• Speckled Trout

    Guide Ricky Kellum believes New River speckled trout will bounce back quickly from the effects of Hurricane Florence.

    Four NC hotspots for November trout

    When it comes to specks, you can’t go wrong following the advice of four veteran guides who know their home waters and how to fish them.
    November 01 at 7:00am
    Chas Champagne, creator of the Matrix Shad line of soft plastic lures, is introducing a new 5-inch Matrix Monster that will be available in stores this fall.

    The new Matrix Monster

    The big 5-inch version swims just like a regular-sized Matrix Shad
    October 29 at 9:00am
    Suspending a live shrimp beneath a popping cork is a tried-and-true trout-catching tactic.

    Shrimp rigs for trout

    October 15 at 7:00am
    Along with speckled trout, white shrimp took a severe beating over the past winter when an ice and snow storm devastated the Carolina coasts.

    Five shrimp tricks to try on trout

    October 15 at 7:00am
    Capt. John Ward of Affinity Charters said the trout bite may be returning to normal, if anyone knows what that is for South Carolina.

    Bouncing back

    Shrimp and speckled trout in South Carolina waters took a hard lick from cold weather last winter, but both are recovering nicely and should be around for a good fall fishing season.
    October 01 at 7:00am
    Speckled trout get active around Little River Inlet when the water temperature drops into the mid-60s.

    State-line specks rock

    Falling water temperatures kick off good fall action
    September 17 at 2:17pm
    Topwater baits such as Zara Spooks account for plenty of speckled trout when the weather finally cools in September.

    Go for the top!

    Georgetown specks turn to topwater
    August 09 at 3:48pm
    Don’t give up on summer specks, especially around Sneads Ferry, N.C.

    For speckled trout, the heat is on

    Sneads Ferry waters can still produce plenty of gator trout despite sizzling summer temperatures — if you know the hows, wheres and whens.
    August 01 at 7:00am
    North Carolina speckled trout season closed during the winter, and is reopening this Friday, June 15.

    N.C. spotted trout season reopens June 15, 2018

    Trout harvest has been closed since Jan. 5
    June 11 at 5:32pm
    New River anglers are ready for North Carolina’s speckled trout season to re-open June 15.

    Gator getting’ time

    The re-opening of the season for spotted seatrout this month means New River anglers are ready to show that their waters are North Carolina’s best for huge specks.
    June 01 at 7:00am

    Release and ReSpeck

    May 15 at 7:00am
    Speckled trout populations across the Carolinas took a huge shot from cold weather in early January, but there’s still hope for some good fishing this year, even if it’s only catch-and-release.

    South Carolina has speckled trout questions

    With catch-and-release of trout requested by state officials, how should South Carolina’s inshore anglers respond?
    May 01 at 7:00am

    Topwater specks at Murrells Inlet

    Small surface lures fool plenty of spring trout
    March 23 at 3:16pm
    Weather conditions in February can vary to extremes during a single fishing trip, so dress accordingly and carry the correct clothing.

    Play the weather, but stay warm

    February 15 at 7:00am