In what was once a swamp, a hunter sneaked along, making his way around a greenbriar tangle. The scratching of a dried leaf by the nail-hard, needle-sharp, black tip of a thorn alerted a gray squirrel. He probably couldnt see the hunter, who wore a blaze orange jacket with a black camouflage pattern, but something made him scramble for cover, making an almost inaudible chirring sound.
Winter is definitely my favorite time of the year to be on the water chasing hybrids and stripers, said Wendell Wilson, a guide at Lake Thurmond. There are lots of fish, theyre relatively easy to find, and they tend to run a little bigger.