General Interest Blog Posts

Battling Big Bull Reds

September 20th, 2017

Better weather, thinner crowds and bull redfish swarming inshore waters are all reasons to celebrate the arrival of fall in the Lowcountry. The 20- to 50-pound bulls are here or offshore all year but, during this season, they come close in big numbers with catches of 20 or more fish in a trip not at… Read More…

The “Big Dogs” of Summer

August 15th, 2017

The dog days of summer are here and August is a great month to catch what I call the “Big Dogs.” This trio of tackle-busters, all available near or inshore, offers anglers big game thrills. Two of these fish, the tarpon and the blacktip shark, often weigh over 100 pounds and put on awesome aerial… Read More…

Pickleball Programs Are Popping Up!

August 1st, 2017

Like all summers, this one is passing by quickly. Every morning, we have had great activity on the resort’s eight dedicated pickleball courts. It is both fun and rewarding to see so many people we have introduced to pickleball returning during their annual family pilgrimage. Two years ago, when we started our pickleball program, it… Read More…

Airborne Acrobats: Silver King and Blacktip Sharks

July 14th, 2017

We had just put a fresh menhaden on the hook and tossed it out when the water exploded. Ten feet in the air shaking his bucket mouth, the silver king then reentered the water and went into overdrive. The line screamed off the reel and, then, it was over. This scenario is replayed over and… Read More…

Pickleball at Palmetto Dunes Oceanfront Resort.

July 1st, 2017

Palmetto Dunes Oceanfront Resort has the only dedicated Pickleball courts on the Island available for rental. Why is this significant? Pickleball is an excellent family sport, but it requires a space to play and a place to rent equipment, and both are available at Palmetto Dunes. Pickleball is easy to learn and one of the… Read More…

Battle In The Deep Blue: Catching A Mahi-Mahi

June 25th, 2017

The calm sea exploded around the skipping ballyhoo, the rod bucked wildly and the fish took to the air. There was no doubt we were hooked up to the most beautiful fish inhabiting the deep blue waters of the Gulf Stream: the dolphin (fish), more commonly known as mahi-mahi. Young Robert Lyon, the third generation… Read More…

Pickleball: Fun for the Whole Family.

June 5th, 2017

We are fast approaching that time of the year when families make their summer pilgrimage to Hilton Head to enjoy our fabulous beaches, great restaurants and island full of fun outdoor activities for the whole family. No matter your preference or your budget, Hilton Head has something for everyone—and Pickleball is one activity in which… Read More…

Big Game, Small Boats Angling for Cobia

May 9th, 2017

The heart of Cobia season is upon us. Local anglers, rejoice! Cobia offer big-game angling for the smallest of boats. Currently the state record is at 92 pounds, 10 ounces, a whopper fish for sure, but I have seen several over 100 pounds. A little 65-pound Cobia swam right up to the boat last year, and… Read More…

Pickleball Revolution on Hilton Head Island

April 22nd, 2017

Most people have only heard of pickleball over the last three to four years, but now it is more likely than not they know somebody actively playing pickleball who is encouraging everyone they know to give it a try. Why has pickleball become so popular? The answer is simple: it is easy to learn and… Read More…

Seriously Sheepshead: A Fishing Tale off Hilton Head Island

March 17th, 2017

The slight, almost imperceptible tug on the rod tip signaled the sheepshead had taken the crab in its mouth. Pulling back gently to tighten the connection, I waited for the second tap. At this point, history has taught me that it may be too late—the crab crushed and the fish gone. But there it was,… Read More…

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