On opening day the only gobbling going on came from someone else's property. As the sun broke the horizon, a hen that was roosted a few trees to my right broke out with a series of cackles, she flew down nearly to my lap, and proceeded to check out the two decoys I had set. Busting out above me, was a long bearded tom. He locked his wings, landed past the decoys, and left the scene. Talk.... Read More
After 3 years of turkey hunting I FINALLY got one. I gave up on turkey hunting on March the 2nd only to resume on March the 3rd. Good thing I did. He was a young one....about 1.5 years old. Shot in Early Branch, SC.
Capt. Robert Olsen of Knot@Work Fishing Charters is putting his clients on a variety of offshore fish off the coast of Charleston. A recent bottom fishing trip in 100 foot of water netted limits of 5 different species of fish, including triggerfish, which bit throughout the day.
Black sea bass, grouper, and snapper were also plentiful on this trip, and Olsen's crew landed the fish on a.... Read More
HOOT HOOT HOOT ~ Gobbler season is just around the corner. Get out your turkey calls and knock the dust off of your turkey vest. SHAKE IT GOOD FIRST and get the spiders out of it. Wipe off your slate calls and get a fresh batch of diaphragm calls wet. It's just around the corner and if you don't start now you will be RUSTY when opening day swings around the corner.
It's never too late to practice. That slow period between the end of deer season and the beginning of Turkey Season is a good time to practice. SHOTGUNNING :) You never know when you are going to need those skills sharpened.
When that first blast from a seated position misses the glowing red head of a spring gobbler, you may be required to back yourself up with that second shot. It.... Read More
Captain Mike Able has a NEW Maverick boat and it is making waves on the waterway. Mike Jr. has been on the water since he could stand in it, and has a true passion for fishing. It shows in the way that he works in it, on it, and around it. Managing Haddrell's Point Tackle and Supply most of the time, and spending the rest of his time chartering on the inshore waters of Charleston, SC..... Read More
Wyatt Russell of Mount Pleasant, South Carolina took this AWESOME Sheepshead from an UNDISCLOSED LOCATION on 02/23/2014. I didn't get an exact weight on the fish yet, but my eye says that she is over 10 Lbs...
GREAT FISH WYATT!
South Carolina Sportsman Field Representative Brian M. Carroll Mount Pleasant, South Carolina
When the PIGS come out to play. It's my favorite time of the year. Sheepshead are on the the move and getting ready to jump into the boat. They head offshore to the wrecks and reefs in and around 20 to 75 feet. Massive numbers of sheepshead aka 'CONVICTS' because of their black and white stripes, congregate on the reefs. Grab a pint of fiddlers and get your ugly sticks read. They are some.... Read More
Early spring is the time of year when PIGS come to mind. They have been eating all of the corn from the deer feeders and messing up deer hunts throughout the season. Now it is time to get them. I like the weather to be cold and the food to be scarce, because it makes them much more predictable. You can put corn out and make them come regularly without hesitation.
The fishing season has started off pretty good for Gerald Granier or aka “Jigging Jerry” of Charleston off the Mt. Pleasant Pier. So far, he has netted a 20-in speckled trout, and the season has just started.
Last year, Granier finished up the 2013 season with a 24-inch fish, which weighed four pounds, nine ounces, on Dec. 31. This was the largest speckled trout ever taken off the Mount.... Read More
The SCDNR and South Carolina 4-H are teaming up to put on a shooting sports field day that is open to the public, and free of charge for participants. It will take place on Feb 8 at Palachucola Shooting Range, which is next to the Webb Wildlife Center in Hampton County.
Firearms safety training will be a big part of this program, but shooting instruction on shotguns, .22 rifles, airguns,.... Read More
MASTER ANGLER Brian Cope says that it is a little chilly on the backside, and he doesn't mean the back side of the flat. He meant the BUM. Fishing in the chilly weather in a kayak can be a cold adventure. Many times kayak anglers drop the water from the paddle down the sleeves on the way to the spot and then have to sit in a puddle of chilly H20 until the adventure is over.