• Fishing

    The U.S. Coast Guard is searching for a TowBoatUS captain after his vessel capsized near the Pungo River.

    TowBoatUS captain missing after vessel capsizes near Pungo River

    Captain was towing recreational boat
    Yesterday at 10:36pm
    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
    Fly fishing and kayak fishing clinics are some of the programs offered at the John E. Pechmann Fishing Education Center throughout February 2018.

    Fly fishing, kayak fishing workshops offered at John E. Pechmann Fishing Education Center

    Courses are free, offered throughout February
    January 10 at 7:39pm
    Get an education in something you love by attending Crappie University.

    Learn the top techniques for catching crappie

    Crappie University is coming to South Carolina
    January 10 at 4:40pm
    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
    Beginning and intermediate fly anglers have several clinics to choose from at the John E. Pechmann Fishing Education Center this month.

    Catch a trout at John E. Pechmann Fishing Education Center

    Fayetteville-area clinics for novice and intermediate fly anglers
    January 02 at 8:46am
    Adam Kirby and Alistair Bremner show off the 53-inch long black drum that Bremner caught on a trip near Georgetown, SC on Dec. 18.

    Pawleys Island anglers catch two black drum over 100 pounds

    Slot limit prevented anglers from having fish officially weighed
    December 22, 2017 at 9:17pm
    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
    2017 wasn't a great year for gaffer sized dolphinfish off the Carolina coasts, but 2018 looks to be a banner year, according to fishery scientists.

    Good news for Carolina dolphin anglers

    2018 should be banner year for gaffer dolphin
    December 21, 2017 at 7:58pm
    Big wahoo are commonplace in offshore waters off the South Carolina coast during the winter.

    Wahoo! It’s time off S.C.

    Grand Strand anglers have plenty of winter targets
    December 18, 2017 at 9:59am
    Big largemouth bass live along the banks of South Carolina’s Edisto River, where a well-presented lure can fool them into striking.

    Jigger-poling for Edisto bass

    “Lost art” is great technique for January river action
    December 18, 2017 at 9:57am
    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

    High Rock’s forecast: better winters

    January stripers get active around mouth of major creeks
    December 18, 2017 at 9:50am
    Guide Junior Sinclair spends January hunting for big schools of red drum outside of inlets and along the beaches around his Jacksonville home base.

    January reds pile into surf off NC’s central coast

    Find cold water redfish around inlets, shallow beaches
    December 18, 2017 at 9:48am
    Guide Jerry Kotal catches as many as 100 spotted bass on january fishing trips on South Carolina’s Lake Russell.

    The colder, the better

    Lake Russell spotted bass come on as mercury falls
    December 18, 2017 at 9:46am