Moving to South Carolina

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Angler Management
Moving to South Carolina
05/25/18 14:21


I have been informed that my job will be taking me to the South Carolina area. Looking for any information, suggestions or opinions on where the best place to depart to fish the offshore banks are. Also will not be bringing my boat, so what is the optimal boat that is used to fish offshore. Gents, any advice is much appreciated.

 

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reellatitude
05/25/18 14:41


This is an interesting topic for me too. I decided to move to South Carolina and will officially be down there July 1st. Sold the house and the 32' Albemarle. Spent a lot of years fishing the North East Canyons looking forward to getting some experience down south. At the recommendation of a few friends and since my house is about a mile away from them I ordered a 28' Sea Fox. From everything I see their newer stuff is way better over the last few years and there is some serious bang for your buck on the boats. I test rode the 28 and the 32 and they really handle well and I think they are gonna build a 36 soon. Hopefully I can get some experienced captains down there to take fishing and pick their brains.
7cs
05/25/18 15:01


Where are yall coming from? If you dont know what "yall" means, and you think it's wrong to end a sentence with a preposition, stay there.
reellatitude
05/25/18 15:09


Coming from Long Island NY so no yall was previously not part of my vocabulary but I have sepnt the last few winters down there so I know enough to get along with yall and that saying bless your heart is enough reason for you to end up under my truck tires
7cs
05/25/18 15:27


Oh boy. You're fixin to be in trouble.
interceptor4
05/25/18 15:42


Bless y’alls hearts

23’ seacraft
reellatitude
05/25/18 16:19


thanks for the vote of confidence y'all. I think minus the accent I fit in better down south then up north then again Im getting to old to worry about the whole "fit in" thing just ask most my clothes. The sound of a 50 going off is the universal language
bangstick
05/25/18 16:47


Originally posted by reellatitude

thanks for the vote of confidence y'all. I think minus the accent I fit in better down south then up north then again Im getting to old to worry about the whole "fit in" thing just ask most my clothes. The sound of a 50 going off is the universal language


Doesn't matter how well you think you fit in or not because once a "native" knows you're a transplant, they won't let you forget it.




"...be a man and PM me."
reellatitude
05/25/18 16:55


Ouch, kinda like a kidney? Moving to the Charleston area not sure anyone there actually is a "native" anymore. Im up north in Moncks so a few more natives up that way but man been coming to SC for a lot of years and its changed a lot.
Angler Management
05/25/18 18:03


I will be moving from the San Diego area. Just glad to finally get out of here and back to the East Coast. Fished up and down the coast of Mexico and Panama for years. Retired from the Navy in 07 after 26 years and now work as a consultant and ran a 6 Passenger Charter Business for years. Most of the family lives Upstate in the Clemson area with a few living in Seneca. Glad to be closer to family. So I was figuring that y'all might be some help, but I reckon that I will only be blowing up a storm while everyone is pitching a fit. Murica!!!

7cs
05/25/18 18:55


Originally posted by Angler Management

I will be moving from the San Diego area. Just glad to finally get out of here and back to the East Coast. Fished up and down the coast of Mexico and Panama for years. Retired from the Navy in 07 after 26 years and now work as a consultant and ran a 6 Passenger Charter Business for years. Most of the family lives Upstate in the Clemson area with a few living in Seneca. Glad to be closer to family. So I was figuring that y'all might be some help, but I reckon that I will only be blowing up a storm while everyone is pitching a fit. Murica!!!




Well played sir. My family is from Pendleton btw.
Angler Management
05/25/18 19:13


Looking fwd to meet some good ole boys (7cs). Can I get a YUT!
interceptor4
05/25/18 19:26


thanks for your service AM welcome back!

23’ seacraft
Myrtleman44
05/25/18 19:36


Why do y'all think the population of the south has increased so much. because all the northern people are moving down here, they know where the better life is.LOL
reellatitude
05/25/18 20:30


No argument there myrtle
7cs
05/25/18 20:50


If reallatitude doesnt put me under the tires, we're golden.
reellatitude
05/25/18 21:01


nah 7cs as long as you are no where close when my wife is driving believe me I had to dive out of the way a few times and still not sure if its on purpose. Just looking to get to where the the sun shines in December the fishing is good and the life is better. Been all over and South Carolina is still one of my favorite places in the country. Fished in a lot of places havent done a lot in SC but looking forward to it.
seaox
05/25/18 22:26


Welcome to the south. Just remember when its time to vote why S.C is such a nice place to live. We don't vote down here like people up there do( not pointing fingers). For South Carolina to stay what made it appealing to move here, we have to keep the party that has help make it this way in place. Hope you enjoy and learn about offshore fishing. I have no more to add.
reellatitude
05/25/18 22:42


Avid fisherman, motorcycle rider who has done multiple military escorts, retired NYC Cop NRA member and a huge supporter of the men and women who risk their lives for this country. Not a huge fan of any politician but know where I stand when you have to pick the best of the bunch. Thanks for the welcome and point taken. Look forward to fishing with you.
NikkiB
05/26/18 0:11


wow from long island . I did the same thing 12 years ago. I'm glad to move to Sarasota fl. S.C. didn't do it for me at all. good luck to you.

230 Tidewater 250 Yamaha
NikkiB
Fred67
05/26/18 12:36


Originally posted by reellatitude

thanks for the vote of confidence y'all. I think minus the accent I fit in better down south then up north then again Im getting to old to worry about the whole "fit in" thing just ask most my clothes. The sound of a 50 going off is the universal language


Doesn't matter how well you think you fit in or not because once a "native" knows you're a transplant, they won't let you forget it.




"...be a man and PM me."


We recently hired on a welder from Jersey...... He has fitted in well and takes all the ribbing we give him with a loving heart! Gotta have thick skin with some of us down here!

Welcome to the sight!

The optimal boat used to fish offshore around here has been discussed quit often, all you really need are tidal rails and an epirb and you can fish anything. ~~ smile
23sailfish-Administrator
05/26/18 22:40


Originally posted by reellatitude

Ouch, kinda like a kidney? Moving to the Charleston area not sure anyone there actually is a "native" anymore. Im up north in Moncks so a few more natives up that way but man been coming to SC for a lot of years and its changed a lot.


I'm the fourth generation on my father's side, eighth on my mother's. I'm a Charleston native.

I'm tired of all the people moving here too, but can't blame them. I've been all over the world, and nothing beats this place. I'll die here.




"Another poon dream splintered on the rocks of reality." --Peepod 07-25-2017
DillyDally
05/27/18 8:45


Angler Mgt: here's some reference material for you on trolling areas off CHS. It will help you get acclimated to the offshore areas people here discuss. Also, pick up a copy of the "MAPS UNIQUE" originally started by Capt Chip Berry... it has a ton of the info you need for offshore fishing.

32 47.485,-78 19.378,Winyah Scarp,WINSCARP
32 34.389,-78 35.671,Georgetown Hole,GTH 64nm@98d
32 29.811,-78 47.806,Southwest Banks,SWBANKS
32 20.770,-79 02.900,The Ledge,THELEDGE
32 08.321,-79 17.468,Royal Terrace,ROYLTRC
32 08.320,-78 58.030,Ammo Dump,AMMODMP
32 07.537,-78 56.688,380 Hole,380HOLE
32 00.686,-79 05.773,226 Hole,226HOLE 55nm@140d
32 03.746,-79 24.401,Edisto Banks,EDSTOBNX
31 32.961,-79 43.493,The Deli,DELI 65nm@119 Brighton Beach / Bluffton
31 39.700,-79 39.600,Old NOAA Bouy,NOAABOUY
31 33.838,-79 40.667,Sow Pen,SOWPEN
31 21.525,-79 50.403,The Deep Water Wreck,DEEPWREK
31 16.769,-79 52.069,The Triple Ledge,TRIPLDGE
31 06.416,-79 55.300,The South Ledge,S-LEDGE

A lot of people here like the Pioneer line of boats. If you can find a Contender style boat that you like, that would be an awesome choice also.

Welcome to the South. You'll have to use a knife to cut thru the BS and the humidity here.

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Capt. Garry Coats
Folly Beach & CHS
@DolphinChartersSC
fishingman69
05/28/18 6:52


would be glad to help you get set-up for fishing in sc private message if interested
Reel Tight
05/28/18 9:40


Myrtle Beach is the best place in South Carolina. You should move there.

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sellsfish
05/28/18 12:29


Cut my teeth Fishing New England waters and around Montauk out of point Judith Rhode Island. Got stationed down here in the Marine Corps 1984 never went home. I still catch quite a bit of the anti-Yankee bull****, but I just smile and out fish them… Send me a PM if you want to hook up .

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PROUD YANKEE

Oyster Baron


NMFS = No More Fishing Season


"Back home we got a taxidermy man. He gonna have a heart attack when he see what I brung him"
reellatitude
05/28/18 12:48


Love the Montauk fishing pulled plenty of Stripers out of Montauk. I spent most of my time offshore Southern Long Island from the tip of the canyon out to 100 square and the elbow fishing Yellow Fin, Big eye and Swords. Gonna miss some of it but I always loved the Charleston area and looking forward to fishing it. Unfortunately Im stuck up North packing the house and boat won't be delivered until the summer doldrums in July but it will give me some time to work out the bugs. No problems with the Yankee crap I can take it and dish it Im home wherever I am and dont expect to have any problems fishing with the best of the natives once I get my feet wet. Ill definitely PM you and hook up. Thanks
sman
05/28/18 17:48


I wonder how the southern man would be received up north if he couldn’t hack it down here and had to move up there?You know,if the shoe was on the other foot.
Long Enuff
05/28/18 19:56


Well, there is this former Marine from Rhode Island who has done very well for himself down here. Now what is his name? Oh yes Sellsfish! So it is possible.


Pioneer 222 Sportfish
Yamaha 250
tridogs
05/29/18 11:24


Im a transplant from the south (New Orleans)and moved up here to the north 15 years ago.I have been pleasantly surprised how little pressure there is on the fishing here and those that do fish are often very informative and generous with the local fishing knowledge. Lots of cruising and sand bar activity but not a lot of hard core fisherman or at least compared to south Louisiana. It really depends on what kind of fishing you want to do. You might find that the inshore fishing here is something new to try if you are used to offshore. We are fortunate to have very good inshore, nearshore and offshore fishing here that can be done year round.IMO Best boats for around these waters are faster cc due to the longer runs offshore. Weather is fairly predictable so curtains usually suffice for getting out of the cold/rain. If you are looking at one all around boat, a 25-30ft cc will allow you to run around inshore as well as get to the offshore spots as long as you pay attention to the seas.I have a 27ft seahunt that Im thinking of selling if interested.
An express would be nice as well but probably a bit slower but also more protection from the elements. Not as versatile inshore but great for a dedicated offshore sled. Id be happy to discuss further.


36 ft Yellowfin Yamaha Trip 300
27 ft Seahunt Yamaha Twin 200
40inchreds
05/29/18 12:19


Redfish are the backbone of our inshore fishery. You can catch them from. 4inches long to 4ft and from 4inches of water to 80ft. I wouldnt worry about not being from around here ita a friendly place.
Myrtleman44
05/29/18 22:31


Originally posted by tridogs

Im a transplant from the south (New Orleans)and moved up here to the north 15 years ago.I have been pleasantly surprised how little pressure there is on the fishing here and those that do fish are often very informative and generous with the local fishing knowledge.

36 ft Yellowfin Yamaha Trip 300
27 ft Seahunt Yamaha Twin 200


I am very curious as to what part of the north you are referring to. All the fishing I have done up in Jersey it has had a lot of pressure especially when the striped bass are running and most all are very tight lipped as to where to fish.
tridogs
05/30/18 5:16


I meant here to the north relative to south Louisiana. For the first few years living in South Carolina, I wasn't sure we hadn't moved to Ohio or New Jersey. Sorry for the confusion.quote]Originally posted by Myrtleman44

Originally posted by tridogs

Im a transplant from the south (New Orleans)and moved up here to the north 15 years ago.I have been pleasantly surprised how little pressure there is on the fishing here and those that do fish are often very informative and generous with the local fishing knowledge.

36 ft Yellowfin Yamaha Trip 300
27 ft Seahunt Yamaha Twin 200


I am very curious as to what part of the north you are referring to. All the fishing I have done up in Jersey it has had a lot of pressure especially when the striped bass are running and most all are very tight lipped as to where to fish.


36 ft Yellowfin Yamaha Trip 300
27 ft Seahunt Yamaha Twin 200
Myrtleman44
05/30/18 9:53


Gotcha LOL First time I have ever heard of SC being north. Sorry for the laugh.
PeaPod
05/30/18 18:04


Originally posted by reellatitude

Ouch, kinda like a kidney? Moving to the Charleston area not sure anyone there actually is a "native" anymore. Im up north in Moncks so a few more natives up that way but man been coming to SC for a lot of years and its changed a lot.


I'm the fourth generation on my father's side, eighth on my mother's. I'm a Charleston native.

I'm tired of all the people moving here too, but can't blame them. I've been all over the world, and nothing beats this place. I'll die here.




"Another poon dream splintered on the rocks of reality." --Peepod 07-25-2017


Did all those people high five each other when you told him you were staying in South Carolina? Asking for 7cs.
gregd74
05/30/18 23:06


I am new to this board, moved to Summerville from NC. Fished out of Morehead quite a bit.
Capt. Garry, thanks for providing the tips on fishing spots and addressing the newcomers questions !

After living in Texas for 16 years, 1990 to 2006, I came to learn that some Texans consider anyone who lives north of I-10 a yankee. That is a new perspective to ponder isn't it :)

2000 Trophy 2352
Summerville, SC
Fred67
05/31/18 6:20


Originally posted by sman

I wonder how the southern man would be received up north if he couldn’t hack it down here and had to move up there?You know,if the shoe was on the other foot.


Having been forced into that situation, you won't get them to openly wave at you, but the Northern area i was in many great people if you took the time to get to know them. Maybe just a more reserved than a true raised Southerner.

Come to think of it, not many wave from behind the windshield like we all used to.
Fred67
05/31/18 6:21


Originally posted by tridogs

Im a transplant from the south (New Orleans)and moved up here to the north 15 years ago.I have been pleasantly surprised how little pressure there is on the fishing here and those that do fish are often very informative and generous with the local fishing knowledge.

36 ft Yellowfin Yamaha Trip 300
27 ft Seahunt Yamaha Twin 200


I am very curious as to what part of the north you are referring to. All the fishing I have done up in Jersey it has had a lot of pressure especially when the striped bass are running and most all are very tight lipped as to where to fish.


36 ft Yellowfin Yamaha Trip 300
27 ft Seahunt Yamaha Twin 200


We get guides that complain when someone pulls to the same dock to fish, those kind of inconsiderate acts ( i agree with the guides... move on lots of water to fish) don't hold a candle to the fights that break out on the Jersy shores over stripers.....

Our fishing culture etiquette will only get worse as population grows
WallyB
05/31/18 17:05


I lived in St Augustine for almost 20 Years. We accepted the I-4 corridor, Daytona to Tampa, as the borders between Georgia and New Jersey.
Follys Best
06/02/18 8:15


Welcome to Charleston. Been here since the day I saw first light and will die here. Lots of folks coming here. We only ask you to remember that here is here and there is there. Everyplace has a way about it that the locals prefer not to change.

I agree with a mix of offshore and inshore fishing. We are blessed with a great boating community.

As for boats, all this talk about center consoles makes me want to point out that a cat boat is a great option. If you have money burning a hole in your pocket, look at a Freeman. That is one amazing fishing machine. If you budget restrained a World cat is a fine fishing platform. It is very comfortable offshore, can handle nasty weather all day and can get in very skinny water.

Like I said welcome to Charleston and I look forward to seeing y'all on the water.

World Cat 266SC
Scout 15.5
SurfFishLife
06/02/18 20:37


I've never lived in SC, but I'd like to. We visit Hilton Head several times every year. I've lived quite a few places: TX, GA, AL, small towns, big cities, overseas, etc. There are nice folks everywhere you go, and there are a few jerks everywhere you go. The first time I visited NYC, I thought people would be rude, but I was wrong. Actually, one guy was but I can do rude too and I did. Everyone else was really pleasant I thought...and I have an unmistakable Southern drawl.

I agree with the I-10 thing. Where I grew up, we considered people from Houston to be yankees. I couldn't care less anymore where someone is from. I generally like people that like people.

"You don't have a soul. You are a soul. You have a body." - C.S. Lewis
Angler Management
11/13/20 18:33


I posted sometime ago on this board about moving to SC and for many reasons it was put on the back burner by my company. Well its front and center again, and we will be moving there in the near future. I am mostly an offshore guy here in SOCAL, fishing mainly for Pelagic, but do enjoy bottom fishing in the winter months. I have noticed that for the offshore fishing you need to be closer to the Gulf Stream (Dorado, Wahoo, Marlin and Sail Fish). Looking for input on where the best departure location for reaching the Gulf Stream might be, but still be able to have fun closer in when family shows up (and you know they will).

Last Blue Fin I caught here in SOCAL. Will miss fishing these on light line.




AMS
kings dominion
11/15/20 12:32


I can help you find a house smile I am a local Charleston Realtor! Also, can give you a little offshore fishing advice to get you headed in the right direction! thumbsUp
Angler Management
11/15/20 17:39


Thanks, any advice for offshore fishing is much appreciated.
captain ahab
11/16/20 12:38


Georgetown
mdaddy AJUDICATOR
11/17/20 3:59


You got a shorter trip to anywhere up there than I do down here. You gots the 226/380 hole and bubble rock...some of the prettiest water on the East Coast. Ammo dumps...too..

They got some good charts here:





The ENTER-NET Fisherman
FVTinny
01/11/21 15:37


Welcome to the best state in America. All i ask is that if you love the taxes here and you vote blue where your from, please don't vote blue here lol i know this isn't the political forum but just FYI. Welcome to the South new friends!


F/V Tinny will live forever
Angler Management
01/11/21 17:24


I would not worry about a thing!




AMS


AMS
Angler Management
05/10/21 21:32


Thanks for all the advice. Cannot pass up an offer from a family member. Looks like it's gonna be upstate in Seneca. Just means that I will have to plan accordingly to fish.


AMS
mdaddy AJUDICATOR
05/10/21 22:42


Thanks for all the advice. Cannot pass up an offer from a family member. Looks like it's gonna be upstate in Seneca. Just means that I will have to plan accordingly to fish.


AMSOriginally posted by Angler Management


Couldn't find a place further away from the ocean?

Best offshore time of the season is here. Fushing is fushing fresh or salt. Good luck.


The ENTER-NET Fisherman
Off the chain
05/10/21 23:00


Worked in Seneca for almost 3 years. Great people. Turns out I have family that lives there that I haven't seen in 30 years.
If you shoot .Check out cedar Creek.
Jazz on the alley every Thursday night. Always a good time.
definitely time to be on the water....


I am fragile.
Not like a flower.
But like a bomb.

22 life's a day
23sailfish-Administrator
05/11/21 12:07


Seneca is closer to Atlanta than Charleston, but hey, there is great freshwater fishing up there. Plenty of inshore shore lines to explore. And if you happen to be a college football fan, you have a playoff contender team close by.




"Another poon dream splintered on the rocks of reality." --Peepod 07-25-2017
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