|Streamers will fool many trout
2740 Views - Posted: October 21, 2008 at 10:51 am
It’s that time of year again —delayed-harvest trout season in many Upstate trout streams and rivers.
|Bass on a fly is an angling treat
3318 Views - Posted: September 22, 2008 at 1:51 pm
It’s a pretty good guess that one sight you’ll never see in the boat of a professional bass fisherman is a brace of fly rods and reels.
|Autumn means nymphs for trout
2642 Views - Posted: August 25, 2008 at 2:01 pm
A vast majority of the food a trout eats is below the water’s surface. As fly anglers, we love the sight of a trout taking a fly on top. It’s exciting and even a little classy, but the odds favor the fisherman who fishes down deep in the water current. It’s the fishing version of golf’s phrase, “Drive for show and putt for dough.”
|A guide to hiring a fishing guide
2686 Views - Posted: July 22, 2008 at 10:52 am
Want to learn a new technique or tackle a lake or river you’ve never fished before. Maybe you’re traveling, on vacation or don’t have much time to learn and research the lures and techniques that work on a lake or river during a particular season.
|The early bird uses a big nymph
2473 Views - Posted: June 24, 2008 at 9:45 am
During the dog days of summer, it often pays to get up early and be on the water at or before daybreak. This especially applies to the coldwater and coolwater species such as trout and smallmouth bass, fish that become lethargic and don’t usually feed during the hottest hours of the day.
|Match your fly rod to its task
2431 Views - Posted: May 15, 2008 at 2:33 pm
In at least one respect, I have to admit to being slightly envious of golfers.
|Make catch-and-release work
2346 Views - Posted: April 21, 2008 at 3:40 pm
In the world in which we live, with dwindling natural resources and new environmental threats to our fisheries appearing almost every day, practicing catch-and-release is a better idea than ever.
|Jocasse: trophy trout trolling
5016 Views - Posted: March 25, 2008 at 1:15 pm
Early spring is an exciting time for fishermen everywhere; air and water temperatures are on the rise, the fish are on the move, and cabin fever is quickly becoming a distant memory.
|High and dirty can mean big trout
3716 Views - Posted: February 25, 2008 at 2:46 pm
The month of March is often accompanied by high water in the area’s trout streams and rivers.
Although heavy, late-winter and early-spring rains can create conditions that first appear unfishable, high water is often when a stream’s biggest fish can be caught. Having enough confidence and knowing how to approach this type of water might be the ticket to landing the biggest trout of your lifetime.
|Go fly-ing for reservoir stripers
2925 Views - Posted: January 24, 2008 at 2:52 pm
Casting to schooling, shallow-feeding striped bass over open water has become a winter tradition at Lake Hartwell and similar man-made reservoirs across the south. The chance to connect with one of these big, hard-charging fish on light tackle is the year’s highlight for many hard-core striper fishermen. Wherever present, stripers are always one of the favorite species targeted by anglers because of the their size potential, fighting prowess, and aggressiveness.
|Good gear is fly-tier’s No. 1 need
2694 Views - Posted: December 17, 2007 at 12:32 pm
At some time during the frozen doldrums of mid-winter, when most anglers are merely trying to maintain dominion over their sanity, the ardent fly fisherman takes up fly-tying.
|Keeping warm is one cool idea
2646 Views - Posted: November 27, 2007 at 3:04 pm
If you are like me, you fish all four seasons of the year. Cold weather can often lead to great fishing days, and you can usually count on having the best water all to yourself.
|Popular delayed-harvest is back
5817 Views - Posted: October 24, 2007 at 8:51 am
For South Carolina fly fishermen, November offers some of the most anticipated trout fishing of the year — delayed-harvest season.
|Fish stalking, flats style, is a joy
3446 Views - Posted: September 26, 2007 at 9:42 am
Autumn ushers in some of the best fishing of the year on saltwater flats along the South Carolina coast. During this time of year, redfish become aggressive feeders, and the expansive grass and mud flats are the most-productive locations for hooking up with these favored gamefish.