• Fishing

    Steve Porter, who created the Super Sally, holds a hawg he caught with one recently on Florida’s Lake Okeechobee.

    The Super Sally

    One of bass fishing’s best kept secrets
    January 29 at 9:00am
    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
    January 19 at 10:36pm
    Three of the more popular spinners for trout are: (left to right) Mepps Aglia, Panther Martin and Ward’s Rooster Tail. Other effective spinning lures are Blue Fox, Thomas, Acme and Joe’s Flies.

    Spinning fishing: A happy medium

    Take a spinning outfit and a few lures with flashing blades to the stream and you’re set to go
    January 19 at 9:00am
    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
    Guide Bob Winters doesn’t need all the latest gadgets to catch plenty of Lake Moultrie catfish like this nice blue.

    Old school isn’t bad to study on

    High-Tech isn’t always necessary for fishing
    January 16 at 8:00am
    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
    Ballon tires help the Wheeleez kayak cart transport paddleboats from truck or trailer to ramp and water with ease.

    New gear reviews

    January 15 at 7:00am
    The pilings that support the two US 64 bridges that link the mainland with Roanoke Island, N.C., attract plenty of stripers in the winter.

    January’s best bets

    January 15 at 7:00am
    Don’t put away crankbaits that work in deeper water when the first big wave of spawning bass move in early, because they often stay in relatively deep water.

    Catch giants spawning first

    January 15 at 7:00am
    Spider-rigging with multiple rods allows anglers to cover plenty of depths and lots of water.

    A crappie rig for winter fishing

    January 15 at 7:00am
    Guide Jerry Neely said that High Rock Lake is known more as a good warm-weather lake for crappie, but it’s also a good January lake.

    High Rock is a winter sleeper lake

    January 15 at 7:00am
    Trout will hit a variety of nymph patterns if the weighted flies are kept near the bottom of a stream.

    “High stick” technique

    January 15 at 7:00am
    Learning how to locate and recognize parts of a stream or pool that, because of a change in bottom contour, will hold trout is a key to catching more fish.

    Recognizing productive water

    January 15 at 7:00am
    The author shows off a 25-pound Lake Hartwell striper, his best-ever from a kayak, on a cold, January day.

    Stripers are a great target for paddlers

    Cold weather doesn’t stop these popular gamefish
    January 14 at 9:00am