• Freshwater Fishing

    Three of the more popular spinners for trout are: (left to right) Mepps Aglia, Panther Martin and Ward’s Rooster Tail. Other effective spinning lures are Blue Fox, Thomas, Acme and Joe’s Flies.

    Spinning fishing: A happy medium

    Take a spinning outfit and a few lures with flashing blades to the stream and you’re set to go
    January 19 at 9:00am
    Learning how to locate and recognize parts of a stream or pool that, because of a change in bottom contour, will hold trout is a key to catching more fish.

    Recognizing productive water

    January 15 at 7:00am
    Trout will hit a variety of nymph patterns if the weighted flies are kept near the bottom of a stream.

    “High stick” technique

    January 15 at 7:00am
    Guide Jerry Neely said that High Rock Lake is known more as a good warm-weather lake for crappie, but it’s also a good January lake.

    High Rock is a winter sleeper lake

    January 15 at 7:00am
    Spider-rigging with multiple rods allows anglers to cover plenty of depths and lots of water.

    A crappie rig for winter fishing

    January 15 at 7:00am
    Fly fishing and kayak fishing clinics are some of the programs offered at the John E. Pechmann Fishing Education Center throughout February 2018.

    Fly fishing, kayak fishing workshops offered at John E. Pechmann Fishing Education Center

    Courses are free, offered throughout February
    January 10 at 7:39pm
    Get an education in something you love by attending Crappie University.

    Learn the top techniques for catching crappie

    Crappie University is coming to South Carolina
    January 10 at 4:40pm
    Guide Rodger Taylor said January is a great month to catch blue catfish on Lake Wylie because of the cold weather.

    Lake Wylie cats warm to January cold

    Stressed baitfish leads to heavy feeding by big blues
    January 01 at 9:23am
    Nymphs are a trout angler’s winter dream flies in the Carolinas.

    Get down for trout

    Purists love dry-fly fishing for mountain trout, but nymphs catch more and larger fish in the colder months. For consistent catches, go deep with nymphs.
    January 01 at 7:00am
    Shimano Curado 200 K series

    Shimano Curado 200 K series

    January 01 at 7:00am
    The Santee Cooper lakes hold some of the best crappie populations in the Carolinas.

    Four top lakes for January slabs

    A handful of Carolina lakes consistenly produce crappie during the colder months, and these experts present the particulars to filling your cooler.
    January 01 at 7:00am
    Greenland and Panthertown creeks and the headwaters of the Tuckasegee River hold a lot of awfully big wild brook trout.

    Panthertown Valley is special for wild trout

    Valley in NC mountains offers wild brook trout
    December 19, 2017 at 9:00am
    Stripers  will still provide plenty of action this month on live bait and artificials, especially at the surface.

    Cool weather=hot fishing

    Don’t put your tackle away in December
    December 16, 2017 at 9:00am