The South Carolina Department of Natural Resources just sent out a nice Q&A on hunting and fishing licenses. Good stuff:
Q: If I didn’t receive an application in the mail, how do I get one? A: Applications may be obtained through the S.C. Department of Natural Resources (DNR) website at www.dnr.sc.gov/purchase. Select the “Resident” or “Nonresident” application link. You can also receive an application by calling the DNR License Office in Columbia at (803) 734-3833 Mon-Fri from 8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m. Continue reading “Nice info on licenses” »
Headed out to the blue water Saturday with Guy Ackerman and Andy Winter aboard Ackerman’s Big Tease. Got an early start and found some fish in about 350 feet. My buddies were sleeping on beanbags when we hooked a pair of 40-pound fish, a wahoo and nice bull dolphin.
I was watching the lines, zoning out when the wahoo came screaming in from the left, fins cutting the water. For a second, I thought it might have been a small billfish. Wishful thinking, perhaps.
Winter (my brother) landed the wahoo first, then Ackerman fought the dolphin in from way, way, way back. A daymaker experience, to be sure.
The rest of the day was slow, and radio chatter indicated most boats had trouble finding the fish. Rumor was that the blue marlin bite has moved north.
This article out of New York hints that chefs are finally starting to catch on to something we Lowcountry anglers have known for some time: There are plenty of other fish to enjoy than just grouper and “mahi.”
Though I do take some offense at a picture of a sheepshead accompanying any article about “trash fish.” They’re delicious!
The Post and Courier published an interesting piece this weekend on a new report pushing for no-take Marine Protected Areas in nearshore waters, where regulations are set mostly by states.
Here’s a quote from one deep sea charter captain who sits on a federal fisheries council: “The goal of the Marine Conservation Institute seems to be to designate all of the world’s oceans as no fishing zones.”
The South Carolina Department of Natural Resources plans to stock 20,000 striped bass fingerlings at the Somerset Landing on Lake Moultrie May 31.
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We had a great time last night at the captain’s meeting for the June 1 Carolina Lady Anglers Fishing for the Cure tournament.
The field of a few dozen competitors enjoyed beer and barbecue and caught up with old friends. The highlight of the evening, however, came when we heard from some of the charity tournament’s beneficiaries. Continue reading “Carolina Lady Anglers captain’s meeting” »
From the South Atlantic Fisheries Management Council:
Recreational harvest of golden tilefish in the South Atlantic waters will close, at 12:01 a.m. (local time) June 3, 2013. Recreational harvest will reopen at 12:01 a.m. (local time) on January 1, 2014. The recreational annual catch limit is 3,019 fish. Continue reading “Recreational Harvest of Golden Tilefish Closing June 3” »