Back in October, you and a group of your duck hunting buddies or maybe it was a couple of family members obtained an application from the S.C. Department of Natural Resources for one of their annual draw duck hunts.
All the fall months have fabulous redfishing, but November may just be the cream of the crop. Guides, who pole anglers year-round to within casting range of spot-tail bass, rank the two-month period ending around Thanksgiving as the best possible time to catch spot-tails because of the consistent weather patterns, clearing water and aggressive feeding patterns of fish fattening up for winter.
The rut is close. By procreative instinct, a mature hefty 8-pointer traverses the land. Ascending a bluff ridge, the persistent male steadily climbs the steep vegetative terrain with ease. His path is precise; the buck has ventured the topography many times before. Although he periodically stops to investigate a few licking branch scrapes and flehmens doe urine, he directs his attention toward old trees with distinguished markings.