• Carolina Fishing

    Winter kayak fishing requires extra safety precautions

    Anglers must be more diligent when fishing from kayaks during  winter. Things that might merely be unpleasant when the air and water are slightly warmer can become life-threatening when the temperature drops. 

    December 31, 1969 at 6:00pm

    Play the weather, but stay warm

    While high winds and bitter cold in the weather forecast may make some faint-of-heart anglers stay at home, anglers who pay acute attention to weather reports and prepare for them can use these fast-moving cold fronts to their advantage.

    December 31, 1969 at 6:00pm

    It’s the little things that matter

    Paying attention to details is never more important than when fishing for crappie in cold water, especially in February. If everything is done right, an angler is rewarded with a box full of fish, but missing the mark often meaning coming up blank. Here are some common tips that often mean the difference between catching a limit and going home empty-handed.

    December 31, 1969 at 6:00pm

    Norman’s striper fishery finally succumbed

    The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission put a great deal of effort into maintaining the put-and-take striped bass fishery in Lake Norman, but to no avail, finally giving up in 2012.

    December 31, 1969 at 6:00pm

    Tagged hybrid program continues

    Fishing for hybrid bass aka Bodie bass, at Lake Norman is not only rewarding in itself, but it could actually pay off in cash.

    December 31, 1969 at 6:00pm

    Use different baits for big Monticello blues

    Guide Justin Whiteside said he begins each day using a variety of different baits to determine what’s working best.

    December 31, 1969 at 6:00pm

    Float position can help trigger catfish bites on a drift

    Guide William Attaway said a lot of fishermen prefer to drift-fish and typically will use a standard drift rig that typically works well.

    December 31, 1969 at 6:00pm

    Trust your electronics for big catfish

    Guide Justin Whiteside of Rock Hill trusts his electronics to depict exactly where fish are located and where to present his baits.

    December 31, 1969 at 6:00pm

    New gear reviews

    B’n’M Sharp Shooter rod

    December 31, 1969 at 6:00pm

    Shall we gather at the river?

    Of all the places to fish during February, some of the most-productive areas are flowing rivers where fish don’t have the luxury of going insanely deep and dormant like they tend to do in reservoirs. 

    December 31, 1969 at 6:00pm