• Inshore Fishing

    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
    The 17MR MirrOlure relies on suspending above a trout when the retrieve is paused to draw trout strikes.

    Tried and true

    December 15, 2017 at 7:00am
    The Yo-Zuri Crystal Minnow is a shallow-running, lipped crankbait that’s effective on speckled trout.

    The allure of a lipped lure

    December 15, 2017 at 7:00am
    A jighead and soft-plastic grub is a winter trout-killler.

    Go with a grub

    December 15, 2017 at 7:00am
    Cold weather doesn’t slow down the redfish bite in the New River around Jacksonville.

    Hot New River reds

    When trout fishing slacks, reds still bite
    December 04, 2017 at 10:12am
    Make speckled trout a great Christmas present for North Carolina anglers.

    Put the hoist on holiday specks

    Color, size and lure style make a big difference for Southport father-and-son guide partners.
    December 01, 2017 at 7:00am
    If you locate a school of trout, you can easily catch multiple fish by casting a jighead dressed with a soft-plastic lure.

    Some Lowcountry places to find fall trout

    November 15, 2017 at 6:00am
    A weighted fly fished on sinking, shooting-head line, is a great choice for fly-rod fishermen who want to target speckled trout.

    Take trout on topwater or on the fly

    November 15, 2017 at 6:00am

    Best rigging for fall flounder

    November 15, 2017 at 6:00am
    Most of the live baits that fishermen can catch in cast nets in the fall will draw strikes from flounder, but perhaps mullet are the most productive.

    What’s the best way to tempt fall flounder?

    November 15, 2017 at 6:00am
    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
    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
    Capt. Rod Thomas, a/k/a Capt. Ponytail poses with a bull redfish he caught on a popping cork/swimbait combo in Winyah Bay.

    VIDEO: Catch more bull redfish with this tip

    Lure, cork combo makes bull redfishing more fun
    November 05, 2017 at 5:57pm
    Amy Anderson loves deep hole shrimping in South Carolina's unseasonably warm weather.

    Top 3 keys to catching more shrimp

    Deep hole shrimper shares top tips
    November 02, 2017 at 3:01am
    Guide Shannon O’Quinn has literally hundreds of spots that hold November speckled trout in the waters around his home base of Beaufort, S.C.

    It’s trout time - Take time to target shallow Carolina specks in November.

    November brings with it some of the best fishing of the year for speckled trout in South Carolina’s Lowcountry — and lots of ways to catch them. Take this expert’s tips and sample the specks.
    November 01, 2017 at 7:00am
    November is prime time to catch NC/SC state-line flounder.

    Catch state-line fall flounder

    Interrupt the migration of flatfish toward the ocean this month with the right bait or lure, and you can count on tasty fillets to go along with that Thanksgiving turkey.
    November 01, 2017 at 7:00am