• Volume 4 Number 11 - November 2009


    Around the corner from Death Valley, Lake Hartwell sports another growing trophy fishery -- one with whiskers.

    It would come as no surprise to be in the area of Lake Hartwell close to Clemson University and strike up a conversation about big cats.

    Success on Lowcountry public waters is there for the taking.

    When the sun rose over the Lowcountry during the first week of duck season last year, it was a big payoff for Matt Didelot of Summerville.

    Avoid the crowds and fish the marshes south of Charleston for great November trout action.

    It didn’t take much coaxing for Rawling Pratt-Thomas and Rob Bennett to head for home from when it came time to really get down to the business of guiding fishermen around Charleston’s inshore waters.

    November is prime time for reds and specks in the Beaufort area.

    The best shallow-water guides in the Lowcountry around Beaufort and Hilton Head agree that November is high season for both trout and redfish.

    Even wary, late-season bucks might have an Achilles heel. Here’s how to take advantage.

    If September is the best month to harvest does and October’s rut is the best chance to tag a buck, then what does that make the remainder of deer season?