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New ESPN show depicts tournament lifestyle

Nothing beats being on the water, and for my money, the time to fish for inshore saltwater species is spring — when the fish “wake up” with the arrival of baitfish. Sometimes, however, there are reasons why you can’t take a trip — the weather or family priorities come to mind — and still you crave to fish, maybe even hard-core tournament style with braggin’ rights on the line. The cure may be the new “Saltwater Series” on ESPN Outdoors, which depicts celebrity and amateur anglers fishing in tournaments in the fall of 2008.Read More...
February 25, 2009 at 11:28 am

Remembering a beloved captain with an artificial reef in his memory

When Capt. Tony Smoak of James Island passed away last year, the sportfishing community responded with an idea for an artificial reef in his memory.Read More...
February 02, 2009 at 2:27 pm

It’s easy to ‘tag along’ with SCDNR’s productive fish-tracking program

Did you know that South Carolina has a state-sponsored fish-tagging program that is one of the largest in the United States, recognized worldwide?Read More...
January 06, 2009 at 10:20 am

‘Tackle’ the Christmas wish list

December brings long-awaited clarity to coastal waters, and swim baits are all the rage during this artificial-bait season, but it’s also hard to beat a D.O.A. shrimp fished under a popping cork while inshore.Read More...
November 25, 2008 at 4:04 pm

Cerveza ‘sails’ to Cup victory

The South Carolina Governor’s Cup Billfishing Series celebrated its 20th season with its sights set squarely on the conservation of billfish species. Read More...
October 21, 2008 at 10:59 am

Red (and pink) October is here

When October rolls around, it is time to fish for spot-tailed bass. Get to the water any which way you can, and hold on firmly to your rod and reel. Redfish thrive in the fall, and the bite switches on and stays on. Factor in the fact that October is the second month of shrimp-baiting season, and you might say that it doesn’t get any better than this.Read More...
September 22, 2008 at 1:59 pm

Piers are a great angling option

My last column signed off with a salute to the 75th anniversary of the South Carolina State Parks program and mentioned fishing piers that are part of two of the coastal state parks. Read More...
August 25, 2008 at 2:02 pm

Fresh thoughts on saltwater

Summer is still the No. 1 time for anglers and their families to get out on the water to do some fishing. Without the competition from spring and fall spectator sports, many tackle shops report brisk summer business and just a lot more talkin’ about fishing. And all that talkin’ leads to more fishing. Read More...
July 22, 2008 at 10:58 am

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