• Freshwater Fishing

    Western North Carolina lake boasts a trophy fishery for brown, rainbow trout.

    Catching mountain trout the lake way is a North Carolina option

    Apalachia Lake is about as far west as you can go in North Carolina, and an experimental trophy trout fishery might make it well worth the drive.
    May 01 at 7:00am
    The 2018 striper season on the Roanoke River has been extended to May 6.

    Roanoke River striper season extended to May 6

    Season extended due to low projected harvest
    April 27 at 3:18pm
    Roger Kendrick of Townville, SC and Billy Lewis of Liberty, SC doubled up on citation brown trout on Saturday, April 21 while trolling spoons behind downrigger balls.

    Jocassee anglers double up on citation brown trout

    One of the fish weighed over 9 pounds
    April 26 at 3:26pm
    Lake Wylie is home to a great population of nice blue catfish, as guide Rodger Taylor (right) can attest.

    Follow Lake Wylie’s blue catfish

    As catfish head to the spawn, change your tactics to fill your cooler
    April 26 at 11:13am
    Blackwaters swamps and rivers are great spots to run into a handful of redbreast sunfish, which will likely be spawning this month.

    Edisto River swamps are full of nice redbreasts

    Sunfish will be spawning, feeding
    April 26 at 10:50am
    Sections of North Carolina’s Tuckasegee River are great spring destination for fishermen interested in taking trout on fly rods.

    Spring trout are mountain blessings

    April, May offer just about the best trout fishing you can imagine, and you don’t have to be an expert
    April 19 at 9:00am
    Guide Joe Dennis caught this big stringer of bluegill on crickets, his favorite baits for these aggressive fish.

    Bream bonanza is at hand

    April is time for all kinds of panfish at Santee
    April 16 at 9:00am
    Warmouth sunfish are native to the swamps, smaller rivers of the Carolinas.

    Species spotlight: warmouth sunfish

    Big-mouthed panfish are common in swamps, small rivers
    April 09 at 6:30pm
    Austin Sartin (left) holds the 100-pound blue catfish that youth angler Sam Carver (right) caught at Kerr Lake.

    8-year-old angler catches 100-pound catfish at Kerr Lake

    Family spring break trip creates big memories for youth angler
    April 06 at 12:56pm
    Trout fishermen can get plenty of action with a visit to Cherokee, N.C.

    The trout mecca - Cherokee is North Carolina’s trout-fishing mecca

    The waters of the Cherokee reservation in western North Carolina and other nearby streams offer trout fishermen some of the best action in the Southeast.
    April 01 at 7:00am
    Paul Daniels poses with the new South Carolina state record flathead catfish he caught in the Cooper River on Feb. 11, 2018.

    Hanahan angler shatters SC flathead catfish state record

    Angler caught big fish in Cooper River
    March 30 at 3:07pm
    Anglers can fish North Carolina's Hatchery Supported Trout Waters with no bait restrictions and a seven-fish limite beginning April 7, 2018

    North Carolina's Hatchery-Supported Trout Waters to open April 7

    No bait restrictions, seven trout per day limit for each angler
    March 27 at 1:44pm
    Guide Todd Vick said crappie fishing on the Waccamaw River can be excellent in April.

    Waccamaw River slabs

    April fishing great in coastal river
    March 23 at 3:12pm