• Sound & Sea

    Look for flounder in the deepest holes in a creek or waterway and drop a live mud minnow or mullet minnow on its nose.

    Slam that quartet

    By targeting trout, flounder, reds, black drum, you stand a better chance of catching them all
    October 12 at 9:00am
    The invisible nature of fluorocarbon could make a big difference when fish are being finicky. A short section of leader is easy to tie in between your terminal tackle and running line.

    Fluorocarbon’s lethal edge

    When fishing gets tough, a fluorocarbon leader might make a huge difference
    September 12 at 9:00am
    Circle hooks, without an offset will typically hook a gamefish in the corner of its mouth, no matter how far down it takes a bait.

    Offset, off center

    When you’re planning to release fish, go with a straight circle hook, not an offset
    August 12 at 9:00am
    With no need for keeping water in a cooler, keep your insulated water bottles in a drawstring bag where they’re easily accessible for use during summer fishing trips.

    Keep your trip water cool

    Insulated water bottles can do wonders for a hot, summer fishing excursion
    July 12 at 9:00am
    When fighting a fish, let your rod and your reel’s drag do the work.

    Don’t get tagged out at the plate

    When fighting a nice fish, take advantage of your tackle, don’t fail with the landing net
    June 12 at 9:00am
    Slip-bobber rigs baited with live and/or cut bait have been the ticket for many nice redfish.

    Slip-bobber rigs do the job

    Tie up a rig, put on the bait, make a cast and let the current do the work
    May 12 at 9:00am
    Toby Grantham was using a long shock leader of monofilament when he hooked this scamp grouper off the coast of Morehead City, N.C.

    To braid, or not to braid

    Braided line has many advantages, but good, old mono holds its own
    April 12 at 9:00am
    The Kula 5 can double as a bucket or a high-tech cooler.

    it’s only a bucket, or is it?

    New, high-tech buckets may be expensive, but they perform plenty of tasks for anglers
    March 12 at 9:00am
    Guide Jot Owens caught this nice American Shad during the winter/spring run in the Cape Fear River upstream from Wilmington, N.C.

    Salute shad, the kickoff fish

    February, March are prime time for spring spawning run of these feisty fish
    February 12 at 9:00am
    Guide Rod Thomas was fishing for bull redfish but had two lighter rods rigged; they came in handy when a school of false albacore exploded within casting range.

    Widen the net

    For your best fishing year ever, be open to new areas, opportunities
    January 03 at 9:00am
    Winterizing an outboard engine will help get it ready for heavy use next spring.

    Get ready for the winter

    Take care of your outboard before it sits idle
    December 12, 2017 at 9:00am
    Big speckled trout are suckers for topwater plugs in the fall, and having weedless topwaters makes fishing even easier.

    Weedless topwaters?

    It’s a trip to walk the dog in heavy cover
    November 12, 2017 at 9:00am
    Spinning tackle is the choice for most inshore saltwater anglers because of its ease of use with light line and lures.

    Try a baitcasting outfit

    When accuracy is foremost, they can’t be beat
    October 12, 2017 at 9:00am
    Trout trailers are scent-impregnated soft plastics that can be fished as trailers on jigheads behind larger, primary lures.

    Trout Trailers add scent, action to artificial lures

    Make your lures as close to live bait as possible
    September 12, 2017 at 9:00am
    Some soft-plastic materials don’t behave well in the presence of others, often melting together in a gooey mess.

    Avoid a plastic disaster

    Store soft-plastics carefully to avoid gooey mess
    August 12, 2017 at 9:00am
    Made with high-tech, lightweight materials, long pants, long-sleeved shirts, a neck gaiter and a hat can keep anglers comfortable and help them avoid a sunburn. Sunscreen is also available in a wide variety of application types.

    Don’t feel the burn

    Cover your skin with clothing, sunscreen
    July 12, 2017 at 9:00am