• Carolina Fishing

    Changes may be coming in the snapper/grouper fishery

    Dr. Michelle Duval of the N.C. Division of Marine Fisheries, chair of the South Atlantic Fishery Management Council, anticipates a few changes to how the snapper/grouper fishery is managed after fishermen brought up some issues during the SAFMC’s Visioning Project last year.

    13 hours ago

    John Mallette’s grouper rig

    John Mallette said most fishermen don’t think of it this way, but his grouper rig begins 30 feet above the hook. He likes to fish using 80-pound superbraid, but he adds a 30-foot topshot of 130-pound monofilament for the end of the line for abrasion resistance. 

    13 hours ago

    Rockin’ and reelin’ for specks

    When the Nort Carolina coast typically experiences the first actual onset of cold weather in late November, two guides — Noah Lynk and Jot Owens — have an advantage.

    13 hours ago

    Specks go with the Flo – but not far

    Four of North Carolina’s best saltwater guides agree that September’s Hurricane Florence caused habitat changes for speckled trout, moving them out of their favorite inshore haunts.

    13 hours ago

    Invest in Munis when fall fishing arrives

    If you are a member of one of the burgeoning kayak fishing clubs in the Carolinas, chances are pretty good that you’ve fished in a local, municipal lake. 

    Yesterday at 9:00am

    Beach-bound isn’t so bad

    October was a big transition month for saltwater fishing in the Carolinas, and by November, the water and air temperatures have cooled off considerably, but those aren’t the only changes.

    November 12 at 9:00am

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    November 09 at 1:38pm

    Huge swordfish caught off Oregon Inlet

    Ryan Keany of Manteo was sort of planning on fishing for white marlin when he left the dock on Oct. 14, heading offshore out of Oregon Inlet, but he’d also heard talk that Hurricane Michael had blown all of those popular billfish out of the area.

    November 04 at 8:25pm

    Jerkbaits: not just for spring

    When you think of baits that bass fishermen turn to in the fall, you think of moving baits like crankbaits and spinnerbaits. A lot of people overlook a hard jerkbait, because everybody thinks about fishing them in late winter and early spring. If you think about it, late October, November and December can fish a lot like late winter and early spring, with baitfish relatively shallow and the water relatively clear.

    November 01 at 7:00am

    Get down for trout

    A large, dark shadow was visible in a bathtub-sized pool. The pool downstream from where I stood had produced several average-sized rainbow trout for quick release. The shadow was in a tiny pool upstream in the middle of a turbulent riffle.

    November 01 at 7:00am