• Fishing

    In areas with current, fish will still hold in the lee of structure such as rocks or blowdowns even when water temperatures are low.

    Shall we gather at the river?

    Many of winter’s adverse effects disappear in moving water
    February 14 at 9:00am
    Todd Vick poses with a typical wintertime river crappie.

    Tips for Haw River's winter crappie

    Unseasonably warm February weather equals hot crappie bite
    February 13 at 6:39pm
    Blaine Anderson (left) and Geoff Mikota (right - in the white Shimano shirts that were no longer white at the end their efforts - get ready to help an SCDNR staffer with oyster bed restoration projects coordinated by CCA SC.

    Shimano invests money, man hours into local fishery

    Fishing company joined CCA SC, SCDNR for oyster bed restoration
    February 12 at 11:01am
    Guide Jot Owens caught this nice American Shad during the winter/spring run in the Cape Fear River upstream from Wilmington, N.C.

    Salute shad, the kickoff fish

    February, March are prime time for spring spawning run of these feisty fish
    February 12 at 9:00am
    Robert Dean poses with the new N.C. state record red grouper, which he caught while fishing aboard the Cheerio Lady out of Carolina Beach.

    Creedmoor angler catches new N.C. state record red grouper

    Record fish was hooked and lost earlier on same trip
    February 11 at 3:56pm
    Carolina Sportsman columnist and Upstate Outdoors radio show host Phillip Gentry is one of the Crappie University instructors.

    Crappie University set for Spartanburg debut

    Course begins Feb. 15,, lasts four nights
    February 08 at 11:53pm
    The Lower Saluda River just outside of Columbia has become a hot spot for trout anglers. A small section is being proposed as catch-and-release only.

    SCDNR seeks public input on Lower Saluda River trout regulations

    Section of river proposed as catch and release only
    February 07 at 9:27pm
    Bass eat less during the winter, but they still eat. Catch your share with these tips.

    Top 6 tips for catching winter bass

    Winter fishing can be tough, but worth it
    February 01 at 8:15pm
    Big female bass will start to stir this month on North Carolina’s Lake Tillery, and you should be waiting with jigs and jerkbaits.

    J&J joy on Tillery - Double your bass-fishing joy by fishing the “J&J” baits on Lake Tillery this month

    Jigs and jerkbaits are a great two-pronged approach to catching bass that become active this month on North Carolina’s Lake Tillery.
    February 01 at 7:00am
    For winter Carolina reds, let your kayak takes you to the right spots.

    Cold yaks, hot reds

    Kayaks can put adventuresome fishermen into the extremely skinny water where many redfish spend their winters.
    February 01 at 7:00am
    There’s no bigger factor than the weather when it comes to winter trout fishing in North Carolina’s inshore waters.

    Full frontal assault - Winter speckled trout fishing is a full-frontal assault in North Carolina waters

    Time your winter trout fishing around an approaching weather front and you’ll catch more specks.
    February 01 at 7:00am
    Carolina anglers: try these winter slab tips.

    Top to bottom winter slabs

    Get a jump on Carolina crappie season on any level in February
    February 01 at 7:00am
    Hybrid bass have replaced stripers as No. 1 targets for many Lake Norman anglers and guides.

    Hunt Norman’s hybrids - February is time to hunt hybrid bass on North Carolina’s Lake Norman

    Winter and early spring are prime times to target Lake Norman’s newest gamefish, the hybrid bass.
    February 01 at 7:00am
    January means big blue catfish on South Carolina’s Lake Monticello.

    Feeling blue? You betcha!

    Lake Monticello’s big blue catfish turn on in winter, giving anglers a chance to do battle with trophy class fish.
    February 01 at 7:00am
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    February 01 at 7:00am