• Volume 6 Number 8 - August 2011

    Features

    Hot weather means hot action on Lake Wateree crappie.

    Crappie fishing on Lake Wateree in August may not be at the top of everyone’s list in terms of great action, but anglers targeting crappie may want to rethink that perception.

    Beat the heat and catch Bulls Bays beasts -- sharks of all sizes

    The sizzling summer heat spreads fishermen out from the extreme shallows of tidal flats all the way to the edge of the Continental Shelf. They’re all hunting for a finny foe to bamboozle and wrestle to the boat.

    SCDNR’s chief biologist says deer herd may be declining, but hunters are making the best of it.

    The raw numbers jump out at you: the deer harvest in South Carolina declined for the eighth year in a row in 2010, down between 25 to 30 percent from the record harvest of 2002. The statewide deer population is estimated at 725,000 — about a quarter of a million animals less than the mid-1990s when herd numbers peaked at around a million deer.

    You can’t blame Englis Glover for expressing his love — loud and long — for Murrells Inlet. After all, he grew up barely a long cast from its waters and, except for an interruption of several years while chasing and hitting a little white ball as a golf pro, he’s always called the little fishing village on the lower end of the Grand Strand home.

    Lake Moultrie fishermen can ‘drift’ their way to success on summer catfish.

    Lakes and rivers draw crowds during the sweltering summer months, and while some visitors cut the surface tension with jet skis and wake boards, travelers who wind up at Lake Moultrie generally pack a boat full of rods, slinky weights and 100-count boxes of 5/0 Gamakatsu circle hooks for their weekend activities.