• Sound & Sea

    PVC pipes filled with saltwater and frozen, a good cooler and plenty of ice make a good start for a long fishing trip.

    Time for the big chill

    Murrells Inlet angler keeps things cool
    July 06, 2015 at 9:00am
    Knowing the location of color changes, and temperature and current breaks can help locate bluewater species like this dolphin.

    Purchase an advantage

    For offshore anglers, ocean surveys are a must
    June 04, 2015 at 9:00am
    Capt. Buddy Bizzell makes cobia his No. 1 target in May when he leaves port at Edisto Beach.

    Float a turtle this month

    Edisto guide’s turtle ‘decoy’ brings in cobia
    May 04, 2015 at 9:00am
    The Cherry Grove and Coquina Harbor areas are great flounder spots in April.

    Look in warm shallows

    Inshore fish want to shake off the cold
    April 01, 2015 at 7:00am
    Big, dark lures that pull straight and strong hooks are all an angler needs to troll for wahoo.

    March is prime wahoo time

    Fast-trolling with lures will put fish in the boat
    March 05, 2015 at 9:00am
    An angler with access to a GPS-controlled trolling motor can keep his boat in place without worrying about dropping anchor or pinning his boat down.

    Another way to stay put

    GPS-enabled trolling motors will hold your spot
    February 05, 2015 at 9:00am
    Fishermen using underwater video cameras can position their boats directly over structure to find where sheepshead are holding.

    A fishy candid camera

    Underwater cameras can add to anglers’ edge
    January 05, 2015 at 9:00am
    Extremely clear winter water and schools of redfish make for a great December combination.

    I can see clearly now

    With water crystal clear, sight-fishing is tops
    December 01, 2014 at 7:00am
    Steve Chanilo of Murrells Inlet usually ties on a MirrOlure when he’s on foot, casting in creeks and targeting likely spots in the surf for speckled trout.

    Catching South Carolina speckled trout, without a boat

    November is great for catching trout on foot
    November 06, 2014 at 9:00am
    October is a tremendous month to catch bull redfish up and down South Carolina’s coastline.

    Catch the inshore slam with these fall fishing tips

    Bull reds, trout, and flounder secrets for fall fishing
    October 01, 2014 at 7:00am
    The fall flounder bite around jetties can be fantastic, as Capt. J Baisch of Murrells Inlet provides evidence.

    The lure of the jetties

    Fish the rocks this fall for a variety of targets
    September 04, 2014 at 9:00am
    Redfish are suckers for shrimp fished on the bottom or suspended above it on a cork rig.

    Stay on shrimp in August

    Influx of crustaceans will key some good action
    August 05, 2014 at 9:00am
    Speckled trout are one inshore species that will hit a multi-hook rig like the Vudu V-Rig (below).

    Is one lure not enough?

    Multi-lure rigs have their place for inshore uses
    July 07, 2014 at 9:00am
    The better tailing flats for reds are those not too close to popular boat ramps.

    Hilton Head’s other grass

    Tailing reds on grass flats elude most tourists
    June 05, 2014 at 9:00am
    Plenty of big cobia stay around nearshore reefs, never moving into the Port Royal Sound or Broad River during the annual run.

    Leave the cobia crowd

    Nearshore reefs offer cobia, wide-open spaces
    May 05, 2014 at 9:00am
    Cobia are big, hard-fighting fish that arrive inshore along the South Carolina coast this month.

    April opens cobia love

    Arrival of “everyman’s gamefish”stirs anglers
    April 04, 2014 at 9:00am