Edisto Beach considers limiting surf fishing

The Edisto Beach Town Council is considering placing a limit on surf fishing from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. during the summer months between Memorial Day and Labor Day. The Council is citing safety issues and beach litter as reasons behind the proposed partial ban. […]


Surf fishing for reds in Charleston area is taking off

Speckled trout and reds are most-often targeted by fishermen in flat-bottomed boats in skinny backwaters, but in Charleston, the bite is definitely picking up in the surf, according to Capt Ben Shealy, who guides out of the Charleston Angler in West Ashley.

“The surf fishing starting to heat up, and it’s only gonna get better from here,” said Shealy (843-571-3899). “The fish seem to know the bait is going to be scarce before long, so they’re eating anything and everything they can right now.”

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OBX surf fishing hits peak now

If you can pull yourself away from deer hunting this week (the rut’s in full swing across most of eastern and central North Carolina and muzzle-loader season opens Nov. 7 in the piedmont), you might consider heading to the Outer Banks for some surf fishing. […]