• Fishing

    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
    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
    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
    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
    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
    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
    Kayak-bound fishermen have a great opportunity in October to do battle with a number of inshore saltwater species.

    October opportunities have few equals

    Paddling anglers can get tight to a variety of inshore species
    October 14 at 9:00am
    Look for flounder in the deepest holes in a creek or waterway and drop a live mud minnow or mullet minnow on its nose.

    Slam that quartet

    By targeting trout, flounder, reds, black drum, you stand a better chance of catching them all
    October 12 at 9:00am
    Widespread fish kills are apparent in numerous North Carolina areas as a result of Hurricane Florence.

    NCWRC investigating widespread fish kills from Hurricane Florence

    Numerous bodies of water still feeling impact of storm
    October 11 at 2:01pm
    Brantlee Knight poses with his first largemouth bass, a 5-pounder that he caught with a Zebco 404 and a cricket.

    Five-year-old angler catches his first 5-pound bass

    It was one of several firsts for the young outdoorsman this year
    October 10 at 6:24pm
    Paul Davis of Lexington enjoys fishing on Edisto Beach, but the Edisto Beach Town Council has proposed limiting surf fishing during the summer months.

    Edisto Beach considers limiting surf fishing

    Town Council to vote on partial ban for summer months
    October 10 at 3:42am
    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
    South Carolina's shellfish season opened on Oct. 1, 2018 and runs through May 15, 2019.

    South Carolina shellfish season is now open

    Season runs through May 15, 2019
    October 03 at 1:03pm
    King mackerel have been coming over the rails of Apache Pier for the past 11 days, including this double caught earlier today.

    This is currently the hottest fishing spot in the Carolinas

    Anglers have caught 29 king mackerel in past 11 days
    October 02 at 3:03pm
    A stump on a rocky bottom, next to a sharp drop. What more could a bass fisherman ask for in October?

    Don’t miss October

    Bass fishing doesn’t get much better than a bunch of hungry fish in predictable places eating moving baits
    October 01 at 7:00am