• Freshwater Fishing

    Live minnows are extremely productive baits when crappie are in deeper water, and dying them brighter colors often draws even more strikes.

    Bait dynamics for crappie

    June 15, 2018 at 7:00am
    Bright lights, suspended just under the surface, will attract baitfish, and the baitfish will draw gamefish into the immediate area.

    Let LED’s light up your night

    June 15, 2018 at 7:00am
    Deep brush will always hold fish, even during the spring.

    Brush up on summer slabs

    With the crappie spawn in your rearview mirror, it’s time to look deeper, and brush piles are tough to beat, especially to find gangs of nice fish.
    June 01, 2018 at 7:00am
    Crappie fishing at night is a great option for Carolina anglers.

    Slabs and nightstalkers

    Join the ‘midnight shift’ and catch crappie after dark through the summer. Here’s how to get up to speed.
    June 01, 2018 at 7:00am
    Fliers are small panfish that have a distinct look, and are sometimes misidentified as crappie.

    Species spotlight: flier

    This little-known panfish is small in size, tasty on the table
    May 30, 2018 at 10:09pm
    Delayed Harvest trout water open June 2 in North Carolina.

    Delayed Harvest trout waters open June 2 in North Carolina

    Season will run through Sept. 30
    May 20, 2018 at 10:18pm
    Rainbow trout have a varied diet and will eat anything they can capture. They routinely eat the larval, pupal and adult forms of aquatic insects, plus terrestrials that fall into the water. They will eat fish eggs, shrimp, crawfish and small fish up to one-third of their length.

    Four-of-a-kind basic trout flies for fly fishermen

    Wet and dry flies, nymphs and streamers all belong in a fly fisher’s fly box, and all can be very effective
    May 19, 2018 at 9:00am
    Lindsey Edge, 6-years-old, of Laurel Hill, NC, caught this 71-pound blue catfish on the Pee Dee River at the base of the Blewett Falls Dam.

    6-year-old lands 71-pound catfish on Pee Dee River

    Junior angler's dad coached her, netted the fish
    May 17, 2018 at 12:33pm
    Striper fishermen on the Santee Cooper lakes catch plenty of nice fish in May using live shad or herring, but drifting cut baits can also put some nice blue catfish in your cooler at the end of the day.

    Santee Cooper fishing in May: A lot to love

    Crappie, bream, shellcrackers, stripers and cats make Lake Moultrie and Lake Marion hot spots
    May 16, 2018 at 9:00am
    The red tag in the cheek of this trout identifies it as a fish stocked in Apalachia Lake in 2012 at 14 inches long.

    Trout tagging 101

    May 15, 2018 at 7:00am
    Fishing on Apalachia Lake in extreme western North Carolina is often directed by water flow through Hiwassee Dam and then a pumpback feature that returns it to the larger, upstream lake.

    Apalachia Lake flow changes often

    May 15, 2018 at 7:00am

    Yak Attack Hawg Trough Mounting Kit

    May 15, 2018 at 7:00am

    The flier

    May 15, 2018 at 7:00am

    May’s best bream bets

    May 15, 2018 at 7:00am