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He’s the ‘king’ of the summer

July signals a peak in king mackerel fishing along the South Carolina coast, with the early arrivals having been present for a while and new fish showing up every day. Read More...
June 24, 2008 at 9:43 am

Bait and twitch will catch plenty

Inshore fishing this month offers a variety of saltwater fish, and anglers can focus on one species or try for a mixed bag of fishing bounty. You can catch your own live bait in a variety of ways, and of course, the local tackle shop is a standby for shrimp, mud minnows and fiddlers.Read More...
May 15, 2008 at 2:31 pm

Ready to fish? Start your engine!

Springtime has always been a good time for folks to get back into fishing and leave winter doldrums behind.Read More...
April 21, 2008 at 3:28 pm

Fishing school has an a-lure

The South Carolina Sportsman’s third annual fishing school was held Feb. 23 at Garrett Academy in North Charleston. Anglers from across the Palmetto State and beyond arrived around 8 a.m. to learn how to improve their fishing skills. Read More...
March 25, 2008 at 1:14 pm

Casting to ‘cover’ all the water

Winter is a great time to cast artificial baits to pockets of water near oyster bars and marsh grass.

The fish are not going to be used to seeing as much bait swimming around, if any, so your presentation needs to be somewhat innocent. Try to remain stealthy and cast cautiously at first, covering the water that is closest to you first before making a “big-money” cast that proves you can chuck it further than your fishing buddy.Read More...
February 25, 2008 at 2:42 pm

Know there’s a “silent killer?”

The headline on this column could be hyping the latest lure developed by a team of fish-researchers, but the truth is that mercury contamination of fish eaten by unwitting anglers is the real silent killer.

Preaching a “gloom and doom” philosophy is not the point, rather, it is to raise awareness among concerned sportsmen.Read More...
January 24, 2008 at 2:49 pm

Redfish: Let’s handle with care

If you’ve been living along the coast for the past few decades, you have been witness to the steady, incoming current that is bringing more people, more boats and loads more fishing pressure.Read More...
December 17, 2007 at 12:21 pm

Fly-casting tips from a real pro

The fall can be a busy time of year for sportsmen in South Carolina, having to balance family gatherings and other pleasurable social commitments.

It’s hard to accept an invitation to go fishing on short notice, but with an invitation to help Captain Bruce Chard, a MASTER Certified Fly Casting Instructor from the Florida keys, find some of our tailing Lowcountry redfish, I felt obliged to lend a hand.Read More...
November 27, 2007 at 3:09 pm

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