• Freshwater Fishing

    Thousands of gallons of milk spilled into Cove Creek after a truck overturned in the area around Saluda, N.C. Saturday.

    Spilled milk kills trout in western North Carolina

    Tanker truck wreck turns Cove Creek white with milk
    July 02, 2017 at 10:20am
    The NCWRC has added 200 fish attractors to Mountain Island Lake.

    NCWRC adds 200 fish attractors to Mt. Island Lake

    One hundred are concentrated in upper part of lake, 100 in lower part
    July 01, 2017 at 10:58pm
    Try these six special summer slab spots for Carolina success.

    Six special summer slab spots - Keep the heat on summer slabs on these six lakes in the Carolinas

    When hot weather arrives, crappie fishing doesn’t have to disappear. These half-dozen destinations keep producing slabs for anglers from both Carolinas.
    July 01, 2017 at 7:00am
    Keeping a fish you’ve landed at least partially in the water will lead to a better chance for a successful release.

    Catch-and-release? Yes!

    Returning wild fish to streams protects fisheries
    June 19, 2017 at 9:00am
    Magnum spoons have become a staple in the arsenals of many fishermen when bass start to school in their deeper, summer haunts.

    Spoon-feeding Harris hawgs

    June 15, 2017 at 7:00am
    Schooling bass hang around main-channel drops and ledges during the summer, where anglers can target them.

    Magnums spoons at Lake Monticello

    June 15, 2017 at 7:00am
    It takes a big planer board to effectively pull an extremely large bait, but small baits in shallow, clear-water situations are best used behind a small planer board.

    Match planer board size to bait size

    June 15, 2017 at 7:00am
    White perch have become established at Shearon Harris Lake, giving anglers another great option for summer fishing trips.

    Color Harris white

    Perch fishery has developed quite a following
    June 12, 2017 at 11:26am
    Gus Gustafson said a flathead like this 50-pound specimen from Lake Norman can put up quite a battle, even on heavy tackle.

    Norman’s flatheads take control

    Live bait, heavy tackle is on the menu for these big, bruising catfish
    June 12, 2017 at 11:11am
    While fishing in Ashe County with his brother-in-law, Nich Krayniewski caught this big brown trout.

    Youth angler catches 5-pound brown trout in Ashe County

    Big trout hit a smaller fish that the 17-year-old was reeling in
    June 05, 2017 at 10:21am