Sometimes when things go bump in the night its a good thing.
Take for instance, a monster of a flathead or blue catfish thwacking a piece of shad or live bream in the pitch dark, or the distinct tick-tick sound of a clicker reel announcing the bite of a giant catfish pummeling a bait with its crusher plates.
Most good charts of Winyah Bay have a notation jetty in ruins at either side of the inlet that shows where the water from the Pee Dee, the Waccamaw, the Black and the North Santee and South Santee rivers pours into the Atlantic Ocean.
During the 1930s, the construction wizards of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers created a shortcut to carry shipped goods between the Cape Fear River and Myrtle Grove Sound, which separates Carolina Beach from the mainland south of Wilmington.
When settled around a campfire with friends and fellow fly anglers, everyone enjoys listening and sharing tales of fishing adventures in exotic places, the big fish that was too big for the net or the one that got away.