• Freshwater Fishing

    Lake James State Park features a fishing pier, and it’s in close proximity to a handful of public boat landings on the 6,500-acre mountain lake in Burke and McDowell counties.

    Park your tackle at this state park

    Lake James is a jewel for mountain fishermen
    Yesterday at 9:00am
    The Santee Cooper lakes have been producing trophy blue, channel and flathead catfish for more than 50 years.

    A long-time trophy fishery

    October 15 at 7:00am
    Professional angler Whitey Outlaw loves fishing heavy vegetation for crappie.

    VIDEO - How to catch crappie in thick grass beds

    If you bypass vegetation mats, you're missing a lot of fish
    October 09 at 2:00pm
    The new size limit on striped bass is now in effect on North Carolina's Tar, Neuse, and Pungo rivers.

    New inland striped bass limits on Tar, Neuse, and Pungo rivers

    New size limit effective as of Oct. 1, 2018
    October 08 at 7:37pm
    Plenty of big catfish swim in South Carolina’s Santee Cooper lakes, and fall is prime time to target them.

    The cats’ meow

    October kicks off the best fishing of the year for trophy blue catfish on the Santee Cooper lakes. It’s prime time to take advantage of these bruisers.
    October 01 at 7:00am
    Oct. 1 marks the first day of the 2018-19 Delayed Harvest trout season in Western North Carolina.

    Delayed Harvest trout regulations now if effect for 36 trout waters in WNC

    Delayed Harvest runs Oct. 1 through May 31
    September 30 at 5:12pm
    Big streams are ideal for streamer fishing, especially when water is high and dingy, as it often is after summer showers and thunderstorms.

    Streamers are made for September trout

    Flies that imitate fish are the ticket in some instances
    September 19 at 9:00am
    Restrictions and bag limits are almost non-existent for white perch. The fish are an invasive species and considered a nuisance by most states in the southeast.

    Year-round white perch

    September 15 at 7:00am
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    September 15 at 7:00am
    Mike Curtis of Rockingham, N.C., said it’s so easy to catch big catfish in the Pee Dee River that anyone can do it.

    Pee Dee River catfish made for floating boats

    Trophy fish are available for much of river’s length
    September 14 at 9:00am
    Whether he’s feeding white perch to Lake Gaston’s trophy catfish or eating them himself, catfish guide Zakk Royce knows there’s plenty of perch to go round.

    Solve the perch equation

    Fishing for food or bait? White perch are one fish that fills the bill in both instances across the Carolinas. Here’s how to fill your bait tank and fish fryer.
    September 01 at 7:00am
    A fly fisher works a pool in Hazel Creek, a blue-ribbon trout stream in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park.

    Hazel creek: A trout treasure

    One of the most-famous streams in the east, hazel creek is worth the effort it takes to get there
    August 19 at 9:00am
    Guide Bobby Winters likes to start his drifts in deep water and drift up and across the shallow areas of bottom contours.

    Summer, shallows are not exclusive

    Don’t give up on catfish when August arrives
    August 16 at 9:00am
    Blue catfish in the Santee Cooper system will be managed, at least until 2019, under regulations passed in 2007, not the creel and size limits passed in 2014.

    Santee Cooper blue catfish regulations have been changed again

    Sunset clause wipes out regs approved in 2014
    August 15 at 12:00pm
    A three-way swivel allows crappie fishermen to troll a crankbait at a certain depth and drag along a second lure in slightly deeper water.

    Make crappie do a double-take

    August 15 at 7:00am