• Carolina Fishing

    September on Santee = transition

    September is a transition month on South Carolina’s Santee Cooper lakes, and while some fishing patterns remain basically the same from August, some begin to change. Over the course of the next few weeks, more will begin to change as the annual crop of shad grows larger and more species will begin to find and devour this highly favored forage.

    December 31, 1969 at 6:00pm

    When fish get crabby, go with a crab

    A blue crab can turn on gamefish when other baits are not producing strikes, but many anglers overlook using them. Many fishermen are aware that these crustaceans make excellent bait for red and black drum, they also attract speckled trout, flounder and other game fish.

    December 31, 1969 at 6:00pm

    Sharp hooks will improve performance of topwater baits

    Guide Rennie Clark uses a topwater walk-the-dog lure as a search-bait. Floating above cover like oyster beds, an angler with one tied on can cover a lot of water in short order. 

    December 31, 1969 at 6:00pm

    When the sun’s missing, main-lake fish crank up

    About the only time in the fall when you won’t catch bass pro Marty Stone up in the river section of a lake or back in a creek is on days when the sun don’t shine.

    December 31, 1969 at 6:00pm

    Georgetown’s waters are top drawer for redfish

    According to redfish tournament champ Glenn Finley, the vast expanses of marsh, creeks, bays and sounds around Georgetown, S.C., are the closest match he has seen to the popular redfish meccas of south Louisiana.

    December 31, 1969 at 6:00pm

    Wrightsville Beach’s diverse redfish opportunities

    Of the great fishing destinations along the North Carolina coast, Wrightsville Beach — at the end of I-40 and US 74 — is probably the easiest to get to and has the most different targets waiting for anglers: rock jetties, marshes, bays and plenty of protected area behind the barrier islands.

    December 31, 1969 at 6:00pm

    Top four tips for shrimp baiting

    As Hurricane Irma was occupying many people’s minds, Stacy Atkinson with Team Low Country Wildlife and a couple of his friends had shrimp on their brains this past Saturday. It was opening day of shrimp baiting season, and they weren’t going to miss it. It didn’t take them long to get their limit.

    December 31, 1969 at 6:00pm

    The hits keep on coming

    The annual International Convention of Allied Sportfishing Trades show, aka ICAST, is the world’s largest sportfishing trade show. Manufacturers flock to the annual convention, the 2017 show having been held in mid-July in Orlando, Fla.

    December 31, 1969 at 6:00pm

    Trout Trailers add scent, action to artificial lures

    Cameron Wayne of Beaufort, S.C., grew up in Tennessee, where he became pretty good at catching largemouth bass with artificial lures. When he moved to the coast, he thought he’d have just as much luck with inshore fish, but even though he was rarely skunked, he struggled to find the same level of success fishing lures in saltwater.

    December 31, 1969 at 6:00pm

    National Hunting and Fishing Day events held throughout N.C.

    On Sept. 23, the N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission will host or support six family-friendly outdoor skills events to celebrate National Hunting and Fishing Day. The events, most of which are free, offer activities and exhibits that highlight the state’s rich hunting, fishing and wildlife conservation heritage.

    December 31, 1969 at 6:00pm