My college roommate invited me to Winnsboro to hunt for the weekend. We spent Friday night at his cabin before the hunt. The cabin is literally a log cabin on a hill overlooking Lake Monticello with a walk-around deck and an outside fireplace.
After reading William Walker’s book, “Down the Little Pee Dee,” Ryan Stephens, my brother, Dawson Jordan, and I decided that we should explore the headwaters of the Little Pee Dee River.
True sportsmen only shoot ducks when they are in flight. The most common time to go duck hunting is in the early morning when they fly for a 15-20 minute window before sunrise. The birds wake up at the roost and fly to a place where they can find food and other ducks.
This past weekend, my brother, Dawson, and I learned how to fish for striped bass. I had never been fishing on Lake Santee and was looking forward to trying something new.
Thanksgiving week has come and gone, and with it, the first split of duck season. Duck season runs from Thanksgiving week in November until the end of January, giving an excuse for many to wake up at five in the morning and navigate the river to their favorite spot.