The beauty of living and fishing in North Carolina is that there are great opportunities during the colder months with a variety of species, without the crowds.
The Angler's Angle
Often the most successful fishing trips are the ones that begin with a young person’s question, “Can we go fishing today?”
Every fall, speckled trout move by the thousands into creeks crossed by roads and bridges, where an angler needs only the proper approach and equipment.
The sights, smells and other signals are there, but some folks just seem to have an innate sense for catching fish.
Keep a sharp eye because you may not see them below, but there’s a certain fish that when hooked, despite its lowly status, is likely to make everyone happy.
There’s a king mackerel tournament somewhere almost every weekend, but aside from potential big money, catching a king is exciting.
Summer fishing on grass flats and tidal creeks requires special considerations and planning in terms of gear, location and avoiding heat stroke, but big speckled trout and red drum are among the possible rewards.
May brings with it the promise of southwest breezes and pleasant days on the water with the ability to finally get in a small boat and catch a fish close to shore — the true sign of approaching summer.
Capt. Gordon Churchill takes readers out for a day on the water to fish for spring trout.
As the days get longer and warmer and trout become more active, fishing columnist Capt. Gordon Churchill offers his tips on gear and techniques for success.
What is it about fishing that makes it such a rewarding endeavor? Maybe the answer is more than just what you catch.
Longtime fishing guide Capt. Gordon Churchill talks readers through readying old gear before heading out for the first trip of the year.
Capt. Gordon Churchill, Coastal Review’s new fishing columnist and longtime guide on the North Carolina coast, shares his list of responses to that familiar question this time of year.