• Redfish

    Take a winter surfing safari for Swansboro, N.C., redfish.

    Ride the surf for winter reds

    The breakers off barrier islands south of Swansboro, N.C., are full of redfish this month. Here’s how to find them and catch them.
    January 01 at 7:00am
    Winter reds will move into shallow water to avoid encounters with bottlenose dolphin, and they’ll actively feed.

    G’town reds are on

    Look shallow for big winter schools
    December 21, 2016 at 3:07pm
    The author battles a redfish he hooked on a fly.

    Redfish on the fly

    Avoid most common mistake, and you'll catch redfish on flies
    December 15, 2016 at 7:00am
    Late fall is probably the easiest time to catch redfish

    Fast or slow? Just fool them - Which retrieve is the best to catch late-fall Carolina redfish

    Match your retrieve to the mood of late-fall redfish for the best Carolinas action.
    December 01, 2016 at 7:00am
    Redfish in the Cape Romain region will feed heavily after dead-low tide, when cooler, clearer water pours in from the ocean.

    The tide turns for Romain reds

    Clearing, cooling water is perfect spot to break out a spinnerbait
    July 29, 2016 at 9:58am
    Bull redfish are biting in Charleston Harbor, and these tips will help you catch your share.

    Top tips for catching bull redfish in Charleston Harbor

    Expert angler shares tips on catching Charleston Harbor bull redfish
    July 10, 2016 at 3:38pm
    Guide Stephen Fields takes his time this month fishing Stono River docks, which hold redfish because of the shade and structure.

    Target dock reds

    Stono River’s structure is No. 1 hideout
    June 28, 2016 at 2:35pm
    According to the Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission, anglers are catching too many redfish in the region from South Carolina to the northern part of Florida.

    Changes to redfish regulations looming

    The species is overfished, according to ASMFC
    May 03, 2016 at 5:58am
    Hilton Head Island's lagoon is home to some big and colorful redfish like this one Capt. Trent Malphrus of Palmetto Lagoon Charters is posing with.

    Catching big S.C. redfish, in the Hilton Head lagoon

    Lagoon fishing has big risks, big rewards
    April 10, 2016 at 9:39pm
    Encasing chunks of blue crab in a panty hose will keep bait usable for several fish.

    Little River reds feeling crabby

    Moulting blues cause reds to strap on their feed bags this month
    March 24, 2016 at 10:33am
    A good pair of polarized sunglasses, like these worn by guide Garrett Lacy, makes seeing schools of reds much easier in January.

    Checklist for January redfish

    January 15, 2016 at 7:00am
    Andrea and Abbi Jordan show off a nice lowcountry redfish they caught recently with Capt. Rick Percy of Reel Chance Charters.

    Lowcountry redfish bite is hot on plastic shrimp under popping corks

    Pop the cork aggresively, says lowcountry guide
    January 07, 2016 at 8:41pm
    September is a great month for many inshore species, including redfish in the grass.

    Shrimp brings hot redfish action to South Carolina's coastal waters

    Cooling trend, influx of bait means biting redfish in South Carolina
    September 13, 2015 at 7:01am
    Go slow and go light when targeting redfish in extremely shallow, clear water.

    Stealth is a key

    August 15, 2015 at 7:00am
    Hilton Head's lagoon is producing plenty of big redfish for anglers using live, very active baits.

    Lively bait has been key to catching Hilton Head lagoon's bull reds

    Guide says there's so much bait, yours has to stand out to draw a strike
    August 03, 2015 at 12:30pm
    Shallow, low-tide flats can be great spots for summer reds, but the action can be hit-or-miss.

    Summer redfish spots

    July 15, 2015 at 7:00am