• Sound & Sea

    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
    Fishing piers, especially the two operated by the state-park system, offer anglers a compromise between surf-fishing and fishing from a boat.

    Piers are a great option

    They dot SC coast; state-park piers are special
    August 06, 2013 at 9:00am
    This flounder fell for a stream fly tied to resemble a baitfish on which it was feeding.

    Tie one on, and hold on

    Buy a fly-tying vice, match the hatch and learn
    July 01, 2013 at 7:00am
    Good tailing flats have places for reds to enter and leave, plus a gradual drop into deep water.

    Tailing time is addictive

    When reds go to grass, anglers go to pieces
    June 06, 2013 at 9:00am
    Speckled trout are on the rebound in South Carolina waters two years after back-to-back winter cold kills.

    Trout close to being back

    This year promises to be great, but take care
    May 08, 2013 at 9:00am
    SCDNR staffers measure a cobia caught in a tournament last spring to obtain size data.

    Pitch in to help collect cobia info

    Donate carcasses to SCDNR for research
    April 08, 2013 at 9:00am