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Late summer is crab time

August represents the last little bit of carefree summer for many families, especially those with kids about to start back to school. A terrific way to capitalize on these fleeting moments of family time is to get out with some low-tech equipment and put a few crabs in the cooler.Read More...
August 06, 2012 at 10:00 am

Cobia cooperation valued

Each year, more and more saltwater fisherman enjoy targeting cobia, increasing the strain on the resource. Any reduction in cobia numbers greatly increases the likelihood of the South Atlantic Fisheries Marine Council imposing regulations to protect them, as they have done with several other species in recent years. Such regulations not only limit anglers’ opportunities, they cost the economies of coastal villages needed revenue in already economically difficult times. Read More...
July 01, 2012 at 8:56 am

It’s finally sea bass time

Many anglers are looking forward to June 1, when black sea bass season opens, and Capt. Jimmy Skinner of Fontaine Charters in Edisto Beach is one of them.Read More...
June 01, 2012 at 9:36 am

Reds put the feed bag on

May is perhaps one of the most-welcome months for chasing redfish. The weather is warm but not too hot to enjoy, and redfish resume a more predictable feeding behavior. That happens because baitfish, crabs and other critters on a redfish’s menu are once again active and abundant, and the weather fronts and extremes of spring taper off.Read More...
May 01, 2012 at 7:00 am

Gauging trout recovery

Spotted seatrout — “specks” to many coastal anglers — are a favorite target for many light- tackle fisherman; fun to catch and good to eat.

In years past, catching a limit of trout was a relatively easy task, especially when using popping corks and live shrimp. More recently, finding and catching large numbers of trout with any consistency has proven difficult. Anglers who have been able to successfully target trout the past two years have enjoyed something of an elevated status among their peers.Read More...
April 01, 2012 at 7:00 am

Fly-fishing adds enjoyment

For years, saltwater fly-fishing was thought of as something different from “regular” fishing; viewed as a fanciful way of angling by some and elitist by others. In recent years, however, many anglers have come to know saltwater fly-fishing for what it is; a way for them to catch more fish. Read More...
March 01, 2012 at 12:14 pm

Crack open an oyster

In the middle of winter, many people stay indoors on cold evenings, only venturing out when it is absolutely necessary. In South Carolina however, people often venture happily outside for the promise of something warm and delicious: steamed oysters. Cold weather, good friends, and fresh, steamed oysters are a South Carolina tradition.Read More...
February 01, 2012 at 2:30 pm

A Cure for cabin fever?

Cabin fever, the shack nasties — whatever term used to describe the affliction that comes from hiding inside from the weather, usually reaches its peak in the cold of January. Deer season is over, and the cold weather causes too many boats to be left in winter storage, along with their owners. There are those, however, who find the cold weather of January to be a very welcome event. Armed with shallow running boats, light tackle and fly fisherman target large schools of redfish that receive very little angler pressure during the coldest month of the year.Read More...
January 01, 2012 at 8:15 am

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