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    May 01 at 7:00am
    May across the Carolinas is a banner month for catching plenty of bass, including some big ones, in shallow water.

    Three great baits for bass in May

    One of the best months for bass fishing deserves a handful of productive baits
    May 01 at 7:00am
    Surf City anglers bridge the gap with black, red drum.

    Surf City’s salty combo - Red and black drum

    Red and black drum make for a great inshore combination for inshore anglers in the Surf City area, especially around bridges between the mainland and the beaches.
    May 01 at 7:00am
    Speckled trout populations across the Carolinas took a huge shot from cold weather in early January, but there’s still hope for some good fishing this year, even if it’s only catch-and-release.

    South Carolina has speckled trout questions

    With catch-and-release of trout requested by state officials, how should South Carolina’s inshore anglers respond?
    May 01 at 7:00am
    It’s hard to beat North Carolina’s Pamlico Sound when it comes to producing great flounder.

    Try Carolinas’ Fab Four flounder spots

    Try this quartet of great spots to put some nice flounder in your cooler as fishing kicks off in the Carolinas this month, with summer just around the corner.
    May 01 at 7:00am
    Go fast or slow, but make sure you target Spanish mackerel in May off the Carolinas.

    Start speaking Spanish, mackerel that is, in May off the Carolinas

    Fishermen in both Carolinas should pay attention this month for the annual arrival of hungry Spanish mackerel to nearshore waters.
    May 01 at 7:00am
    The Cooper River has been known for spitting out plenty of big bass over the past handful of years, qualifying it as one of South Carolina’s best <br />
bass fisheries.

    Don’t forget the Cooper River for South Carolina’s top spring bass

    South Carolina’s Cooper River is a coastal largemouth factory during the spring
    May 01 at 7:00am
    Western North Carolina lake boasts a trophy fishery for brown, rainbow trout.

    Catching mountain trout the lake way is a North Carolina option

    Apalachia Lake is about as far west as you can go in North Carolina, and an experimental trophy trout fishery might make it well worth the drive.
    May 01 at 7:00am
    Cranka Crab

    Cranka Crab

    May 01 at 7:00am
    The Speed Scremer features “arms” that provide maximum action bass just can’t resist.

    Creme Speed Scremers

    Bass love the new soft-plastic creature bait
    April 29 at 9:00am
    The 2018 striper season on the Roanoke River has been extended to May 6.

    Roanoke River striper season extended to May 6

    Season extended due to low projected harvest
    April 27 at 3:18pm
    Roger Kendrick of Townville, SC and Billy Lewis of Liberty, SC doubled up on citation brown trout on Saturday, April 21 while trolling spoons behind downrigger balls.

    Jocassee anglers double up on citation brown trout

    One of the fish weighed over 9 pounds
    April 26 at 3:26pm
    Lake Wylie is home to a great population of nice blue catfish, as guide Rodger Taylor (right) can attest.

    Follow Lake Wylie’s blue catfish

    As catfish head to the spawn, change your tactics to fill your cooler
    April 26 at 11:13am
    Guide Colt Bass said plenty of quality Lake Hickory stripers will be caught this month as the spawn winds down.

    Lake Hickory stripers moving

    Post-spawn fish heading deep, but not there yet
    April 26 at 11:10am
    Peter Balderas caught this 44-pound, 7-ounce king mackerel off the Ocean Crest Pier on Oak Island, N.C.

    Spring king mackerel run thrills N.C. fishermen

    Piers, nearshore structure on either side of Cape Fear get hot in May
    April 26 at 10:58am