• Volume 6 Number 1 - January 2011

    Features

    Two major techniques will help you catch your share of crappie this winter at Lake Wylie.

    Crappie fishing at Lake Wylie during the winter usually gets off to a slow start, with fishermen waiting for that warm spell that usually shows up in February to get things stirred up.

    Think murky and shallow, and you’re halfway to figuring out crappie on this upstate reservoir.

    South Carolina is home to a variety of lakes, rivers and impoundments that hold abundant numbers of crappie. While a debate over the best crappie hotspots could rage on for hours, only a very small number of people would put Lake Keowee at the top of their list.

    Kayaks get waterfowl hunters into productive spots others can’t reach.

    Andy Stevenson borrowed a kayak back in the mid-1980s to hunt waterfowl on a unique Carolina Bay on his family’s farm near Allendale and Fairfax.

    Unknown or ignored, this is a great spot for winter action a short drive from Charleston.

    Rawling Pratt-Thomas grew up fishing the Wadmalaw/Bohicket area south of Charleston, but it wasn’t until he was several years into a career as a fishing guide that he realized what he had.

    Cold weather brings Beaufort River redfish into clear, shallow water for unique opportunities.

    Many anglers park their boats in the winter and retreat indoors, missing out on some of the most exciting fishing of the year. The landings are not crowded, water clarity is as good as it gets, and the reds are schooling in big numbers.

    ‘Beagle music’ is sweet to the ears of plenty of South Carolina hunters once rabbit season cranks up.

    The “Hallelujah Chorus” was in high gear as Br’er Rabbit darted through the tangle of honeysuckles and briars. The dogs had the volume turned up high, and it had been a long race.