• Fishing

    Whether he’s feeding white perch to Lake Gaston’s trophy catfish or eating them himself, catfish guide Zakk Royce knows there’s plenty of perch to go round.

    Solve the perch equation

    Fishing for food or bait? White perch are one fish that fills the bill in both instances across the Carolinas. Here’s how to fill your bait tank and fish fryer.
    September 01 at 7:00am

    Metal-free mackerel

    Fall brings live-bait tactics into the Spanish mackerel community; here’s why anglers put away their spoons and load up on mullet.
    September 01 at 7:00am
    Water conditions and bait mean everything when fishing for yellowfin tuna.

    Oregon Inlet is tuna central

    Unique offshore habitat is home to some of the best fishing or yellowfin tuna on the east coast, and late summer is prime time.
    September 01 at 7:00am
    Danco’s 7.5-inch Prodigy pliers

    Danco Prodigy pliers

    September 01 at 7:00am
    Maluna cooler

    Maluna: coolers without hinges

    September 01 at 7:00am
    Mike Cork of Benton holds a good-sized bass that bit on a Tri-Alive 6.5 Nightcrawler made by Minden-based Mister Twister.

    Mister Twister’s Nightcrawler

    Unique colors offer fish something new
    August 29 at 9:00am
    Learn all about king mackerel fishing on Sept. 18 at the King Mackerel Fishing Seminar presented by the Oak Island Parks and Recreation Dept.

    Oak Island Recreation Dept. offering king mackerel fishing seminar

    Capt. Jerry Dilsaver will be featured speaker at Sept. 18 event
    August 25 at 7:44am
    Forget about catching small Spanish mackerel just off the beaches. Slow troll over live bottom 10 to 14 miles out and you'll catch citation-size fish this time of year.

    Anglers catching big Spanish mackerel out of Holden Beach area

    Slow trolling over live bottom is the key to hot-weather citation Spanish
    August 21 at 3:51pm
    A fly fisher works a pool in Hazel Creek, a blue-ribbon trout stream in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park.

    Hazel creek: A trout treasure

    One of the most-famous streams in the east, hazel creek is worth the effort it takes to get there
    August 19 at 9:00am
    Guide Bobby Winters likes to start his drifts in deep water and drift up and across the shallow areas of bottom contours.

    Summer, shallows are not exclusive

    Don’t give up on catfish when August arrives
    August 16 at 9:00am
    Blue catfish in the Santee Cooper system will be managed, at least until 2019, under regulations passed in 2007, not the creel and size limits passed in 2014.

    Santee Cooper blue catfish regulations have been changed again

    Sunset clause wipes out regs approved in 2014
    August 15 at 12:00pm
    Chum Buddy

    New kayak gear reviews

    August 15 at 7:00am
    Long, snake-like plastic worms can be deadly on blackwater rivers, where snakes are a regular part of a bass’s diet.

    Go big with soft plastics

    August 15 at 7:00am
    Huge trees that line the banks of blackwater rivers provide a lot of shade and cooler water where bass are more likely to be active and feeding.

    Shadow hunting

    August 15 at 7:00am
    A three-way swivel allows crappie fishermen to troll a crankbait at a certain depth and drag along a second lure in slightly deeper water.

    Make crappie do a double-take

    August 15 at 7:00am