• Fishing

    Guide Rennie Clark of Carolina Beach, N.C., likes soft-plastic, artificial lures in blue colors when he’s targeting bull reds in the fall.

    The hunt for red October

    Redfish make a big move this month along the southeastern North Carolina coast
    September 17 at 11:46am
    Guide William Sasser said Clarks Hill spits out a lot of big crappie once October arrives and fish start to feed up for the winter.

    Clarks Hill slabs grow up plenty

    September 17 at 11:28am
    Cooling water temperatures will push Lake Jocassee’s bass toward shallow water and the shoreline in October and November.

    Hot Lake Jocassee bass

    Fall brings fish up to hit topwater baits
    September 17 at 11:15am
    Beginning Oct. 1, anglers can keep two Albemarle Sound stripers at least 18 inches long per day.

    Albemarle Sound stripers are on tap

    Tactics change on sound, in tributaries as October progresses
    September 17 at 10:54am
    Dave Pfeiffer, president of Shimano Fishing North America, caught this 219-pound tuna on antique tackle and 24-thread line last month.

    Isle of Palms angler lands 219 pound tuna on antique tackle

    Became only third angler to land 200+ pound tuna on 24 thread line
    September 12 at 8:47pm
    Nick Palombi (left), Mark Davis (center), and Capt. Steve Montgomery pose with Davis' 12-pound, 5-ounce gray snapper, which is the new NC state record.

    Lexington, SC angler sets new NC state record gray snapper

    New gag grouper NC record caught by Clayton, NC angler
    September 08 at 6:01pm
    Alex Ng caught this double-digit flounder while fishing with his wife along the wall at Morehead City.

    Morehead City angler boats 12.33 pound flounder

    Flatfish was second double digit flounder for same angler
    September 07 at 3:09pm
    CCA SC and Sea Hunt boats will give away a $43,000 Sea Hunt boat package tomorrow, Sept. 5 at 1:30 on Facebook Live. One participant of the 2018 CCA STAR tournament will win the boat.

    CCA SC, Sea Hunt giving away $43,000 boat package tomorrow

    Drawing among STAR participants will be at 1:30 pm
    September 04 at 2:08pm
    Learn all about king mackerel fishing on Sept. 18 at the King Mackerel Fishing Seminar presented by the Oak Island Parks and Recreation Dept.

    Oak Island Recreation Dept. offering king mackerel fishing seminar

    Capt. Jerry Dilsaver will be featured speaker at Sept. 18 event
    August 25 at 7:44am
    Forget about catching small Spanish mackerel just off the beaches. Slow troll over live bottom 10 to 14 miles out and you'll catch citation-size fish this time of year.

    Anglers catching big Spanish mackerel out of Holden Beach area

    Slow trolling over live bottom is the key to hot-weather citation Spanish
    August 21 at 3:51pm
    Blue catfish in the Santee Cooper system will be managed, at least until 2019, under regulations passed in 2007, not the creel and size limits passed in 2014.

    Santee Cooper blue catfish regulations have been changed again

    Sunset clause wipes out regs approved in 2014
    August 15 at 12:00pm
    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