• Volume 1 Number 8 - August 2006

    Features

    South Carolina hunters want better quality whitetails, but fewer hunter numbers are a concern for the future.

    As the deer season quickly approaches, South Carolina hunters should be excited.

    The weather is hot and the creeks are full of baitfish, but trolling isn’t the only way to take doormat-sized flounder.

    The endless parade of boats was continuous and monotonous, circling the inlet like a flock of sea gulls caught in a slow vortex.

    What will you have atop your rifle this deer season? Will it help you take that buck of your dreams, or will it hinder your abilities?

    If you don’t want to invest in good gear, don’t ever borrow it.

    Don’t even let your grubby little fingers ever touch it.

    A window of fishing opportunities rolls in and out each day at the Georgetown jetties, and that’s the time to find trophy-size red drum.

    Most good charts of Winyah Bay have a notation — “jetty in ruins” — at either side of the inlet that shows where the water from the Pee Dee, the Waccamaw, the Black and the North Santee and South Santee rivers pours into the Atlantic Ocean.

    When summer’s heat becomes unbearable, two guides gear up for cool nights of striper fishing at Lake Hartwell.

    In the 1993 Tri-Star Pictures movie about finding true love, Meg Ryan and Tom Hanks did a lot of e-mailing, telephoning and soul searching to find true love.

    If fly anglers want solitude and an enriching experience with trout, they can seek remote streams marked on maps in blue.

    When settled around a campfire with friends and fellow fly anglers, everyone enjoys listening and sharing tales of fishing adventures in exotic places, the big fish that was too big for the net — or the one that got away.

    Sheepshead, plentiful in S.C. inshore waters, often are overlooked by anglers because they’re tough to catch. Find out how a couple of experts put “convict fish” on ice.

    What kind of fish tenderly relieves a hook of its bait without the fisherman ever feeling the symptoms of some sort of transfer?

    There's still plenty of great saltwater action ahead, but deer hunters are already beginning to watch the calendar.