• Fishing

    Learn all about king mackerel fishing on Sept. 18 at the King Mackerel Fishing Seminar presented by the Oak Island Parks and Recreation Dept.

    Oak Island Recreation Dept. offering king mackerel fishing seminar

    Capt. Jerry Dilsaver will be featured speaker at Sept. 18 event
    August 25 at 7:44am
    Forget about catching small Spanish mackerel just off the beaches. Slow troll over live bottom 10 to 14 miles out and you'll catch citation-size fish this time of year.

    Anglers catching big Spanish mackerel out of Holden Beach area

    Slow trolling over live bottom is the key to hot-weather citation Spanish
    August 21 at 3:51pm
    Blue catfish in the Santee Cooper system will be managed, at least until 2019, under regulations passed in 2007, not the creel and size limits passed in 2014.

    Santee Cooper blue catfish regulations have been changed again

    Sunset clause wipes out regs approved in 2014
    August 15 at 12:00pm
    Guide Jerry Hill works bucktails in 12 to 14 feet of water this month for High Rock Lake’s stripers.

    Stripers on the prowl

    High Rock Lake fish working down main-lake areas
    August 09 at 4:01pm

    Time to double up

    Upper end of Roanoke Rapids Lake has plenty of stripers, largemouth
    August 09 at 3:57pm
    Jonathan Phillips and his son, Carter, show off what a September bass looks like at Jordan Lake.

    Jordan Lake’s bass working toward shallows

    Start looking more in creeks this month as water cools
    August 09 at 3:51pm
    Topwater baits such as Zara Spooks account for plenty of speckled trout when the weather finally cools in September.

    Go for the top!

    Georgetown specks turn to topwater
    August 09 at 3:48pm
    Noah Lynk switches from trolling to casting jigs and spoons for Spanish mackerel once September arrives.

    Feed Spanish mackerel with a spoon

    Casting to fall mackerel can fill your cooler quickly
    August 09 at 3:42pm

    Shank a harbor sheepshead

    Charleston jetties, bridge pilings come alive
    August 09 at 3:38pm
    Bass pro Dearal Rodgers said he is ready in September to fish topwater baits in shallow water, as well as probing deep water for Lake Wateree bass.

    Be ready to move for Lake Wateree bass

    Changes in weather can push bass from deep to shallow
    August 09 at 3:20pm
    Bull redfish move out of inshore areas and into the nearshore ocean around Little River this month, and they can provide plenty of good fishing.

    Shadow state-line bulls

    Mullet run will kick off September fishing action
    August 09 at 3:14pm
    Guide Chip Hamilton  said Lake Hartwell stripers and hybrids will move from very deep water to shallower flats.

    Catch Lake Hartwell’s September stripers

    Effective patterns change from early to late in the month
    August 09 at 3:06pm
    When Blaine Anderson saw this johnboat floating 60 miles offshore, he knew the dolphinfish would be there.

    Anglers catching plenty of dolphin around abandoned johnboat

    Wayward johnboat spotted several times in past week
    August 08 at 2:07pm
    CCA SC tagged and released 60 redfish as part of the 2018 STAR tournament.

    Catch a redfish, win $43,000 Sea Hunt boat package

    One month left for CCA SC STAR tournament
    August 08 at 1:30pm
    Christy Medlin shows off a nice sheepshead caught with a fiddler crab on a Ralph Phillips jighead while fishing with Marc Deschenes of VIP Adventures (843-708-5473).

    Catch more sheepshead with these tips

    Sneaky bait thieves are stacked up on inshore structure
    August 06 at 1:02pm