• Hunting

    Spanish mackerel on fire in Murrells Inlet

    Big Spanish mackerel are suckers for live mullet, and they can be chummed within casting range.

    Look for windblown pockets

    While tripletails are capable of long, powerful runs, they are probably the laziest of inshore or nearshore fish. 

    December 31, 1969 at 6:00pm

    For sharks, odor isn’t everything, but it’s a big thing

    A shark’s sense of smell is definitely something anglers can capitalize on when fishing. While cut pieces of baitfish or stingray give off their own odors for sharks to find and follow great distances, anglers can enhance the odors with sprays and gels just like bass and catfish anglers have for years.

    December 31, 1969 at 6:00pm

    Summer means super sharking in Edisto’s surf.

    While plenty of surf fishermen catch sharks while targeting other species, a group of Lowcountry anglers from the Requiem Fishing Team targets sharks — big ones — and Edisto is one of their choice locations in August. 

    December 31, 1969 at 6:00pm

    Keep an eye on the water for spadefish

    Reading the water is important when fishing nearshore. Although many reefs are inside of 20 miles, that is still quite a way to get home should the weather turn sour suddenly.

    December 31, 1969 at 6:00pm

    Reefs are mixed-bag blessings

    Fishing nearshore reefs offers a lot of fun and excitement for beginning anglers. They are full of a variety of species that are both exciting to catch and great table fare. 

    December 31, 1969 at 6:00pm

    When it’s time to change your fishing line

    Changing line needn’t be a hassle; you simply have to control the situation. Line-stripping tools facilitate removal, but if you use the hand-wrapping method, keep your wrapped fingers spread, as relaxing them allows you to easily remove all that old line you’ve bundled.

    December 31, 1969 at 6:00pm

    Advanced sonar helped bass guide locate driver and car missing for 16 years

    This past spring, fishing guide Paul Gettys’ extensive knowledge of sonar technology was enlisted by enforcement officers with the S.C. Department of Natural Resources to try to locate a missing fisherman. After several days, his search turned up a car and remains of a different man — who had been missing for nearly 16 years — off the end of a boat ramp.  

    December 31, 1969 at 6:00pm

    Lake Greenwood’s best nightlife isn’t limited to shoreline parties — it’s bass fishing

    While some people visit the Lake Greenwood area for the nightlife on the shoreline, Brian McDade from the city of Greenwood prefers the nightlife on the lower end of the lake. He’s one of a number of local anglers who regularly fish night bass tournaments there.

    December 31, 1969 at 6:00pm

    Catch more Lumber River bass with these tips

    Just below Fair Bluff, N.C., and above Nichols, S.C., a place known as Devils Elbow sits on the Lumber River. This series of sharp turns on the river has the Lumber running parallel to itself, and the flow of the water here offers fish an abundance of what they’re looking for in a place to make their home. And when fish congregate, anglers will find success if they’re willing to put in the time.

    December 31, 1969 at 6:00pm

    Hit Lynches River for hot panfish action

    Small rivers are often overlooked by anglers, but these miniature versions of waterways have some great fishing, no matter what species anglers are looking for. Lynches River is one such river, and bream are one of the top fish sought by anglers here.

    December 31, 1969 at 6:00pm