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Cobia are big, hard-fighting fish that arrive inshore along the South Carolina coast this month. April opens cobia love
99 Views - Posted: April 04 at 9:00 am

Many anglers choose to keep their excursions down to a minimum during the colder months. Cold and South Carolina don’t necessarily go well together, so when spring returns, eager saltwater fishermen are not far behind it. 


Speckled trout are cold-sensitive, and it appears that most of South Carolina’s fish survived two blasts of cold weather in January. Battling against the cold
117 Views - Posted: March 03 at 9:00 am

In recent years, South Carolina anglers have enjoyed some of the best speckled trout fishing ever, in terms of both numbers and size. A driving force was several mild winters since the last fish kill in January 2011, combined with behavioral changes in anglers. 

The winter of 2014, however, has not been as mild, leaving many anglers and guides concerned. 

“When fishing for reds is tough, seatrout can be a big day-saver, allowing me to put clients on a lot of fish consistently” said Capt. Owen Plair of Bay Street Outfitters in Beaufort.


One thing almost all fishing gudies have in common is a love for being on the water and catching fish. A guide to guiding
140 Views - Posted: February 01 at 7:00 am

Few saltwater anglers have not thought at one point or another about becoming a guide. This is especially true on days when the fishing is more than just a little good and everything comes together perfectly. The thing is, not every day on the water is perfect, the fishing is not always good and the ability to make things happen on days such as that is what sets guides apart from most other fishermen. As with any job, becoming a successful guide takes hard work and dedication, to be a great guide, it takes one more ingredient: passion.


With the popularity of artificial lures on the rise among saltwater anglers, manufacturers are regularly introducing new soft-plastic baits that will catch a variety of species. Artificial ‘intelligence’
299 Views - Posted: January 06 at 9:00 am

Saltwater anglers up and down the South Carolina coast know how to deal with poor visibility. Stained inshore water is the norm most of the year, so if not using bait, your lure of choice needs to have something that will help the fish find it, like a heartbeat or a fish-attracting odor, but when the temperature drops, the water clears and the game changes.


A degenerative eye condition that robbed him of his sight doesn’t keep Rhett Connelley of Orangeburg from enjoying shrimping. Not caught in the net
828 Views - Posted: December 05, 2013 at 9:00 am

Everyone faces obstacles in life, some greater than others. Often, overcoming them is a matter of having the passion to do or achieve something in spite of the difficulties. The bigger the obstacle, the more passion required to surmount it.


Helping young fishermen learn the ropes often involves a lot more than just catching fish. Teaching is joy of fishing
241 Views - Posted: November 01, 2013 at 7:00 am

One thing most accomplished fisherman have in common is the fact that at some point, someone took the time to teach them about the sport. The lessons could have come in the form of first-hand knowledge handed down at a tender age or through other outlets. 


The rush of a redfish feeding at the surface is often enough to shake up even the most veteran fisherman. Top out on a fall redfish
332 Views - Posted: October 01, 2013 at 7:00 am

Powerful strikes on top are a thrill. The sight of a fish coming up to chomp on a bait will make even the strongest of hearts skip a beat or two. 


A popping-cork rig is among the most-effective in any shallow-water fisherman’s arsenal. Corks are useful tools
594 Views - Posted: September 05, 2013 at 9:00 am

Many fishermen got their start early in life using a bobber. It may have been a red and white plastic one with a spring-operated brass hook for attaching a line, or a more-traditional painted cork with a stopper that the line went through.


Fishing piers, especially the two operated by the state-park system, offer anglers a compromise between surf-fishing and fishing from a boat. Piers are a great option
630 Views - Posted: August 06, 2013 at 9:00 am
When fishing from shore, very few — if any — anglers will not try and sling that line out as far as it can go That’s something that is ingrained from childhood when we first graduated from cane pole to a rod and reel: to cast fine and far. Many surf fishermen often wade out nearly chest-deep before making a cast because they want their bait beyond the breakers in a deeper water. The desire to place bait in the fishiest place possible drives some anglers to leave shore fishing behind and opt for a boat instead.

This flounder fell for a stream fly tied to resemble a baitfish on which it was feeding. Tie one on, and hold on
487 Views - Posted: July 01, 2013 at 7:00 am
In the not so distant past, choices for inshore fishing were limited to a handful of different items, especially in the world of artificial lures. Standard fare included the classic redhead jig with a white or chartreuse soft-plastic curlytail trailer and maybe a plug or two borrowed from the freshwater box.

Good tailing flats have places for reds to enter and leave, plus a gradual drop into deep water. Tailing time is addictive
829 Views - Posted: June 06, 2013 at 9:00 am
Tailing reds in the grass. For those who know first-hand what a wagging redfish tail on a spartina grass flat looks like, that simple sentence gets the heart pumping and hands shaking. It is a visual experience like none other in the Lowcountry, and Charleston is surrounded by some of the best tailing flats in the state.

Speckled trout are on the rebound in South Carolina waters two years after back-to-back winter cold kills. Trout close to being back
670 Views - Posted: May 08, 2013 at 9:00 am
Back-to-back winter kills on spotted seatrout in 2009 and 2010 decimated the population and left anglers who love catching specks wondering when the fishery would once again be viable. Thankfully, the S.C. Department of Natural Resources monitors things closely and did not hesitate to take steps to help the fishery rebound. Looking at the numbers, 2013 should be a great year, with the population possibly at a 10-year high.

SCDNR staffers measure a cobia caught in a tournament last spring to obtain size data. Pitch in to help collect cobia info
1059 Views - Posted: April 08, 2013 at 9:00 am
Inshore, offshore, on top in plain sight or down deep, fighting hard and commonly over 50 pounds, cobia are one of the most-popular gamefish in South Carolina waters. The annual migration that lasts from mid-April until early July is anticipated by more and more anglers each year.

Guide Chris Wilson relishes being able to stalk redfish in the clear waters of late winter and early spring. Sight-fishing cool for cold
736 Views - Posted: March 06, 2013 at 9:00 am
Sight-fishing is the pinnacle of inshore action for many anglers, and redfish are very suited to be the targets.

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