• Redfish

    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
    Remove a crab’s claws and skirt, cut it into four pieces and hook one of them up for a redfish.

    Don’t forget cut, live baits

    May 15, 2015 at 7:00am
    Natalie Blair caught this nice Charleston redfish on a red/white Super Spook Junior.

    Top hat reds

    May is the month when redfish start hitting topwater baits in the waters around Charleston.
    May 01, 2015 at 7:00am
    Cold weather has cleared the North Inlet marshes of fishermen, but the redfish are still there and biting up a storm.

    North Inlet marshes are full of reds, but not of fishermen

    Cold weather has relaxed fishing pressure, brought out good redfish bite
    February 20, 2015 at 8:29am
    Extremely clear winter water and schools of redfish make for a great December combination.

    I can see clearly now

    With water crystal clear, sight-fishing is tops
    December 01, 2014 at 7:00am
    Russell Anderson caught this 33-inch redfish when a school passed by the Mount Pleasant Pier recently.

    Mount Pleasant Pier getting plenty of visits from redfish schools

    Baitfish movements have got reds in a chasing mode around Charleston
    September 08, 2014 at 1:35pm
    Guide Jeff Yates relies on artficial shrimp to catch plenty of fall redfish in his home waters of the Wando River.

    Whack Wando shrimp-eaters!

    Soft-plastic crustaceans are the ticket this month to catching redfish in this Charleston area river. Here’s why...
    September 01, 2014 at 7:00am
    A scent of a crab chunk on the bottom will attract the attention of any redfish in the area; it’s one of their favorite foods.

    The best nose in the marsh

    June 15, 2014 at 7:00am