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The bluewater box of chocolates

Rarely do either Steve Gaskins or Justin Carter have a charter come aboard for a full day of bluewater fishing with only one target species in mind. For the most part, bluewater trolling is the bread-and butter tactic for dolphin, but it will also catch other species. While the size and types of baits and tackle may be tailored to a specific fish’s preference, offshore trolling is like a box of chocolates —, you never know what you’ll get. But here are some possibilities:

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April 15 at 7:00 am
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Connect the dots for better dophin fishing

Offshore trolling for dolphin might seem to be a piece of cake if you connect the dots of water temperature, surface cover, boat speed and presence of baitfish. However, like all things fishing, it’s frequently the fine print that turns bites into fish.

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April 15 at 7:00 am
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5 steps to rigging ballyhoo

Use this five-step method for rigging both weighted and unweighted baits for bluewater trolling.

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April 15 at 7:00 am
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Catch more wahoo with these tips from Murrells Inlet Outpost

For anglers looking to do a little more than wrangle with a bream this time of year, plenty of action awaits them off the coast of Murrells Inlet. The wahoo are ready and willing to do battle with anyone willing to venture offshore a little ways, and luckily, anglers don’t have to go all the way to the Gulf Stream to find them.

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April 12 at 12:30 pm
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Don’t call them Flipper! Dolphin kick off South Carolina’s bluewater season every spring.

Few fish create the dreams of the everyday offshore angler the way dolphin do. Old salts wax poetic about marlin and tuna and sailfish, but Senior Dorado, he’s everyman’s fish. From 70-foot sport yachts to dual-outboard, trailered boats, the dolphin is more than a worthy opponent on the line and a blessing at the table.

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April 01 at 7:00 am
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Portion of Georgetown Hole to be closed to bottom-fishing

The South Atlantic Fishery Management Council (SAFMC) voted last Friday to close a 3.1 square mile area of Georgetown Hole to bottom fishing. This area is known far and wide as a magnet for bottom-fishing enthusiasts. The closure is expected to take place by the end of this year. Anchoring will also be off-limits.

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March 23 at 5:54 pm
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2500 pound great white shark caught off coast of Hilton Head

On a charter for bull redfish the afternoon of March 8, a Tennessee fisherman wound up landing a great white shark off Hilton Head Island that was estimated at close to 2,500 pounds before it was tagged and released for future shark research.

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March 11 at 1:58 pm
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Wahoo biting ballyhoo rigs out of Murrells Inlet

The wahoo are biting all along the coast of South Carolina, and a group of anglers out of Murrells Inlet has had a field day with them in the past week, especially around the Winyah Scarp. One local captain who has won several wahoo tournaments over the past few years, had one of his best days ever last week.

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January 28 at 8:44 am
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