• Carolina Fishing

    Oregon Inlet: Famous, infamous

    Oregon Inlet is a prominent port in the sportfishing world and familiar to most big-game fishermen. The inlet is often rough and always unpredictable, but the offshore fishing is typically excellent.

    September 15 at 7:00am

    Pee Dee River catfish made for floating boats

    The Pee Dee River stretches from the Uwharrie Mountains of North Carolina to the South Carolina coast. Along much of its route through North Carolina, the river system is dammed for hydroelectric power, however, after the flow exits Blewett Falls Reservoir northwest of Rockingham, N.C., the river maintains much of the character it had in the days when the Pee Dee tribe relied on it for its livelihood. 

    September 14 at 9:00am

    Isle of Palms angler lands 219 pound tuna on antique tackle

    Dave Pfeiffer of Isle of Palms, S.C. is the president of Shimano Fishing North America, headquartered in Ladson, S.C., and the fishing industry is more than just a job for him. Last month, Pfeiffer completed an angling feat that has only been matched twice before. He landed a 219-pound bluefin tuna on antique tackle, including 24-thread linen line.

    September 12 at 8:47pm

    Fluorocarbon’s lethal edge

    When I first began using artificial lures for inshore saltwater fishing, I was with a friend who had been catching redfish and trout on soft plastics for more than a decade. He made it look easy, and after watching him catch a few trout one morning when I was still waiting for a bite, I paid really close attention to what he was doing and mimicked it as best I could.

    September 12 at 9:00am

    Lexington, SC angler sets new NC state record gray snapper

    The N.C. Division of Marine Fisheries recently certified two state record fish, one establishing a state record for a gray snapper and the other breaking the record for a gag grouper.

    September 08 at 6:01pm

    Morehead City angler boats 12.33 pound flounder

    Alex Ng is no stranger to big fish. Earlier this year Carolina Sportsman had a story about he and his brother, Anthony, catching huge grouper. Ng also enjoys fishing the calmer waters inside the inlets and his preferred quarry there is flounder. On Aug. 29, he caught a very healthy 12.33-pound flounder that was his second flatfish to exceed 10 pounds.

    September 07 at 3:09pm

    CCA SC, Sea Hunt giving away $43,000 boat package tomorrow

    CCA South Carolina's 2018 STAR Tournament ended Monday, and for the second year in a row, none of the registered anglers caught a STAR tagged fish that is worth a Sea Hunt boat package worth over $40,000. 

    September 04 at 2:08pm

    Follow the baitfish move

    One thing I can count on in September — in addition to college football and deer season getting cranked up, is that baitfish will start moving off the main bodies of reservoirs in the Carolinas and into the tributary creeks.

    September 01 at 7:00am

    Solve the perch equation

    For those of you who are live-bait fisherman, have you ever been so proud of the job you did catching, storing and presenting the bait that you thought, “That looks so good, I’d eat it myself?”

    September 01 at 7:00am

    Metal-free mackerel

    After another hot Carolina summer, the fall fishing season finally arrives this month in all corners. From slab crappie gulping shiners at Lake Moultrie to gator trout crushing Flukes around Little River, cooling conditions ignite a feeding frenzy in freshwater and saltwater environments. 

    September 01 at 7:00am