Team Hooked Soul’s Capt. Danny Carey was trolling on March 29 as part of the 2017 S.C. Wahoo Series when he hooked a big one. Big enough, in fact, to take the lead in the tournament, which lasts through April 16.
The trout bite is on in the Wilmington area, especially for Matt Gentry of Tex’s Tackle, who has been catching his share of specks around Wrightsville Beach. And these aren’t just run-of-the-mill trout.
Take a survey of inshore anglers across both Carolinas and you’ll find the vast majority of them use spinning reels when chasing fish in the saltwater creeks and inlets. It’s just the opposite if you’re asking anglers in those same bodies of water along the Texas and Louisiana coastlines.
Fishing under docks can spell trouble for anglers not accustomed to fishing in tight quarters. A lot can go wrong, from errant casts that hang your hooks into the dock’s wood, to having a fish bite and wrap you around a piling, breaking your line. […]
The South Carolina Department of Natural Resources’ Bonneau Ferry Wildlife Management Area (WMA), located near Cordesville in Berkeley County, opened for another season of fishing on March 1, 2017. This adult/youth only fishing area provides a great family opportunity to enjoy good fishing in a less crowded natural setting.
The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission will open Hatchery-Supported Trout Waters in 25 western counties at 7 a.m. on April 1. The season will run through Feb. 28, 2018.
While fishing on Hatchery-Supported Trout Waters, anglers can harvest a maximum of seven trout per day, with no minimum size limits or bait restrictions.
April offers a piscatorial smorgasbord at North Carolina’s Fontana Lake for bass, with anglers having a chance to catch smallmouth, largemouth, and spotted bass. It’s commonplace to catch one species while fishing for another, as they often mix together.
The Cape Fear River has a variety of fishing opportunities, and one of the spring highlights is shad, striper and catfish action in the tailwaters of Lock and Dam No. 1 about 20 miles upriver from Wilmington, N.C.
Andy Fox of Fishers of Men Guide Service changes tactics during April as largemouth bass transition from staging areas to their spawning grounds on North Carolina’s Lake Hickory. In either phase, Fox (828-312-8711) said plenty of bass from 4 to 7 pounds will be caught this month.