Sound & Sea
|Not caught in the net
38 Views - Posted: December 05 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.
|Teaching is joy of fishing
87 Views - Posted: November 01 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.
|Top out on a fall redfish
162 Views - Posted: October 01 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.
|Corks are useful tools
312 Views - Posted: September 05 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.
|Piers are a great option
379 Views - Posted: August 06 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.
|Tie one on, and hold on
318 Views - Posted: July 01 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.
|Tailing time is addictive
617 Views - Posted: June 06 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.
|Trout close to being back
435 Views - Posted: May 08 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.
|Pitch in to help collect cobia info
786 Views - Posted: April 08 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.
|Sight-fishing cool for cold
609 Views - Posted: March 06 at 9:00 am
Sight-fishing is the pinnacle of inshore action for many anglers, and redfish are very suited to be the targets.
|The ocean calls
837 Views - Posted: February 06 at 9:00 am
Offshore in February? Sounds crazy to some, but others know very well that February fishing is great off the coast, starting just a few miles out all the way to the Gulf Stream. A great starting point for winter action is South Carolina’s seafood capital, Murrells Inlet.
|The art is in the fish
1080 Views - Posted: January 07 at 9:00 am
Saltwater fishermen in the Palmetto State, perhaps more than any group of anglers, are shaped by the environment in which they indulge themselves. Tan lines on feet and around eyes, clothing designed for a harsh coastal environment, and even the stickers on the back of trucks make it an easy task to spot anglers with a passion for the coast and the fish that call it home.
|Winter ‘Strand’ is grand
845 Views - Posted: December 10, 2012 at 9:00 am
Hot summer days, laying out on the beach, playing golf or stopping by one of the many roadside distractions — those are things that come to mind when Myrtle Beach is mentioned. But what many do not realize is that Myrtle Beach is also a great winter destination, especially if catching lots of redfish is what gets the blood pumping.
“What most perceive is not what is” said Capt. Mark Dickson of Shallow Minded Guide Service. “Once you get out on the water. there are no neon lights, tourists or tacky t-shirts like there are on land.”
|The perfect cast ‘n’ blast
891 Views - Posted: November 05, 2012 at 9:00 am
For many sportsman, hunting and fishing are passions worth pursuing, and often, both are good at the same time. Alternating day or weekend trips between hunting and fishing is a routine for these sportsman. Some even fish and hunt the same morning or afternoon.
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