• Sound & Sea

    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
    Redfish action is at its best in the fall when fish feel the coming winter and really feed actively.

    The perfect cast ‘n’ blast

    Fall’s high tides will put reds, rails in your sights
    November 05, 2012 at 9:00am
    Redfish are suckers for artificial baits and are attracted to them by sight, sound and smell.

    Artificial ‘intelligence’

    You’re missing plenty if you use only live baits
    October 08, 2012 at 9:00am
    Mid-day tailing tides will put redfish on firm flats, ready to hit most any bait that they encounter.

    September: Bless the bait

    Sure, it’s cooling off, but food triggers the bite
    September 01, 2012 at 7:00am
    South Carolina is almost at the geographic mid-point of the range of the blue crab along the Atlantic coast.

    Late summer is crab time

    Involve the family in collection, consumption
    August 06, 2012 at 10:00am
    SCDNR personnel have been obtaining information on cobia by sampling fish caught in tournaments.

    Cobia cooperation valued

    SCDNR relies on anglers to help gather data
    July 01, 2012 at 8:56am
    Multiple hook-ups are the norm when a concentration of black sea bass is located.

    It’s finally sea bass time

    Captains, anglers rejoice at season‘s opening
    June 01, 2012 at 9:36am
    Spring redfish action really takes off this month in South Carolina marshes as all kinds of baitfish and crabs make a big appearance.

    Reds put the feed bag on

    Arrival of favorite foods spurs spring fishing
    May 01, 2012 at 7:00am
    For obvious reasons, speckled trout are often referred to as “yellow mouths.”

    Gauging trout recovery

    It may take five years for specks to rebound
    April 01, 2012 at 7:00am
    A flooded redfish flat is a great place for a fly-fisherman to cut his saltwater teeth.

    Fly-fishing adds enjoyment

    Take your saltwater fishing to a new level
    March 01, 2012 at 12:14pm
    Oysters are most-easily picked at low tide, when they’re visible and can be best judged for size and shape. Choose the ones that are covered by water the longest.

    Crack open an oyster

    Bought or picked, they’re a winter delicacy
    February 01, 2012 at 2:30pm