• Fishing

    Nymphs are a trout angler’s winter dream flies in the Carolinas.

    Get down for trout

    Purists love dry-fly fishing for mountain trout, but nymphs catch more and larger fish in the colder months. For consistent catches, go deep with nymphs.
    January 01 at 7:00am
    Adam Kirby and Alistair Bremner show off the 53-inch long black drum that Bremner caught on a trip near Georgetown, SC on Dec. 18.

    Pawleys Island anglers catch two black drum over 100 pounds

    Slot limit prevented anglers from having fish officially weighed
    December 22, 2017 at 9:17pm
    Former director of NCDMF fears floating oyster sacks may impede recreational anglers, hunters, and boaters after passage of a bill that expands shellfish leases from the sea floor all the way to the surface.

    New shellfish lease agreement could impede anglers, hunters, boaters

    Former NCDMF director fears new legislation is bad news
    December 21, 2017 at 8:18pm
    2017 wasn't a great year for gaffer sized dolphinfish off the Carolina coasts, but 2018 looks to be a banner year, according to fishery scientists.

    Good news for Carolina dolphin anglers

    2018 should be banner year for gaffer dolphin
    December 21, 2017 at 7:58pm
    Greenland and Panthertown creeks and the headwaters of the Tuckasegee River hold a lot of awfully big wild brook trout.

    Panthertown Valley is special for wild trout

    Valley in NC mountains offers wild brook trout
    December 19, 2017 at 9:00am
    Big wahoo are commonplace in offshore waters off the South Carolina coast during the winter.

    Wahoo! It’s time off S.C.

    Grand Strand anglers have plenty of winter targets
    December 18, 2017 at 9:59am
    Big largemouth bass live along the banks of South Carolina’s Edisto River, where a well-presented lure can fool them into striking.

    Jigger-poling for Edisto bass

    “Lost art” is great technique for January river action
    December 18, 2017 at 9:57am
    Deep, clear water and slow, careful presentations can combine for some great winter trout fishing in the waters around Georgetown,S.C.

    Don’t miss cool specks

    Georgetown area attracts trout fishermen
    December 18, 2017 at 9:53am

    High Rock’s forecast: better winters

    January stripers get active around mouth of major creeks
    December 18, 2017 at 9:50am
    Guide Junior Sinclair spends January hunting for big schools of red drum outside of inlets and along the beaches around his Jacksonville home base.

    January reds pile into surf off NC’s central coast

    Find cold water redfish around inlets, shallow beaches
    December 18, 2017 at 9:48am
    Guide Jerry Kotal catches as many as 100 spotted bass on january fishing trips on South Carolina’s Lake Russell.

    The colder, the better

    Lake Russell spotted bass come on as mercury falls
    December 18, 2017 at 9:46am
    Stripers  will still provide plenty of action this month on live bait and artificials, especially at the surface.

    Cool weather=hot fishing

    Don’t put your tackle away in December
    December 16, 2017 at 9:00am
    Guide Chris Nichols said High Rock is developing into a top-drawer lake for blue catfish.

    Is High Rock the next catfish crown jewel?

    December 15, 2017 at 7:00am
    When searching for catfish in the winter, make sure you find plenty of forage in an area before putting your baits down.

    It’s all about the forage

    December 15, 2017 at 7:00am
    Joel Munday said stringers of crappie like this one aren’t unusual on Shearon Harris Lake, even in December.

    Tie a double uni-knot

    December 15, 2017 at 7:00am