• Volume 6 Number 3 - March 2011

    Features

    No matter how you pursue crappie, a small lake in Anderson and Abbeville counties has always stood apart.

    On Nov. 22, 1860, a meeting was held near the town of Abbeville — at a site since dubbed “Secession Hill” — to launch South Carolina’s secession from the Union, which took place a month later.

    The spring shad run in coastal rivers offers special angling opportunities on light tackle.

    A typical female shad, laden with eggs, puts a huge bend in a fishing rod when she turns her slab-sided body — 20 inches long, weighing four pounds — broadside to the current.

    Boundary waters abound with fish of all species in all seasons.

    The inshore and nearshore waters around Little River, S.C., and Sunset Beach, N.C., are a complex saltwater ecosystem in a variety of ways.

    The Savannah River swamp is unique among places where South Carolina hunters can chase a tom turkey. Here’s how and why.

    The Savannah River swamp is a formidable arena for wild game, including centuries-old cypress trees, oxbow swamps and endless pockets of primo habitat.

    This Conover pro sweeps out Lake Wylie’s beds for the season’s best bass action.

    Whenever Brian Travis of Conover wets a line at Lake Wylie, he can’t help but relive the dream that began in April 2008 when he won the Bass Federation National Championship there.

    Turkey season in the Lowcountry opens this month, and these tactics will help ensure that you get the season started off right.

    The key to turkey hunting success has been simply described as being in the right place at the right time.