|Watch this close encounter with a big tiger shark off Little River
1820 Views - Posted: June 19 at 6:25 pm
Capt. Chris Ossmann of Fine Catch Fishing Charters captured this amazing footage of an 11-foot Tiger Shark while out with a party targeting spadefish.
|Feds to fishermen: No red snapper season in 2015
2198 Views - Posted: June 05 at 2:36 pm
After several years of limited weekend fishing, the South Atlantic Fisheries Management Council announced today that there will be no red snapper season in federal waters in 2015, because the total number of fish removed from the population in 2014 almost doubled the allowable harvest.
|Purchase an advantage
70 Views - Posted: June 04 at 9:00 am
A number of pelagic species are biting this month, and with Daylight Savings Time in full swing, anglers have more time on their fishing days.
|Bluewater dolphin bite off Grand Strand has been wide open
1000 Views - Posted: June 02 at 4:30 pm
Throughout the year, certain fisheries fire off with a change in water temperature or some other type of environmental condition. And for offshore anglers, one fantastic change has produced a dolphin bite that has boatloads of the colorful, tasty fish making their way back from offshore locales to docks in the Little River area.
|Early arrival of dolphin has South Carolina fishermen loving the bluewater
1368 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.
|Double-digit king mackerel catches are the rule off Grand Strand
899 Views - Posted: May 08 at 7:50 am
Warm weather is bringing more to Grand Strand visitors than a suntan. The king mackerel have arrived early and in a big way, bending rods everywhere from the beachfront out to 60 feet of water
|Crew of small boat decks huge marlin on trip out of Morehead City, N.C.
2488 Views - Posted: May 07 at 7:00 pm
What does a 550-pound blue marlin that measures almost 10-feet long look like inside a 24-foot center-console boat?
|Nearshore bottomfish action explodes out of Murrells Inlet this week
1247 Views - Posted: March 12 at 10:30 am
This week’s break in the cold weather has been just what the doctor ordered for two Murrells Inlet charter captains, who have been putting beat-downs on some bottomfish just a few miles off the beach.
|March is prime wahoo time
203 Views - Posted: March 05 at 9:00 am
For Jeremy Burnham, owner of Atlantic Game and Tackle in Mount Pleasant, March means one thing: offshore fishing for wahoo.
262 Views - Posted: February 15 at 7:00 am
Sheepshead get their name from their dental work, which resembles that of a sheep. They are sometimes confused with black drum because they have a similar shape; both have dark, vertical bars on their sides, and they often inhabit the same areas. The black bars on their body resemble a prisoner’s garb, and along with their expertise at stealing baits, have many people calling them “convicts” or “convict fish.”
|Reefs designed to attract fish
141 Views - Posted: February 15 at 7:00 am
From the Little River Reef near the North Carolina-South Carolina border to the Whitewater Reef off Hilton Head Island, plenty of nearshore and offshore reefs lie just off South Carolina’s coast. Many of them will hold sheepshead year-round, and February is a great month to target any of these reefs.
|Go deep for best black sea bass out of Murrells Inlet
1075 Views - Posted: February 09 at 9:32 pm
Even though the sub-freezing temperatures at dawn keep reminding anglers that winter is still chugging along, the offshore bottom bite is as strong as ever. From legal species to out-of-season throwbacks, bottomfish are feasting right now, and for a local captain out of Murrells Inlet, the black sea bass are as big as ever and about to break the scales.
|Pen up winter sheepshead
286 Views - Posted: February 01 at 7:00 am
A stubborn chill hung in the air, and the anglers aboard Capt. Rick Percy’s boat were anxious for the sun to the same. Percy was watching his depth finder, looking for a certain piece of structure on the Fish America Reef, and finding it, he pushed a button on his trolling motor’s remote control, and reached for the bucket of fiddler crabs.
|Offshore wahoo bite has been great around Winyah Scarp
1053 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.