• Sound & Sea

    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
    Speckled trout are cold-sensitive, and it appears that most of South Carolina’s fish survived two blasts of cold weather in January.

    Battling against the cold

    South Carolina specks have likely won this time
    March 03, 2014 at 9:00am
    One thing almost all fishing gudies have in common is a love for being on the water and catching fish.

    A guide to guiding

    Taking anglers for pay is a job with many facets
    February 01, 2014 at 7:00am
    With the popularity of artificial lures on the rise among saltwater anglers, manufacturers are regularly introducing new soft-plastic baits that will catch a variety of species.

    Artificial ‘intelligence’

    More lures showing up tailored for saltwater
    January 06, 2014 at 9:00am
    A degenerative eye condition that robbed him of his sight doesn’t keep Rhett Connelley of Orangeburg from enjoying shrimping.

    Not caught in the net

    After losing his sight, Orangeburg man shrimps
    December 05, 2013 at 9:00am
    Helping young fishermen learn the ropes often involves a lot more than just catching fish.

    Teaching is joy of fishing

    Youths, adults added to angling rolls annually
    November 01, 2013 at 7:00am
    The rush of a redfish feeding at the surface is often enough to shake up even the most veteran fisherman.

    Top out on a fall redfish

    More exciting than reds at the surface? No way
    October 01, 2013 at 7:00am
    A popping-cork rig is among the most-effective in any shallow-water fisherman’s arsenal.

    Corks are useful tools

    The basic bobber has evolved as a fish-catcher
    September 05, 2013 at 9:00am