• Fishing

    Topwater specks at Murrells Inlet

    Small surface lures fool plenty of spring trout
    March 23 at 3:16pm
    Guide Todd Vick said crappie fishing on the Waccamaw River can be excellent in April.

    Waccamaw River slabs

    April fishing great in coastal river
    March 23 at 3:12pm
    Lake Rhodhiss can turn out some awfully nice striped bass in April when they move up the Catawba River.

    Rhodhiss stripers get hot

    Spring run to upper end of lake produces great fish
    March 23 at 3:09pm
    Bass pro Andy Wicker loves to fish Lake Monticello in April because so many bass will be shallow.

    Bank on Lake Monticello’s April bass

    Fishing is as simple as it gets, with plenty of big, hungry fish moving to the banks
    March 23 at 3:02pm
    The Cherry Grove estuary just south of the North Carolina/South Carolina border is a great place to start out the spring season catching flounder.

    Cherry Grove is first, best spot for spring flounder

    Small estuary gives up big flatfish this time of year
    March 23 at 2:53pm
    Lake Gaston’s bass will be caught on main-lake points and/or well back in creeks in April, depending on how the spawn progresses.

    Bass moving in Lake Gaston

    Start April on main-lake points, move to creeks as spawn nears
    March 23 at 2:49pm
    Bass pro Tim Grein of Winston-Salem, N.C., caught this Kerr Lake lunker on a spinnerbait in flooded shoreline cover.

    Bushwhack bass at Kerr lake

    High water, if not too high, can put anglers in heaven
    March 23 at 2:36pm
    The author caught this nice spring sheepshead.

    Beaufort sheepshead set to bite

    Sneaky bait thieves are tricky to catch, but worth it
    March 23 at 2:09pm
    Spanish mackerel make their first real showing of the year along much of the North Carolina coast in April.

    Speak Spanish along NC Coast

    April brings first showing of Spanish mackerel from Cape Lookout to Cape Fear
    March 23 at 2:06pm
    This 877-pound bluefin tuna was caught by retired Brig. Gen. Scott Chambers while fishing with A-Salt Weapons Sportfishing Charters out of Manteo on March 17.

    877-pound bluefin tuna caught out of Manteo

    Big catch is new pending NC state record
    March 20 at 12:16pm
    Tommy Floyd Jr. (left) and James Gibbons (right) of South Florence High School won the 2018 Mossy Oak Fishing Bassmaster High School Classic last weekend at Lake Keowee.

    South Florence anglers win Bassmaster High School Classic

    Tommy Floyd Jr., James Gibbons win big at Lake Keowee
    March 20 at 9:17am
    Casey Ashley finished eighth in the 2018 Bassmaster Classic on Lake Hartwell.

    Casey Ashley finishes 8th at Bassmaster Classic

    Jason Williamson takes 25th place
    March 18 at 6:42pm
    Greg Hackney shows off a good one he caught on day two of the 2018 Bassmaster Classic.

    Greg Hackney, Caleb Sumrall make early departures from Bassmaster Classic

    Both anglers had tough days, failed to qualify for day three
    March 17 at 8:39pm
    Casey Ashley moved into the top ten with a strong second day of the 2018 Bassmaster Classic on Lake Hartwell.

    Casey Ashley moves into top ten of Bassmaster Classic on Lake Hartwell

    Jason Williamson is 24th, Hank Cherry 33rd
    March 17 at 7:08pm