• Fishing

    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
    Bedding bream are so aggressive they often strike baits that are too big to swallow.

    Kayak fishing for bream

    Kayaks, canoes can get you in tight with spawning sunfish
    May 14 at 9:00am
    Slip-bobber rigs baited with live and/or cut bait have been the ticket for many nice redfish.

    Slip-bobber rigs do the job

    Tie up a rig, put on the bait, make a cast and let the current do the work
    May 12 at 9:00am
    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
    Pro bass angler Brian Latimer has some tips for catching bass like this one in the late spring.

    Top tips for catching late spring bass

    Pro tips on catching the "in between" fish
    May 09 at 4:35pm
    Jim Lasher poses with the new SC state record gag grouper he caught while fishing with Charleston Fish Finder on May 1, 2018.

    Isle of Palms angler catches new SC state record gag grouper

    Quick stop in 160 feet of water pays off for lowcountry anglers
    May 08 at 5:03pm
    Capt. David Hilton is happy to see the new Santee striped bass regulations, which went into effect on May 3, 2018.

    New size limits and dates in place for Santee striped bass

    Fish length regulations change, season is longer
    May 08 at 2:14pm
    Dalton Reames shows off a slot-sized redfish caught this past weekend in a lowcountry creek.

    Inshore fishing is hot along coasts of both Carolinas

    Moving tide, narrow passages are keys to catching
    May 07 at 10:45pm
    The fishing rodeos are open to kids aged 5 to 15.

    SCDNR holding numerous fishing rodeos across South Carolina

    Events are open to youth ages 5 to 15
    May 07 at 5:15pm
    Cranka Crab

    Cranka Crab

    May 01 at 7:00am
    Western North Carolina lake boasts a trophy fishery for brown, rainbow trout.

    Catching mountain trout the lake way is a North Carolina option

    Apalachia Lake is about as far west as you can go in North Carolina, and an experimental trophy trout fishery might make it well worth the drive.
    May 01 at 7:00am
    The Cooper River has been known for spitting out plenty of big bass over the past handful of years, qualifying it as one of South Carolina’s best <br />
bass fisheries.

    Don’t forget the Cooper River for South Carolina’s top spring bass

    South Carolina’s Cooper River is a coastal largemouth factory during the spring
    May 01 at 7:00am