• Volume 6 Number 4 - April 2011

    Features

    Lake Moultrie’s shallows can be a sight-fishing heaven in April, if you heed these experts’ advice.

    Springtime has finally arrived after a brutal winter, and with turkeys gobbling and azaleas blooming, the warming, shallow waters of Lake Moultrie welcome back the big green fish with the big mouths and the swollen bellies.

    April marks the beginning of outstanding offshore fishing in the bluewater off South Carolina’s coast.

    Charleston Harbor is 50 miles and two hours behind, and an eager crew is staring intently at baits being trolled down a weedline, waiting, knowing it’s just a matter of time.

    April action in this sprawling marsh area makes a longer drive worth the extra miles.

    Rob Beglin of Inshore Xtreme Guide Service lives in Pawley’s Island, but when he takes parties fishing, he drives a good 45 minutes south to the Cape Romain/Bulls Bay area.

    April is prime time for filling your cooler on one of South Carolina’s best crappie lakes.

    If you’re looking for springtime crappie, April can often provide the best fishing of the year. This is particularly true at Lake Wateree, a mid-state hotspot known for producing lots of crappie and plenty of slabs.

    The first week is the hot one, but know how to succeed throughout the season from these experts.

    If you’re serious about tagging a gobbler in South Carolina’s Upstate region, it’s important to hunt the first week of the season that begins April 1. According to data compiled by the S.C. Department of Natural Resources, hunter success is highest in that first week.

    This Palmetto State ‘all-star’ team has definite ideas about how to tackle toms in the spring.

    Every sport has its superstars, players who stand head and shoulders above the rest: Albert Pujols in baseball, Tom Brady in football, Tiger Woods in golf — and turkey hunting is no exception.