• Freshwater Fishing

    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
    Various bream species make for great spring action for paddling anglers on small ponds.

    Become a pond paddler

    Kayaks, canoes can expand a pond’s potential
    April 14 at 9:00am
    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
    Spring cats are a shallow-water phenomena on the Santee Cooper lakes.

    Sack shallow Santee cats - Follow big blue catfish shallow this month on South Carolina’s Santee Cooper

    Big blue catfish head for the skinny water in Lake Moultrie and Lake Marion this month, following a big migration of baitfish. Here’s how to intercept them.
    April 01 at 7:00am
    Jonathan Grady knocked off these two shad in the swift waters below Lock and Dam No. 1 in the Cape Fear River upstream from Wilmington.

    Run, shad, run

    Cape Fear River holds loads of fish
    March 27 at 3:37pm
    Guide Seth Owens likes to fish stinkbaits for Lake Hartwell channel cats in 20 to 30 feet of water in April.

    Try Hartwell’s cats

    Blues, channels, flatheads are all biting
    March 27 at 3:12pm
    Even though many streams are closed for stocking in March, there’s plenty of trout water still open for anglers in both Carolinas.

    March still offers options

    Despite some season closures, anglers can still fish
    March 19 at 9:00am
    You might have to hunt for them a little bit, but largemouth bass should be moving into the shallows at Lake Marion and Lake Moultrie, preparing to spawn in March.

    It’s Santee shallow time

    Fish of all species will be on the move in March
    March 16 at 9:00am
    American shad, which average 2 to 3 pounds, are much larger than  hickory shad, which weigh in around a pound.

    Shad run is kayak heaven

    Coastal rivers ready to fill up with feisty fish
    March 14 at 9:00am