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.
Inshore anglers in the Carolinas use spinning gear far more than baitcasting gear. But new baitcasters like the Shimano Curado DC, which eliminate backlash, are solid options. […]
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.
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.
April is when the last vestiges of winter become just memories, the days get longer and the water temperature rises into that magic range in the low 60s that puts the catfish in Lake Hartwell on the move. That’s when the fishing starts to get good, according to guide Seth Owens of Anderson, S.C.
In the early days of flounder gigging, participants were just about bound to a boat, and while plenty of fish have been gigged from boats, lots of flounder tucked themselves away in areas of water that were only inches deep, safe from the drone of the generators that were necessary to power the lights used for gigging. But that was before companies like Hydro Glow came on the scene and made things much easier for flounder gigging.