• Redfish

    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
    Guide Jeff Wolfe looks for winter redfish in the shallow, warmer bays east of the Cape Fear River upstream from Bald Head Island.

    Cape Fear bays are red spots

    Bays on east side of river hold plenty of fish in winter
    January 31 at 3:19pm
    Guide Junior Sinclair spends January hunting for big schools of red drum outside of inlets and along the beaches around his Jacksonville home base.

    January reds pile into surf off NC’s central coast

    Find cold water redfish around inlets, shallow beaches
    December 18, 2017 at 9:48am
    Cold weather doesn’t slow down the redfish bite in the New River around Jacksonville.

    Hot New River reds

    When trout fishing slacks, reds still bite
    December 04, 2017 at 10:12am
    Capt. Rod Thomas, a/k/a Capt. Ponytail poses with a bull redfish he caught on a popping cork/swimbait combo in Winyah Bay.

    VIDEO: Catch more bull redfish with this tip

    Lure, cork combo makes bull redfishing more fun
    November 05, 2017 at 5:57pm
    When fishing from a kayak in the nearshore ocean, try to fish with at least one other fisherman for safety purposes.

    Kayak safety for ocean fishing

    October 15, 2017 at 7:00am
    Using a circle hook allows easier release of big red drum, which can’t be kept longer than 27 inches.

    Handling large fish for release

    October 15, 2017 at 7:00am
    Capt. Rod

    VIDEO: How to revive a sluggish redfish

    Stop releasing sluggish fish
    October 13, 2017 at 10:04pm
    Hordes of kayak fishermen now descend on the nearshore waters to do battle with kings and bull reds.

    Two if by sea - Oak Island’s fantastic fall kayak fishery

    Oak Island’s nearshore bull reds and king mackerel give kayak-bound anglers a chance to shine in October.
    October 01, 2017 at 7:00am
    Big, bull redfish will stay locked on to schools of menhaden moving down the beaches of the Grand Strand this time of year.

    Big reds like Grand Strand beaches, too

    September 29, 2017 at 9:37am
    Guide Noah Lynk won a battle with this bull redfish off Cape Lookout last fall.

    ‘Lookout’ for big bull redfish

    Huge, adult drum move to Cape Lookout’s shoals for October feeding frenzy
    September 27, 2017 at 9:01am
    You can win a Sea Hunt boat by catching one of 48 tagged redfish in the CCA South Carolina STAR Tournament.

    Tagged fish makes angler's heart sink

    Angler was not registered for CCA South Carolina's STAR Tournament
    July 05, 2017 at 3:07pm