• Fishing

    Lindsey Edge, 6-years-old, of Laurel Hill, NC, caught this 71-pound blue catfish on the Pee Dee River at the base of the Blewett Falls Dam.

    6-year-old lands 71-pound catfish on Pee Dee River

    Junior angler's dad coached her, netted the fish
    May 17 at 12:33pm
    Kids can fish for free and register to win great prizes at these fishing events being held throughout NC in late May and early June.

    Free fishing events for kids scheduled across NC in May, June

    Sponsored by NCWRC, Neuse Sport Shop, USFS, and Trout Unlimited
    May 14 at 2:38pm
    Dock 6 at Portman Marina caught fire after noon on Monday, May 14 when a boat generator backfired.

    Huge fire destroys boats, injures at least one at Upstate SC marina

    Boat generator backfires, starts fire at Portman Marina
    May 14 at 1:56pm
    Guide Billy Murphy said the June striper and hybrid bite on Clarks Hill Lake doesn’t last very long in the morning, but it can be awesome before the fish shut own.

    Stripers, hybrids up early in June

    Clarks Hill action can be fast and furious this month
    May 14 at 11:06am
    Jaime Fijardo said Shearon Harris Lake bass will gang up on main-lake points this month, feeding up after the post-spawn period ends before the summer doldrums arrive.

    Shearon Harris bass turn active

    Post-spawn behind them, they’re feeding
    May 14 at 10:56am
    Tuckertown Lake still produces plenty of big bass in June, but fishermen have had to change some tactics.

    Tuckertown Lake bass adapting to changes

    New habitat has altered summer fishery on NC lake
    May 14 at 10:49am
    Dolphin are primarily a bluewater fish, but when nearshore waters off the South Carolina coast warm into the high-70s, they’ll move much closer to the beach.

    Dolphin push shallow off SC

    Warming nearshore waters attract hungry bluewater fish
    May 14 at 10:41am
    Conditions are perfect in June for Spanish mackerel to gang up off the beaches along North Carolina’s southern coast.

    Spanish mackerel numbers peak along southern NC Coast

    Break out the spoons for a hot Spanish bite
    May 14 at 10:39am
    South Carolina angler Matt Outlaw said not all crappie go deep in the summer; if there’s grass around, crappie will be shallow.

    Santee’s grass slabs

    Find vegetative cover, you’ll find shallow crappie
    May 14 at 10:35am
    Guide Robbie Hall and daughter Lauren ran into this nice red in the marshes around Swansboro.

    Hungry marsh reds have plenty of options on central NC coast

    Angler can catch redfish in many different ways this time of year
    May 14 at 10:24am
    Bass pro Brad Staley said bass head to Randleman Lake’s offshore structure in June.

    Randleman Lake bass head to structure

    Most spots are ‘community holes’ but the bass community is huge
    May 14 at 10:18am
    The new bag limit on redfish in South Carolina is effective July 1, 2018.

    SC Redfish bag limit being reduced July 1

    New law has wide acceptance among guides, biologists
    May 11 at 2:25am
    The heat of summer elevates bacterial levels in South Carolina waterways and, by extension, filter feeders such as oysters and clams.

    SC oyster season to close May 15, clam season to close May 31

    Oyster shell recycling program remains active year-round
    May 09 at 10:36pm