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Look in warm shallows

April is a transition month for anglers and the fish they pursue, and it’s a great time to seek out the shallowest inshore areas you can find, because that’s where a lot of fish will be. Some of the best fishing this month will be in shallow areas with dark, mud bottoms, both of which combine to make for water that warms up quickly.

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April 01, 2015 at 7:00 am
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March is prime wahoo time

For Jeremy Burnham, owner of Atlantic Game and Tackle in Mount Pleasant, March means one thing: offshore fishing for wahoo. 

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March 05, 2015 at 9:00 am
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Another way to stay put

When boat owners talk, the hottest topic of discussion is usually their motors. In the boating world, motors get all the glory. They get anglers to their favorite fishing spots and back to the landing, so the glory is well-deserved, but that’s little help if you can’t stay on the right spot once you get there. Anchors have had their place on boats long before motors, and even though materials and shapes have changed, an anchor is still basically a heavy object tied to a rope.

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February 05, 2015 at 9:00 am
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A fishy candid camera

Capt. Robert Olsen fed a black cable over the side of his boat by hand, announcing, “We’re anchored over livebottom now, and sheepshead are typically here this time of year. You can see the structure and some fish on the depth finder, but let’s get a closer look with the camera.”

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January 05, 2015 at 9:00 am
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I can see clearly now

Cold weather has been here for a while, and while these chilly days aren’t the most comfortable for anglers, they can provide some great inshore fishing. This time of year typically brings less rainfall than South Carolina has had in months, and along with vegetation that has died or is dying back due to the cold, that means crystal-clear water is usually easy to find. This is a plus for anglers, but not all anglers know how to take advantage of clear water.

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December 01, 2014 at 7:00 am
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Catching South Carolina speckled trout, without a boat

The remnants of hot weather have played out, and even though plenty of good fishing remains, many anglers have winterized their boats and stowed their fishing gear until spring. But for many others, like Steve Chanilo of Murrells Inlet Outpost, the trout bite is too hot to keep them away. A growing trend for this month is to pursue trout on foot, focusing on areas that a boat is little to no help anyway. 

“Ambush spots are important this month, and plenty of those are easy to get to while walking or wading, either in the surf or in the inlets and creeks,” Chanilo said. “This is easily my favorite time of year to fish for trout, and these aren’t just run-of-the mill trout; these are 7- to 10-pound fish.”

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November 06, 2014 at 9:00 am
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Catch the inshore slam with these fall fishing tips

Finally, some relief  from the heat. That’s great news for anglers, because fish like the fall weather as much as those pursuing them. Cooler water has been pushing inshore for several weeks, and with some of the coolest nights South Carolina has seen in several months, conditions are right for catching a variety of species both inshore and nearshore. 

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October 01, 2014 at 7:00 am
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The lure of the jetties

Cooler water on the incoming tide turns the fishing from good to great in September, and the hottest action for saltwater anglers is around jetties, submerged rock piles and reefs. And while the air remains hot, the water is definitely cooling off, and that turns on every species of fish along our coast.

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September 04, 2014 at 9:00 am
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