• Freshwater Fishing

    Excellent summer rains should have conditions in trout streams in excellent condition for fall outings, with trout like this brookie ready and waiting.

    Summer spared streams

    Good rains have trout waters in great shape
    September 19 at 9:00am
    September marks the beginning of great fall crappie fishing on the Santee Cooper lakes, with good fish and good numbers being caught by guides like Kevin Davis of Blacks Camp (far right).

    September on Santee = transition

    Some of the year’s best action is on the horizon
    September 16 at 9:00am
    Robert Grooms shows off a deep-water Santee Cooper bluegill.

    How to catch deep-water panfish

    Going deep is the key
    September 06 at 4:01pm
    Mountain trout and the best ways to catch them will be featured at the Mountain State Fair Sept. 8 - 17.

    Mountain State Fair exhibit to showcase mountain trout

    Trout regulations, seasons, best locations will be featured
    September 05 at 12:24am
    Lake Marion’s Sparkleberry Swamp will hold plenty of crappie this month, with fish relating to flooded cypress trees.

    Tree huggers now!

    Sparkleberry Swamp slabs love trees
    August 30 at 2:57pm
    Deep Creek holds a lot of nice brown trout, plus some fish that often approach 15 to 20 inches long.

    A park you can count on

    GSMNP is filled with top-drawer trout waters
    August 19 at 9:00am
    Tyler Schultze said North Carolina’s Neuse River is a flathead catfish paradise, with plenty of trophy class fish available.

    How to set up on a river bend

    August 15 at 7:00am
    Catfish won’t spend much time deeper than the thermocline, which narrows down places where guides like Chris Nichols target them.

    Use thermocline to your advantage

    August 15 at 7:00am
    Guide Joe Dennis catches plenty of great bream in deep areas of the Santee Cooper lakes where he’s hunting for crappie.

    Don’t forget deep bream

    August heat pushes panfish to slabs’ haunts
    August 14 at 9:00am
    You'll have more success when drifting cut bait for catfish if you follow some simple rigging advice.

    *VIDEO* How to rig cut herring for catfish and striper fishing

    Cut bait can look lively with these tips
    August 14 at 7:03am
    Julia Shillinglaw shows off the type of catfish that anglers can catch while drifting on the Santee Cooper lakes.

    Top two ways to catch catfish on Santee Cooper in hot weather

    Hot weather isn't slowing the bite down at all
    August 07 at 8:42pm
    Hybrid striped bass are a popular fish on Lake Norman, but anglers should limit their consumption due to PCBs found in the species.

    Fish consumption warning issued for all of Lake Norman

    Anglers should limit hybrid striped bass consumption
    August 06 at 9:43pm
    Zakk Royce caught this 102-pound blue catfish on Lake Gaston while trolling on Aug. 1, 2017.

    Murfressboro angler catches 102-pound catfish

    Big blue bit cut gizzard shad on Lake Gaston
    August 06 at 3:01pm
    Catching big catfish is easier when you properly hook the right bait onto your hook.

    How to hook a big bait for blue catfish

    Pro catfish angler shows how it's done
    August 01 at 11:13am
    Guide Justin Whiteside said anchor setups provide him the best opportunity to hook big catfish at Lake Wateree.

    Top spots for summer cats - Check out these half-dozen summer catfish hot spots in the Carolinas

    Hot weather can bring out the best in rivers and lakes in the Carolinas when it comes to whiskered foes. Here’s the lowdown on where to find them.
    August 01 at 7:00am