• Fishing

    Squid can be trolled on a rig similar to a live-bait king rig to take mackerel.

    Speed-rig a squid

    August 15 at 7:00am
    The author snapped this cell-phone photo of a 71/2-foot blacktip shark he caught — his personal best from a kayak.

    Need a bigger boat? Nah, not this time

    Kayak-bound anglers can wrestle plenty of big, summer fish
    August 14 at 9:00am
    Circle hooks, without an offset will typically hook a gamefish in the corner of its mouth, no matter how far down it takes a bait.

    Offset, off center

    When you’re planning to release fish, go with a straight circle hook, not an offset
    August 12 at 9:00am
    Guide Jerry Hill works bucktails in 12 to 14 feet of water this month for High Rock Lake’s stripers.

    Stripers on the prowl

    High Rock Lake fish working down main-lake areas
    August 09 at 4:01pm

    Time to double up

    Upper end of Roanoke Rapids Lake has plenty of stripers, largemouth
    August 09 at 3:57pm
    Jonathan Phillips and his son, Carter, show off what a September bass looks like at Jordan Lake.

    Jordan Lake’s bass working toward shallows

    Start looking more in creeks this month as water cools
    August 09 at 3:51pm
    Topwater baits such as Zara Spooks account for plenty of speckled trout when the weather finally cools in September.

    Go for the top!

    Georgetown specks turn to topwater
    August 09 at 3:48pm
    When Blaine Anderson saw this johnboat floating 60 miles offshore, he knew the dolphinfish would be there.

    Anglers catching plenty of dolphin around abandoned johnboat

    Wayward johnboat spotted several times in past week
    August 08 at 2:07pm
    CCA SC tagged and released 60 redfish as part of the 2018 STAR tournament.

    Catch a redfish, win $43,000 Sea Hunt boat package

    One month left for CCA SC STAR tournament
    August 08 at 1:30pm
    Christy Medlin shows off a nice sheepshead caught with a fiddler crab on a Ralph Phillips jighead while fishing with Marc Deschenes of VIP Adventures (843-708-5473).

    Catch more sheepshead with these tips

    Sneaky bait thieves are stacked up on inshore structure
    August 06 at 1:02pm
    Andy Ball and Brent Milgrom pose with two Winyah Bay redfish. Ball caught a tagged redfish on the same day.

    Charlotte angler catches redfish that was tagged 21 years ago

    Fish caught in Winyah Bay, originally tagged at Wappoo Cut
    August 05 at 9:03pm
    Project ReSpeck, a collaboration of RedFin Charters, Z-Man, Eye Strike Fishing, and CCA SC, presented this check to the SCDNR's Waddell Center for fish restoration efforts.

    Project ReSpeck, CCA SC contribute $25,000 for fish restoration

    Money will fund five breeding, stock enhancement tanks
    August 02 at 2:14pm
    Tyler Barnes and Emily Howell pose with the 68-pound blue catfish they caught on July 30 to win the two-month long EZ Bait and Tackle EZ3 tournament.

    Pikeville angler catches, releases 68-pound blue catfish

    Big blue took first place in two-month long tournament
    August 01 at 7:18pm
    OtterBox cooler

    OtterBox coolers

    August 01 at 7:00am