• Volume 4 Number 9 - September 2009


    Fall might be time for raking leaves, but at Santee Cooper, it’s all about picking bream out of the brush.

    Floating on the featureless surface of Lake Moultrie reminded me of my honeymoon.

    My bride and I spent several days fishing in Baja, Mexico. We started the trip offshore in typical sportfishing boats out of Cabo San Lucas, boats equipped with the latest rods, reels, navigation and fish-finding equipment.

    Hunting season kicks off this month with doves and geese. The action will be great; just don’t expect any white meat.

    The sun was peeking over the horizon when three goose hunters became convinced they were about to get some company. They laid back in their coffin blinds, side-by-side on the half-acre sandbar as the flock of Canada geese winged its way down the deserted cove. When the lead goose was 20 yards from the decoys, Dwayne Padgett of Monks Corner and his buddies emerged from their blinds and cut loose on the Canadas, which were backpedaling in mid-air.

    Handguns offer interesting alternatives and rewards for big-game hunters.

    Dennis Hardwick and his brother planned to spend the morning scouting for hogs along the Pee Dee River in Dillon County, then hunt in the afternoon if they found promising sign.

    Lowcountry hunters who make the right choices will find early season deer success.

    A common problem Lowcountry deer hunters have to deal with is too many options. Whitetails simply have plenty of areas where they may potentially be found.

    Bulls Bay trout are suckers for imitation shrimp fished under popping corks.

    Hunger is a great motivator. The thought of going through the winter with an empty stomach is enough to make even the wariest of speckled trout throw down its guard and slash around at just about anything that happens to float or swim past its nose.