Guide Time Articles

 Gary Hurley

A Spade in the Hand

If a typical summertime Myrtle Beach tourist thinks of spades at all, they’re likely thinking in reference to a winning card hand aboard one of the area’s gambling boats. Lifelong area resident Capt. Mark Dickson, who operates Shallow Minded Guide Fishing out of North Myrtle Beach, thinks of another spade when the weather and water […]

 Gary Hurley

That Dawg is Speckled

“You might be a little bit shorter by the time we get there, but I guarantee that there’s trout there,” Capt. Bruce Fields, who operates Flat Dawg Charters out of Carolina Beach, told us as Gary Hurley and I stowed the spinning rods we’d been casting toward a grass bank and held onto the T-top […]

 Gary Hurley

Stripers in 1,000 Casts or Less

“We were catching some reds here last week, but all that rain may have pushed them out,” Capt. Danny Wrenn (910.619.2224), who operates 96 Charter Company out of Wrightsville Beach, said after easing back the throttle of his 21’ Sea Mark. Though we would have been delighted to hook a red drum, our principle quarry […]

 Gary Hurley

Spanker Strikes Back

One look at a boat ramp or tackle store parking lot during the first months of the year should be all it takes to confirm the notion that southeastern NC saltwater fishing is far less popular during the winter than in the warmer seasons. The obvious downturn in tourist activity notwithstanding, even many locals put […]

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