|Cobia make first appearance off Grand Strand; Murrells Inlet captains cash in
116 Views - Posted: 5 hours ago
Fishermen who have been waiting impatiently for the cobia to show up along the coast will not have to wait any more. This week, the Murrells Inlet charter fleet found several small groups of cobia along the beachfront, and in just a few hours, scored big with several 40- to 60-pound brutes. Grand Strand’s brown derby, as some call it, has begun in time for the Memorial Day weekend.
|SC legislature passes turkey hunting bill, but deer-hunting bill is sidelined
14059 Views - Posted: 23 hours ago
South Carolina hunters will have a lower bag limit but an expanded season for turkeys starting in 2016 because of a bill that passed both houses of the S.C. General Assembly and was signed into law by Gov. Nikki Haley earlier this month. But deer hunters won’t see any changes to their seasons or bag limits for at least another year, as a bill that passed the Senate was bottled up in the House.
|Early arrival of dolphin has South Carolina fishermen loving the bluewater
772 Views - Posted: Yesterday at 12:01 pm
Bluewater anglers are getting an early start on the trolling season as both dolphin and wahoo have showed up off the South Carolina coast nearly a month ahead of schedule.
|Lake Murray guide expects shellcrackers to spawn by full moon
844 Views - Posted: May 20 at 9:21 am
Lake Murray’s shellcrackers should be heading to their spawning beds within the week, according to guide Brad Taylor of Taylor Outdoors.
|Tired of coyotes? SCDNR will hold seminar on trapping, management
651 Views - Posted: May 19 at 12:00 pm
The S.C. Department of Natural Resources, in conjunction with the South Carolina Trappers Association and Clemson Extension, will hold a workshop on coyote trapping and management in Greenwood on May 26.
|Check out these tips for catching high-tide redfish
946 Views - Posted: May 19 at 7:00 am
Most inshore anglers agree that fishing on a moving tide provides better results than a slack tide, but what do they do when the few hours they have to fish fall during the high end of the tide? Capt. Stephen Fields of Charleston Fishing Company has a few tips for fishing at high tide that can put quality redfish in the boat.
|Topwater striper action taking off at Lake Murray
1123 Views - Posted: May 18 at 9:50 am
When Lake Murray guide Mike Glover points to an open-water target and says “There!” it’s time to get a lure airborne in that direction. Most times the lure is still sailing when the fish begin boiling the surface and the when lure lands in the middle of a pack of stripers feeding at the surface, it’s game on!
|SCDNR stocking striper fingerlings today on Catawba River, Lake Wateree
418 Views - Posted: May 18 at 7:20 am
The S.C. Department of Natural Resources will stock 10,000 striped bass fingerlings in the Catawba River at Fort Mill Landing and 120,000 striper fingerlings at Buck Hall Landing on Lake Wateree today.
|Decrease in deer herd caused by three factors, SCDNR biologist says
9263 Views - Posted: May 11 at 10:00 pm
Since 2002, the deer harvest in South Carolina has dropped dramatically, more than 36 percent, causing many hunters to ask why and what’s being done. The quick answer is a trio of factors combined in a perfect-storm scenario to create the downward spiral, and the state legislature’s lack of definitive corrective action has allowed it to continue.
|Cool Breeze just got cooler
305 Views - Posted: May 11 at 8:18 am
There’s a new Cool Breeze blowing in, and it will definitely keep you comfortable all summer long.
|Youth fishing rodeo set for next Saturday at Piedmont Forestry Center
177 Views - Posted: May 08 at 12:30 pm
The annual youth fishing rodeo at Piedmont Forestry Center near Tamassee in Oconee County will be held Saturday, May 16 from 8 a.m. until 1 p.m.
|Double-digit king mackerel catches are the rule off Grand Strand
637 Views - Posted: May 08 at 7:50 am
Warm weather is bringing more to Grand Strand visitors than a suntan. The king mackerel have arrived early and in a big way, bending rods everywhere from the beachfront out to 60 feet of water
|Crew of small boat decks huge marlin on trip out of Morehead City, N.C.
2208 Views - Posted: May 07 at 7:00 pm
What does a 550-pound blue marlin that measures almost 10-feet long look like inside a 24-foot center-console boat?
|Five tips for catching more Spanish mackerel
1746 Views - Posted: May 07 at 12:30 pm
The warming weather and returning glass minnows have brought schools of hungry Spanish mackerel to waters just outside Charleston Harbor. Capt. Mike Able of Able Minded Charters is one guide who spends plenty of time targeting them, and he offered five tips to help fishermen put more fish in the cooler.