Winter Fishing in North Carolina

Winter Fishing in North Carolina

Why is winter a great time to try your hand at trout fishing? To start, trout like it cold. Mountain trout actually prefer it when the water temperature is only just above freezing. So while the cold weather and biting wind have driven the saltwater fish out of North Carolina’s sounds and into the Atlantic Ocean, the trout are still there in the mountains waiting, if you are ready to brave the elements yourself. Cold weather lovers Certainly, the trout won’t be as plentiful as they will be in April, but you may be surprised at the number of bites […]

Summer Saltwater Fishing Tournaments

Summer Saltwater Fishing Tournaments

Warm days are upon us, which means that summer’s bounty of fishing tournaments isn’t far behind. There are some amazing opportunities for anglers in North Carolina to catch that big one, with dozens of tournaments up and down the coast June through August. We’ve compiled a list of this fishing bounty for you to partake of this summer. Now all you have to do is pack your tackle box! June June 25 – July 1, 2017 Blue Marlin Release Tournament Hatteras Marlin Club, Hatteras, NC Contact: Robert High (252) 986-2454 www.hatterasmarlinclub.com June 30 – July 3, 2017 Cape Fear Blue […]

Best Fishing Spot in June: Carolina Beach

Best Fishing Spot in June: Carolina Beach

There are multiple reasons to praise Carolina Beach’s fishing potential, from the numerous options for fishing to the plentiful variety of fish you will catch. Read on for more about why this should be your fishing destination in June. Where to cast a line Locals and out-of-towners who are wise to the best fishing spots turn to Carolina Beach, especially in June. The seaside town is just 15 minutes from Wilmington and offers lots of family-friendly attractions including the Carolina Beach Boardwalk. While your family explores the vintage charms Carolina Beach has to offer, you can take in the surf […]

Best Fishing Spot in May: Greensboro City Lakes

Best Fishing Spot in May: Greensboro City Lakes

Greensboro is home to three water supply reservoirs—Lake Brandt, Lake Higgins and Lake Townsend—that offer residents and visitors a variety of recreational water activities, from canoeing to sailing. Then there is the fishing. All three of the lakes are stocked with largemouth bass, Bodie bass (a hybrid), crappie, catfish and sunfish. Bass fishing May is a great month to try your hand at catching some bass from any of the three lakes. Each receives regular stockings of threadfin shad, while Lake Townsend also has a large gizzard shad population, to feed the bass. Anglers have the option to fish from […]

Top Fishing Trips in North Carolina

Top Fishing Trips in North Carolina

Fishing in North Carolina is easy—the hard part is deciding where to fish! With great choices from the mountains to the coast, from salt to freshwater, the real issue is not getting overwhelmed with the options. We’ve compiled six options that will take you from one end of the state to the other and that offer a variety of fish to catch. What’s more, all provide many other family-friendly activities, to ensure that everyone enjoys your next getaway. The North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission can provide additional guidance in terms of where to fish and fishing regulations for the state. […]

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