Fishing News and Information

Lake Wylie's Britt Myers wins Bassmaster Elite event at Winyah Bay

For the fourth day in a row, Britt Myers of Lake Wylie, S.C., made a long run to the Cooper River near Charleston, S.C., knowing that he needed to make all the right moves to claim the championship title.

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April 10 at 5:05 pm
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Lake Wylie angler currently in 3rd place of Winyah Bay Bassmaster Elite event

Britt Myers ends day three of the Huk Performance Fishing Bassmaster Elite at Winyah Bay in 3rd place after slipping a little from yesterday’s top spot. His total weight so far of 46-14 suffered after catching 8-15 today compared to new leader Brett Hite’s 18-pound bag (50-2 total) and Kelly Jordon’s 16-4 for today (49-0 total).

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April 09 at 7:05 pm
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Britt Myers in 1st place of Winyah Bay Bassmaster Elite Series tournament

Lake Wylie’s Britt Myers excited his home state crowd today when he brought in a 5-limit bag of fish that tipped the scales at 21-7, giving him the lead with a total of 37-15 at the end of day two of the Huk Performance Fishing Bassmaster Elite at Winyah Bay.

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April 08 at 6:48 pm
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Australian leads after day one of Bassmaster Elite event in Georgetown, S.C.

All three of North Carolina’s Bassmaster Elite Series anglers are in the top 50 after day one of the Huk Performance Fishing Bassmaster Elite at Winyah Bay fishing tournament, and the top 50 is where they all hope to be at the end of tomorrow.

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April 07 at 10:29 pm
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Pechmann Center hosting upcoming fishing seminars

In December, Zakk Royce set the catfish world on fire, breaking the North Carolina state record for blue cats twice in less than 24 hours. He landed another catfish that surpassed the 100-pound mark a couple of months later, and has been catching his share of other blues that range anywhere from 25 to 75 pounds.

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April 05 at 1:19 pm
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New state record false albacore verified

Mike Voytkowski fought his new state record false albacore for a long time, but it took even longer for his record application to work through the channels and be approved.

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April 04 at 4:27 pm
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Cover

Bass fishing swings into prime time this month, with action that's tough to beat on Shearon Harris Lake south of Raleigh and Lake Waccamaw in the state's southeastern corner.

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April 01 at 7:00 am
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A primer on cast nets

I don’t know that there is any single piece of fishing equipment that is less understood than a cast net. What? That’s easy. They are nets thrown to catch bait. While that is absolutely correct, unfortunately it isn’t quite that simple. During boat and fishing shows, I always get a bunch of questions on cast nets, which brought about this column.

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April 01 at 7:00 am
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OBX offshore kickoff - Hot bluewater fishing off North Carolina’s coast centers around Hatteras in April

The first bluewater fish to arrive off the Outer Banks each year are tuna, and their names include a small variety of colors. Bluefin have become regular visitors in March, staying until the water begins warming in April. Pods of blackfin pass through in winter, but the schools get larger and hungrier as spring arrives. They are joined by a few yellowfin and occasional bigeye tuna in late March and early April, and the fishing continues to improve. 

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April 01 at 7:00 am
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Before and after - Prespawn or postspawn, Shearon Harris Lake has plenty of bass to keep you busy this month

As April arrives at Shearon Harris Lake, one thing is for certain: the spawn is irrefutable. Waves of buck bass and fat females will be hitting the banks and preparing beds, eager to deposit the eggs they’ve carried through the winter before retreating to make room for another group. Although it’s a staple of many fisherman to sight-cast to shallow, bedding bass, two top-notch anglers often catch their biggest fish of the year by targeting bass that most boats are sitting on top of.

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April 01 at 7:00 am
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Spring bass in the shallows - North Carolina’s Lake Waccamaw provides bass fishermen with some unique opportunities in the spring

Forget what you know about early spring bass fishing in North Carolina. Lake Waccamaw is different. Broad and shallow, Lake Waccamaw is a natural lake in rural Columbus County, and it affords anglers some unique opportunities not available on man-made lakes across the Tarheel State.

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April 01 at 7:00 am
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For North Carolina bass fishermen, April is time to get ready for bed

Anglers see it, bass feel it and nature signals the change. The sun and warmer temperatures are here, and that means bass are headed to the bank to commence the yearly spawn. Not every bass in a given lake decides to make the move at the same time, but instead, waves of bass will flood the shallows looking to make a bed and begin spawning.

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April 01 at 7:00 am
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Navigate North Carolina’s stream of stripers

Striped bass are one of the success stories of fishery management, and their spring spawning run up the Roanoke River is the jewel in North Carolina’s crown. 

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April 01 at 7:00 am
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Wilderness Systems Tarpon 130X

This performance driven Tarpon kayak has the speediness and exceptional stability of the original Tarpon, but has been updated with modern visuals and abundant features. Those feature upgrades include the new ultra-comfortable AirPro MAX Lite seat with a slide-on-track system for increased fore/aft trimming and the versatile FlexPod OS, a drop-in, self-contained console that adds more storage, electronic and propulsion opportunities. 

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April 01 at 7:00 am
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Jigs are great bass lures, but they are not all created equal

Jigs are a favorite big-fish bait for many bass fishermen, and there are plenty of options when it comes to the choice of shape and size of the lead-and-rubber lures.

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March 31 at 10:49 pm
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The best way to protect your outdoor gear

There’s nothing worse than opening up a tackle box and finding the hooks on all your hard-plastic baits rusted.

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March 30 at 8:57 pm
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Angler catches new N.C. record brown bullhead catfish

Mitchell McConnell was fishing in Greenfield Lake in Wilmington, N.C. when earlier this month, and he broke the Tarheel State’s brown bullhead record with a 4-pounder he caught with live bait.

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March 29 at 10:42 am
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Warm weather has bass moving to the bank across N.C.

A long stretch of warm weather in mid-March has raised water temperatures in reservoirs across North Carolina and has largemouth bass poised to rush the bank and begin spawning.

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March 29 at 9:10 am
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