Tag: water

May 01 2019

Warm Water Prompts Season

By Geoff Bennett for The Island Eye News Wonderful sunny weather has continued day after day making for awesome fishing conditions. With all this warm weather, it’s no surprise that our fishery is 4-6 weeks ahead of schedule. The water is teeming with bait and anglers can expect April to be a fantastic month of …

Continue reading

Mar 20 2019

Ready, Set, Bait

By Geoff Bennett for The Island Eye News One of the warmest winters on record has our fishery set to get going early this year. You could even say it never fully turned off as days in the 70s have kept water temperatures far higher than normal. Bait fish that are usually nonexistent have been …

Continue reading

Oct 19 2018

Fall Brings Best Fishing Of The Year

By Geoff Bennett for Island Eye News Fall has arrived bringing with it cooler weather and shorter days. But don’t put your rods and reels away just yet because we’re about to experience the best fishing of the year! Fishermen will continue to find success with live bait but artificial lures should become increasingly productive. …

Continue reading

Sep 22 2018

Weekend Of Water Fun

Staff Report for Island Eye News Photos by Jason Ogden, Station 28.5 Photography It was a wet weekend on Isle of Palms as two events centered around the summer sun and surf. The inaugural Holy City SwimJam was held at the Windjammer on Saturday, Sept. 8 and raised money for Operation Restored Warrior, an organization …

Continue reading

Sep 03 2018

Ending Summer Season

By Geoff Bennett for The Island Eye News Fall is the best time to fish in Charleston as cooling water temperatures let fish know that they better eat heartily because food will begin to disappear shortly. There is still time to catch summer seasonal species like shark, Spanish mackerel and ladyfish. However, by mid-September they …

Continue reading

Aug 14 2018

First Responders Water Safety To Be Featured At Isle Of Palms Marina Festival

Staff Report for The Island Eye News The IOP Marina Festival is gearing up for Nov.4 and promises to be a unique and exciting event for residents and visitors. The festival will be an opportunity for families, friends and our veterans to enjoy out door recreational activities, games and fellowship. Sponsored by the IOP Marina …

Continue reading

Aug 03 2018

Fishery In Full Swing

By Geoff Bennett for The Island Eye News Our fishery is in full swing with lots of bait and an incredibly diverse mixture of fish to target. During August, it will be key to get out early to beat the heat. You’ll not only be more comfortable fishing in the morning but also more productive. …

Continue reading

Apr 04 2018

Training For The Bridge Run? Don’t Mess It All Up On Race Day!

By Meredith Nelson, M.Ed for The Island Eye News If you are planning to run the 2018 Cooper River Bridge Run, I know you and 39,999 other people will have a blast. It’s always a fun time, for not only the seasoned competitive runners, but also those who are there, some in costume, for the …

Continue reading

Nov 14 2017

Temperatures Falling, Redfish Schooling

By Geoff Bennett for The Island Eye News Fishing in October was fantastic and we can expect November to be just as good, if not better! Chilly nights remind redfish and trout that they had better eat now or it will be a long few months ahead. Per usual, artificial lures become very effective as …

Continue reading

Oct 19 2017

OpEd: Chicken Little Roosts On Isle Of Palms After Irma

By Ted Kinghorn for The Island Eye News Here’s the latest from some regarding our IOP city budget and spending. “The sky is falling!” What would we do if we had another Hugo? Some will recommend modest budget cuts, but of course we all know that such symbolic savings would have no tangible value related …

Continue reading