• Freshwater Fishing

    Carolina bass are swallowing big, summer spoons.

    Swallow a big spoon - Feed a big spoonful for a big summer bass

    Magnum-sized flutter spoons have become a big-bass staple among many anglers in the Carolinas. Here are the details of the latest largemouth craze.
    June 01, 2017 at 7:00am
    Fly rods, popping bugs and bluegill are summer staples for Carolinas anglers.

    Summer is great for pop-up bluegills in the Carolinas

    Popping bugs are deadly on summer bluegill when the feisty panfish had to the banks to spawn. Here’s how to put a bug in a bream’s ear.
    June 01, 2017 at 7:00am
    It’s time for all fishermen to board the planer board train.

    Get on board! Planer boards can help many fishermen in the Carolinas

    Planer boards are no longer just a trick used by striper fishermen; anglers in the Carolinas are targeting other species, including big catfish, finding out the boards are a tremendous help when it comes to presenting baits exactly and effectively.
    June 01, 2017 at 7:00am
    The harvest season for North Carolina's Delayed Harvest trout waters begins June 3.

    North Carolina's Delayed Harvest trout waters open to harvest June 3

    Anglers can harvest from 34 streams and 2 lakes classified as Delayed Harvest
    May 23, 2017 at 8:53am
    An angler fishes a North Carolina mountain stream that’s not designated as a trout stream but can still hold plenty of trout.

    So much water to fish

    Spring trout are in more streams than you know
    May 19, 2017 at 9:00am
    Shellcrackers will be in the shallows in early May before moving to their deeper, summer spots by the end of the month.

    May is on around Santee

    Expect a great bite for almost any species
    May 16, 2017 at 9:00am
    Nice channel cat are a welcome by-product of drifting for Lake Wylie blue catfish in all phases of the spawn.

    Cats coming, going

    Track Lake Wylie blues in all phases of spawn
    May 15, 2017 at 10:29am
    Periods of falling barometric pressure will encourage mountain trout like this brown to feed.

    Expert tips will help trout fishermen

    May 15, 2017 at 7:00am
    Targeting Lake Murray’s flathead catfish requires different tactics and baits than other catfish species.

    Target Murray’s flatheads

    May 15, 2017 at 7:00am
    Swimbaits, like this one from LiveTarget, are luring more anglers and fish due to their lifelike appearance and swimming motion.

    Make your lures match the hatch

    May 15, 2017 at 7:00am
    Golden shiner

    Sample the buffet line

    May 15, 2017 at 7:00am
    Follow Wally

    Mr. Crappie’s top 10 crappie-fishing tips

    Jig up more crappie with these tried-and-true tactics
    May 12, 2017 at 3:02pm
    Wally

    How 'Mr. Crappie' finds unpressured crappie holes

    Use electronics to find crappie-filled standing timber, expert says
    May 12, 2017 at 2:47pm
    The Nantahala River is one of North Carolina’s best hatchery supported trout streams, spitting out plenty of brown, rainbow and brook trout.

    Target Nantahala’s trout

    Big western NC river is among best hatchery streams
    May 02, 2017 at 11:46am