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Cobia aren't the only tasty fish hanging around nearshore reefs out of Little River. A school of spadefish can make the day for a boat full of fishermen. Five tips for catching spadefish on nearshore reefs
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Capt. Chris Ossmann of Fine Catch Fishing Charters regularly targets schools of hungry spadefish, especially those that have been around the nearshore reefs out of Little River. Spadefish are hard-fighting, schooling fish, a great species to fill a cooler, and using these five tips will help.


Braided lines are almost a must for bottom-fishing because its stretch-free sensitivity enables fishermen to feel bites coming from well below the surface. When a fish is on the line, you'd better be using the right line
192 Views - Posted: June 26 at 3:52 pm

New technology constantly arrives on the shelves and makes its way to the TV screen and magazines. While some come and go with the wind, others are welcomed and anchor themselves in every fisherman’s collection of everyday equipment.  From type and size to color, knowing the right kind of line to use is vital to fishing success. For two guides, the differences are distinctive. 


Surfing the waves of cool water in the Hartwell tailrace is a great way to beat the heat as well as tangle with trophy striped bass. Time to surf the wave for Lake Russell's trophy stripers
903 Views - Posted: June 25 at 6:50 pm

Striped bass fishing on the Savannah chain of impoundments typically takes a nose dive in the summer when the surface water temperatures hit the 90s, but anglers who fish the cold-water release below Lake Hartwell Dam can catch trophy fish while escaping the heat if they pay attention to the waves of cold water.


The Wando River and the Charleston Harbor and its jetties are holding a lot of redfish. Harbor, jetties and Wando River are Charleston redfish hot spots
990 Views - Posted: June 25 at 8:04 am

Redfish of all sizes are biting in the Charleston area, and Capt. Addison Rupert of Lowcountry Outdoor Adventures said the top three places are the harbor, the jetties and the Wando River. A variety of live and cut baits are working, but Rupert said menhaden have been his bait of choice.


Trolling diamond jigs and Clark Spoons along the Charleston Jetties has been the ticket lately Spanish mackerel. Charleston Harbor jetties have been holding plenty of Spanish mackerel
743 Views - Posted: June 24 at 6:46 am

One of the surest signs of summer along the South Carolina coast is when droves of Spanish mackerel arrive off the beaches. Guide John Koonce of Shoal Bandit Charters said the little mackerel have flocked to Charleston Harbor and can be caught casting or trolling diamond jigs and Clark Spoons.


Guide Mike McSwain shows off the kind of smallmouth bass that has anglers flocking to the Broad River. Broad River smallmouth bass locked in on productive summer pattern
716 Views - Posted: June 23 at 11:43 am

The smallmouth bass in the Broad River are in their summertime pattern, and that means anglers can have a field day as long as they concentrate on the coolest water they can find and use three main lures. Rat-L-Traps, in-line spinners like Mepps Black Fury and Aglias, and small, soft-plastics like Zoom's Ultravibe Speed Craw are all productive lures, especially so when fished in deeper pockets and eddies behind boulders.


Tiger sharks are not uncommon around nearshore reefs off the coasts of the Carolinas, and they can grow to impressive sizes. Watch this close encounter with a big tiger shark off Little River  Video Included
1609 Views - Posted: June 19 at 6:25 pm

Capt. Chris Ossmann of Fine Catch Fishing Charters captured this amazing footage of an 11-foot Tiger Shark while out with a party targeting spadefish.


Amy Anderson killed this huge wild boar on the evening of June 10 in Colleton County. Charleston woman knocks off huge Colleton County hog
14885 Views - Posted: June 18 at 7:51 am

Amy Anderson of Charleston wasn’t aware of the stir she’d create when she pulled the trigger on her Savage 7mm-08 on the evening of June 14. Hunting with her boyfriend, Danny Buxton, near Smoaks in Colleton County, she saw “eyes” coming out of a swamp that borders the Salkahatchie River. They wound up being a hog, estimated at 414 pounds, which she subsequently shot. 


A great inshore flounder bite has arrived along the North Carolina-South Carolina border near Little River. Flounder are filling plenty of anglers' coolers along NC/SC state line
1200 Views - Posted: June 17 at 1:34 pm

Flounder fishermen are putting on a show in the marshes and waterways on both sides of the North Carolina-South Carolina border, with peanut-sized menhaden the bait that’s been putting fish in the cooler.


Guide Bill Plumley said the summer pattern for striped bass is in full bloom on Lake Hartwell. Go deep for Lake Hartwell's summer stripers
537 Views - Posted: June 17 at 7:00 am

Guide Bill Plumley said anglers looking to catch striped bass from Lake Hartwell need to fish between 30 and 35 feet deep at the mouth of small tributary creeks and coves close to the main-lake area.


King mackerel are a popular fish that's targeted by plenty of fishermen on Grand Strand piers. Try a Grand Strand pier to get an inexpensive taste of king mackerel fishing
763 Views - Posted: June 16 at 12:57 pm

It’s easy to be fooled by the endless procession of center consoles that go by all spring, summer and fall on US 17. If you happen to witness the start or the weigh-in of a king mackerel tournament, you might think the only way to catch one is to make a long run at high speed in a vessel that costs a king's ransom. Yet you can fish for these gamefish all along the Grand Strand without leaving the beach, for far less money, by fishing from a pier.


Sharks are a great sight-fishing target for inshore anglers along South Carolina's coast. Try inshore sharks on a fly rod
1062 Views - Posted: June 12 at 8:19 am

Guide Dillon Blythe of Charleston figures that conditions aren’t always ideal to target redfish on fly-fishing tackle, so he’s found a toothy alternative: inshore sharks.


SCDNR has obtained almost 4,500 acres to be added to a pair of Heritage Preserve WMAs for hunting and other outdoors activities. SCDNR receives three tracts to add to Heritage Preserve WMA system
993 Views - Posted: June 11 at 9:34 am

Haile Gold Mine has transferred three land parcels totaling 4,374 acres to the S.C. Department of Natural Resources, creating the 3,677-acre Wateree River Heritage Preserve in Richland County and adding 698 acres to Forty-Acre Rock Heritage Preserve in Lancaster County.


So many black drum are biting in the Beaufort area that fishermen have been able to develop a pattern for catching them on purpose. Beaufort-area black drum are really on the feed
773 Views - Posted: June 10 at 7:24 am

The black drum are biting like mad in the Beaufort area, and dropping down any type of fresh cut bait around sunken trees in the deep holes of small creeks is enough to catch a limit, especially in the area around Hunting Island and Fripp Island.


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