• Volume 1 Number 7 - July 2006

    Features

    One type of reef fish, often called a “bluegill on steroids,” is becoming more popular among S.C.’s coastal anglers.

    Too lazy to get up at the crack of dawn to go fishing? Think you need to go to the Gulf Stream to catch the hardest-fighting fish in the ocean?

    Lake Wylie’s bass and crappie reputation is well founded, but the lake also is a prime catfish destination - even if few people know it.

    The better part of two decades ago during a crappie fishing trip at my home waters of Lake Wylie, I witnessed an eye-opening situation.

    If battling big red snappers, called “geniuses” by S.C. anglers, trips your trigger, one Palmetto State captain can ease your longing.

    As the Atlantic warms in the springtime, the forward progression of boats heads out to the crystal blue waters of the Atlantic on a journey to the motherland.

    Hot weather doesn’t chase away the bluewater billfish bite off the S.C. coast; it only enhances it. Here’s a look at how two captains take summer sailfish.

    Fluttering in the stagnant air of summer over a lazy ocean, the four terns appeared to be looking at a mirage.

    Anglers wanting hot action during sizzling summer weather can turn to hybrid stripers at the Savannah River chain of lakes.

    Watch that bait at 24 feet,” guide Wendell Wilson said. “Looks like they’re coming up to pay us a visit.”

    Whether it's Jocassee smallmouth or "geniunes" in the salty sea, fish are biting this month from one corner of South Carolina to the other.