• Volume 9 Number 10 - October 2014

    Features

    Use trail cams, don’t over-hunt and get out after the rain

    Perhaps the most refreshing thing about Danny Dillard of Easley is that he used to be just like the rest of us when it came to deer hunting, and he knows it.

    Lake Greenwood slabs are on the way to the backs of creeks this month; follow them and fill that limit using these expert tips.

    Most teens strive to find their niche in high school. Some are athletes, others student government types, others bookworms, socialites or not-so-socialites. These days, it’s not uncommon for high schools to field their own bass-fishing club teams. Even so, Braxton Wall, a 17-year-old senior at Ninety Six High School near Lake Greenwood, is a crappie guy.

    Keep up with deer movements and October might bring you a trophy buck.

    Deer movement in South Carolina can occasionally be predictable, but those times are few and seldom last long, especially if deer get pressure from hunters. They generally occur during the very early season when deer are still in their summer pattern or very late in the season when hunting pressure often dwindles in remote areas.

    Southerly migration of white shrimp kicks off big trout bite along South Carolina coast.

    For light-tackle anglers along the southern tip of the Grand Strand, the arrival of fall is nothing less than an early Christmas present. Fishermen around Murrells Inlet welcome along with October the prime season for catching speckled trout. From the rock-lined jetties on the ocean side to the handful of oyster-covered creeks in this quaint vacation destination, the speck showcase showdown begins. 

    These seven tips will give you a better chance for success when you enter a buck’s territory on the ground

    Kneeling motionless for what seemed like hours, my knees were aching as I waited for the right opportunity to move a little closer to the deer feeding barely 30 yards away. 

    Fall mullet run brings bull reds to the surf, within reach of beach-bound anglers

    When it comes to inshore fishing in South Carolina, the redfish is king. They’re aggressive feeders willing to take numerous baits, and hard fighters, especially on light tackle.