• Carolina Fishing

    Project ReSpeck, CCA SC contribute $25,000 for fish restoration

    This past January, record cold weather set in across the Southeast causing a noticeable fish kill along the entire Palmetto State coast and calling into question the future of several popular species of fish important to recreational saltwater anglers. 

    August 02 at 2:14pm

    Pikeville angler catches, releases 68-pound blue catfish

    Tyler Barnes of Pikeville, NC and his fiance Emily Howell boated a 68-pound blue catfish on July 30, which put them in first place in the annual EZ Bait and Tackle Store’s two-month long catch-and-release catfish tournament.

    August 01 at 7:18pm

    Cover

    Mackerel, kings and Spanish, are No. 1 in North Carolina’s nearshore waters this month. Deer season opens in South Carolina. Mackerel photo by David Brown. Deer cover by Rick Small.

    August 01 at 7:00am

    August doesn't mean no action

    I’m not going to kid you; August is a tough month to fish, just about the toughest of the year if you’re a bass fisherman, but you’ve got to fish tough.

    August 01 at 7:00am

    Ol’ Man River - Bass are at home on South Carolina’s Blackwater rivers

    As the dog days of August arrive, the hot, summer sun will continue to bake the Carolinas and take a toll on anglers. 

    August 01 at 7:00am

    Cranking up crappie

    There’s a good reason why more anglers aren’t catching crappie on crankbaits: they haven’t tried yet. 

    August 01 at 7:00am

    Speed kings - Keep SE NC mackerel on the run

    Sure, most anglers who land king mackerel big enough to win tournaments use live menhaden or mullet as bait, but the typical weekend warriors can make fishing more fun by concentrating on efficiency and, who knows,  still might catch a citation king or Spanish mackerel. All that is necessary is switching to lures and frozen squid.

    August 01 at 7:00am

    For speckled trout, the heat is on

    It’s an axiom that the anvil-hammering sun of North Carolina beach summers pretty much ends productive inshore saltwater fishing, particularly for spotted seatrout.

    August 01 at 7:00am

    All jacked up for Charleston jacks

    From a biological standpoint, not a whole lot is known about one of the most-abundant, subtropical saltwater species as it relates to South Carolina. 

    August 01 at 7:00am

    Hot Wateree stripers

    South Carolina’s Lake Wateree has been  a put-and-take striper fishery since the 1980s, and for most of that time, it has been a prime striped bass destination. But fishing success moderated for several years, but over the past several years the lake has again revived into a strong striper fishery.

    August 01 at 7:00am