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Not caught in the net

Everyone faces obstacles in life, some greater than others. Often, overcoming them is a matter of having the passion to do or achieve something in spite of the difficulties. The bigger the obstacle, the more passion required to surmount it.

December 05, 2013 at 9:00 am

Teaching is joy of fishing

One thing most accomplished fisherman have in common is the fact that at some point, someone took the time to teach them about the sport. The lessons could have come in the form of first-hand knowledge handed down at a tender age or through other outlets. 

November 01, 2013 at 7:00 am

Top out on a fall redfish

Powerful strikes on top are a thrill. The sight of a fish coming up to chomp on a bait will make even the strongest of hearts skip a beat or two. 

October 01, 2013 at 7:00 am

Corks are useful tools

Many fishermen got their start early in life using a bobber. It may have been a red and white plastic one with a spring-operated brass hook for attaching a line, or a more-traditional painted cork with a stopper that the line went through.

September 05, 2013 at 9:00 am

Piers are a great option

When fishing from shore, very few — if any — anglers will not try and sling that line out as far as it can go That’s something that is ingrained from childhood when we first graduated from cane pole to a rod and reel: to cast fine and far. Many surf fishermen often wade out nearly chest-deep before making a cast because they want their bait beyond the breakers in a deeper water. The desire to place bait in the fishiest place possible drives some anglers to leave shore fishing behind and opt for a boat instead.Read More...
August 06, 2013 at 9:00 am

Tie one on, and hold on

In the not so distant past, choices for inshore fishing were limited to a handful of different items, especially in the world of artificial lures. Standard fare included the classic redhead jig with a white or chartreuse soft-plastic curlytail trailer and maybe a plug or two borrowed from the freshwater box.Read More...
July 01, 2013 at 7:00 am

Tailing time is addictive

Tailing reds in the grass. For those who know first-hand what a wagging redfish tail on a spartina grass flat looks like, that simple sentence gets the heart pumping and hands shaking. It is a visual experience like none other in the Lowcountry, and Charleston is surrounded by some of the best tailing flats in the state.Read More...
June 06, 2013 at 9:00 am

Trout close to being back

Back-to-back winter kills on spotted seatrout in 2009 and 2010 decimated the population and left anglers who love catching specks wondering when the fishery would once again be viable. Thankfully, the S.C. Department of Natural Resources monitors things closely and did not hesitate to take steps to help the fishery rebound. Looking at the numbers, 2013 should be a great year, with the population possibly at a 10-year high.Read More...
May 08, 2013 at 9:00 am

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