|Big black sea bass cover up offshore reefs out of Murrells Inlet
582 Views - Posted: February 26 at 6:12 am
Bottom-fishing aficionados looking for a 2-handed thrill can find it not too terribly far out of Murrells Inlet. Heavy stringers of big black sea are lurking about 30 miles off the beach and are gobbling up just about anything dropped onto their dinner table. After several winter seasons of closures, the black sea bass population has recovered and is producing some noteworthy individual fish.
|Blackfin tuna jumping in the boat when Little River boats can get out
411 Views - Posted: February 19 at 8:19 am
The terrible weather of the past few weeks has kept most fishing vessels docked or high in the dry stacks at marinas, but enough pleasant days have been scattered in between the storms to reach the offshore tuna grounds, and Tom Cushman of Myrtle Beach Fishing Charters has been making the trip out of Little River Inlet, putting double-digit catches of blackfin tuna in the boat – making the long boat rid worthwhile.
|‘Convicts’ will make for a sweet plate of fish
199 Views - Posted: January 15 at 7:00 am
Shaped like large, freshwater bream, sheepshead are named for their teeth, which resemble that of a sheep. They have five or six vertical black stripes, or bars, which help contribute to another nickname: “convict fish.”
|Anchoring down for a good trip
134 Views - Posted: January 15 at 7:00 am
Capt. Rick Percy of Reel Chance Charters said a good anchor is important for sheepshead fishing.
338 Views - Posted: January 01 at 7:00 am
January can be a cruel month for anglers, but for those willing to brave the weather, fishing for sheepshead on the reefs and wrecks off the Lowcountry coastline can be phenomenal. While fishermen targeting sheepshead inshore during spring and summer have it easy as far as weather is concerned, those who venture to nearshore reefs and wrecks during the winter have the edge when it comes to catching quality fish.
|Bottom-fishing excellent off Grand Strand for black sea bass, grouper
579 Views - Posted: December 11, 2013 at 6:00 am
Falling water temperatures are is making for a perfect scenario in both nearshore and offshore waters off the Grand Strand for bottom-fishing.
|Feds may add and/or reconfigure Marine Protection Areas off SC coast
488 Views - Posted: December 02, 2013 at 6:00 am
At its scheduled meeting this month, the South Atlantic Fishery Management Council (SAFMC) will discuss adding additional Marine Protected Areas (MPAs) of the Carolinas as a means to help reduce the by-catch of speckled hind and warsaw grouper. These species, which are considered deepwater grouper, are listed as undergoing overfishing in the 2012 NOAA Fisheries Report to Congress.
|Tuna, wahoo are churning up offshore waters out of Murrells Inlet
865 Views - Posted: November 06, 2013 at 11:03 am
Mother Nature has recently delivered calm seas and gorgeous weather to South Carolina’s coast, and the offshore fleet from Murrells Inlet has been unleashed for some of the season’s best fishing for wahoo, blackfin tuna and trophy billfish.
|Wahoo, blackfin tuna, kings are on the November menu for South Carolina bluewater fishermen.
269 Views - Posted: November 01, 2013 at 7:00 am
By November, the tourist action has slowed down in Murrells Inlet and the surrounding Grand Strand, but the offshore fishing action is fast and furious.
|Extra grouper is worth the extra effort
352 Views - Posted: September 15, 2013 at 7:00 am
Brant McMullan, who operates the Ocean Isle Fishing Center, is best known as a king mackerel expert, but when he charters in the fall, he also likes to specifically target gag grouper in the fall. Through trial and error, he has come up with some specific tips for fishermen targeting grouper.
|Grouper tackle and rigging
314 Views - Posted: September 15, 2013 at 7:00 am
To be successful, grouper, tackle must be very specific and virtually bulletproof. The name of the game is to immediately pull heavy, strong fish away from structure that can destroy leaders.
|Vermilion snapper season won't close this fall
799 Views - Posted: September 11, 2013 at 7:00 am
Federal fisheries managers have decided to remove the annual Nov. 1-March 31 closure of recreational fishing for vermilion snapper because of the latest population assessment.
|Gulf Stream action consistently good out of Charleston
945 Views - Posted: September 10, 2013 at 7:53 am
A mixed bag awaits South Carolina anglers heading to the Gulf Stream, and trolling is a good method of putting them in the boat. Blackfin tuna, dolphin and wahoo make up the bulk of meat fish currently biting, and sailfish are mixed in with all three to give fishermen a challenging fight.
|Gag Reflex - Two months of great bottom-fishing await anglers from Little River, Calbash, Ocean Isle
482 Views - Posted: September 01, 2013 at 7:00 am
On a crisp, late September morning, with the sun just promising to rise, there is a flurry of activity at the Ocean Isle Fishing Center. On the docks, Capt. Chris “O.C.” Dew and Capt. Chris Dawson are readying the World Cat and Carolina Cat for the day’s charters.
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