• Inshore Fishing

    Weather conditions in February can vary to extremes during a single fishing trip, so dress accordingly and carry the correct clothing.

    Play the weather, but stay warm

    February 15 at 7:00am
    Stewart Venable’s best fishing day on a river came during the winter of 2016, after he pulled into the mouth of a tributary creek on the Catawba River to eat lunch and saw bait flipping.

    February’s Best Bets

    February 15 at 7:00am
    Kokatat Drysuits

    New gear reviews

    February 15 at 7:00am
    In areas with current, fish will still hold in the lee of structure such as rocks or blowdowns even when water temperatures are low.

    Shall we gather at the river?

    Many of winter’s adverse effects disappear in moving water
    February 14 at 9:00am
    Blaine Anderson (left) and Geoff Mikota (right - in the white Shimano shirts that were no longer white at the end their efforts - get ready to help an SCDNR staffer with oyster bed restoration projects coordinated by CCA SC.

    Shimano invests money, man hours into local fishery

    Fishing company joined CCA SC, SCDNR for oyster bed restoration
    February 12 at 11:01am
    There’s no bigger factor than the weather when it comes to winter trout fishing in North Carolina’s inshore waters.

    Full frontal assault - Winter speckled trout fishing is a full-frontal assault in North Carolina waters

    Time your winter trout fishing around an approaching weather front and you’ll catch more specks.
    February 01 at 7:00am
    For winter Carolina reds, let your kayak takes you to the right spots.

    Cold yaks, hot reds

    Kayaks can put adventuresome fishermen into the extremely skinny water where many redfish spend their winters.
    February 01 at 7:00am
    Capt. Jeff Cronk of Swansboro has found dead trout from the recent extreme weather in several creeks near Swansboro.

    N.C. sea trout closure is justified, says NCDMF trout biologist

    North Carolina's closure for specks lasts until June 15
    January 18 at 12:53pm
    The extremely cold weather has taken a toll on some of South Carolina's trout population, and the SCDNR is asking anglers to voluntarily release all they catch.

    SCDNR asking anglers to release all speckled sea trout

    Some trout kills reported along coast after extreme weather
    January 15 at 10:02pm
    The NC Division of Marine Fisheries is shutting down spotted seatrout fishing along the NC coast until June, 2018.

    NC Division of Marine Fisheries closing seatrout fishing

    Closure includes commercial and recreational fishing
    January 03 at 3:28pm
    Guide Mark Stacy uses oily baits in winter to spread scent in the water and attract cold-loving redfish like this one.

    The cold truth - January saltwater fishing in the Carolinas

    Inshore winter fishing might seem difficult, uness you know the tricks veteran angles use to tempt them to bite.
    January 01 at 7:00am
    Former director of NCDMF fears floating oyster sacks may impede recreational anglers, hunters, and boaters after passage of a bill that expands shellfish leases from the sea floor all the way to the surface.

    New shellfish lease agreement could impede anglers, hunters, boaters

    Former NCDMF director fears new legislation is bad news
    December 21, 2017 at 8:18pm
    Deep, clear water and slow, careful presentations can combine for some great winter trout fishing in the waters around Georgetown,S.C.

    Don’t miss cool specks

    Georgetown area attracts trout fishermen
    December 18, 2017 at 9:53am