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Having a variety of lures tied on when you're targeting a specific inshore species increases your odds of finding the one they want on any day. Have plenty of lure options tied on when you take on inshore species
308 Views - Posted: August 26 at 7:54 am

As summer begins to fade and water temperatures begin their annual descent, inshore anglers can get plenty of mileage from a wide variety of species. Success is just a cast away with redfish, flounder and speckled trout all hungry, but often, the catching window is short especially during the tail end of summer. Anglers need to be rigged and ready with a full selection of options to get the best out of the brief opportunities. 


Tarpon have shown up in the waters around Georgetown in good numbers over the past week or so after a slow start earlier in the summer. Tarpon move into Georgetown waters in good numbers
758 Views - Posted: August 19 at 7:42 am

The wait is over for anglers around Georgetown who have been looking for tarpon, the pinnacle of many lifetime fishing achievements. The silver kings have arrived and are chomping away


Tiger sharks are common in waters just off South Carolina beaches and are often hooked and landed by surf fishermen. Fish sharks’ travel corridors
75 Views - Posted: August 15 at 7:00 am

When fishing for big sharks from the beach, South Carolina anglers have a lot of choices from Little River to Hilton Head Island.


Mike Popovich puts the tape on a sand tiger shark that measured almost 8 feet and was caught at night, when serious shark fishermen really like to head to the surf. Fishermen don’t lure sharks to the shoreline, they catch fish that are already there
58 Views - Posted: August 15 at 7:00 am

Stan Warren, who founded Requiem Fishing, said his crew does everything it can to avoid fishing around swimmers — including fishing mostly at night — and he emphasized that his anglers are drawing the sharks into an area, just catching the ones already there.


Go slow and go light when targeting redfish in extremely shallow, clear water. Stealth is a key
74 Views - Posted: August 15 at 7:00 am

Many anglers sight-fishing for redfish tend to make common mistakes because they’re too anxious about their approach. When cruising around looking for baitfish, anglers often swing their boats into eddies and flats too fast, putting off a large wake and alarming the fish. Fishing shallow-water flats for tailing fish requires patience and determination to approach these fish carefully. It can really pay off if anglers will slow down. 


Blue crabs are an underutilized and deadly bait for redfish. Please, be crabby about reds
102 Views - Posted: August 15 at 7:00 am

When it comes to live-bait fishing, most anglers think about mud minnows, shrimp, or mullet minnows. Few resort to using crabs, but they can often be the ‘go-to’ baits for fishermen looking to cash in on a limit of redfish. 


More than two dozen kayak anglers participated in a challenge involving three South Carolina kayak-fishing clubs in mid-June. Paddling up some fun
75 Views - Posted: August 13 at 9:00 am

What started out as a planning meeting for one kayak fishing club ended up being a fun “challenge” event that has not only turned the state’s individual kayak clubs into one brotherhood, it was also a lot of fun. 


Mike Huff and Capt. Joe Morris caught this 14-foot, 900-pound tiger shark while commercial long-lining last weekend off Folly Beach. No need to fuss over this shark, angler says. It only weighed 900 pounds.
3959 Views - Posted: August 07 at 10:20 am

Commercial fisherman Mike Huff said the media storm he’s received over the past few days after catching a 14-foot, 900-pound tiger shark in 10 feet of water off Folly Beach on Monday has been fun, but a bit surprising.


A lot of awfully big speckled trout are showing up on the ends of anglers' lines in the waters around Hilton Head Island. Hilton Head trout bite has been great lately, especially for big fish
676 Views - Posted: August 06 at 9:12 pm

Hilton Head anglers are catching plenty of speckled trout, especially on topwater lures early in the morning. Capt. Rick Percy of Reel Chance Charters said the current bite is the best he has seen this time of year in as long as he can remember.


Deep holes in Murrells Inlets backwaters have been producing nice flounder in recent days. Cooler water in deep holes is holding lots of Murrells Inlet flounder
1090 Views - Posted: August 06 at 10:23 am

Recent rainfall has brought a slight cooling to the waters of Murrells Inlet over the past few days, and that has turned on the flounder bite, mostly in the deeper holes from one end of the inlet to the other. Capt. Paul Pancake of Skinny Girl Fishing Charters is catching them on live bait in these holes. 


Big flounder must be approached differently on different stages of the tide for best success. Play the tides for the best flounder success
1957 Views - Posted: August 06 at 7:40 am

With the water warm and the schools of mullet around, it’s prime time to stack a few doormat flounder in the cooler, according to John Fuss of Holy City Fishing Charters.  


Dark-colored flies worked at the surface have been producing a lot of North Inlet redfish just after dawn for fly-fishing anglers. Daylight topwater bite has North Inlet fly-fishing anglers rising early for reds
721 Views - Posted: August 04 at 7:52 am

As the summer heat continues to pound South Carolina, the fall cool-down can’t arrive soon enough. But early risers who don’t mind getting out of bed in the wee hours of the morning can have their cake and eat it, too, because the redfish are pouncing on topwater flies at first light.


Hilton Head's lagoon is producing plenty of big redfish for anglers using live, very active baits. Lively bait has been key to catching Hilton Head lagoon's bull reds
780 Views - Posted: August 03 at 12:30 pm

Bull redfish are easy to come by in Hilton Head Island's lagoon these days, and Capt. Stacy Garbett said the key to battling one is to keep the freshest live bait possible on your hook


With the right kind of tackle and a lot of help from friends, surf fishermen can target big sharks and have an above-average chances of landing and releasing one. Ride a big shark - Take these tips and you’ll be able to tussle with a big shark from a South Carolina shoreline
153 Views - Posted: August 01 at 7:00 am

With the full moon lighting the ocean’s surface, Mike Popovich of Requiem Fishing made his way through the breaking surf in a small kayak, a large baitfish lying in the hull. The baitfish was hooked to a monofilament leader and line that stretched back to his rod and reel, which stood tall in a sand spike on the beach. 


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