• Fishing

    The author caught this nice spring sheepshead.

    Beaufort sheepshead set to bite

    Sneaky bait thieves are tricky to catch, but worth it
    March 23 at 2:09pm
    Spanish mackerel make their first real showing of the year along much of the North Carolina coast in April.

    Speak Spanish along NC Coast

    April brings first showing of Spanish mackerel from Cape Lookout to Cape Fear
    March 23 at 2:06pm
    This 877-pound bluefin tuna was caught by retired Brig. Gen. Scott Chambers while fishing with A-Salt Weapons Sportfishing Charters out of Manteo on March 17.

    877-pound bluefin tuna caught out of Manteo

    Big catch is new pending NC state record
    March 20 at 12:16pm
    Tommy Floyd Jr. (left) and James Gibbons (right) of South Florence High School won the 2018 Mossy Oak Fishing Bassmaster High School Classic last weekend at Lake Keowee.

    South Florence anglers win Bassmaster High School Classic

    Tommy Floyd Jr., James Gibbons win big at Lake Keowee
    March 20 at 9:17am
    Casey Ashley finished eighth in the 2018 Bassmaster Classic on Lake Hartwell.

    Casey Ashley finishes 8th at Bassmaster Classic

    Jason Williamson takes 25th place
    March 18 at 6:42pm
    Greg Hackney shows off a good one he caught on day two of the 2018 Bassmaster Classic.

    Greg Hackney, Caleb Sumrall make early departures from Bassmaster Classic

    Both anglers had tough days, failed to qualify for day three
    March 17 at 8:39pm
    Casey Ashley moved into the top ten with a strong second day of the 2018 Bassmaster Classic on Lake Hartwell.

    Casey Ashley moves into top ten of Bassmaster Classic on Lake Hartwell

    Jason Williamson is 24th, Hank Cherry 33rd
    March 17 at 7:08pm
    Caleb Sumrall of New Iberia. La. is in 30th place after day one of the 2018 Bassmaster Classic on South Carolina's Lake Hartwell.

    Caleb Sumrall in 30th place at Bassmaster Classic

    Greg Hackney is 43rd place after day one
    March 16 at 9:19pm
    Jason Williamson is currently in 11th place after day one of the 2018 Bassmaster Classic.

    Jason Williamson sits in 11th place at Bassmaster Classic

    Casey Ashley is 14th, Hank Cherry 32nd
    March 16 at 8:48pm
    Seventy-six cargo containers were lost last week from a container ship off the coast of NC. Some of the containers are still afloat out of Oregon Inlet.

    Stray cargo containers currently floating off NC coast

    Maersk Shipping lost 76 containers last week
    March 13 at 12:19pm
    The 10th Annual Cape Fear Wildlife Expo will be held this weekend at Fayetteville, N.C.'s Crown Complex Arena.

    Cape Fear Wildlife Expo is this weekend

    Friday through Sunday at the Crown Complex Arena in Fayetteville
    March 13 at 12:05pm
    Brian Latimer said the key to catching bass in muddy water is to focus less on lure color, and more on lure vibration, sound, and water disturbance.

    Number 1 tip for catching bass in muddy water

    Pro angler shares his tips
    March 12 at 6:58pm
    With water levels good and the weather stabilizing in western NC, the trout fishing is good in several rivers and smaller creeks right now.

    Western North Carolina trout fishing report

    What's biting, and where?
    March 12 at 3:29pm
    Bowfin, a/k/a mudfish, are sporty fighters and thrive in the Carolinas.

    Species spotlight : bowfin

    Commonly called mudfish, this ancient fish thrives in the Carolinas
    March 08 at 9:37pm
    The crew of the Sea Wolf poses with the 835-pound bluefin tuna they caught on March 2 out of Oregon Inlet.

    Nags Head angler lands 835-pound bluefin tuna

    Big fish was caught 40 miles out of Oregon Inlet
    March 07 at 10:53pm
    Three anglers from the Carolinas are competing in next week's Bassmaster Classic on Lake Hartwell.

    Top 16 reasons to attend the Bassmaster Classic

    Three anglers from Carolinas fishing in 2018 event
    March 06 at 12:48pm