• Sound & Sea

    Guide Jot Owens caught this nice American Shad during the winter/spring run in the Cape Fear River upstream from Wilmington, N.C.

    Salute shad, the kickoff fish

    February, March are prime time for spring spawning run of these feisty fish
    February 12 at 9:00am
    Guide Rod Thomas was fishing for bull redfish but had two lighter rods rigged; they came in handy when a school of false albacore exploded within casting range.

    Widen the net

    For your best fishing year ever, be open to new areas, opportunities
    January 03 at 9:00am
    Winterizing an outboard engine will help get it ready for heavy use next spring.

    Get ready for the winter

    Take care of your outboard before it sits idle
    December 12, 2017 at 9:00am
    Big speckled trout are suckers for topwater plugs in the fall, and having weedless topwaters makes fishing even easier.

    Weedless topwaters?

    It’s a trip to walk the dog in heavy cover
    November 12, 2017 at 9:00am
    Spinning tackle is the choice for most inshore saltwater anglers because of its ease of use with light line and lures.

    Try a baitcasting outfit

    When accuracy is foremost, they can’t be beat
    October 12, 2017 at 9:00am
    Trout trailers are scent-impregnated soft plastics that can be fished as trailers on jigheads behind larger, primary lures.

    Trout Trailers add scent, action to artificial lures

    Make your lures as close to live bait as possible
    September 12, 2017 at 9:00am
    Some soft-plastic materials don’t behave well in the presence of others, often melting together in a gooey mess.

    Avoid a plastic disaster

    Store soft-plastics carefully to avoid gooey mess
    August 12, 2017 at 9:00am
    Made with high-tech, lightweight materials, long pants, long-sleeved shirts, a neck gaiter and a hat can keep anglers comfortable and help them avoid a sunburn. Sunscreen is also available in a wide variety of application types.

    Don’t feel the burn

    Cover your skin with clothing, sunscreen
    July 12, 2017 at 9:00am
    The Anglr Tracker device on Mike Whitty’s rod recorded plenty of details about this largemouth bass catch.

    New app logs your trips

    Anglr Tracker will help your fishing memory
    June 12, 2017 at 9:00am
    Daniel Lee Sbrocco said drifting a soft-plastic or live bait under a popping cork along a place where currents cause an edge on a flat can produce trout.

    Find flat edges, find trout

    Specks will congregate on flats’ odd features
    May 01, 2017 at 7:00am
    Capt. Dave Tilley said an anchor is the most-important piece of gear on a bottom-fishing trip.

    Get your anchor down

    Proper anchoring is bottom-fishing requirement
    April 12, 2017 at 9:00am
    Having a membership with a boat-towing service might save you a king’s ransom in case of a catastrophic equipment failure on the water.

    Tow memberships pay off

    Peace of mind just one plus for having backup
    March 12, 2017 at 9:00am
    Redfish, especially bulls, are one of the main species that use jetties as winter feeding spots.

    Time to head for the rocks

    Jetties hold heat and fish during the winter
    February 12, 2017 at 9:00am
    Fishing crafts like this one from Santee Boats will be featured at many of the boat shows and outdoor expos this winter.

    And now, it’s showtime!

    Fishing, boat shows will fill winter weekends
    January 01, 2017 at 7:00am
    Redfish make up the largest percent of fish tagged by SCDNR and its volunteers.

    Play tag with fish

    Programs provide fisheries data
    December 12, 2016 at 9:00am
    Rod Thomas of Capt. Ponytail’s Guide Service (right) took part in Charleston’s MIlitary Appreciation Day in 2015, taking an active-duty military member fishing.

    Take a soldier fishing

    Groups continue to serve, honor our military
    November 12, 2016 at 9:00am