• Volume 2 Number 10 - October 2007

    Features

    Lake Moultrie provides fishermen with great autumn action for bluegill.

    Fishing for bream is simple.

    You wait for a bright day in May, pack a light spinning rod and some redworms or crickets to fish under a bobber and ease around the shallows, dunking your bait near trees, logs or stumps.

    Lowcountry hunter Drew Evans downed a whopper buck that was eating millet in his dove field.

    Record high temperatures may have deterred a lot of hunters from preparing for the early deer season in the Lowcountry, but not Drew Evans of Cameron.

    The Charleston area is the hub for some great speckled trout fishing in October.

    October offers fantastic fishing for a variety of inshore species, but the highlight for some fishermen is what they consider the finest trout fishing of the year. The really good news is that the sensational action typically extends into November and December.

    Brooks Edwards hunted a stand no one else wanted and returned with the bed of his pickup full of big bucks.

    Brooks Edwards didn’t really do anything more than go where somebody wanted him to go — and take care of business once he got there.

    High Autumn tides can make gunning for marsh birds worthwhile. Here’s how to get in on Lowcountry’s rail hunting.

    Flooding the marsh, the tide looked like a groundswell of water in a rapidly clogging kitchen sink.

    If you were the homeowner you might say “Oh crap.”

    If you were a rail hunter you’d say, “Keep on risin’.”

    Small WMAs and new public lands offer expanded deer hunting opportunities.

    In South Carolina, a deer hunter does not have to venture far from home to find public land on which to hunt. There are dozens of named Wildlife Management Areas, some large and some very small, plus numerous unnamed areas scattered across the state.

    Brackish-water areas in coastal rivers provide fantastic action for redfish anglers who venture upstream.

    Typically, saltwater fishermen seek out the super salty waters of sounds and estuaries.

    As abundant as these areas are, some prime opportunities lie inland where the freshwaters mix with the tidal flow, creating transition zones.