• Volume 5 Number 5 - May 2010


    Fishing Creek and Stumpy Pond give Great Falls-area anglers plenty of opportunities in late spring.

    When talking about crappie fishing at Great Falls, most anglers are referring to two hotspots, not just one.

    North Inlet’s backwaters hold a treasure trove of flatfish. Use these techniques to put them in the boat.

    Located at the southern tip of the Grand Strand, North Inlet is a sportsman’s paradise, loaded with crabs, small fish, shrimp, and the inshore angler’s trifecta — flounder, redfish, and trout.

    ‘Buoyed’ by markers, Edisto anglers can take the easy path to mackerel heaven.

    For some anglers, fishing for Spanish mackerel is a poor man’s deep-sea trip. For others, Spanish are the ultimate for close-in, light-tackle fishing in the ocean.

    It’s time for big shellcrackers to move onto their beds to spawn, so why not visit the waters that produced the biggest ‘cracker on record?

    “Polly want a cracker?”

    I don’t know who Polly was, but it almost seems like she must have spent some time on the Santee Cooper lakes during the spring. After all, what could possibly do a finer job of keeping ’crackers on one’s mind all the time?

    Charleston anglers herald the return of menhaden as the kickoff of speckled trout action.

    Lots of people keep calendars on their desks or somewhere on a wall — maybe held to the side of the refrigerator by a magnet.

    Having survived prowling predators, the whitetail fawn now matures.

    Spring gives way to warm days as the summer season nears. Pesky insects start to dominate the woodlots and open fields. For the young whitetails that survived the pursuit of predators, now their lives of growing into mature deer begin to unfold.