• Redfish

    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
    Hatteras and Ocracoke inlets offer anglers with plenty of sight-casting opportunities for abundant bull reds in July.

    Target OBX bulls

    Hatteras, Ocracoke inlets fill with reds
    June 12, 2017 at 10:24am
    Try Cajun tricks for brackish water Carolina redfish.

    Carolina reds, Cajun tricks - Carolina anglers can use Cajun tricks to catch brackish-water reds

    For brackish water redfish in the Carolinas, take a page from the Louisiana playbook and play the crawfish trump card.
    May 01, 2017 at 7:00am
    Redfish stay around all winter and are usually one of the first fish to get fired up each spring.

    State-line reds - Redfish wake up this month in coastal waters around the North Carolina-South Carolina border

    The saltwater for 30 miles on either side of the North Carolina-South Carolina state line are full of redfish year-round, and they’re ready to put winter behind them and start feeding this month.
    March 01, 2017 at 7:00am
    Take a winter surfing safari for Swansboro, N.C., redfish.

    Ride the surf for winter reds

    The breakers off barrier islands south of Swansboro, N.C., are full of redfish this month. Here’s how to find them and catch them.
    January 01, 2017 at 7:00am