• Fishing

    Peter Balderas caught this 44-pound, 7-ounce king mackerel off the Ocean Crest Pier on Oak Island, N.C.

    Spring king mackerel run thrills N.C. fishermen

    Piers, nearshore structure on either side of Cape Fear get hot in May
    April 26 at 10:58am
    Blackwaters swamps and rivers are great spots to run into a handful of redbreast sunfish, which will likely be spawning this month.

    Edisto River swamps are full of nice redbreasts

    Sunfish will be spawning, feeding
    April 26 at 10:50am
    Guide Preston Harden said May is a great month to do battle with a really nice striped bass on Lake Hartwell.

    Lake Hartwell bass fishing is hot

    Stripers, burgeoning hybrids, spotted bass make for a great May on border waters
    April 26 at 10:31am
    Grouper like this nice scamp are well within reach of most Murrells Inlet boats when the season opens on May 1.

    Grouper season welcomed back

    Murrells Inlet offshore captains signal love of big reef-dwellers as May arrives
    April 26 at 9:38am
    New changes are in order for North Carolina anglers for the 2018 cobia season.

    N.C. cobia season opens May 1 with new regulations

    Season runs through end of December
    April 20 at 12:37pm
    Cale Helms caught this big bass at Tuckertown Lake on April 12, 2018.

    College student decks huge Tuckertown largemouth

    Double-digit lunker bit buzzbait
    April 19 at 5:48pm
    The Family Fishing Workshop is one of 11 hands-on courses offered in May 2018 at the NCWRC's Pechmann Fishing Education Center.

    NCWRC offering 11 fishing, boating workshops in May

    Courses will be held at John E. Pechmann Fishing Education Center
    April 18 at 10:58am
    Aquatic vegetation definitely holds fish, like this big bass caught among this thick grass.

    How do you feel about fishing around aquatic weeds?

    What about sunken fish attractors?
    April 17 at 12:38pm
    James Gibbons of Timmonsville, SC has been selected as one of 12 high schoolers to the Bassmaster High School All-American Team.

    Timmonsville high school angler named to Bassmaster High School All-American Fishing Team

    James Gibbons is one of 12 high schoolers to make team
    April 16 at 1:17pm
    The Family Fishing Fiesta will be held April 21 at Jordan Lake.

    Family Fishing Fiesta coming to Chatham County, N.C. on April 21

    Free fishing event to be held at White Oak Recreation Area
    April 12 at 5:14am
    The 2019 Bassmaster Classic will be contested on the Tennessee River out of Knoxville March 15-17.

    2019 Bassmaster Classic set for Knoxville

    Tennessee River to be featured in 'Super Bowl of Bass Fishing'
    April 11 at 2:25pm
    Warmouth sunfish are native to the swamps, smaller rivers of the Carolinas.

    Species spotlight: warmouth sunfish

    Big-mouthed panfish are common in swamps, small rivers
    April 09 at 6:30pm