• Freshwater Fishing

    Brown trout will feed heavily as they make their big move upstream to spawn in the fall.

    Brown is the color of fall

    Spawning trout are an autumn adventure
    Yesterday at 9:00am
    Areas around creek mouths and bridges turn on for Jordan Lake crappie in October as the water temperature falls.

    Jordan slabs turn real cool

    Falling water temperatures bring on a great fall crappie bite in mouths of creeks
    October 18 at 12:01am
    On Oct. 1, 34 trout waters in 20 WNC counties changed from Hatchery Supported Trout Waters to Delayed Harvest Trout Waters until June 1, 2018.

    N.C.'s Delayed Harvest Trout Waters regulations now in effect

    Regulations cover 34 trout waters in 20 WNC counties
    October 02 at 9:19am
    Deer season and college football has cleared a lot of lakes in the Carolinas, so there’s no better time to go crappie fishing.

    Top picks for fall Carolina crappie

    With the attention of plenty of Carolina anglers diverted to other pursuits, now is the time to catch some slabs. Here are some places to try.
    October 01 at 7:00am
    This slab crappie also inhaled a Cajun Lures’ Slim Jimmy.

    Slim Jimmys

    This bait’s tail action entices sac-a-lait to bite
    September 29 at 9:00am
    Excellent summer rains should have conditions in trout streams in excellent condition for fall outings, with trout like this brookie ready and waiting.

    Summer spared streams

    Good rains have trout waters in great shape
    September 19 at 9:00am
    September marks the beginning of great fall crappie fishing on the Santee Cooper lakes, with good fish and good numbers being caught by guides like Kevin Davis of Blacks Camp (far right).

    September on Santee = transition

    Some of the year’s best action is on the horizon
    September 16 at 9:00am
    Robert Grooms shows off a deep-water Santee Cooper bluegill.

    How to catch deep-water panfish

    Going deep is the key
    September 06 at 4:01pm
    Mountain trout and the best ways to catch them will be featured at the Mountain State Fair Sept. 8 - 17.

    Mountain State Fair exhibit to showcase mountain trout

    Trout regulations, seasons, best locations will be featured
    September 05 at 12:24am
    Lake Marion’s Sparkleberry Swamp will hold plenty of crappie this month, with fish relating to flooded cypress trees.

    Tree huggers now!

    Sparkleberry Swamp slabs love trees
    August 30 at 2:57pm
    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
    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
    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