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The Winyah Scarp area of South Carolina's offshore waters has produced some great catches of wahoo the past two weeks. Offshore wahoo bite has been great around Winyah Scarp
623 Views - Posted: January 08 at 6:23 am

The season of giving continues into the New Year for anglers willing to brave the 60-mile journey to the blue waters at the Winyah Scarp, as fishermen are finding monster-sized wahoo and lots of them.


Fish nearshore livebottoms and hold out for big black sea bass before filling your five-fish creel limit. Look for livebottoms, not artificial reefs, for the best Lowcountry black sea bass
635 Views - Posted: December 29, 2014 at 10:00 pm

Black sea bass have been the bane of many trips for anglers fishing off the South Carolina coast; they are usually caught while fishing for other species, and they often bite so prolifically that anglers can have a hard time getting their target species to bite. But these fish are excellent table fare and fun to catch as long as they have some size to them. The secret to getting the big ones, according to Capt. Rob Bennett of Charleston’s Lowcountry Inshore Charters, is to stay away from the artificial reefs.


Plenty of big king mackerel are there for the taking off the beaches of the Grand Strand. King mackerel bite has been great off the Grand Strand
859 Views - Posted: October 25, 2014 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.


Lots of nice king mackerel, including plenty at 25 pounds or better, have shown up just off the beach from Georgetown north to the Grand Strand. Kings following mullet run just beyond breakers from Georgetown north
1219 Views - Posted: September 19, 2014 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. 


Federal fisheries managers will close the recreational season on several species of porgies, including this knobbed porgy, on Wednesday, Sept. 17, because of overharvest. Feds will close recreational season on several porgy species on Sept. 17
903 Views - Posted: September 15, 2014 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.


Bluewater trips out of Grand Strand ports like Murrells Inlet have produced some great wahoo fishing lately. Murrells Inlet captains are finding a great wahoo bite offshore
1544 Views - Posted: September 02, 2014 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.


Philip Jarabeck of Lynchburg, Va., will carry a half-pound lead into Saturday's third round of the FLW Forrest Wood Cup on Lake Murray. Jarabeck replaces his uncle atop FLW leaderboard
956 Views - Posted: August 15, 2014 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. 


Dolphin are one of a double-handful of species biting offshore out of Charleston, many of them bottomfish. Drifting offshore livebottom very productive for Charleston anglers
919 Views - Posted: August 15, 2014 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.


Mate L.A. Riddick watches Capt. Larry Horowitz for a sign that he should release the anchor on the Super Voyager III. Anchors aweigh!
246 Views - Posted: August 15, 2014 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.


African pompano are a great bonus catch on offshore bottom-fishing trips where grouper, snapper and black sea bass are more commonly targeted. Out of Africa
221 Views - Posted: August 15, 2014 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.


Gray triggerfish are just one of a handful of bottomfish species commonly caught on long-range summer trips out of Little River. Bottoms up! Summer bottom-fishing is best well offshore for anglers around Little River
433 Views - Posted: August 01, 2014 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.


Gulf flounder can often be distinguished from their inshore cousins by three prominent spots in a triangle pattern. Stock up!
246 Views - Posted: July 15, 2014 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.


Good electronics are essential for picking out spots around reefs where actual structure is located. High-definition electronics are critical
234 Views - Posted: July 15, 2014 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.”


Fishermen shouldn’t stay in one spot on a reef for too long if they’re not getting regular bites from flounder. Stay on the move
226 Views - Posted: July 15, 2014 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.


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