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Black sea bass closure hurts

On Oct. 17, the South Atlantic Fisheries Management Council closed the season on black sea bass because the annual recreational catch limit had been met, striking a blow to an already hard-hit bottom-fishing industry.Read More...
December 01, 2011 at 12:08 pm

Choosing the right rod

Most anglers agree that one of the most-important things to fishing success, after locating the fish, is how the bait or lure is presented. Experienced inshore guides and successful tournament fishermen are consistently spot-on with their presentations, which can mean the difference between a good day of fishing and a great one. A key factor to proper presentation is a rod that balances out with what is being offered and can accurately deliver it. Bass fishermen have known this for years and will often have several technique specific rods on hand when fishing in freshwater lakes and rivers; many saltwater anglers are now doing the same.Read More...
November 01, 2011 at 1:21 pm

Put the puzzle together; Catch more tailing redfish on the flats

Catching redfish tailing up on a grassy marsh flat is a unique, exciting experience. Finding tailers is as easy as finding a “tailing flat.” Here’s how:
September 23, 2011 at 2:43 pm

Bonnethead sharks are still ready, willing and eager in August

Fishing for sharks is a favorite pastime of Capt. Fritz Von Kolnitz, a Lowcountry native who doesn’t overlook the inshore action provided by the smaller bonnetheads. Inshore action for trout and bass can slow down to an early morning-only bite, but sharks continue to munch in the summer sun of August.Read More...
July 26, 2011 at 9:27 am

Fork tails and fly rods: Spanish mackerel offer great sport this month

The seafood special of the month has to be the forked-tailed Spanish mackerel armada that infiltrates both the nearshore and inshore waters. They have a range of voracity that can vary from aggressive to finicky, which can keep anglers guessing — but a sustained effort will usually win out. Fly rods are perfect for these smaller fish, but light spinning tackle is required when trolling.Read More...
June 23, 2011 at 11:32 am

Charleston Harbor: No Fuss fishing

One of the easiest access points to the mouth of the Wando and Cooper rivers is the Charleston Harbor Marina. Capt. John Fuss will make no fuss about picking up charter clients for a bit of fishing from the marina, which equals more time to catch fish at his fishing holes from the harbor to the jetties.Read More...
May 25, 2011 at 11:40 am

Teaser tactics tempt bluewater battlers

Teaser talk can be very serious at Atlantic Game and Tackle in Mount Pleasant, because literally everybody who goes offshore fishing has one. Heck, they likely have no fewer than two squid chains, and some will have dredge rigs, spreader bars and bowling pins as well.Read More...
April 27, 2011 at 1:51 pm

Start the spring small, and the big fish will come

What’s most important about fishing during the spring is to take what the water gives you in terms of fish, release the small ones and work your way up to bigger fish.Read More...
March 28, 2011 at 4:12 pm

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