• Fishing

    Thanksgiving reds

    November redfish in the Carolinas can be caught on three basic patterns, so spool on some line and catch them before the turkey is all gone.
    November 01 at 7:00am
    November brings some of the best fishing for spotted bass of the year to South Carolina’s Lake Russell.

    Spot on - South Carolina’s Lake Russell is a bass-fishing hot spot

    November brings great bass fishing to Lake Russell, with big spotted bass schooling up and feeding up. Here’s how to find and catch them.
    November 01 at 7:00am
    Nymphs are a trout angler’s winter dream flies in the Carolinas.

    Get down for trout

    Purists love dry-fly fishing for mountain trout, but nymphs catch more and larger fish in the colder months. For consistent catches, go deep with nymphs.
    November 01 at 7:00am
    Hard-plastic jerkbaits are deadly on bass any time baitfish are shallow in fairly clear water. Most anglers think of February and March, but those are common late-fall conditions.

    Jerkbaits: not just for spring

    Long, skinny hard baits will fool bass in clear water from October through March
    November 01 at 7:00am
    Chas Champagne, creator of the Matrix Shad line of soft plastic lures, is introducing a new 5-inch Matrix Monster that will be available in stores this fall.

    The new Matrix Monster

    The big 5-inch version swims just like a regular-sized Matrix Shad
    October 29 at 9:00am
    These two fish combined for a total weight of 17.95 pounds and won the 2018 SRS Ultimate Fishing Challenge for First Responders on Par Pond.

    Two bass totaling 17.95 pounds wins SRS Ultimate Fishing Challenge

    Multiple 7+ pound bass caught during tournament at Par Pond
    October 27 at 6:44pm
    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
    October 19 at 9:00am

    How to net a fish the right way

    It's simple, it's important, and many anglers do it all wrong
    October 17 at 8:04pm
    Before new regulations took effect in June, all of these Santee Cooper stripers would have been illegal to keep.

    New Santee striper regs are popular

    Anglers, guides, SCDNR feel good about changes
    October 16 at 9:00am
    Speckled trout love the current that deeper channels narrowed by things like bridge crossings often provide.

    Wading opportunities near Beaufort

    October 15 at 7:00am
    Targeting flounder while wading allowed the author to concentrate on a good-looking area and catch this fish.

    Wade for flounder

    October 15 at 7:00am
    Giving a flounder time to grab a bait and get it ready to slide down its throat will usually result in a good hookset.

    How to hook a flounder

    October 15 at 7:00am
    Tony Rhodes gigged this flounder in the New River near Sneads Ferry, N.C.

    It’s an all-night gig

    October 15 at 7:00am
    Suspending a live shrimp beneath a popping cork is a tried-and-true trout-catching tactic.

    Shrimp rigs for trout

    October 15 at 7:00am
    Along with speckled trout, white shrimp took a severe beating over the past winter when an ice and snow storm devastated the Carolina coasts.

    Five shrimp tricks to try on trout

    October 15 at 7:00am