We were in a tent, wearing whatever dry clothes we could muster, wrapped in warm liners, and our feet towards a fire. Matt Jordan and I were on an island surrounded by the swift and icy French Broad River.
Winter is a great time of the year to fish in the Santee Cooper System for striped bass. This reservoir is fed by the Congaree River and is made up by two connected lakes, Marion and Moultrie.
The water was clear on the morning of Black Friday and The Eastatoee River was void of fishermen. I thought that the lack of fishermen was due to the 27 degree weather but Dawson believed the other fishermen were taking advantage of Black Friday fishing gear sales.
There are many reasons why we look forward to the fall. Cooler weather, changing leaves, football, and bull red drum. October and April are the best times to fish for these giants, whose size averages at over 20 pounds.
The South Carolina Shrimp Baiting Season came in on Friday, September 8, at noon. Hunter Jordan, Richard Calhoun, and myself planned a trip to Georgetown on Friday night to try our luck.
I was pulling the boat out of the water in McLellanville after a discouraging two day search for Tarpon when a bottlenose dolphin poked his head out of the water hoping to receive some leftover bait.
The most frustrating feeling while fishing comes when I am doing everything right but still not catching fish, while someone nearby is effortlessly catching fish using the exact same bait.
Jigger pole fishing is an old classic way to catch fish along riverbanks and ponds where the good spots are hard to reach by casting.
Unlike other members of the bass family, stripers love cold water and that is exactly why the Saluda River is such a popular place.