• Freshwater Fishing

    Trout always have a place on their menu for worms, real or fake (l-r): two Squirmy Worms, San Juan Worm, night crawlers.

    Get buggy for trout

    Terrestrials are No. 1 on a trout’s summer menu
    Yesterday at 9:00am
    Lake Monticello is known for its big blue catfish, but this piebald catfish was a treat for guide Justin Whiteside.

    Monticello guide catches piebald catfish

    "Jersey cow" catfish was released alive
    July 16 at 12:43pm
    Thousands of gallons of milk spilled into Cove Creek after a truck overturned in the area around Saluda, N.C. Saturday.

    Spilled milk kills trout in western North Carolina

    Tanker truck wreck turns Cove Creek white with milk
    July 02 at 10:20am
    The NCWRC has added 200 fish attractors to Mountain Island Lake.

    NCWRC adds 200 fish attractors to Mt. Island Lake

    One hundred are concentrated in upper part of lake, 100 in lower part
    July 01 at 10:58pm
    Try these six special summer slab spots for Carolina success.

    Six special summer slab spots - Keep the heat on summer slabs on these six lakes in the Carolinas

    When hot weather arrives, crappie fishing doesn’t have to disappear. These half-dozen destinations keep producing slabs for anglers from both Carolinas.
    July 01 at 7:00am
    Keeping a fish you’ve landed at least partially in the water will lead to a better chance for a successful release.

    Catch-and-release? Yes!

    Returning wild fish to streams protects fisheries
    June 19 at 9:00am
    Magnum spoons have become a staple in the arsenals of many fishermen when bass start to school in their deeper, summer haunts.

    Spoon-feeding Harris hawgs

    June 15 at 7:00am
    Gus Gustafson said a flathead like this 50-pound specimen from Lake Norman can put up quite a battle, even on heavy tackle.

    Norman’s flatheads take control

    Live bait, heavy tackle is on the menu for these big, bruising catfish
    June 12 at 11:11am
    While fishing in Ashe County with his brother-in-law, Nich Krayniewski caught this big brown trout.

    Youth angler catches 5-pound brown trout in Ashe County

    Big trout hit a smaller fish that the 17-year-old was reeling in
    June 05 at 10:21am