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Pitch in to help collect cobia info

Inshore, offshore, on top in plain sight or down deep, fighting hard and commonly over 50 pounds, cobia are one of the most-popular gamefish in South Carolina waters. The annual migration that lasts from mid-April until early July is anticipated by more and more anglers each year.Read More...
April 08, 2013 at 9:00 am

Sight-fishing cool for cold

Sight-fishing is the pinnacle of inshore action for many anglers, and redfish are very suited to be the targets.Read More...
March 06, 2013 at 9:00 am

The ocean calls

Offshore in February? Sounds crazy to some, but others know very well that February fishing is great off the coast, starting just a few miles out all the way to the Gulf Stream. A great starting point for winter action is South Carolina’s seafood capital, Murrells Inlet.Read More...
February 06, 2013 at 9:00 am

The art is in the fish

Saltwater fishermen in the Palmetto State, perhaps more than any group of anglers, are shaped by the environment in which they indulge themselves. Tan lines on feet and around eyes, clothing designed for a harsh coastal environment, and even the stickers on the back of trucks make it an easy task to spot anglers with a passion for the coast and the fish that call it home.Read More...
January 07, 2013 at 9:00 am

Winter ‘Strand’ is grand

Hot summer days, laying out on the beach, playing golf or stopping by one of the many roadside distractions — those are things that come to mind when Myrtle Beach is mentioned. But what many do not realize is that Myrtle Beach is also a great winter destination, especially if catching lots of redfish is what gets the blood pumping.

“What most perceive is not what is” said Capt. Mark Dickson of Shallow Minded Guide Service. “Once you get out on the water. there are no neon lights, tourists or tacky t-shirts like there are on land.”Read More...
December 10, 2012 at 9:00 am

The perfect cast ‘n’ blast

For many sportsman, hunting and fishing are passions worth pursuing, and often, both are good at the same time. Alternating day or weekend trips between hunting and fishing is a routine for these sportsman. Some even fish and hunt the same morning or afternoon.Read More...
November 05, 2012 at 9:00 am

Artificial ‘intelligence’

There is no doubting the effectiveness of natural bait, especially live bait, when fishing inshore. Because of its reliability, many anglers stick with it, never thinking of using anything else.

But natural bait is not the only thing a hungry redfish will eat, and anglers who do not use artificial lures may be missing out on fish, not to mention a lot of fun. Artificials will work in the same areas where live bait is productive; the biggest difference is in how much of that area can covered in the same amount of time. Read More...
October 08, 2012 at 9:00 am

September: Bless the bait

September is not often described as a great fishing month, a designation usually reserved for the cooler months of October and November when fish really start putting the feed on before the serious cold weather arrives.

But September offers great variety, a break from the brutal heat and fishing that is just super for those who take advantage of the recent influx of bait. Things are just on the move.Read More...
September 01, 2012 at 7:00 am

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