• Fishing Tournaments

    Rob Digh lead the way for North Carolina in the team division. The Denver native bagged 10 fish weighing 24-03 during the event.

    North Carolina wins team event at B.A.S.S. Nation Eastern Regional

    North Carolina won the team competition between 18 states at the Academy Sports + Outdoors B.A.S.S. Nation Eastern Regional presented by Magellan Outdoors underway on Douglas Lake.

    May 06 at 9:05am
    The 8th annual Reeling' for Research offshore fishing tournament is this weekend out of Morehead City.

    8th annual Reelin' for Research tournament is this weekend

    The 8th annual Reelin’ for Research offshore fishing tournament benefiting the UNC Children’s Hospital and Childhood Cancer Research is set to cast off this Saturday, April 30th, out of Morehead City, NC.  

    April 28 at 9:02pm
    Andrew Shepherd allegedly cheated to win this check, as well as other checks and prizes during local and national kayak fishing tournaments.

    Kayak bass angler allegedly caught cheating In multiple tournaments

    The world of kayak bass fishing tournaments was rocked this week when tournament directors and organizers for two major tournament trails – Kayak Bass Fishing and Kayak Bass Series — revealed one of its competitors had been identified as submitting falsified photograph entries during a Kayak Bass Series tournament.

    April 20 at 11:58pm
    Capt. Stephen Fields of Charleston Fishing Company will be competing in the IFA's Atlantic Division event in Georgetown.

    IFA Redfish Tours head to Georgetown, S.C.

    Inshore anglers from across the Carolinas and surrounding regions will meet at Georgetown, South Carolina, on April 30 - May 1 for the first 2016 Atlantic Division events of the IFA Redfish Tour Presented by Cabela's and IFA Kayak Fishing Tour Presented by Hobie Fishing.

    April 18 at 3:35pm
    Fifty-two of the world's best bass anglers will weigh in at Houston's Minute Maid Park, with fishing out of Lake Conroe March 24-26, 2017.

    2017 Bassmaster Classic location announced

    The world championship of bass fishing — the 2017 GEICO Bassmaster Classic presented by GoPro — will be held in Houston for the first time in the event’s 47-year history, B.A.S.S. and the Harris County-Houston Sports Authority, the event hosts, revealed today.

    April 15 at 5:58am
    Britt Myers of Lake Wylie secured his 1st Bassmaster Elite victory with a win at Winyah Bay.

    Lake Wylie's Britt Myers wins Bassmaster Elite event at Winyah Bay

    For the fourth day in a row, Britt Myers of Lake Wylie, S.C., made a long run to the Cooper River near Charleston, S.C., knowing that he needed to make all the right moves to claim the championship title.

    April 10 at 5:05pm
    Britt Myers sits in third place leading into the final day of the Huk Performance Fishing Bassmaster Elite at Winyah Bay.

    Lake Wylie angler currently in 3rd place of Winyah Bay Bassmaster Elite event

    Britt Myers ends day three of the Huk Performance Fishing Bassmaster Elite at Winyah Bay in 3rd place after slipping a little from yesterday’s top spot. His total weight so far of 46-14 suffered after catching 8-15 today compared to new leader Brett Hite’s 18-pound bag (50-2 total) and Kelly Jordon’s 16-4 for today (49-0 total).

    April 09 at 7:05pm
    Lake Wylie's Britt Myers is in 1st place after day 2 of the Huk Performance Fishing Bassmaster Elite at Winyah Bay.

    Britt Myers in 1st place of Winyah Bay Bassmaster Elite Series tournament

    Lake Wylie’s Britt Myers excited his home state crowd today when he brought in a 5-limit bag of fish that tipped the scales at 21-7, giving him the lead with a total of 37-15 at the end of day two of the Huk Performance Fishing Bassmaster Elite at Winyah Bay.

    April 08 at 6:48pm
    Australian Carl Jocumsen of Australia leads after day one of the Bassmaster Elite event at Winyah Bay in Georgetown, S.C., but all three N.C. anglers are still in the hunt.

    Australian leads after day one of Bassmaster Elite event in Georgetown, S.C.

    All three of North Carolina’s Bassmaster Elite Series anglers are in the top 50 after day one of the Huk Performance Fishing Bassmaster Elite at Winyah Bay fishing tournament, and the top 50 is where they all hope to be at the end of tomorrow.

    April 07 at 10:29pm
    Bryan Thrift finshed fifth in the FLW tournament on Lake Hartwell with 59-8, taking home $19,000.

    John Cox wins Hartwell FLW tournament

    John Cox of DeBary, Fla. won the FLW Lake Hartwell tournament after losing the lead on day three to Clark Wendlandt. Cox fished a small impoundment off of the Seneca River on the last day, and it paid off for him with a check for $100,000. 

    March 20 at 10:01pm
    Bryan Thrift is well within striking distance of the leader after day 1 on the FLW's Lake Hartwell tournament.

    Bryan Thrift in 5th place at Lake Hartwell FLW tournament

    The first day of the Walmart FLW Tour event on Lake Hartwell is in the books, and so far, the local boys have not fared well. Darrel Robertson of Jay, Oklahoma leads the event after weighing in a five-fish limit that tipped the scales at 20-6. 

    March 17 at 9:25pm
    ECU's Austin Warmus and Mike Corbishley finished 3rd at 2016's first FLW College Fishing Southeastern Conference Opener, and qualified for the National Championship.

    3 universities from Carolinas qualify for 2017 FLW College Fishing National Championship

    Three college fishing teams from the Carolinas have qualified for the 2017 College Fishing National Championship after finishing in the top 10 last month at the FLW College Fishing Southeastern Conference Opener on Crescent Lake in Florida.

    February 04 at 10:52am
    Reel Anarchy led after day one, and they held on to win the open division of the 2015 SKA Nationals held out of Morehead City this weekend.

    Reel Anarchy wins SKA National Championship

    The 2015 Southern Kingfish Association’s National Championship, held out of Morehead City, ended today, and Reel Anarchy held onto their day one lead to take the championship in the Open Division. The team lead by a good margin after day one with their 51.94-pound fish, and they added a 40.52-pounder today, giving them an overall weight of 92.46-pounds, which gave them the win by more than 12-pounds.

    Team Animal House took second place. They added a 41.75-pound fish today to their 38.67 king from yesterday, finishing with 80.42-pounds. Spiced Rum III took third place with 79.45-pounds by bringing a 45.75-pounder to the scales today, which improved their 33.7-pound king on day one.

    October 24, 2015 at 10:15pm
    Team Reel Anarchy is leading the SKA Nationals after day 1.

    Team Reel Anarchy leads SKA Nationals after day 1

    Day one of the 26th Annual Southern Kingfish Association National Championship is in the books, and Team Reel Anarchy sits atop the leaderboard. The fishing starts back tomorrow in Morehead City, and the new champion will be crowned during the Title Championship Awards Ceremony Sunday morning.

    With a weight of 51.94-pounds, Team Reel Anarchy finished day one more than 8-pounds ahead of 2nd-place team OIFC, who weighed in 43.93-pounds. Hot Hooks sits in 3rd place with 43.87-pounds, followed by Liquid Fire, whose 41.87-pound weigh-in has them sitting in 4th place.

    October 23, 2015 at 9:57pm
    This year's U.S. Open King Mackerel Tournament has been postponed until Oct 29-31.

    Weather postpones US Open King Mackerel Tournament

    The 2015 U.S. Open King Mackerel Tournament Board of Directors announced after much consideration and consultation about weather concerns due to Hurricane Joaquin, have postponed the tournament to October 30th & 31st.  The new tournament schedule will be as follows: registration on Thursday, October 29th from 10am-12midnight at the Southport Marina and fishing on Friday, October 30th from 7am-5pm and Saturday, October 31st from 7am-4pm.  

    October 01, 2015 at 3:36pm
    A team from Bandys High School in Catawba County is the state high-school bass fishing champions.

    It's Bandys again! State bass-fishing title goes to Catawba County high-school team

    Tyler Black and Logan Anderson of Bandys High School won the 2015 North Carolina State High School Fishing Championships on Sunday at Lake Norman, bringing the championship trophy to Catawba County for the second-straight year.

    June 18, 2015 at 8:17am