• June 2008 - Volume 15, Number 6


    Development of the Gatawba River tailrace below Lake James adds a new N.C. trout fishery.

    Angler Dave Canaan, talking about recent fishing trips, asked about a particularly good spot.

    Super shallows can be great spots for summer flounder with a little observation and preparation.

    For the next few months, one of the most popular and productive inshore fisheries will be the fabulous flounder.

    A Pee Dee River guide holds the key to a seldom-fished stretch of water that’s N.C.’s version of catfish heaven

    Tar Heel basketball fans may envision paradise in shades of blue, but catfishermen have their own blue heaven on earth near Wadesboro.

    Brunswick County anglers get their good chance at doormats during late spring.

    When the water temperature breaks the mid-60s mark at the N.C. coast, inshore anglers start to get an itch that makes them spend all weekend on a skiff with nothing but a sandwich, a bucket of minnows, a few cold beers, and an outboard engine chugging along at its lowest speed.

    Excellent summer catfishing is the norm of the Santee River!

    Catfish have become a year-round target for South Carolina sportsmen. Despite the success anglers have in cool weather, there’s no denying that summertime is still king for great catfish action.

    From the docks to Masonboro Inlet’s jetties, Wrightsville’s red drum offer excitement to anglers this summer.

    When summer arrives, plenty of Tar Heel anglers head for saltwater areas, and one of their favorite fish to catch is red drum.

    Think striped bass are too sophisticated to eat cut bait off the bottom? If so, you’re missing some hot fishing at Lake Hartwell.

    Warren Turner, president of the Striped Bass Conservation Coalition, was lecturing a group of striper fishermen one day.

    June often offers nearly perfect days on the water at the N.C. coast, and ballon fishing for lemonfish can add excitement.

    Perched on the gunwale and holding his boat’s T-top, Craig Odom scanned the water from just beyond the transom of his lightly rocking center-console craft to several hundred yards behind the small red balloon that marked his most-distant baitfish’s location.

    A Wilmington guide likes Speckled Trout Fishing on the surface because that’s when he lands his biggest fish

    Lewis Emery of Wilmington prefers one approach to fishing for speckled trout. In fact, he’s almost as hard-core as a mountain fly-fishing purist, although his targets are measured in pounds, not inches.

    The Hilton Head area has plenty of great habitat for summertime reds.

    Summer is the right time to head to the beach, and plenty of South Carolinians will be headed to Hilton Head Island.

    Early summer is prime speck time at Charleston Harbor.