|King mackerel bite has been great off the Grand Strand
739 Views - Posted: October 25 at 10:45 am
Since Labor Day, South Carolina anglers have had to deal with roller-coaster weather, but it hasn’t disrupted the king mackerel fishing along the Grand Strand. The bite has been great, with double-, triple- and quadruple-header hookups reported by captains out of Murrells Inlet, including Jay Sconyers of Aces Up Fishing Charters.
|Kings following mullet run just beyond breakers from Georgetown north
1097 Views - Posted: September 19 at 12:52 pm
For the past 10 days, anglers cruising along the beachfront of South Carolina’s northern coastline have been noticing a different crowd of visitors hanging on the outside edge of the breakers. The season’s first mullet has kicked off, a sure-fire sign of the beginning of the fall fishing season, and ready to get started were king mackerel.
|Feds will close recreational season on several porgy species on Sept. 17
824 Views - Posted: September 15 at 1:17 pm
Federal fisheries managers announced last Friday that the recreational season for a number of species in the popular porgy family will close on Wednesday, Sept. 17 and not reopen until Jan. 1, 2015.
|Murrells Inlet captains are finding a great wahoo bite offshore
1455 Views - Posted: September 02 at 9:18 pm
For most of the summer, Gulf Stream waters have produced their normal mixed results, a scanty bag of the typical favorite targets: wahoo, tuna, king mackerel and amberjack. But the tides are turning for some charter captains, with double-digit wahoo catches on a single trip, and Capt. Shawn Thomas of Murrells Inlet’s Underdog Sport Fishing Charters in the middle of the action.
|Jarabeck replaces his uncle atop FLW leaderboard
882 Views - Posted: August 15 at 7:37 pm
Atop the leaderboard at the FLW Forrest Wood Cup championship, the hometown and the family didn't change -- just the name. Philip Jarabeck of Lynchburg, Va., caught the biggest stringer of the second day and replaced his uncle, David Dudley -- also of Lynchburg -- in first place.
|Drifting offshore livebottom very productive for Charleston anglers
871 Views - Posted: August 15 at 8:48 am
Anglers fishing out of Charleston are having a field day offshore over livebottom, and the main species biting changes from day to day and even several times a day, even when anglers are targeting the same spots.
216 Views - Posted: August 15 at 7:00 am
Anchoring is one of the most important tasks for a successful day of bottom-fishing, because a boat that isn’t properly anchored doesn’t allow fishermen to get their baits to the fish.
|Out of Africa
197 Views - Posted: August 15 at 7:00 am
An African pompano is always an outstanding catch on a party boat. They are excellent eating and are extremely strong fighters.
|Bottoms up! Summer bottom-fishing is best well offshore for anglers around Little River
399 Views - Posted: August 01 at 7:00 am
Little River Inlet enters the Atlantic Ocean just below the state line between North Myrtle Beach, S.C., and Sunset Beach, N.C. Anglers from both states use the inlet to gain access to fabulous fishing, the most notable of which may be summer bottomfish action.
215 Views - Posted: July 15 at 7:00 am
Bottom-fishing around reefs can be some of the most-exciting action of the summer, with big flounder and a wide variety of other species to target. Flounder are typically associated with the sharp, jagged structure of the reef components. Anglers need to use strong terminal tackle and will need to bring plenty of it over a day’s trip.
|High-definition electronics are critical
208 Views - Posted: July 15 at 7:00 am
Despite the mundane appearance of the ocean’s surface, the sea floor can be lively, especially around places with yellow buoys marked with “A.R.”
|Stay on the move
194 Views - Posted: July 15 at 7:00 am
Flounder are different from any other fish found in freshwater or saltwater. Their pancake-like shape and unique dorsal coloration are built for ambush feeding. They lie on the bottom in hopes that their next meal will pass by unaware of their presence.
|Don’t flounder around! Gulf flounder provide great summer opportunities for Murrells Inlet fishermen
649 Views - Posted: July 01 at 7:00 am
During the summer, Murrells Inlet’s blue waters and spectacular marsh walk draw a lot of people visiting the Grand Strand. From banana boat rides and water skiing to inshore anglers looking to score enough scaly fare for dinner, the beautiful estuary becomes a little congested, to say the least. Nevertheless, just a few miles from the jetties that line the entrance to the inlet lies some great flounder fishing, with doormat-sized fish comprising a lot of the take.
|SCDNR announces sites for red snapper carcass donation
1158 Views - Posted: June 20 at 12:21 pm
The S.C. Department of Natural Resources has announced locations where anglers can drop off red snapper carcasses during the upcoming July season to help with research into the species.