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For Santee, spawn is the big ticket

As the calendar pages turn slowly with the winds of March blowing through the trees, it’s not hard to know that spring is just around the corner.Read More...
March 25, 2009 at 1:00 pm

Time for trophy cats and slaying the slabs

March is upon us, and some cold weather remains. But cold-weather fishing has become popular and very productive, especially for blue catfish, crappie and bass. For many years, anglers have fished the Santee Cooper lakes of Marion and Moultrie during the winter and made outstanding catfish catches. Now, they’re working to catch a variety of species.Read More...
February 25, 2009 at 11:41 am

February fishing: a labor of ‘love’

February is one of my favorite times to fish, but I can’t think of fishing this month without thinking about how I prepared for this occasion. I usually start in December — yes, December. I make my plans as I wrap up deer season. This also helps me to think “warm” thoughts while out hunting in the “cold.”Read More...
February 02, 2009 at 2:24 pm

Cold-weather crappie, catfish are a challege on Santee lakes

Capt. Steve Sexton is widely known for some of his oceangoing feats, but for fishermen who frequent the Santee Cooper lakes, he is better known for the tactics he uses to catch and — and often release — catfish, crappie and bream.Read More...
January 06, 2009 at 10:04 am

Having and beating those ‘winter blues’

With winter upon us and cold weather as harsh and brittle as a dried twig, most outdoors-minded people are enjoying warm, cozy fireplaces, while the true fishermen are challenging the cold.Read More...
November 25, 2008 at 4:02 pm

Do double duty as cold weather closes in

Cooler weather is upon us, and many avid outdoors-minded people are searching to ideas to keep them busy during the winter months.Read More...
October 21, 2008 at 11:00 am

Carolina-rigged worms working on bass

As fall rolls along, it appears that Kenny Cox of the Summerville Bassmasters is closing in on the season points lead in the club standings.Read More...
September 22, 2008 at 11:00 am

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