|Not caught in the net
3 Views - Posted: 18 hours ago
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.
|Cold weather makes December prime time for big Monticello cats
345 Views - Posted: December 03 at 6:00 am
Guide Daron Doolittle said that December is a prime time to take a big catfish on Lake Monticello, and the big blues are busting big baits right now.
|Upstate trout streams filled with plenty of hungry fish this fall
219 Views - Posted: December 02 at 1:00 pm
For trout fishermen in the Upstate, it’s the best of both worlds – you can choose between fishing artificial-only, delayed-harvest waters or fish put-and-take streams and take a mess of fish home to eat. Either way, the S.C. Department of Natural Resources has been taking advantage of higher water levels and cooler temperatures to load local streams up with rainbow and brown trout.
|Feds may add and/or reconfigure Marine Protection Areas off SC coast
142 Views - Posted: December 02 at 6:00 am
At its scheduled meeting this month, the South Atlantic Fishery Management Council (SAFMC) will discuss adding additional Marine Protected Areas (MPAs) of the Carolinas as a means to help reduce the by-catch of speckled hind and warsaw grouper. These species, which are considered deepwater grouper, are listed as undergoing overfishing in the 2012 NOAA Fisheries Report to Congress.
|Off the beaten path — South Edisto River is a winter redfish paradise
31 Views - Posted: December 01 at 6:00 am
It happens to every fisherman at sometime or another. A sick feeling in the pit of a stomach for some, panic for others, and even anger for a select few souls. Yep, the sight of someone anchored up in your favorite spot can cause quite an internal stir, and when it is followed up by someone anchored up on your second favorite fishing spot....
|Troll up a holiday trout at Murrells Inlet
51 Views - Posted: December 01 at 6:00 am
As the holiday season approaches, Mother Nature brings Murrells Inlet’s inshore anglers an early Christmas present: the speckled trout flurry continues even though the bait bucket is empty.
|Blue Christmas - Tactics for Santee Cooper's blue catfish
42 Views - Posted: December 01 at 6:00 am
Veteran fishermen debate over the best time of year to target blue catfish on the Santee Cooper lakes. Some argue for April, when big blues move shallow to spawn. Others point to June, when blues continually graze on mussel beds. Another argument can be made that February is best, as anglers claim it never gets too cold for blue cats.
|Redfish bite is setting Charleston waters on fire
184 Views - Posted: November 29 at 6:00 pm
Lowcountry anglers know that fall means great fishing for a variety of species, and that’s certainly the case around Charleston, but the really hot bite, according to Capt. Addison Rupert of Lowcountry Outdoor Adventures, has been the redfish.
|North Augusta dominates BASS state youth bass-fishing championship
147 Views - Posted: November 28 at 1:00 pm
Grayson Brandt of the North Augusta Fishing Team brought in the heaviest sack of bass, and his teammates took five of the top six places at the South Carolina 2013 BASS Federation National State Junior Championship, held Nov. 2 on Lake Murray.
|The big trout have arrived on southern end of Grand Strand
329 Views - Posted: November 28 at 6:00 am
For most of the fall, diehard anglers along the southern end of the Grand Strand with their sights on a gator-sized speckled trout have come up short – until now. The fat ladies are finally singing in full force, with monster-sized specks showing up from Pawley’s Island to Murrells Inlet and the Winyah Bay jetties.
|Don’t forget soft plastics
25 Views - Posted: November 28 at 3:00 am
Soft plastics are some of the most-overlooked baits that bass fishermen have in their tackle boxes once the leaves begin to turn in the fall. Everyone thinks about fishing plastic lizards and floating worms in the spring, during the prespawn, but after that, when summer shows up, a lot of people forget about them — except maybe for fishing a big worm in deep water.
|Creek mouths producing great catches of bass on Hartwell, Greenwood
350 Views - Posted: November 27 at 6:01 am
A stopover earlier this week at Port-Tronics Fishing World in Greenville found manager Justin Holder holding court with several of his regular bass-fishing customers over which Upstate lake was the best place to catch bass right now. Several lakes are producing good catches of both spotted and largemouth bass, but the discussion centered on Lake Greenwood and Lake Hartwell.
|Inshore slam a distinct possibility in small Lowcountry creeks
416 Views - Posted: November 26 at 8:20 am
The fall presents Lowcountry fishermen with one of the best opportunities to catch an “inshore slam” of redfish, flounder and speckled trout on the same trip, and Morgan Watt of Lady’s Island said small creeks that become isolated from incoming water during low tide are great places to do just that.
|The Fat Boy
47 Views - Posted: November 25 at 9:00 am
Paul Brown’s Fat Boys are still kicking, slowly twitching underwater, tantalizing and catching saltwater fish after the proven soft plastic was bought in the late 2000s.
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