• Freshwater Fishing

    Guide Joe Dennis caught this big stringer of bluegill on crickets, his favorite baits for these aggressive fish.

    Bream bonanza is at hand

    April is time for all kinds of panfish at Santee
    April 16 at 9:00am
    Warmouth sunfish are native to the swamps, smaller rivers of the Carolinas.

    Species spotlight: warmouth sunfish

    Big-mouthed panfish are common in swamps, small rivers
    April 09 at 6:30pm
    Austin Sartin (left) holds the 100-pound blue catfish that youth angler Sam Carver (right) caught at Kerr Lake.

    8-year-old angler catches 100-pound catfish at Kerr Lake

    Family spring break trip creates big memories for youth angler
    April 06 at 12:56pm
    Trout fishermen can get plenty of action with a visit to Cherokee, N.C.

    The trout mecca - Cherokee is North Carolina’s trout-fishing mecca

    The waters of the Cherokee reservation in western North Carolina and other nearby streams offer trout fishermen some of the best action in the Southeast.
    April 01 at 7:00am
    Paul Daniels poses with the new South Carolina state record flathead catfish he caught in the Cooper River on Feb. 11, 2018.

    Hanahan angler shatters SC flathead catfish state record

    Angler caught big fish in Cooper River
    March 30 at 3:07pm
    Anglers can fish North Carolina's Hatchery Supported Trout Waters with no bait restrictions and a seven-fish limite beginning April 7, 2018

    North Carolina's Hatchery-Supported Trout Waters to open April 7

    No bait restrictions, seven trout per day limit for each angler
    March 27 at 1:44pm
    Guide Todd Vick said crappie fishing on the Waccamaw River can be excellent in April.

    Waccamaw River slabs

    April fishing great in coastal river
    March 23 at 3:12pm
    Start your fishing trips this month later in the day, after the sun has had a chance to warm the waters of trout streams and allow fish like this nice brown become more active.

    Trout in the Ides of March

    Part winter, part spring, the third month offers anglers interesting opportunities in mountain streams
    March 19 at 9:00am
    Shooting under docks to get to hard-to-reach crappie is normally best done with a round-head jig that flutters when it falls.

    When to tip a jig with a minnow

    March 15 at 8:00am
    B’n’M Sharp Shooter rod

    New gear reviews

    March 15 at 8:00am

    March’s best fishing bets

    March 15 at 8:00am
    A kayak is a great platform for “shooting” a tiny jig back up under a dock during prime crappie fishing times.

    Paddle, pedal to plenty of crappie

    Kayaks, canoes can put you in great spots for spring slabs
    March 14 at 9:00am