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No red snapper season for 2016, say federal fisheries managers

Fishermen won’t be allowed to keep any red snapper in the Atlantic Ocean this year, after a May 20 announcement from NOAA Fisheries explaining that the total number of fish removed from the population in 2015 exceeded the allowable catch and discard level — somewhat surprising since there was no open season last year.

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May 25 at 10:29 am
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This tip will help you catch more dolphin

“This is a great time of year for anglers along the coast. There is a lot going on, inshore, nearshore, and offshore. Everything is biting,” said Capt. Ned Campbell of Murrells Inlet Outpost.

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May 09 at 9:34 pm
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Dolphin are running off the coast of Georgetown

Spring fever has arrived along the coast, and a mild winter followed by a warm spring is setting up to make May a tremendous fishing month, especially for anglers with an affliction for the jazzy-colored dolphin. 

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April 28 at 1:43 pm
2448 Views

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
115 Views

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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