• Small Craft Advisory

    Kayak-bound fishermen have a great opportunity in October to do battle with a number of inshore saltwater species.

    October opportunities have few equals

    Paddling anglers can get tight to a variety of inshore species
    October 14 at 9:00am
    Mike Curtis of Rockingham, N.C., said it’s so easy to catch big catfish in the Pee Dee River that anyone can do it.

    Pee Dee River catfish made for floating boats

    Trophy fish are available for much of river’s length
    September 14 at 9:00am
    The author snapped this cell-phone photo of a 71/2-foot blacktip shark he caught — his personal best from a kayak.

    Need a bigger boat? Nah, not this time

    Kayak-bound anglers can wrestle plenty of big, summer fish
    August 14 at 9:00am
    Sheepshead offer kayak-bound anglers plenty of opportunities during the summer when they’re hanging around pier posts or rock jetties.

    Summer of the yak

    Look for cooler, deeper water when you’re paddling saltwater for homegrown or migratory targets
    July 14 at 9:00am
    June can be a great month for kayak-bound anglers of the saltwater or freshwater nature.

    Opportunity knocks once June arrives

    With school out, vacations offer anglers special chances
    June 14 at 9:00am
    Bedding bream are so aggressive they often strike baits that are too big to swallow.

    Kayak fishing for bream

    Kayaks, canoes can get you in tight with spawning sunfish
    May 14 at 9:00am
    Some tremendous territory is available this month to bass fishermen in kayaks, like Lake Moultrie’s Hatchery area, which regularly produces trophy largemouth bass.

    April bass fishing is tough to beat

    Paddling a kayak can get you into some awesome areas this month for largemouths
    April 14 at 9:00am
    A kayak is a great platform for “shooting” a tiny jig back up under a dock during prime crappie fishing times.

    Paddle, pedal to plenty of crappie

    Kayaks, canoes can put you in great spots for spring slabs
    March 14 at 9:00am
    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
    The author shows off a 25-pound Lake Hartwell striper, his best-ever from a kayak, on a cold, January day.

    Stripers are a great target for paddlers

    Cold weather doesn’t stop these popular gamefish
    January 14 at 9:00am
    Any of these gifts will make the kayaker in your family very happy.

    A kayaker’s wish list

    Get your Christmas-present buyers in the know
    December 14, 2017 at 9:00am
    Typical rod storage options on a kayak require placing rods vertically behind the angler, often necessitating the skill to cast sidearm accurately.

    Take it up a notch

    No longer a newbie? Add these to your tricks.
    November 14, 2017 at 9:00am
    Manufacturer’s repair kits are a great place to start when kayak anglers prepare for those “What ifs?” that so often pop up on trips.

    Prepare for repairs

    Carry repair kit, tools you might need on water
    October 14, 2017 at 9:00am
    BOTE won Best in Show at ICAST for its Rover paddleboard that is rigged to accept a small outboard motor.

    The hits keep on coming

    Another ICAST award goes to a paddlecraft
    September 14, 2017 at 9:00am
    Predator fish will hide behind current breaks and dart out into the current to attack prey.

    Attack summer fish

    Look for the coolest, moving water in August
    August 14, 2017 at 9:00am
    A mother ship puts kayak anglers in waters where they can target species such as king mackerel.

    This mother-ship option

    Piggy-back on big boat to distant fishing holes
    July 14, 2017 at 9:00am