• Freshwater Fishing

    White perch have become established at Shearon Harris Lake, giving anglers another great option for summer fishing trips.

    Color Harris white

    Perch fishery has developed quite a following
    June 12 at 11:26am
    Gus Gustafson said a flathead like this 50-pound specimen from Lake Norman can put up quite a battle, even on heavy tackle.

    Norman’s flatheads take control

    Live bait, heavy tackle is on the menu for these big, bruising catfish
    June 12 at 11:11am
    While fishing in Ashe County with his brother-in-law, Nich Krayniewski caught this big brown trout.

    Youth angler catches 5-pound brown trout in Ashe County

    Big trout hit a smaller fish that the 17-year-old was reeling in
    June 05 at 10:21am
    Tony Alexander uses dip baits to catch Lake Murray catfish.

    Number 1 tip for catching more catfish on stink bait

    Catfish angler shares his top tip for catching more cats on dip bait
    June 04 at 12:46pm
    It's not tough to catch a cooler load of fish quickly when using Sabiki rigs.

    How to catch multiple white perch on a single cast

    White perch are a nuisance fish, but still fun and tasty
    June 04 at 12:21pm
    The NCWRC is offering more than 30 free fishing events for kids beginning this weekend and running through June 24.

    NCWRC offering free kids' fishing events this weekend through June 24

    More than 30 events are part of 2017 National Fishing and Boating Week
    June 01 at 10:11am
    It’s time for all fishermen to board the planer board train.

    Get on board! Planer boards can help many fishermen in the Carolinas

    Planer boards are no longer just a trick used by striper fishermen; anglers in the Carolinas are targeting other species, including big catfish, finding out the boards are a tremendous help when it comes to presenting baits exactly and effectively.
    June 01 at 7:00am
    Fly rods, popping bugs and bluegill are summer staples for Carolinas anglers.

    Summer is great for pop-up bluegills in the Carolinas

    Popping bugs are deadly on summer bluegill when the feisty panfish had to the banks to spawn. Here’s how to put a bug in a bream’s ear.
    June 01 at 7:00am
    Carolina bass are swallowing big, summer spoons.

    Swallow a big spoon - Feed a big spoonful for a big summer bass

    Magnum-sized flutter spoons have become a big-bass staple among many anglers in the Carolinas. Here are the details of the latest largemouth craze.
    June 01 at 7:00am
    The harvest season for North Carolina's Delayed Harvest trout waters begins June 3.

    North Carolina's Delayed Harvest trout waters open to harvest June 3

    Anglers can harvest from 34 streams and 2 lakes classified as Delayed Harvest
    May 23 at 8:53am
    An angler fishes a North Carolina mountain stream that’s not designated as a trout stream but can still hold plenty of trout.

    So much water to fish

    Spring trout are in more streams than you know
    May 19 at 9:00am
    Shellcrackers will be in the shallows in early May before moving to their deeper, summer spots by the end of the month.

    May is on around Santee

    Expect a great bite for almost any species
    May 16 at 9:00am
    Nice channel cat are a welcome by-product of drifting for Lake Wylie blue catfish in all phases of the spawn.

    Cats coming, going

    Track Lake Wylie blues in all phases of spawn
    May 15 at 10:29am
    Golden shiner

    Sample the buffet line

    May 15 at 7:00am