• Fishing

    Lake James State Park features a fishing pier, and it’s in close proximity to a handful of public boat landings on the 6,500-acre mountain lake in Burke and McDowell counties.

    Park your tackle at this state park

    Lake James is a jewel for mountain fishermen
    7 hours ago

    How to net a fish the right way

    It's simple, it's important, and many anglers do it all wrong
    Yesterday at 8:04pm
    Before new regulations took effect in June, all of these Santee Cooper stripers would have been illegal to keep.

    New Santee striper regs are popular

    Anglers, guides, SCDNR feel good about changes
    October 16 at 9:00am
    Speckled trout love the current that deeper channels narrowed by things like bridge crossings often provide.

    Wading opportunities near Beaufort

    October 15 at 7:00am
    Mustang’s latest PFD

    New kayak gear reviews

    October 15 at 7:00am
    The Santee Cooper lakes have been producing trophy blue, channel and flathead catfish for more than 50 years.

    A long-time trophy fishery

    October 15 at 7:00am
    Targeting flounder while wading allowed the author to concentrate on a good-looking area and catch this fish.

    Wade for flounder

    October 15 at 7:00am
    Giving a flounder time to grab a bait and get it ready to slide down its throat will usually result in a good hookset.

    How to hook a flounder

    October 15 at 7:00am
    Tony Rhodes gigged this flounder in the New River near Sneads Ferry, N.C.

    It’s an all-night gig

    October 15 at 7:00am
    Suspending a live shrimp beneath a popping cork is a tried-and-true trout-catching tactic.

    Shrimp rigs for trout

    October 15 at 7:00am
    Along with speckled trout, white shrimp took a severe beating over the past winter when an ice and snow storm devastated the Carolina coasts.

    Five shrimp tricks to try on trout

    October 15 at 7:00am
    Kayak-bound fishermen have a great opportunity in October to do battle with a number of inshore saltwater species.

    October opportunities have few equals

    Paddling anglers can get tight to a variety of inshore species
    October 14 at 9:00am
    Look for flounder in the deepest holes in a creek or waterway and drop a live mud minnow or mullet minnow on its nose.

    Slam that quartet

    By targeting trout, flounder, reds, black drum, you stand a better chance of catching them all
    October 12 at 9:00am
    Widespread fish kills are apparent in numerous North Carolina areas as a result of Hurricane Florence.

    NCWRC investigating widespread fish kills from Hurricane Florence

    Numerous bodies of water still feeling impact of storm
    October 11 at 2:01pm
    Brantlee Knight poses with his first largemouth bass, a 5-pounder that he caught with a Zebco 404 and a cricket.

    Five-year-old angler catches his first 5-pound bass

    It was one of several firsts for the young outdoorsman this year
    October 10 at 6:24pm