Features from May 2024

Columns - May 2024

  • Catching bass in post-spawn mode
    In the Carolinas, bass are in post-spawn mode throughout the month of May, and you can catch your share with these tips.
  • Fishing tandem rigs for trout
    Using multiple rigs can be effective for catching trout, as well as numerous other species of fish.
  • Lemon pesto trout
    This lemon pesto trout recipe is almost as easy to make as it is delicious.
  • Map it out with MyTopo
    Even in today’s digital world, printed maps are essential tools for outdoorsmen. Get a map of your hunting lease with MyTopo.com.
  • Pick your target
    During May, anglers can expect hot action from just about every species of fish that swims in the Santee Cooper lakes.
  • Plant chufa now!
    Chufa is a great crop to get in your food plots during the spring, and it will attract all types of wildlife.
  • Small craft, small waters
    Kayak anglers can have a field day when fishing in ponds and small lakes, but gaining access can be tricky.
  • Try for blue marlin
    May is a one of the best months for Carolina anglers to try their hand at blue marlin fishing.

Outdoor Update - May 2024

Hot Spots - May 2024

  • Go fast for OBX Spanish
    Spanish mackerel are chasing baitfish all around the Outer Banks throughout the spring.
  • High Rock bassin’
    Bass are in all stages of the spawn at High Rock Lake throughout May, giving anglers options to try various techniques and lures.
  • Lake Russell’s mixed bag
    In May, anglers on Lake Russell can expect to catch a good mix of spotted bass, largemouth, and stripers.
  • No bait required
    Deep-hole shrimping is a great way to spend a day on the water in South Carolina’s lowcountry waters.
  • Smallies on the fly
    Smallmouth bass provide a rewarding experience for western NC fly anglers, especially during May.
  • Striper swiping on Lake Murray
    May is a great month to catch big numbers of stripers on Lake Murray.