• Freshwater Fishing

    Deep Creek holds a lot of nice brown trout, plus some fish that often approach 15 to 20 inches long.

    A park you can count on

    GSMNP is filled with top-drawer trout waters
    August 19 at 9:00am
    Catfish won’t spend much time deeper than the thermocline, which narrows down places where guides like Chris Nichols target them.

    Use thermocline to your advantage

    August 15 at 7:00am
    Tyler Schultze said North Carolina’s Neuse River is a flathead catfish paradise, with plenty of trophy class fish available.

    How to set up on a river bend

    August 15 at 7:00am
    Guide Joe Dennis catches plenty of great bream in deep areas of the Santee Cooper lakes where he’s hunting for crappie.

    Don’t forget deep bream

    August heat pushes panfish to slabs’ haunts
    August 14 at 9:00am
    You'll have more success when drifting cut bait for catfish if you follow some simple rigging advice.

    *VIDEO* How to rig cut herring for catfish and striper fishing

    Cut bait can look lively with these tips
    August 14 at 7:03am
    Julia Shillinglaw shows off the type of catfish that anglers can catch while drifting on the Santee Cooper lakes.

    Top two ways to catch catfish on Santee Cooper in hot weather

    Hot weather isn't slowing the bite down at all
    August 07 at 8:42pm
    Hybrid striped bass are a popular fish on Lake Norman, but anglers should limit their consumption due to PCBs found in the species.

    Fish consumption warning issued for all of Lake Norman

    Anglers should limit hybrid striped bass consumption
    August 06 at 9:43pm
    Zakk Royce caught this 102-pound blue catfish on Lake Gaston while trolling on Aug. 1, 2017.

    Murfressboro angler catches 102-pound catfish

    Big blue bit cut gizzard shad on Lake Gaston
    August 06 at 3:01pm
    Catching big catfish is easier when you properly hook the right bait onto your hook.

    How to hook a big bait for blue catfish

    Pro catfish angler shows how it's done
    August 01 at 11:13am
    A beautiful, wild brook trout is one of the real joys of fishing on tiny, isolated wild-trout streams in the mountains of western North Carolina.

    The wild, wild west - Beat the summer heat by spending a day on one of North Carolina’s many wild-trout streams.

    North Carolina has more than 4,000 miles of streams holding wild, native trout waiting to sample your fly collection.
    August 01 at 7:00am
    Guide Justin Whiteside said anchor setups provide him the best opportunity to hook big catfish at Lake Wateree.

    Top spots for summer cats - Check out these half-dozen summer catfish hot spots in the Carolinas

    Hot weather can bring out the best in rivers and lakes in the Carolinas when it comes to whiskered foes. Here’s the lowdown on where to find them.
    August 01 at 7:00am
    Michelle Keisler shows off the piebald catfish she caught on June 4 while fishing with her dad and husband.

    Another piebald catfish caught on Lake Monticello

    Unique fish was released alive and well
    July 31 at 7:16pm
    The redbreast is the most colorful of the sunfish family.

    Species spotlight: redbreast sunfish

    Brightly colored fish is tough fighter, great table fare
    July 29 at 6:56pm
    Trout always have a place on their menu for worms, real or fake (l-r): two Squirmy Worms, San Juan Worm, night crawlers.

    Get buggy for trout

    Terrestrials are No. 1 on a trout’s summer menu
    July 19 at 9:00am
    Lake Monticello is known for its big blue catfish, but this piebald catfish was a treat for guide Justin Whiteside.

    Monticello guide catches piebald catfish

    "Jersey cow" catfish was released alive
    July 16 at 12:43pm