• Fishing

    The author caught this nice Cape Fear River striper just a few miles from downtown Wilmington, N.C., where the January fishing is excellent.

    Cape Fear cold stripers

    Coastal NC rivers hold great January fishing
    January 01 at 9:40am
    Guide Rodger Taylor said January is a great month to catch blue catfish on Lake Wylie because of the cold weather.

    Lake Wylie cats warm to January cold

    Stressed baitfish leads to heavy feeding by big blues
    January 01 at 9:23am
    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
    Marty Robinson and six other anglers from the Carolinas made the roster for the 2018 Bassmaster Elite Series.

    Seven Carolina anglers make 2018 Bassmaster Elite Series roster

    One will compete for Rookie of the Year
    December 13, 2017 at 2:23pm
    Anglers and boaters like Capt. Ben Powers pay license and registration fees, and may pay more in 2018 if state lawmakers have their way.

    South Carolina hunters and anglers face increase in license fees

    State lawmakers have asked SCDNR for ideas on increasing revenue
    December 12, 2017 at 2:34pm