• Inshore Fishing

    Capt. Jeff Cronk of Swansboro has found dead trout from the recent extreme weather in several creeks near Swansboro.

    N.C. sea trout closure is justified, says NCDMF trout biologist

    North Carolina's closure for specks lasts until June 15
    January 18 at 12:53pm
    The extremely cold weather has taken a toll on some of South Carolina's trout population, and the SCDNR is asking anglers to voluntarily release all they catch.

    SCDNR asking anglers to release all speckled sea trout

    Some trout kills reported along coast after extreme weather
    January 15 at 10:02pm
    The NC Division of Marine Fisheries is shutting down spotted seatrout fishing along the NC coast until June, 2018.

    NC Division of Marine Fisheries closing seatrout fishing

    Closure includes commercial and recreational fishing
    January 03 at 3:28pm
    Guide Mark Stacy uses oily baits in winter to spread scent in the water and attract cold-loving redfish like this one.

    The cold truth - January saltwater fishing in the Carolinas

    Inshore winter fishing might seem difficult, uness you know the tricks veteran angles use to tempt them to bite.
    January 01 at 7:00am
    Former director of NCDMF fears floating oyster sacks may impede recreational anglers, hunters, and boaters after passage of a bill that expands shellfish leases from the sea floor all the way to the surface.

    New shellfish lease agreement could impede anglers, hunters, boaters

    Former NCDMF director fears new legislation is bad news
    December 21, 2017 at 8:18pm
    Deep, clear water and slow, careful presentations can combine for some great winter trout fishing in the waters around Georgetown,S.C.

    Don’t miss cool specks

    Georgetown area attracts trout fishermen
    December 18, 2017 at 9:53am
    Guide Junior Sinclair spends January hunting for big schools of red drum outside of inlets and along the beaches around his Jacksonville home base.

    January reds pile into surf off NC’s central coast

    Find cold water redfish around inlets, shallow beaches
    December 18, 2017 at 9:48am
    A jighead and soft-plastic grub is a winter trout-killler.

    Go with a grub

    December 15, 2017 at 7:00am
    The Yo-Zuri Crystal Minnow is a shallow-running, lipped crankbait that’s effective on speckled trout.

    The allure of a lipped lure

    December 15, 2017 at 7:00am
    The 17MR MirrOlure relies on suspending above a trout when the retrieve is paused to draw trout strikes.

    Tried and true

    December 15, 2017 at 7:00am
    Cold weather doesn’t slow down the redfish bite in the New River around Jacksonville.

    Hot New River reds

    When trout fishing slacks, reds still bite
    December 04, 2017 at 10:12am
    Make speckled trout a great Christmas present for North Carolina anglers.

    Put the hoist on holiday specks

    Color, size and lure style make a big difference for Southport father-and-son guide partners.
    December 01, 2017 at 7:00am
    Most of the live baits that fishermen can catch in cast nets in the fall will draw strikes from flounder, but perhaps mullet are the most productive.

    What’s the best way to tempt fall flounder?

    November 15, 2017 at 6:00am

    Best rigging for fall flounder

    November 15, 2017 at 6:00am
    A weighted fly fished on sinking, shooting-head line, is a great choice for fly-rod fishermen who want to target speckled trout.

    Take trout on topwater or on the fly

    November 15, 2017 at 6:00am