Inshore Fishing

Rock for Rocks — How to catch striped bass on Badin Lake

For years, Jerry Hill lived and fished — and guided fishermen for striped bass — on Badin Lake. He moved up Rt. 8 from one end of Davidson County to the other two years ago, settling on High Rock Lake, and now he’s doing most of his fishing on High Rock — but not because of proximity. […]


Doggin’ Shadowtails

Squirrels can be hunted on foot with no help other than sharp eyes and a quiet approach, but bringing a dog into the equation can make a hunt more exciting — and a lot more successful, too. […]


Hot & Cold

While cold weather and blustery winds may deter some anglers, those who fish year-round can find no better species to target in the winter than striped bass. […]


The Winter Slam

Light ice had crunched under shoes on the dock earlier that morning, but later in the day, when the fish started biting, it was suddenly warm — enough to unzip jackets and peel off layers of clothing. […]