New Hook Shots: Running Of The South Carolina Bulls

When it comes to inshore saltwater fish, my first love will always be striped bass. But if you asked me … Continued

When it comes to inshore saltwater fish, my first love will always be striped bass. But if you asked me if I thought my beloved stripers were the hardest inshore fighters, I’d say not by a long shot. In the brute strength department, I am always in awe of redfish, whether they weigh 3 pounds or 40. “Hook Shots” regular Captain Eric Kerber had never caught a red, and therefore wasn’t quite sure he believed my claim of a redfish out-fighting a striper. So I threw him on a plane to South Carolina to prove it. We not only bent some rods on some bulls, but we got to play with light tackle and fly rods–or what our host, Captain Tommy Scarborough, refers to as “buggy whips”– in the backcountry. If you’re a redfish freak like me, I highly recommend a visit to Georgetown, SC. Lots of fish and not a lot of pressure. Enjoy the show.