|Bottom-fishing excellent off Grand Strand for black sea bass, grouper
91 Views - Posted: 7 hours ago
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
218 Views - Posted: December 02 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
592 Views - Posted: November 06 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.
88 Views - Posted: November 01 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
190 Views - Posted: September 15 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
160 Views - Posted: September 15 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
569 Views - Posted: September 11 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
664 Views - Posted: September 10 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
212 Views - Posted: September 01 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.
|Snapper no more? Grouper fill the hole out of Little River
504 Views - Posted: August 28 at 7:00 am
Even though the short season on red snapper is over, bottom-fishing fields can continue to get their fix with big and tasty grouper out of Little River Inlet.
|SCDNR biologists need red snapper from short season for study
504 Views - Posted: August 19 at 11:58 am
The recreational fishery for red snapper will open for a “mini-season” from Aug. 23-25, which will provide a brief window of opportunity for biologists to gather important biological information that will be useful for and enhance the 2014 red snapper stock assessment.
|Red snapper season reduced to one 3-day season in August
605 Views - Posted: July 22 at 9:48 am
Fishermen better be good and quick if they want to catch themselves a red snapper dinner this year. NOAA Fisheries announced last Friday that South Atlantic States will get a 3-day recreational season for red snapper Aug. 23-25, with a one-fish daily creel limit.
|Circle or ‘J’ Hooks?
268 Views - Posted: July 15 at 7:00 am
There have been volumes written on which style of hook is better for blue marlin fishing, circle hooks or “J” hooks.
|Offshore bottomfishing out of Little River Inlet has been great
677 Views - Posted: July 03 at 10:01 am
Bottom-fishing off Little River Inlet has been excellent over the past couple of weeks, and Capt. Larry Horowitz has been able to enjoy it aboard the largest headboat in his fleet, the Super Voyager III.
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