• Fishing

    New changes are in order for North Carolina anglers for the 2018 cobia season.

    N.C. cobia season opens May 1 with new regulations

    Season runs through end of December
    April 20 at 12:37pm
    Cale Helms caught this big bass at Tuckertown Lake on April 12, 2018.

    College student decks huge Tuckertown largemouth

    Double-digit lunker bit buzzbait
    April 19 at 5:48pm
    Sections of North Carolina’s Tuckasegee River are great spring destination for fishermen interested in taking trout on fly rods.

    Spring trout are mountain blessings

    April, May offer just about the best trout fishing you can imagine, and you don’t have to be an expert
    April 19 at 9:00am
    The Family Fishing Workshop is one of 11 hands-on courses offered in May 2018 at the NCWRC's Pechmann Fishing Education Center.

    NCWRC offering 11 fishing, boating workshops in May

    Courses will be held at John E. Pechmann Fishing Education Center
    April 18 at 10:58am
    Aquatic vegetation definitely holds fish, like this big bass caught among this thick grass.

    How do you feel about fishing around aquatic weeds?

    What about sunken fish attractors?
    April 17 at 12:38pm
    James Gibbons of Timmonsville, SC has been selected as one of 12 high schoolers to the Bassmaster High School All-American Team.

    Timmonsville high school angler named to Bassmaster High School All-American Fishing Team

    James Gibbons is one of 12 high schoolers to make team
    April 16 at 1:17pm
    Guide Joe Dennis caught this big stringer of bluegill on crickets, his favorite baits for these aggressive fish.

    Bream bonanza is at hand

    April is time for all kinds of panfish at Santee
    April 16 at 9:00am
    Power Pole’s Micro anchor is quiet, dependable and helps you secure your position in big-bass territory.

    Power Pole Micro Anchor System

    April 15 at 7:00am

    April’s best fishing bets

    April 15 at 7:00am
    Pink lures, like this Yo-Zuri deep diver, are favorites of Atlantic bonito.

    Pick a pink lure

    April 15 at 7:00am
    You can’t retrieve a MirrOlure too slowly; most strikes come when the bait is not moving.

    No need for speed; slow is good

    April 15 at 7:00am
    Pick a MirrOlure by size and shape to match baitfish in an area. From top, 14, 17 and 27 sizes.

    Match the hatch

    April 15 at 7:00am
    Pull up on a red-clay point and fan-cast live baits for striped and hybrid bass this month on Lake Hartwell.

    Red clay will make your day

    April 15 at 7:00am
    Don’t wait for fish to bite when you set up this month at Lake Hartwell. Move if they aren’t biting. If they are, you might finish off your limit before daylight, but maybe not.

    Patience is not a virtue

    April 15 at 7:00am
    The Lunkerhunt Fetch swimbait was designed by bass pro Matt Arey of Shelby, N.C.,

    Lunkerhunt Fetch swimbait

    April 15 at 7:00am