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.
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.
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.
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.