• Freshwater Fishing

    Delayed Harvest trout water open June 2 in North Carolina.

    Delayed Harvest trout waters open June 2 in North Carolina

    Season will run through Sept. 30
    6 hours ago
    Rainbow trout have a varied diet and will eat anything they can capture. They routinely eat the larval, pupal and adult forms of aquatic insects, plus terrestrials that fall into the water. They will eat fish eggs, shrimp, crawfish and small fish up to one-third of their length.

    Four-of-a-kind basic trout flies for fly fishermen

    Wet and dry flies, nymphs and streamers all belong in a fly fisher’s fly box, and all can be very effective
    Yesterday at 9:00am
    Lindsey Edge, 6-years-old, of Laurel Hill, NC, caught this 71-pound blue catfish on the Pee Dee River at the base of the Blewett Falls Dam.

    6-year-old lands 71-pound catfish on Pee Dee River

    Junior angler's dad coached her, netted the fish
    May 17 at 12:33pm
    Striper fishermen on the Santee Cooper lakes catch plenty of nice fish in May using live shad or herring, but drifting cut baits can also put some nice blue catfish in your cooler at the end of the day.

    Santee Cooper fishing in May: A lot to love

    Crappie, bream, shellcrackers, stripers and cats make Lake Moultrie and Lake Marion hot spots
    May 16 at 9:00am
    The red tag in the cheek of this trout identifies it as a fish stocked in Apalachia Lake in 2012 at 14 inches long.

    Trout tagging 101

    May 15 at 7:00am

    The flier

    May 15 at 7:00am

    May’s best bream bets

    May 15 at 7:00am
    Bedding bream are so aggressive they often strike baits that are too big to swallow.

    Kayak fishing for bream

    Kayaks, canoes can get you in tight with spawning sunfish
    May 14 at 9:00am
    Capt. David Hilton is happy to see the new Santee striped bass regulations, which went into effect on May 3, 2018.

    New size limits and dates in place for Santee striped bass

    Fish length regulations change, season is longer
    May 08 at 2:14pm
    Western North Carolina lake boasts a trophy fishery for brown, rainbow trout.

    Catching mountain trout the lake way is a North Carolina option

    Apalachia Lake is about as far west as you can go in North Carolina, and an experimental trophy trout fishery might make it well worth the drive.
    May 01 at 7:00am
    The 2018 striper season on the Roanoke River has been extended to May 6.

    Roanoke River striper season extended to May 6

    Season extended due to low projected harvest
    April 27 at 3:18pm
    Roger Kendrick of Townville, SC and Billy Lewis of Liberty, SC doubled up on citation brown trout on Saturday, April 21 while trolling spoons behind downrigger balls.

    Jocassee anglers double up on citation brown trout

    One of the fish weighed over 9 pounds
    April 26 at 3:26pm
    Lake Wylie is home to a great population of nice blue catfish, as guide Rodger Taylor (right) can attest.

    Follow Lake Wylie’s blue catfish

    As catfish head to the spawn, change your tactics to fill your cooler
    April 26 at 11:13am