• Carolina Fishing

    For the record

    • In 1999, Ron Silverman of Charleston caught a 39-pound, 5-ounce jack crevalle in Charleston Harbor. It is the IGFA world record for fly rods.

    August 15 at 7:00am

    Striper stocking at Lake Wateree

    The S.C. Department of Natural Resources has stocked stripers in Lake Wateree since the 1980s, and fisheries biologist Robert Stroud has worked the lake since striper stockings began. Stroud said the goal of the striper program was to create a solid, renewable striper fishery.

    August 15 at 7:00am

    Watch for schooling fish

    Chuck Porter of Sumter, S.C., has been fishing Lake Wateree for 30 years and has seen the striper action ebb and flow.

    August 15 at 7:00am

    Need a bigger boat? Nah, not this time

    Once upon a time, burly men in large, powerful boats set out to see to do battle with large sea creatures: marlin, swordfish, sharks and the occasional Kraken. Nowadays, much of the macho bravado has passed, but anglers still appreciate the challenges of facing larger-than-normal fish from a smaller-than-normal boat. 

    August 14 at 9:00am

    Offset, off center

    Circle hooks have long been known, thanks to their design, to hook most fish in the corner of the mouth, and I’ve been using them for about 10 years while chasing inshore fish. But this year, for the first time, I gut-hooked a pretty good number of redfish and speckled trout while using circle hooks.

    August 12 at 9:00am

    Stripers on the prowl

    Jerry Hill of Triad Fishing and Guide Service in Lexington, N.C., hopes the striper fishing at High Rock Lake this September resembles last fall’s action.

    August 09 at 4:01pm

    Time to double up

    When guide Tim Biesecker unleashes a long cast with either a Zara Spook, weighted Fluke or swimbait into the rock-laden waters at the upper end of North Carolina’s Roanoke Rapids Lake, below Gaston Dam, he doesn’t know if he’ll be rewarded with a powerful run from a striped bass or an acrobatic leap from a perturbed largemouth. 

    August 09 at 3:57pm

    Jordan Lake’s bass working toward shallows

    Anglers itching to fill a bag with big largemouth bass will need to be ready for a shift come September, but with a little searching, willing fish will be ripe for the plucking on North Carolina’s Jordan Lake.  

    August 09 at 3:51pm

    Go for the top!

    As the temperatures finally drop to comfortable levels, the inshore bite begins to take a turn for the better.

    August 09 at 3:48pm

    Feed Spanish mackerel with a spoon

    September is a transition month at the North Carolina coast, as fish move from summer’s deep offshore haunts to nearshore waters.

    August 09 at 3:42pm