• Volume 2 Number 2 - February 2007

    Features

    Winter is when the DNR evaluates and prepares for the upcoming fishing season. Here’s an overview of how South Carolina’s top inshore saltwater gamefish stocks are faring.

    Politicians often start the New Year by delivering a speech about how things have gone and where they would like to see things go.

    Offshore anglers don’t have to wait for spring to have some real action for sea bass, grouper and snapper.

    For many anglers, offshore fishing conjures up images of big fish caught on big rigs while fishing from really big boats.

    Two Georgetown captains search the seas for a record wahoo since setting the state mark 30 years ago.

    Traveling at speeds up to 60 miles per hour, wahoos are the kings of mackerels and respectively kings of the ocean.

    Hot Honey Holes become hot spots for spotted bass and largemouths at Keowee.

    The weather outside is cold during February, no doubt about that.

    Daytime temperatures may get up to the 50s, but overnight temps are often at freezing or below.

    A Southport, N.C. hunter likes the longer season and relative isolation of hunting bushytails at S.C.’s Heritage Preserve WMAs.

    Although Basil Watts lives at Southport, N.C., he’s so near the state line, he hunts more often in South Carolina than in his home state.

    Charleston’s flats and small creeks are perfect for catching spot-tail bass and specks during warm February days.

    When it comes to fishing during February, as inshore guide J.R. Waits said: “You never know. It all depends on the weather.