• Volume 6 Number 5 - May 2011


    For a real chance at a state-record fish, target a handful of species in a handful of areas.

    As long as there have been anglers, there have been those who are never satisfied with anything other than the biggest and meanest things that swim.

    Gigging flounder is a Palmetto State tradition that kicks off this month. Here’s how to poke holes in more fish this year.

    Darryl Graham has been “sticking fish” for just about as long as he can remember — but not with a hook.

    Lake Jocassee’s trout fishery is great, especially after dark

    During the early 1970s, while actors Burt Reynolds, Jon Voight and Ned Beatty were paddling around the Jocassee and Tallulah gorges filming Deliverance, a 13-year-old outdoorsman by the name of James Couch was busily fishing the nearby Whitewater, Horsepasture, and Thompson Rivers.

    The blueback herring spawn brings out the best in Lake Murray’s topwater largemouth bass bite.

    Change affects everything, and bass fishing is certainly no exception. You can often tell the age of a long-time Lake Murray bass fisherman based on what factors he considers to describe the “good old days.”

    Beaufort River offers plenty of hotspots for trout, redfish and flounder while the cobia run is going gangbusters.

    When the month of May and the area around Beaufort are spoken in the same sentence with the word “fishing,” one other word generally follows: cobia.

    May is great time to sight-fish for cobia in South Carolina’s Port Royal Sound and Broad River.

    John Irwin is no Cub Scout when it comes to cobia fishing. A 37-old-guide, he is more like a Four-Star General. His battlefield is South Carolina’s Broad River, and the troops are the fishermen in his boat. On the average, he lands more than 100 cobia during May, the peak of the annual migration.