• Fishing

    This 877-pound bluefin tuna was caught by retired Brig. Gen. Scott Chambers while fishing with A-Salt Weapons Sportfishing Charters out of Manteo on March 17.

    877-pound bluefin tuna caught out of Manteo

    Big catch is new pending NC state record
    March 20 at 12:16pm
    Tommy Floyd Jr. (left) and James Gibbons (right) of South Florence High School won the 2018 Mossy Oak Fishing Bassmaster High School Classic last weekend at Lake Keowee.

    South Florence anglers win Bassmaster High School Classic

    Tommy Floyd Jr., James Gibbons win big at Lake Keowee
    March 20 at 9:17am
    Start your fishing trips this month later in the day, after the sun has had a chance to warm the waters of trout streams and allow fish like this nice brown become more active.

    Trout in the Ides of March

    Part winter, part spring, the third month offers anglers interesting opportunities in mountain streams
    March 19 at 9:00am
    Casey Ashley finished eighth in the 2018 Bassmaster Classic on Lake Hartwell.

    Casey Ashley finishes 8th at Bassmaster Classic

    Jason Williamson takes 25th place
    March 18 at 6:42pm
    Greg Hackney shows off a good one he caught on day two of the 2018 Bassmaster Classic.

    Greg Hackney, Caleb Sumrall make early departures from Bassmaster Classic

    Both anglers had tough days, failed to qualify for day three
    March 17 at 8:39pm
    Casey Ashley moved into the top ten with a strong second day of the 2018 Bassmaster Classic on Lake Hartwell.

    Casey Ashley moves into top ten of Bassmaster Classic on Lake Hartwell

    Jason Williamson is 24th, Hank Cherry 33rd
    March 17 at 7:08pm
    Caleb Sumrall of New Iberia. La. is in 30th place after day one of the 2018 Bassmaster Classic on South Carolina's Lake Hartwell.

    Caleb Sumrall in 30th place at Bassmaster Classic

    Greg Hackney is 43rd place after day one
    March 16 at 9:19pm
    Jason Williamson is currently in 11th place after day one of the 2018 Bassmaster Classic.

    Jason Williamson sits in 11th place at Bassmaster Classic

    Casey Ashley is 14th, Hank Cherry 32nd
    March 16 at 8:48pm
    Stripers begin moving this month into the upper reaches of Lake Marion as they begin their annual spawning run into tributary rivers.

    Big-fish time on Moultrie, Marion

    March means hungry bass, catfish, stripers, more
    March 16 at 9:00am

    March’s best fishing bets

    March 15 at 8:00am
    B’n’M Sharp Shooter rod

    New gear reviews

    March 15 at 8:00am
    Stripers move into Wilmington’s three rivers around Thanksgiving and stay into the spring.

    Wilmington’s three rivers

    March 15 at 8:00am
    Shooting under docks to get to hard-to-reach crappie is normally best done with a round-head jig that flutters when it falls.

    When to tip a jig with a minnow

    March 15 at 8:00am