Features from May 2023
- Lake Moultrie’s stripers go deep in May, and anglers can catch them with these tactics.
- Late-season gobblers are tougher to kill, but the struggle is worth it for hunters who stick it out.
- Speckled trout are biting in the Pamlico Sound, and redfish are a bonus for anglers catching them.
- The springtime speckled trout are big, hungry, and feeding along the Carolina coastlines.
- Lake Norman’s hybrids are attracted to thumping noises throughout the spring season.
Columns - May 2023
- Blackened catfish cakes can be as mild or as wild as you prefer.
- Throughout the month of May, bream are bedding in the shallows at the Santee Cooper lakes.
- Planting buckwheat in the spring is highly nutritious for deer and other wildlife.
- May is a good month for catching bass, but anglers must be willing to cover lots of water and use a variety of lures.
- Some fly patterns are rarely used, but anglers should still have them on hand for those rare moments.
- Catch & release does no good if the fish are mortally injured. Release them correctly with a descending device.
- Kayak anglers can make their experience all their own by using common materials to customize their watercraft.
- The Eastern wild turkey is one of the largest gamebirds in North America and is a prized bird among hunters.
Outdoor Update - May 2023
- Catch a redfish, win a Polaris Ranger, in the 2023 CCA SC STAR Tournament.
- Catch the heaviest dolphin, win $5000 worth of fishing tackle.
- Anglers in the Carolinas have plenty of opportunities in May, but turkey hunting isn’t quite done.
Hot Spots - May 2023
- Spanish mackerel show up in big numbers along the Outer Banks in May, and they readily bite spoons and plugs.
- Timothy London shares his tips for catching springtime blue catfish at Kerr Lake.
- Anglers are catching plenty of speckled trout while free-lining live baits near grass lines.
- Lake Murray’s striper bite is strong throughout the month of May for anglers using live bait.
- Fly anglers should pay close attention when picking dry flies in May.
- By May, Lake Hartwell’s crappie are done with the spawn and easing to deeper water.