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    January 01 at 7:00am
    Nymphs are a trout angler’s winter dream flies in the Carolinas.

    Get down for trout

    Purists love dry-fly fishing for mountain trout, but nymphs catch more and larger fish in the colder months. For consistent catches, go deep with nymphs.
    January 01 at 7:00am
    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
    The Santee Cooper lakes hold some of the best crappie populations in the Carolinas.

    Four top lakes for January slabs

    A handful of Carolina lakes consistenly produce crappie during the colder months, and these experts present the particulars to filling your cooler.
    January 01 at 7:00am
    Under cold conditions, Guide Brett Mitchell chooses lures that resemble lethargic or dying bait. He likes to use a jigging spoon, spin shad, Carolina rigs or small jerkbaits.

    Beat the cold for winter bass in the Carolinas

    Learn how baitfish and bass adjust to changing winter weather conditions, and you’ll be on the way to some great January stringers in the Carolinas.
    January 01 at 7:00am

    Cover

    January 01 at 7:00am
    A Mop Jig is a big-fish bait, whether you’re fishing it in spring, summer or fall. Carry 1/4-, 3/8- and 1/2-ounce sizes in your tackle box to have all situations covered.

    5 bass baits you really need

    You can fill your boat with baits you’ll never use, or get these baits and catch fish
    January 01 at 7:00am
    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
    Greenland and Panthertown creeks and the headwaters of the Tuckasegee River hold a lot of awfully big wild brook trout.

    Panthertown Valley is special for wild trout

    Valley in NC mountains offers wild brook trout
    December 19, 2017 at 9:00am
    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

    High Rock’s forecast: better winters

    January stripers get active around mouth of major creeks
    December 18, 2017 at 9:50am
    Stripers  will still provide plenty of action this month on live bait and artificials, especially at the surface.

    Cool weather=hot fishing

    Don’t put your tackle away in December
    December 16, 2017 at 9:00am
    A jighead and soft-plastic grub is a winter trout-killler.

    Go with a grub

    December 15, 2017 at 7:00am