• Fishing

    Stewart Venable’s best fishing day on a river came during the winter of 2016, after he pulled into the mouth of a tributary creek on the Catawba River to eat lunch and saw bait flipping.

    February’s Best Bets

    February 15 at 7:00am
    Monofilament and fluorocarbon lines each have their supporters, based on different tasks that the two lines perform better.

    Fluoro vs. Mono. Who wins?

    February 15 at 7:00am
    Weather conditions in February can vary to extremes during a single fishing trip, so dress accordingly and carry the correct clothing.

    Play the weather, but stay warm

    February 15 at 7:00am
    The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission’s decision to replace striped bass with hybrid bass in Lake Norman has paid off for guide Bob Curan.

    Tagged hybrid program continues

    February 15 at 7:00am
    In areas with current, fish will still hold in the lee of structure such as rocks or blowdowns even when water temperatures are low.

    Shall we gather at the river?

    Many of winter’s adverse effects disappear in moving water
    February 14 at 9:00am
    Todd Vick poses with a typical wintertime river crappie.

    Tips for Haw River's winter crappie

    Unseasonably warm February weather equals hot crappie bite
    February 13 at 6:39pm
    Blaine Anderson (left) and Geoff Mikota (right - in the white Shimano shirts that were no longer white at the end their efforts - get ready to help an SCDNR staffer with oyster bed restoration projects coordinated by CCA SC.

    Shimano invests money, man hours into local fishery

    Fishing company joined CCA SC, SCDNR for oyster bed restoration
    February 12 at 11:01am
    The author (left) caught this nice Lake Murray striper fishing with guide Brad Taylor.

    Lake Murray stripers begin to stir

    Look for spring fish on flats in any creek, guide says
    February 12 at 10:04am
    Hickory shad — like this one the author caught — fill the Roanoke River and its tributaries this month.

    Annual shad run sparkles in river

    Hickory shad pour into Roanoke River this month
    February 12 at 10:01am

    Reef sheep herded up

    Nearshore reefs out of Charleston fill up with sheepshead in March
    February 12 at 9:53am