• Volume 8 Number 9 - September 2013

    Features

    Gag grouper move onto structure in 55 to 80 feet of water for two-month feeding spree.

    On a crisp, late September morning, with the sun just promising to rise, there is a flurry of activity at the Ocean Isle Fishing Center.  On the docks, Capt. Chris “O.C.” Dew and Capt. Chris Dawson are readying the World Cat and Carolina Cat for the day’s charters. 

    Coastal zones producing the biggest harvest, Pee Dee zone the biggest alligators.

    When the clock struck noon, months of anticipation and preparation finally came to fruition — gear checked, licenses securedand hearts pounding in anticipation of the alligator season. Boats were lined up awaiting the nod from the local representative of the S.C. Department of Natural Resources, signaling the start of alligator season.

    Find bucks still in summer patterns and take your best shot

    Regardless of when deer begins in South Carolina — and opening day depends on where your deer stand is — hunters need an early season strategy based on the type of hunting you’ll be doing, as well as the particular sector of the state you hunt. But early season hunting, regardless of where you hunt in South Carolina, can have its rewards.

    Bulls Bay is known for shrimp and trout, and both show up in September.

    The conversation came real easy, as it does after a great day on the water when you’ve figured out what the fish wanted and have given it to them. Johnny Spitzmiller of Ambush Inshore Charters was having just that sort of conversation at the lunch counter of Sewee Outpost in Awendaw.

    SCDNR plants around 50 fields on WMAs around the state specifically for public dove shoots.

    “Mark!” “Bird!” “Bird, behind you! “Low bird, low bird, don’t shoot!” “Down the middle, high bird — nice shot!”