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Fishing

  • Coastal Carolina University Fishing Club has sixth annual fishing seminar

    The winter weather has yet to vacate our area. Last Sunday, Feb. 8, we experienced a brief showing of spring weather with temperatures in the high 60s. Most anglers took this as an opportunity to wet a line and that spring was right around the corner.

    Boy, were we wrong.

    Thick jackets quickly replaced T-shirts and shorts when winter storm Octavia showed up. It seems as if the wind and the cold will never end.

  • New attractions for fishing community

     February is a tough month to get past. It is typically a month where it wants to be sunny and 70 for a few days then plummet to below freezing for the rest of the week. Brunswick County got an opportunity to experience the indecisive weather this weekend with temperatures being in the high 60s Saturday, Feb. 7, and Sunday, Feb. 8. Whether it was catching brim from private pond or a slot redfish from a backwater creek, everyone seemed to find a way to wet a line.

  • Black sea bass are biting

     There isn’t much to be said in this week’s fishing report. Once again Mother Nature has prevented most boats from sailing with how hard the wind has been blowing. It seems as if we cannot catch a break this winter. Normally, the colder months bring long periods of hard northeast winds and then a calm, stable period in between fronts. This year, the wind has refused to quit blowing. Hopefully, with late February and March’s warmer temperatures the cold fronts will begin to spread out and give us more opportunities to fish.

  • Weather not only threat to speckled trout

     

    The nights have continued to get colder, bringing the water temperatures below 50 degrees in many of our backwater areas. The rain also continues to fall, as each passing front brings us mild moist air. Even with water temperatures hovering in the upper 40s, speckled trout seek shelter in many of our shallow water areas during the coldest part of the winter. Why? There are several theories why speckled trout will continue to go into shallow water this time of year.

  • Steps to cure cabin fever

     

  • Fish data collection has useful purpose
  • Fishing in stained waters
  • New year brings wahoo action

     The new year is officially upon us and with it came dreary, wet weather. However, the fish off our coast are biting as if it’s sunny and 75 degrees. Thankfully, anglers got the opportunity to venture offshore on Friday, Jan. 2, and brought back exciting fish stories for the new year.

  • Early season fishing tactics include trolling variety of baits

     It sure does not feel as if there are only 18 days till spring. In Brunswick County, we have experienced rain, ice and snow in February. Thankfully, that dismal month is over and the forecast is surprisingly improving.

  • Bluefin tuna landed by local anglers

     

    It seems every year the fish come up with new excuses not to bite, yet every year fishermen will find ways to get them to bite. Fishermen usually will begin to spend countless hours trying to research what a particular fish bites, why it bites that bait and, most importantly, where it bites that bait. However, I have found that hard work, persistence and unrelenting dedication will prevail more times than knowing the particulars. In fact these characteristics carried a team from our area to the ultimate victory Dec. 22.