• Carolina Fishing

    New kayak products

    Yak-Gear Deluxe Anchor Trolley Kit and ENO’s Double Deluxe, portable hammock for 2

    July 15 at 7:00am

    Cast hard baits for mackerel

    Spanish mackerel are a species that relies on its vision to find food, primarily small bait that are doing everything they can to avoid becoming dinner. And a mackerel’s vision, paired with excellent swimming speed, is usually too much for most baitfish.

    July 15 at 7:00am

    Follow the gulls

    Spanish mackerel travel in schools, and when they feed, they aren’t secretive by any means, often feeding in a frenzy.

    July 15 at 7:00am

    Check the moon

    Who would have thought that a ball of rock 238,000 miles away would have such an impact on life on earth? 

    July 15 at 7:00am

    Take care of your bait and it will take care of you

    Keeping live bait alive and healthy during summer is more than a challenge. Understanding what baitfish need and how to provide it takes away much of the risk of losing bait to less-than-ideal water conditions.

    July 15 at 7:00am

    Blackfin move closer to SC beaches in summer

    Blackfin tuna are not quite as numerous in South Carolina’s offshore waters during the summer, but along with Mahi-mahi, they make up the majority of bluewater catches through the hotter months.

    July 15 at 7:00am

    How to add that kicker largemouth

    Although they’re an elusive target at Norman in the summer, when pro angler Bryan Thrift is fishing a dog-days tournament there, largemouth bass are not off the menu. To catch his kicker fish, Thrift takes advantage of the overabundance of sunken brush piles provided by crappie fishermen.

    July 15 at 7:00am

    They’re ugly, but an oyster toad is a tasty summer reef dweller

    The oyster toadfish is a common catch for anglers who fish the nearshore ledges and reefs for flounder, gray trout and other species. They will hit spoons and jigs but are more likely to strike live and cut baits.

    July 15 at 7:00am

    Count to three to ID gulf flounder

    Of the three flounder species that inhabit waters off the North Carolina coast — summer southern and Gulf — the Gulf flounder is the least plentiful.

    July 15 at 7:00am

    Five choices for rigging swimbaits

    Bass pro Dylan Fulk said swimbaits are fairly simple baits to fish, but there are a number of options for rigging them. He has rigged them five different ways.

    July 15 at 7:00am