• Inshore Fishing

    Cranka Crab

    Cranka Crab

    May 01 at 7:00am
    It’s hard to beat North Carolina’s Pamlico Sound when it comes to producing great flounder.

    Try Carolinas’ Fab Four flounder spots

    Try this quartet of great spots to put some nice flounder in your cooler as fishing kicks off in the Carolinas this month, with summer just around the corner.
    May 01 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
    Surf City anglers bridge the gap with black, red drum.

    Surf City’s salty combo - Red and black drum

    Red and black drum make for a great inshore combination for inshore anglers in the Surf City area, especially around bridges between the mainland and the beaches.
    May 01 at 7:00am
    Pick a MirrOlure by size and shape to match baitfish in an area. From top, 14, 17 and 27 sizes.

    Match the hatch

    April 15 at 7:00am
    You can’t retrieve a MirrOlure too slowly; most strikes come when the bait is not moving.

    No need for speed; slow is good

    April 15 at 7:00am
    Pink lures, like this Yo-Zuri deep diver, are favorites of Atlantic bonito.

    Pick a pink lure

    April 15 at 7:00am
    If you catch a redfish along South Carolina's coast this summer, check closely for a tag, but be sure you're registered for the CCA STAR tournament first!

    Catch a tagged redfish, win a Sea Hunt bay boat

    CCA South Carolina announces 2nd STAR tournament
    April 05 at 10:40pm
    Lee Parsons said 99.9 percent of the strikes he gets when he’s fishing a MirrOlure is when the lure is not moving.

    Make mine a MirrOlure

    Sinking, floating or suspending, this time-tested line of baits can put more fish in your boat — if yo know how to use them.
    April 01 at 7:00am
    Atlantic bonito invade Carolinas’ nearshore waters in April.

    Beat the bonito blast

    Atlantic bonito don’t give fishermen along the Carolinas’ coastline must time to target them, but their annual spring run shouldn’t be missed by any nearshore angler.
    April 01 at 7:00am

    Topwater specks at Murrells Inlet

    Small surface lures fool plenty of spring trout
    March 23 at 3:16pm
    The Cherry Grove estuary just south of the North Carolina/South Carolina border is a great place to start out the spring season catching flounder.

    Cherry Grove is first, best spot for spring flounder

    Small estuary gives up big flatfish this time of year
    March 23 at 2:53pm
    The author caught this nice spring sheepshead.

    Beaufort sheepshead set to bite

    Sneaky bait thieves are tricky to catch, but worth it
    March 23 at 2:09pm