• Freshwater Fishing

    Targeting Lake Murray’s flathead catfish requires different tactics and baits than other catfish species.

    Target Murray’s flatheads

    May 15 at 7:00am
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    Mr. Crappie’s top 10 crappie-fishing tips

    Jig up more crappie with these tried-and-true tactics
    May 12 at 3:02pm

    How 'Mr. Crappie' finds unpressured crappie holes

    Use electronics to find crappie-filled standing timber, expert says
    May 12 at 2:47pm
    The Nantahala River is one of North Carolina’s best hatchery supported trout streams, spitting out plenty of brown, rainbow and brook trout.

    Target Nantahala’s trout

    Big western NC river is among best hatchery streams
    May 02 at 11:46am
    Drifting or free-line drifting will produce plenty of Lake Monticello catfish for anglers, but anchoring and fan-casting is guide Chris Simpson’s ticket for bigger fish.

    Monticello catfish are on

    Main-lake humps, backs of creeks hold plenty of fish
    May 02 at 11:23am
    Bass key on spawning baitfish in May, and anglers in the Carolinas need to follow suit.

    Bust the bass buffet - Spawning baitfish make for a bass buffet in the Carolinas in May

    Baitfish are spawning in lakes all over the Carolinas this month, and bass are gorging on them in shallow water. Know where the baitfish birthing room is, and you can blister the bass.
    May 01 at 7:00am
    Guide Chris Simpson believes Lake Murray is one of the top channel catfish lakes in the state.

    The cats’ meow - All four catfish species are up and around on South Carolina’s Lake Murray in May

    South Carolina’s Lake Murray presents anglers with a chance to catch just about every catfish possible.
    May 01 at 7:00am
    South Carolina is home to all kinds of lakes that harbor crappie.

    Pattern post-spawn slabs - Post-spawn crappie don’t have to be difficult for South Carolina anglers

    Three guides know the ticket to catching more crappie after the spawn. Their ideas should help you put more fish in the boat on several South Carolina lakes.
    May 01 at 7:00am
    Tenkara, a Japanese fly-fishing technique, fits perfectly in western North Carolina streams.

    Far East import - North Carolina’s Far East trout-fishing import is taking hold

    Tenkara is a simple-to-learn, effective and kid-friendly way to catch trout in North Carolina streams.
    May 01 at 7:00am
    Streams in the Jocassee Gorges produce a lot of brown trout like this one.

    Gorges’ rivers are tops

    Whitewater, Thompson offer fly-fishers a treat
    April 19 at 9:00am
    Lake Marion produced this great stringer of shellcrackers for William Scott and fishing buddy Hilton Fulmer.

    Empty the ‘cracker’ box

    Santee Cooper shellcrackers peak in April
    April 16 at 9:00am
    Guide Kevin Davis searches the shallows for blue cats this month; they’re there for the baitfish migration.

    Why skinny water is good

    April 15 at 7:00am