellcracker time on the Santee Cooper lakes, and anglers show this panfish species a lot of love in April. These brawny bream returns the favor by filling up empty space in large coolers. Anglers know long waiting lines to launch a boat even at remote access areas signals shellcracker action is smoking hot.

    December 31, 1969 at 6:00pm

    Look to the stars, er, the satellites, for fishing info

    Fishermen should utilize all resources available before making long treks offshore to go fishing. Satellite imaging produces plenty of information that can help locate productive fishing conditions. The information available ranges from free images available from sources like Rutgers University to paid services that monitor multiple satellite images daily.

    December 31, 1969 at 6:00pm

    Hit the high spots for spring bluewater action off coast of the Carolinas

    Offshore fishing locations aren’t just wrecks and rock formations on the sea floor, but a combination of these formations and how the Gulf Stream current and eddies react when flowing over them or colliding with them. 

    December 31, 1969 at 6:00pm

    Head far east in North Carolina’s sounds for spring reds

    North Carolina is widely known as the home of an “old drum” fishery in the Pamlico and adjacent sounds where they spend the summers feeding and spawning. To some extent, that makes them an ace-in-the-hole for juvenile reds in the spring, when anglers who set up in the right place can take advantage of the aquatic resource. 

    December 31, 1969 at 6:00pm

    Lures that imitate soft-shell crabs can tempt reds into biting

    The soft-crab season is a special time of year; coaxing a redfish to bite is at its easiest when using a soft crab for bait. Placing a fresh chunk of soft crab on a hook will lower the guard of any fish in the spring. 

    December 31, 1969 at 6:00pm

    Charleston Harbor has developed spring bull bite

    A hot bite involving bull redfish is one that anglers rarely forget. While that inshore bite is typically slated for October in the waters around Charleston, guide Chris Orvin consistently finds a good bite in spring. And the abundance of soft crabs takes all the guesswork out of it. 

    December 31, 1969 at 6:00pm

    Why skinny water is good

    It’s reasonable to wonder why the big blue catfish flood the Santee Cooper shallows from late-March through April. The answer is simple, but it’s not the spawn — as many think.

    December 31, 1969 at 6:00pm

    Pay attention to details for big fish

    Veteran angler Richie Wimmer said big cats are caught in shallow water by paying attention to small details. That goes from everything from rigs, tackle and baits to overall presentation.

    December 31, 1969 at 6:00pm