• Fishing

    Team South Carolina was the hometown favorite to win the B.A.S.S. Nation Eastern Regional held in Georgetown, S.C., but they narrowly lost out to Team Delaware by a single pound.

    Team South Carolina takes second at B.A.S.S. Eastern Regional

    Team North Carolina finished fourth
    June 21 at 9:07pm
    Anglers can fish for free in North Carolina on July 4, 2018.

    NCWRC announces July 4 as free fishing day

    N.C. resident and non-resident anglers need no license on 4th of July
    June 20 at 2:33pm
    This past winter brought extreme cold that killed off a lot of overwintering white shrimp, which delayed the opening of shrimping season.

    After month-long delay, South Carolina's shrimp season is finally open

    Opening day was prolonged due to cold water shrimp kill this winter
    June 20 at 2:17pm
    Patrick Walters of Ladson, S.C. hoists the Bass Pro Shops Bassmaster Central Open trophy after winning the event June 16, 2018.

    Patrick Walters wins Bassmaster Central Open on Red River

    Lowcountry angler will fish for shot at Bassmaster Classic and Elite Series roster
    June 18 at 9:54am
    Fender Bender brought this blue marlin to the scales on the final day of the 2018 Big Rock Blue Marlin Tournament.

    Honey Hush wins $753,875 for 2018 Big Rock Blue Marlin Tournament

    Fender Bender bolts into second place on final day of tourney
    June 16 at 10:50pm
    Dunrite was the only boat to bring a blue marlin to the scales Friday, but it's 359-pound weight failed to meet the minimum weight requirement.

    Day 5 of Big Rock sees no change in top 3 on leaderboard

    Dunrite brings blue marlin to scales, fails to meet weight requirement
    June 15 at 9:12pm
    Carolina Sportsman's website will be down for routine maintenance and unavailable Sunday night, June 17, between 9 p.m. and midnight.

    Sportsman’s website to be down for scheduled server maintenance

    Work expected to be completed from 9 p.m. to midnight tonight
    June 15 at 8:44pm
    E.J. Nettles caught this 400.4-pound blue marlin on Day 3 of the 2018 Big Rock Blue Marlin Tournament while fishing aboard the Sullivan's Island, SC-based Rare Breed.

    Youth angler catches 400.4-pound blue marlin at Big Rock Blue Marlin Tournament

    Big catch moves Sullivan's Island, SC boat into third place
    June 13 at 11:44pm
    Honey Hush angler Robert Gorrell caught a 518.5-pound blue marlin on day two of the Big Rock Blue Marlin Tournament.

    North Carolina boat grabs Big Rock lead on second day

    Blue marlin, 518.5 pounds, loses 41-minute battle with angler
    June 12 at 9:11pm
    Ask pro angler Brian Latimer what he'd like for Father's Day, and it's a pretty good bet he'll say a day of fishing with his family.

    Take your dad fishing this Father's Day

    Time spent together in the outdoors beats a pair of socks
    June 12 at 1:31pm
    An angler fishing from the new pier at Lake Edgar Brown in Barnwell, S.C.

    New fishing pier opens at Lake Edgar Brown

    Barnwell lake is one of 18 in SCDNR's State Lakes Program
    June 11 at 9:03pm
    The NCWRC has opened two new public fishing areas in Alleghany and Surry counties.

    NCWRC opens two new fishing areas

    Public areas offer access to New River, Ararat River
    June 11 at 8:35pm
    North Carolina speckled trout season closed during the winter, and is reopening this Friday, June 15.

    N.C. spotted trout season reopens June 15, 2018

    Trout harvest has been closed since Jan. 5
    June 11 at 5:32pm
    Capt. Robert McCarley shows off a typical spadefish caught from a nearshore reef.

    Tips for catching spadefish on nearshore reefs and wrecks

    Cannonball jellies are the key
    June 07 at 1:27pm
    Hollow body lures like this D.O.A. PT-7 are great options for catching fish in water with weedy surfaces.

    Top tips for catching bass in weed-covered waters

    Anglers have never had so many hollow body lure options
    June 06 at 10:00pm
    Catching nice flounder while on vacation doesn't have to be an all-day affair, and you can often do it within sight of your vacation rental.

    Tips for trolling for flounder without a boat

    It's great for fishing on limited time during family vacations
    June 06 at 5:00pm