• Volume 3 Number 5 - May 2008

    Features

    A little know-how is all it takes to put you on the happy hunting grounds for South Carolina spadefish.

    South Carolina sportsmen can often enjoy the best of both the hunting and fishing worlds rolled into one.

    The annual cobia run attracts fishermen to a 13-mile section of river upstream from Port Royal Sound — with good reason.

    This much is certain — when you pull a cobia into the boat, it’s best to be keenly aware of the potential consequences.

    It’s not too early to start thinking about this fall’s dove hunt and what will make it great.

    Standing in the shadows on the edge of the field, we knew we had gotten lucky. How lucky we were was not obvious yet, but judging by the number of doves roosting in the treeline to our immediate left and the powerline that crossed the road 200 yards in front of us, we were all justifiably excited. My sons, 14-year-old Clay and 11-year-old Will, pointed out this flock and that flock, and it was all I could do to encourage them to get to our stand before the official shooting time arrived.

    Afraid of the dark? Fishermen have nothing to fear on this scenic mountain reservoir — unless they’re scared of big bass.

    For many anglers, fishing under a dome of glistening stars on a quiet summer night represents their best chance at catching the bass of a lifetime.

    Little River is a hotspot for some of the Palmetto State’s best flounder fishing.

    There’s a stretch of water so far removed from the rest of the Palmetto State that it’s almost an afterthought among the state’s saltwater anglers.

    May heralds the season of excellent action for fly-rod bream in smaller Upstate lakes.

    Want in on some hot bedding bream action? Try fly fishing an overlooked Upstate lake.