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red hot, red hot redfish

With deer season cranking up in South Carolina’s Lowcountry in mid-August, many outdoorsmen are trading in their fishing rods for a shot at a velvet buck, but for those who stay on the water, they’re in for some hot redfish action that many anglers overlook. […]

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Tarpon invade Cape Fear for a midsummer run

North Carolina’s Cape Fear is unique in several ways, among them, it’s the only place in the Tarheel State where a large river, the Cape Fear, flows directly to the ocean. Second, it features several species that are incidental catches at most other places, including tarpon, which arrive each summer and have a devoted local following. […]

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Grand Strand sailfish move nearshore as water heats up

While many anglers hate August’s heat, it brings periods of calm seas and good fishing along the beaches of South Carolina’s Grand Strand. For anglers aspiring to wrestle with a billfish — but lacking an offshore vessel — August is the time to target sailfish, often well within sight of land.  […]

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Two tricks for Spanish

The weather is hot this time of year, and so is fishing or Spanish mackerel in South Carolina’s Lowcountry, especially in the Port Royal Sound and Hilton Head areas. Rick Percy of Reel Chance Charters said he catches them consistently in July using two different tactics that can be equally effective. […]