Annual shad run sparkles in river

For anglers in the know, fishing the March shad run offers one of the first opportunities since the deep freeze of winter to catch a pile of fish. The Roanoke River will be brimming with hickory shad, and guide Mitchell Blake of Chocowinity, N.C., will be there.  […]


Reef sheep herded up

Sheepshead are biting in March around many of the reefs off the coast of Charleston, S.C, including the 4KI, Charleston 60 and Edisto 40. If they’ve got 25 to 60 feet of water on top of them, they are prime sheepshead holes this time of year. […]


Try Saluda for surprise rainbows

The lower Saluda River, which begins just below Lake Murray Dam outside of Columbia, S.C., is stocked with rainbow trout, and because the water in the river comes off the lake’s bottom and stays cold, they don’t die during the summer.  […]

Bass Fishing

Badin Lake to rebound?

Last March, when unreasonably warm weather drove the big-bass bite to explode on North Carolina’s High Rock and Tuckertown lakes, the trophy bass at Badin Lake just downstream didn’t get the message. Few bruisers were caught, which was shocking, because Badin historically has been the best of the Yadkin River lakes for giant bass. […]