• Fishing

    Guide Rennie Clark of Carolina Beach, N.C., likes soft-plastic, artificial lures in blue colors when he’s targeting bull reds in the fall.

    The hunt for red October

    Redfish make a big move this month along the southeastern North Carolina coast
    September 17 at 11:46am
    Guide William Sasser said Clarks Hill spits out a lot of big crappie once October arrives and fish start to feed up for the winter.

    Clarks Hill slabs grow up plenty

    September 17 at 11:28am
    Cooling water temperatures will push Lake Jocassee’s bass toward shallow water and the shoreline in October and November.

    Hot Lake Jocassee bass

    Fall brings fish up to hit topwater baits
    September 17 at 11:15am
    Beginning Oct. 1, anglers can keep two Albemarle Sound stripers at least 18 inches long per day.

    Albemarle Sound stripers are on tap

    Tactics change on sound, in tributaries as October progresses
    September 17 at 10:54am
    Guide Inky Davis looks for bass in September around isolated trees and vegetation.

    Santee fish are on the move

    September is big transition month on lakes
    September 16 at 9:00am
    Oregon Inlet, crossed by NC 12 over Bonner Bridge, offers access to some of the best offshore fishing grounds in the world.

    Oregon Inlet: Famous, infamous

    September 15 at 7:00am
    Restrictions and bag limits are almost non-existent for white perch. The fish are an invasive species and considered a nuisance by most states in the southeast.

    Year-round white perch

    September 15 at 7:00am
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    September 15 at 7:00am
    Mike Curtis of Rockingham, N.C., said it’s so easy to catch big catfish in the Pee Dee River that anyone can do it.

    Pee Dee River catfish made for floating boats

    Trophy fish are available for much of river’s length
    September 14 at 9:00am
    Dave Pfeiffer, president of Shimano Fishing North America, caught this 219-pound tuna on antique tackle and 24-thread line last month.

    Isle of Palms angler lands 219 pound tuna on antique tackle

    Became only third angler to land 200+ pound tuna on 24 thread line
    September 12 at 8:47pm
    The invisible nature of fluorocarbon could make a big difference when fish are being finicky. A short section of leader is easy to tie in between your terminal tackle and running line.

    Fluorocarbon’s lethal edge

    When fishing gets tough, a fluorocarbon leader might make a huge difference
    September 12 at 9:00am
    Nick Palombi (left), Mark Davis (center), and Capt. Steve Montgomery pose with Davis' 12-pound, 5-ounce gray snapper, which is the new NC state record.

    Lexington, SC angler sets new NC state record gray snapper

    New gag grouper NC record caught by Clayton, NC angler
    September 08 at 6:01pm
    Alex Ng caught this double-digit flounder while fishing with his wife along the wall at Morehead City.

    Morehead City angler boats 12.33 pound flounder

    Flatfish was second double digit flounder for same angler
    September 07 at 3:09pm