• August 2008 - Volume 3, Number 8


    Sheepshead are an often-overlooked but great inshore species — if you get the feel for them.

    Sheepshead fishing is excellent along the entire South Carolina coast throughout the summer and fall.

    Lake Norman is an oft-ignored venue for the challagne of hge catfish.

    Little kids, big kids, even old guys like to catch catfish.

    Sarah Jo’s dedicated fishing family jumps to Frying Pan Tower and finds fired-up king mackerel.

    The southeastern coast of North Carolina is a producer of super-sized kingfish as well as superior king mackerel fishermen.

    Spadefish provide a consistent, fun — and cheap — alternative to summer fishing doldrums.

    In 1970 Lee Parsons kept seeing big striped, flat-sided fish at the wrecks and reefs off Wrightsville Beach.

    The middle of summer doesn’t have to be dead for angling, not as long as anglers have live bait.

    The tide had been slack when we neared the little section of bank where a pair of smaller creeks funneled out of the marsh and spilled into a larger creek.

    Hot weather brings several different species of sharks to the forefront for Charleston-area fishermen.

    With so many different species of fish in South Carolina’s inshore waters, it’s sometimes difficult to choose which species to target for a summertime fishing trip.

    Discover the lures top largemouth angelrs believe can turn an everyday fishing Joe into an aspiring bass pro.

    Although the first plastic worms were made in the 1860s and the plastic worm was first patented in 1870, these early creations were lifeless and brittle and had little appeal to fish or anglers.

    A veteran guide believes somewhere at Cedar Island swims an “old” red drum that will top 94 pounds.

    The Cedar-Island-to-Ocracoke ferry was discharging a load of passengers late in the afternoon. The August heat was starting to dissipate in the slanting rays of the sun.

    Searching for a summertime Tarpon Hotspot?

    Leaping and bounding from wave to wave at lightening speed fits the profile for a phenomenal hookup with the elusive top predator and coveted sportfish of South Carolina’s waters.

    What are the prospects for big bucks this season? Read this issue to find out.