|SCDNR schedules youth fishing rodeos, family fishing clinics for June
282 Views - Posted: May 23 at 3:56 pm
The S.C. Department of Natural Resources has two youth fishing rodeos and three family fishing clinics scheduled around the state for June.
|Cobia make first appearance off Grand Strand; Murrells Inlet captains cash in
397 Views - Posted: May 22 at 4:16 pm
Fishermen who have been waiting impatiently for the cobia to show up along the coast will not have to wait any more. This week, the Murrells Inlet charter fleet found several small groups of cobia along the beachfront, and in just a few hours, scored big with several 40- to 60-pound brutes. Grand Strand’s brown derby, as some call it, has begun in time for the Memorial Day weekend.
|Early arrival of dolphin has South Carolina fishermen loving the bluewater
903 Views - Posted: May 21 at 12:01 pm
Bluewater anglers are getting an early start on the trolling season as both dolphin and wahoo have showed up off the South Carolina coast nearly a month ahead of schedule.
|Rapala Shadow Rap
33 Views - Posted: May 21 at 9:00 am
Rapala last introduced a jerkbait around 2000.
The Finland artificial lure manufacturer got back in the swim of things in a resounding way, although it was a well-kept secret, during the 2015 Bassmaster Classic on Lake Hartwell near Greenville, S.C.
|Lake Murray guide expects shellcrackers to spawn by full moon
937 Views - Posted: May 20 at 9:21 am
Lake Murray’s shellcrackers should be heading to their spawning beds within the week, according to guide Brad Taylor of Taylor Outdoors.
|Check out these tips for catching high-tide redfish
1041 Views - Posted: May 19 at 7:00 am
Most inshore anglers agree that fishing on a moving tide provides better results than a slack tide, but what do they do when the few hours they have to fish fall during the high end of the tide? Capt. Stephen Fields of Charleston Fishing Company has a few tips for fishing at high tide that can put quality redfish in the boat.
|Topwater striper action taking off at Lake Murray
1210 Views - Posted: May 18 at 9:50 am
When Lake Murray guide Mike Glover points to an open-water target and says “There!” it’s time to get a lure airborne in that direction. Most times the lure is still sailing when the fish begin boiling the surface and the when lure lands in the middle of a pack of stripers feeding at the surface, it’s game on!
37 Views - Posted: May 18 at 9:00 am
The last time you were miles from anywhere, turned your boat’s ignition key and heard nothing, what did you do?
No, I mean after you ran through the appropriate part of your vocabulary.
|SCDNR stocking striper fingerlings today on Catawba River, Lake Wateree
467 Views - Posted: May 18 at 7:20 am
The S.C. Department of Natural Resources will stock 10,000 striped bass fingerlings in the Catawba River at Fort Mill Landing and 120,000 striper fingerlings at Buck Hall Landing on Lake Wateree today.
|Don’t forget cut, live baits
80 Views - Posted: May 15 at 7:00 am
Guide Kevin Blair may love fishing artificials for redfish, especially topwaters, but he doesn’t discount live or cut bait. When reds are being picky, Blair will switch to cut or live bait: shrimp, mullet, mud minnows fiddler and blue crabs.
|Loco Baitfish is a local favorite
36 Views - Posted: May 15 at 7:00 am
Mark Nutting not only guides professionally, he also ties flies commercially. His favorite fly for cobia is a creation of his own, the Loco Baitfish.
|Catch-and-release or hook-and-cook?
55 Views - Posted: May 15 at 7:00 am
There is no getting around it, cobia are a tasty fish. A 30-pound fish contains enough thick, pork chop-sized fillets to feed a small crowd, and the flesh is hardy enough to go straight on the grill without added reinforcement. A hot grill, salt, pepper, lemon juice and a good sear on each side is the perfect recipe for a fish that needs little else to garner rave reviews.
|Check the reefs
62 Views - Posted: May 15 at 7:00 am
The beachfront might offer some great sight-fishing for cobia, but there places other than 10 feet of water where cobia can be caught. Often, cobia will trade between the baitfish schools behind the breakers and the gangs of baitfish covering up the reefs just a few miles away. If the beach bash isn’t going, fishermen must be ready to check out the nearshore reefs.
|Make strategic casts for trophy fish
30 Views - Posted: May 15 at 7:00 am
Sight-casting for cobia can be exciting, especially multiple fish and some trophy sized individuals are hovering at close range. But when fish are aggressive and ready to eat anything that hits the water, an angler can be disappointed when a 20-pounder takes the bait a few yards away from an 80-pounder fish.