• Freshwater Fishing

    Guide Rodger Taylor said January is a great month to catch blue catfish on Lake Wylie because of the cold weather.

    Lake Wylie cats warm to January cold

    Stressed baitfish leads to heavy feeding by big blues
    January 01 at 9:23am
    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
    Shimano Curado 200 K series

    Shimano Curado 200 K series

    January 01 at 7:00am
    The Santee Cooper lakes hold some of the best crappie populations in the Carolinas.

    Four top lakes for January slabs

    A handful of Carolina lakes consistenly produce crappie during the colder months, and these experts present the particulars to filling your cooler.
    January 01 at 7:00am
    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
    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
    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
    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
    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
    Robbie Burr, who guided for catfish on Blewett Falls Lake before recently retiring, said the lake has several winter hot spots that are rarely unproductive.

    Visit the catfish log jam

    Blewett Falls offers great December action
    December 04, 2017 at 10:33am
    Guide Chris Simpson said Lake Murray is liable to spit out some big blue catfish during the winter, beginning this month.

    Get Murray blues

    Guide expects plenty of big winter fish
    December 04, 2017 at 10:29am
    Guide Gene Crawford covers plenty of water drifting cut bait in December for Santee Cooper catfish.

    Drift for Santee Cooper catfish

    Bite is steady, and it can produce some huge fish in December
    December 04, 2017 at 10:28am
    Crappie will gang up around brush piles in many of Kerr Lake’s feeder creeks when the water cools in December.

    Brush up on Kerr Lake crappie

    Cooler weather pushes slabs to brush in big lake’s tributary creeks
    December 04, 2017 at 10:08am