The nets fly at noon Friday. Shrimp baiting opens — one of the bounties of life in the salty Lowcountry.

Thousands of boats will be out there during the two-month recreational shrimping season, setting poles, dropping clay and meat bait balls, then slinging cast nets.

Lights will gleam from their boats at night, in Charleston Harbor, Bull’s Bay and elsewhere. If the baiters are lucky, they motor back to the landing with a cooler of fresh shrimp.

In tomorrow’s editions of The Post and Courier, we bring you tips, tidbits, the rules and lore.