|An inshore slam in the surf is a real autumn possibility, Bonneau guide says
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The inshore slam – catching a flounder, redfish and speckled trout on the same trip – is not as easy task any time. Joe Dennis, a fishing guide from Bonneau, feels like October and November present the best chances from to accomplish the feat, and he prefers doing it with his feet in the surf.
|Spotted bass bite has been great on Lake Russell
328 Views - Posted: Yesterday at 7:35 am
A hot spotted bass bite has brought the fall fishing season home to Lake Russell in a big way, with lots of spots busting multiple lures at various depths.
|How to keep your electronics from hurting you
29 Views - Posted: October 20 at 9:00 am
“Garbage in, garbage out” was a watchword with computers long before they were integrated into marine electronics. We rarely enter full-blown garbage into our stuff out on the water but expensive problems can stem from not giving some “minor” details the attention they deserve.
|Schooling action starting to kick off for Lake Hartwell striper fishermen
954 Views - Posted: October 20 at 6:53 am
With overnight temperatures moderating, Lake Hartwell fishermen, looking to capitalize on schooling striped bass, are getting what they wish for. Large schools of striped bass and hybrids can be seen from long distances in the mid-lake and lower lake chasing schools of baitfish on the surface.
|Welcome back, stripers
49 Views - Posted: October 16 at 9:00 am
The striper fishing on both Santee Cooper lakes, closed for four months, opens on Oct. 1, and many Santee Cooper fishermen celebrate it as many would any dove or deer opener.
|Bulls just off the beach
71 Views - Posted: October 15 at 7:00 am
Not all mullet run against the beach, and not all reds come to the beach to feed. During the fall, mullet will form large schools in nearshore waters, and bull reds take advantage of the smörgåsbord. Anglers who venture off a little often find themselves in the middle of a bull red feeding frenzy!
|Find indicator species
58 Views - Posted: October 15 at 7:00 am
As large schools of shrimp invade Murrells Inlet, many species of fish will show up to fatten up before winter arrives. From lesser desired bluefish and ladyfish to the favored speckled trout, redfish, and black drum, shrimp are the primary food source over the fall. When anglers find one of these other species huddled up in a confined place, the speckled trout are usually very close by.
|Stay on the move
73 Views - Posted: October 15 at 7:00 am
Fishing for speckled trout in the fall can in South Carolina waters can be extremely productive, but trout often move from spot to spot over the course of a day, and anglers need to be just as mobile.
|Life on the trail
34 Views - Posted: October 15 at 7:00 am
Fishing any fishing tournament series can be taxing on an adult’s time. For a teenager, it gets even worse. Juggling school schedules, social calendars and everyday life has its challenges. Add committing to fishing a set number of tournaments and it gets down right tough.
|Greenwood’s water levels are cause of concern
48 Views - Posted: October 15 at 7:00 am
Water characteristics at Lake Greenwood can be a sore subject to crappie anglers. For Rod Wall, who operates a boat-dock construction company, noticing water levels is second nature. In the fall, it’s not of as much concern as the spring.
|Take a shot at fall crappie
59 Views - Posted: October 15 at 7:00 am
raxton Wall and his father, Rod, may prefer tight-line or long-line trolling for crappie during tournaments, but Braxton readily admits trolling isn’t as much fun as shooting docks.
|Paddling the whole state
40 Views - Posted: October 13 at 9:00 am
At some point after joining the plastic armada, every Palmetto Paddler casts an eye toward the map and dreams of an excursion that dates back to the time when the Cherokee Indians ruled this part of the country. The state of South Carolina is traversed by numerous rivers and creeks, and it doesn’t take much imagination to string two or three systems together so, in theory, a paddler could put in somewhere in the Upstate and eventually make his way to the coast.
|Lake Marion bass fishing is off the charts, especially topwater action
1074 Views - Posted: October 13 at 8:23 am
The fall largemouth bass fishing is on fire at Lake Marion, and bass are literally exploding in the upper half of the lake. Guide Inky Davis said the bite has been superb, and the topwater schooling activity is the best that he’s seen in a while.
|Port Royal Sound full of hungry bull redfish
671 Views - Posted: October 07 at 6:41 am
As the weather continues to cool and water temperatures drop, bull redfish are on fire in Port Royal Sound, and they aren't all that particular about what they'll bite. Capt. Joshua Boyles of Southern Drawl Outfitters in Bluffton has been putting his clients on these big redfish using a simple technique.