During the early 1970s, while actors Burt Reynolds, Jon Voight and Ned Beatty were paddling around the Jocassee and Tallulah gorges filming Deliverance, a 13-year-old outdoorsman by the name of James Couch was busily fishing the nearby Whitewater, Horsepasture, and Thompson Rivers.
Change affects everything, and bass fishing is certainly no exception. You can often tell the age of a long-time Lake Murray bass fisherman based on what factors he considers to describe the good old days.
John Irwin is no Cub Scout when it comes to cobia fishing. A 37-old-guide, he is more like a Four-Star General. His battlefield is South Carolinas Broad River, and the troops are the fishermen in his boat. On the average, he lands more than 100 cobia during May, the peak of the annual migration.
Follow the GPS guide in this issue, and you may soon be filling a stringer of your own.