• Freshwater Fishing

    The flier

    May 15 at 7:00am

    May’s best bream bets

    May 15 at 7:00am
    South Carolina angler Matt Outlaw said not all crappie go deep in the summer; if there’s grass around, crappie will be shallow.

    Santee’s grass slabs

    Find vegetative cover, you’ll find shallow crappie
    May 14 at 10:35am
    Bedding bream are so aggressive they often strike baits that are too big to swallow.

    Kayak fishing for bream

    Kayaks, canoes can get you in tight with spawning sunfish
    May 14 at 9:00am
    Capt. David Hilton is happy to see the new Santee striped bass regulations, which went into effect on May 3, 2018.

    New size limits and dates in place for Santee striped bass

    Fish length regulations change, season is longer
    May 08 at 2:14pm
    Western North Carolina lake boasts a trophy fishery for brown, rainbow trout.

    Catching mountain trout the lake way is a North Carolina option

    Apalachia Lake is about as far west as you can go in North Carolina, and an experimental trophy trout fishery might make it well worth the drive.
    May 01 at 7:00am
    The 2018 striper season on the Roanoke River has been extended to May 6.

    Roanoke River striper season extended to May 6

    Season extended due to low projected harvest
    April 27 at 3:18pm
    Roger Kendrick of Townville, SC and Billy Lewis of Liberty, SC doubled up on citation brown trout on Saturday, April 21 while trolling spoons behind downrigger balls.

    Jocassee anglers double up on citation brown trout

    One of the fish weighed over 9 pounds
    April 26 at 3:26pm
    Lake Wylie is home to a great population of nice blue catfish, as guide Rodger Taylor (right) can attest.

    Follow Lake Wylie’s blue catfish

    As catfish head to the spawn, change your tactics to fill your cooler
    April 26 at 11:13am
    Blackwaters swamps and rivers are great spots to run into a handful of redbreast sunfish, which will likely be spawning this month.

    Edisto River swamps are full of nice redbreasts

    Sunfish will be spawning, feeding
    April 26 at 10:50am
    Sections of North Carolina’s Tuckasegee River are great spring destination for fishermen interested in taking trout on fly rods.

    Spring trout are mountain blessings

    April, May offer just about the best trout fishing you can imagine, and you don’t have to be an expert
    April 19 at 9:00am