• Volume 5 Number 6 - June 2010

    Features

    You might be surprised to discover what deer are eating on your property.

    Tend the food plots, manage the timber, check the pH and get rid of the weeds. We’ve all heard and know it.

    Walking the ‘boards’ on Folly Beach and other piers offers a great mixture of fish – and makes a boat seem unnecessary.

    There is a different kind of pressure along South Carolina’s coast during the summer — the pressure to get on a fishing pier and catch a fish.

    If Miss Cobia doesn’t agree to fill your dance card, there are still plenty of candidates for a watery Lowcountry tango – because all the fish bite in June.

    An old proverb tells us “There are plenty of other fish in the sea,” but you couldn’t prove it by Lowcountry anglers’ actions in May and June. That wise adage refers, of course, to the dating trials and tribulations of young lovers jilted by girl or boyfriends, but the same advice could be directed at Lowcountry fishermen.

    Cover the right kind of deep water, and you can fill your cooler with Lake Murray’s finest crappie.

    Spring marks the peak of the annual mating ritual for a majority of freshwater gamefish species in South Carolina, with the almighty crappie being one of the first to rush into the stump-laden shallows. For many fishermen, the season for catching slab crappie comes to an end just as schools of fish retreat to deeper waters.

    This breakthrough female bass pro loves summertime topwater action on Clarks Hill.

    On a summer afternoon 10 years ago, fishing with her husband in one of her first-ever club bass tournaments, Anderson’s Lesley Childers got a wild introduction to the ways of the topwater lure.

    The Little River and Calabash areas offer great redfishing opportunities for anglers from both Carolinas.

    The rod jerked hard as something grabbed the live shrimp on the end of Capt. Mark Dickson’s line. He reared back to set the hook, and the rod bent deeply as his small spinning reel began singing a happy song. A wake appeared as a hooked redfish surged down the bank in the shallow creek near the North Carolina/South Carolina state line.