• Hunting

    No anchor needed, even in the deep blue sea

    Inshore anglers have great anchoring alternatives with PowerPoles and iPilot electric motors, and Mercury Marine's satellite-guided Skyhook now gives offshore anglers a way to stay put without tossing an anchor out.

    Marine-grade software updates on your electronics

    There was a time when updating your electronics meant buying new units.

    We gadget-minded fishermen understood that keeping up with technological evolution meant replacing our fishfinders and navigation units every eight to 10 months.

    December 31, 1969 at 6:00pm

    Should life jackets be mandatory for all boaters?

    With Memorial Day Weekend right around the corner, the SCDNR would like to remind boaters of the personal floatation device (PFD) regulations. Some boaters, like youth under the age of 12, and anyone operating a personal watercraft, are required to wear their PFDs. Others only need to have them onboard.

    Should the law mandate that everyone on a boat be required to wear a PFD?

    December 31, 1969 at 6:00pm

    Hoopee Hookers know how to hook a bream

    The Johnson Beetlespin, Mepps Aglia, and Betts Spin are some of the lures many of us used when we were kids, and many of us still use those same lures today. They are inexpensive and simply get the job done.

    December 31, 1969 at 6:00pm

    SCDNR hosting Field Day at Webb Center June 4

    As part of a year-long celebration the South Carolina Department of Natural Resources is hosting a Field Day on Saturday, June 4th at the James W. Webb Wildlife Center and Management Area near Garnett in Hampton County. The Webb Center was the first Wildlife Management Area (WMA) purchased by the State of South Carolina in 1941. Now, 75 years later, SCDNR provides quality public outdoor recreation opportunities on more than 1 million acres of land across the state in the WMA program.

    December 31, 1969 at 6:00pm

    Santee Cooper striped bass plan is prepared

    Restoring the striped bass fishery on the Santee Cooper lakes with the 26-inch size minimum,a three-fish creel limit, and closed summer season was the goal of a seven-year plan formulated by the Santee Cooper Striped Bass Stakeholders Committee and the S.C. Department of Natural Resources. 

    December 31, 1969 at 6:00pm

    Understand a speckled trout’s circle of life and catch more fish

    While most of you are humming that song from “The Lion King”, the circle of life for speckled trout begins in South Carolina marshes when two environmental factors signal mature trout that it’s time to get busy. 

    December 31, 1969 at 6:00pm

    Cobia season will close June 20

    South Carolina’s cobia numbers have been on a roller-coaster over the past 10 years after a relatively stable recreational harvest through the 1980s and 1990s.

    December 31, 1969 at 6:00pm

    Don’t neglect South Carolina’s nearshore reefs when searching for spring cobia

    While cobia move into South Carolina’s inshore waters this month, they can still be caught at nearshore and offshore reefs, and anglers fishing those areas usually don’t have to fight the large crowd of boats that line up in St. Helena Sound, the Broad River, and similar inshore haunts.

    December 31, 1969 at 6:00pm

    Cobia will hit bait or lures

    While Buddy Bizzell usually prefers live or cut menhaden for cobia bait, he said cobia aren’t picky about what they eat. A number of other baits are good choices. 

    December 31, 1969 at 6:00pm

    Cobia are an unusual pelagic species

    Cobia, rachycentron canadum, are a pelagic fish — they travel the open ocean — but unlike most pelagic species, cobia also inhabit inshore waterways like the Broad River and St. Helena Sound, at least for short periods of time. 

    December 31, 1969 at 6:00pm