• Inshore Fishing

    Wilmington’s mixed bag

    Three rivers around this North Carolina port city hold plenty of fish, and fishing pressure is relatively light. Try these tips and add some new water to your fishing resume.
    March 01 at 7:00am
    Crabs are lethal weapons for anglers targeting Grand Strand reds this month.

    Red shell game - Spring breakup of South Carolina redfish schools comes in March

    The emergence of crabs puts Grand Strand spring redfish on the prowl. Here’s how to put a claw on them.
    March 01 at 7:00am
    A built-in 1/4-ounce leadhead and painted on glow eyes are just two features of Egret’s new Vudu Vixen.

    The Vudu Vixen

    Meet egret baits’ ‘tough as hell’ shad imitation
    February 28 at 9:00am
    Kokatat Drysuits

    New gear reviews

    February 15 at 7:00am
    Stewart Venable’s best fishing day on a river came during the winter of 2016, after he pulled into the mouth of a tributary creek on the Catawba River to eat lunch and saw bait flipping.

    February’s Best Bets

    February 15 at 7:00am
    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
    In areas with current, fish will still hold in the lee of structure such as rocks or blowdowns even when water temperatures are low.

    Shall we gather at the river?

    Many of winter’s adverse effects disappear in moving water
    February 14 at 9:00am
    Blaine Anderson (left) and Geoff Mikota (right - in the white Shimano shirts that were no longer white at the end their efforts - get ready to help an SCDNR staffer with oyster bed restoration projects coordinated by CCA SC.

    Shimano invests money, man hours into local fishery

    Fishing company joined CCA SC, SCDNR for oyster bed restoration
    February 12 at 11:01am

    Reef sheep herded up

    Nearshore reefs out of Charleston fill up with sheepshead in March
    February 12 at 9:53am
    Oyster beds are hangouts for winter reds in the marshes along North Carolina’s central coast.

    Find reds on oysters

    North Carolina drum have taste for plastic, cut shrimp
    February 12 at 9:32am
    The marshes around Georgetown, S.C., are full of nice redfish in big schools through the winter.

    Track down some Georgetown reds

    Huge winter schools will take flies, scented soft plastics through March
    February 12 at 9:26am
    For winter Carolina reds, let your kayak takes you to the right spots.

    Cold yaks, hot reds

    Kayaks can put adventuresome fishermen into the extremely skinny water where many redfish spend their winters.
    February 01 at 7:00am
    There’s no bigger factor than the weather when it comes to winter trout fishing in North Carolina’s inshore waters.

    Full frontal assault - Winter speckled trout fishing is a full-frontal assault in North Carolina waters

    Time your winter trout fishing around an approaching weather front and you’ll catch more specks.
    February 01 at 7:00am
    Guide Jeff Wolfe looks for winter redfish in the shallow, warmer bays east of the Cape Fear River upstream from Bald Head Island.

    Cape Fear bays are red spots

    Bays on east side of river hold plenty of fish in winter
    January 31 at 3:19pm