Mar25

Cobia Conservation

Cobia Catch and Release

Cobia Conservation

Last year, my wife wrote this blog about cobia. This year, I am pleased to announce that Mattson Charter Service, in order to contribute to conservation of Port Royal Sound's unique cobia fishery, will practice catch and release of all cobia caught on inshore charters or, if the angler so chooses, will donate the fish alive to SCDNR's Waddell Mariculture Center for their stocking program.

Feb04

2014 East Cape Skiffs Fury Scooter Top FOR SALE

Click to see more photos of the 2014 East Cape Skiffs Fury Scooter Top for sale

2014 East Cape Skiffs Fury Scooter Top FOR SALE
Jan30

2008 Pathfinder 2400 TE FOR SALE

Click to see more photos of the 2008 Pathfinder 2400 TE for sale

2008 Pathfinder 2400 TE FOR SALE
Dec05

Cooking Your Catch

Cooking Your Catch

While I am normally a staunch supporter of catch and release - so that the sport of fishing can be perpetuated and we can prevent over-fishing of our  marine stocks - occasionally I will bring home a fish or two for dinner. The question becomes - how to prepare it?

Oct28

Bailey the Tiger Shark

Bailey the Tiger Shark

One of the most fun groups of fish to catch in Port Royal Sound (when the weather is warm) is sharks! They fight hard and they can be BIG.

Scientists from the Ocearch research team, in partnership with SCDNR, are now studying tiger sharks caught and tagged in Port Royal Sound to try to learn more about the ecology of our waters.

Oct05

Marsh Hen hunting

For 2 people interested in marsh hen hunting, this coming Thursday October 9th is probably the best morning extreme high tide of the month and I'm open! Call 843-694-7422 to book.

Sep05

King Tides

King Tides

This upcoming week, Sept. 6-12, the lowcountry will experience some of the highest tides of the year.

Aug25

The tarpon bite is ON

The tarpon bite is ON

We all wait anxiously for the end of the summer when the silver kings arrive and the lowcountry tarpon bite is now on.

Aug13

The bite is still hot!

The bite is still hot!

Despite the frequent afternoon thunderstorms, the fishing has still been awesome lately!

Jul25

Summer Fishing Report

Summer Fishing Report

Find out what the fishing conditions are like right now in Beaufort, Fripp, and Hilton Head area and see what we've been doing to get a strong bite this summer!

Jul10

Summer Shark Special!

The weather is hot, but so is the shark fishing.

May15

Where are the cobia?

Where are the cobia?

This year's cobia season is off to a very slow and late start...

Mar13

Tips for Catching more Redfish in the Wintertime

How to Fish the Winter Pattern

Tips for Catching more Redfish in the Wintertime

Sometimes less is more, as is the case for catching winter redfish on the flats in Beaufort, SC and other waters of the lowcountry.

Jan24

Port Royal Sound's fishery

Port Royal Sound's fishery

 

Fishing in the waters of the Port Royal Sound system is truly great – we have healthy stocks of redfish, cobia, tarpon, sharks, and other fun-to-catch game species. But why is that the case?

Jan10

Fishing conditions after the freeze

Fishing conditions after the freeze

With the latest hard freeze the water will be even cleaner, and much colder. What does that do to the redfishing?

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