Category Archives: Fishing News

Recreational Shellfish Season Delayed until October 15

The 2017-2018 season for recreational harvest of shellfish (clams, oysters, mussels and other bivalves) in coastal waters of South Carolina will open one-half hour before official sunrise on Sunday, Oct. 15, 2017. The recreational shellfish season will remain open through May 15, 2018, unless conditions warrant extending or shortening the season. The recreational season opening […]

“From New England to the Carolinas” – an article from Anglers Journal

From New England to the Carolinas, this is the season of the surf. Everything is on the move – striped bass, bluefish, albies, red drum, hawks, bait of all denominations, storm after storm. When the fish push close to shore, anglers in waders, hip boots and wet suits stake out spots along beaches and rock piles, […]

SCDNR: Handling Tips for Red Drum Catch & Release

Red drum are Captain J.R. Waits’ bread and butter. For over 20 years, he’s led fishing charters in Charleston and guided countless first-timers and veterans alike on inshore angling trips. As a conservation-minded angler, he’s seen the ups and downs of the red drum population in South Carolina waters and changed his practices toward these popular […]

Hurricane Irma

(CNN)Category 5 Hurricane Irma has become one of the strongest storms recorded in the Atlantic, and is threatening to slam into Caribbean islands including Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands with “potentially catastrophic” force on Wednesday, the National Hurricane Center said. It’s too early to tell how and whether the storm will affect the US […]

Tarpon Tagging Program

BTT’s tarpon acoustic tagging project, generously sponsored by Maverick Boat Group, launched in March 2016. The purpose of this study is to obtain scientific data necessary for tarpon conservation that will be used exclusively to protect tarpon and enhance their habitat through improvements in fishery management.  BTT will not distribute specific data to the public and will only describe tarpon movements […]