• Fishing

    David Schmidt and the Get Bent land-based shark-fishing team caught this 12-foot-3 tiger shark from the beach at Topsail Island.

    Holly Ridge angler catches 12-foot tiger shark from the beach

    700+ pound shark bit 10-pound bait off Topsail Island
    Yesterday at 8:54pm
    Mike Norris caught this 11-pound, 3-ounce flounder in the Carolina Beach area, and weighed it at Island Tackle and Hardware.

    Carolina Beach angler catches 11+ pound flounder

    Same angler caught a 10+ pounder a few weeks earlier
    September 20 at 1:01pm
    Excellent summer rains should have conditions in trout streams in excellent condition for fall outings, with trout like this brookie ready and waiting.

    Summer spared streams

    Good rains have trout waters in great shape
    September 19 at 9:00am
    Somewhat dormant during the heat of the summer, largemouth bass begin to stir as September arrives, their movements driven by the weather and baitfish.

    September starts over

    The signs of fall fishing are upon us; learn them
    September 19 at 7:01am
    Illegally harvesting striped bass from federal waters landed a dozen North Carolina commercial fishermen in hot water.

    Illegally harvesting striped bass lands commercial angler in hot water

    Eleven others also plead guilty to similar charges
    September 16 at 8:12pm
    September marks the beginning of great fall crappie fishing on the Santee Cooper lakes, with good fish and good numbers being caught by guides like Kevin Davis of Blacks Camp (far right).

    September on Santee = transition

    Some of the year’s best action is on the horizon
    September 16 at 9:00am
    Team Low Country Wildlife shows the payoff of shrimp baiting LCW style.

    Top four tips for shrimp baiting

    Catch a limit quickly with these tips
    September 14 at 10:14pm
    BOTE won Best in Show at ICAST for its Rover paddleboard that is rigged to accept a small outboard motor.

    The hits keep on coming

    Another ICAST award goes to a paddlecraft
    September 14 at 9:00am
    Trout trailers are scent-impregnated soft plastics that can be fished as trailers on jigheads behind larger, primary lures.

    Trout Trailers add scent, action to artificial lures

    Make your lures as close to live bait as possible
    September 12 at 9:00am
    Fishing is just one of the activities to be held during programs offered and hosted by NCWRC on Sept. 23, which is National Hunting and Fishing Day.

    National Hunting and Fishing Day events held throughout N.C.

    NCWRC hosting, supporting six family-friendly events
    September 11 at 1:56pm
    Capt. Jimmy Price, known as the top flounder authority in North Carolina, passed away over the weekend.

    Legendary Carolina flounder angler passes away

    Guide, seminar speaker, helped many anglers catch more flounder
    September 10 at 1:57pm