• Volume 2 Number 6 - June 2007


    This Upstate river provides great opportunities for fishermen to catch smallmouth bass.

    It’s been more than 120 years since Dr. James Henshall penned the famous “Pound-for pound and inch-for-inch” quote about the fighting qualities of the “gamest fish that swims” — the smallmouth bass.

    The Georgetown area holds excellent population of flounder during the summer.

    The first sign the fun is about to begin is when the fish show up around Pawley’s Island.

    Getting baits ‘airborne’ is often the key to good summer catches offshore.

    If a stranger walked up to J. Gary Early Jr. and suggested that he “go fly a kite,” he would probably take it as a compliment - not an insult.

    Big flatheads can be a handful for any fisherman, especially one with a thirst for adventure.

    Mark Powers was standing waist deep in the warming waters of Lake Thurmond, discussing big catfish.

    This out of the way reservoir on the Catawba River is an overlooked bass fishery.

    Nestled between Lake Wylie and Lake Wateree along the winding course of the Catawba River is a real sleeper bass fishing hot spot.

    Fishing Creek Lake may be small and isolated, but the fishing can simply be awesome. Not only is the lake productive for overall numbers of largemouths, but the pocket-sized, Duke Power reservoir is also a real dynamo for big bass.

    Red drum are South Carolina’s premier inshore saltwater game fish. But another drum occupies inshore waters, and it can reach gigantic proportions.

    The movement of the cork floating along the edge of the marsh was the normal wiggle caused by a dangling shrimp.

    With a myriad of fish species infiltrating inshore waters during the summer, I figured the shrimp was being harassed by an ornery pinfish or tiny shark.

    Lake Wylie has undergone changes to clear its water that have altered the eating habits of its largemouth bass.

    To say Lake Wylie has undergone a tremendous transformation during the past half-dozen years isn’t to take away from the transformation it underwent about 80 years ago.