I am new here and still searching through the forum topics, so if this is answered elsewhere, I apologize - please post a link to the topic if so. I've been fishing all my life, but only in freshwater - lakes and rivers, bass, catfish, panfish and trout, cane poles with bobbers, spincasting and flyfishing. I'm from the mountains of NC. I am moving to Conway, SC in a month or two and am trilled to finally have the opportunity to fish for saltwater fish. Conway is on a river, so I'll still have plenty of freshwater opportunities as well. I've never surf fished, pier fished, fly fished in the flats or anything else. I can't afford guides and charters, but usually have good luck learning from books. Can y'all recommend some books, videos or web tutorials to get me started? I need to know everything from rod weights and lengths, to line weights, how to and when to tie on wire leaders, hooksizes, baits, lures, what species are found where, when and how to catch them... real beginner, practical, how-to info for someone who does have fishing experience, but is new to salt.
Thanks in advance! And, if anyone is in the Horry County, SC area and wouldn't mind taking a hillbilly fishing, drop me a line... I'll buy the beer!
Last edited by oldsouth; 08-29-13 at 05:56 PM.
There is a site that will be launching later this fall ( inthespread.com ) that will be nothing but instructional videos for a wide variety of inshore and offshore species. You can check them out here temporarily https://www.facebook.com/InTheSpread