• Sound & Sea

    A little preventive maintenance goes a long way to keep your trailer on the highway and your boat running on the water after a winter of idleness.

    Fix it before it breaks

    Trailer, boat maintenance is on spring to-do list
    April 01, 2016 at 7:00am
    Fingertip controls are part of the Mercury Skyhook digital anchoring system.

    Don’t anchor out again

    Skyhook eliminates need to grab the bottom
    March 05, 2016 at 9:00am
    Spinning reels without bails don’t take much time to master, and they’re easier to use than models with bail wires.

    Held without bail? Great!

    Bail-less spinning reels are less of a hassle
    February 05, 2016 at 9:00am
    Rick Percy of Reel Chance Charters caught this winter trout on a Norton Sand Eel fished on a Rockport Rattler jighead.

    Add noise to winter lures

    If fish aren’t hungry, you have to trigger strikes
    January 01, 2016 at 7:00am
    The disappearance of live bait as fall ends leads to artificials taking a lot more trout in December.

    How to rock a speck

    Jetties are great December spots to battle trout
    December 05, 2015 at 9:00am
    Capt. Garrett Lacy caught this redfish on a D.O.A. shrimp fished under a popping cork.

    Just stuff a cork in it

    Popping corks key weapons for inshore fish
    November 05, 2015 at 9:00am
    These monster Grand Strand specks were all fooled by topwater lures.

    Time for lures over bait

    October artificials are often more-productive
    October 05, 2015 at 9:00am
    Flood tides brought on by full and new moon phases send redfish up on flooded flats, where fishermen can sight-cast and catch them on spinning and fly tackle.

    Time to turn tail on reds

    High, full-moon tides lead to tailing action
    September 07, 2015 at 9:00am
    Blacktip sharks are a big summer treat for anglers wanting to tangle with big fish without spending hours heading offshore.

    Take a bite of a blacktip

    Sharks provide plenty of hot summer action
    August 06, 2015 at 9:00am
    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