• Sound & Sea

    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
    Guide Chris Wilson relishes being able to stalk redfish in the clear waters of late winter and early spring.

    Sight-fishing cool for cold

    Clear March waters are prime for stalking reds
    March 06, 2013 at 9:00am
    It’s a ride of several hours from Murrells Inlet to the bluewater, but rewards like this big wahoo make the trip worthwhile.

    The ocean calls

    Long trip or short, Murrells Inlet is starting point
    February 06, 2013 at 9:00am
    Redfish are the subject of some of artist Paul Puckett's artwork.

    The art is in the fish

    Charleston artist has reds on the brain, canvas
    January 07, 2013 at 9:00am
    Guide Mark Dickson shows off the kind of winter speckled trout the marshes north of Myrtle Beach.

    Winter ‘Strand’ is grand

    North of Myrtle Beach lies a cold-water jewel
    December 10, 2012 at 9:00am