Amberjacks are the puppy dogs of the sea. Show up around any wreck, rock or reef where theyre keeping company and theyll come trotting out to investigate, tongues wagging, waiting for you throw them some kind of doggie treat.
On any given lake, on any given night, particularly during the summer, there are a limited number of spots where a fisherman can go, tie up the boat and have a reasonable chance at catching a cooler full of crappie.
The boat was in the water at the public ramp in Oriental its engine warming up, as Gary Dubiel and Dave Stewart, both fishing guides, scurried about, readying their gear for a morning of fishing for the Neuse Rivers giant red drum.
Smallmouth bass arent the most populous fish in South Carolina, but on the Broad River, the fish is king. Smallmouth have thrived on this river from Columbia upstream since initial stockings decades ago, and they have become the No. 1 target of Broad River anglers.
Pier fishing is one of South Carolinas oldest angling traditions, and July has always been a great month for catching fish from these structures. With the water temperature averaging a balmy 83 degrees, fish like pompano and spot join a host of other species that bite throughout the summer; the majority of tarpon caught off South Carolina piers are also taken in July.
Long before striped bass were introduce into reservoirs, they lived in rivers. Coincidentally, long before the invention of modern fishing boats, Native American anglers pursued river stripers from small, sleek, self- propelled watercraft. Today, a select few anglers earn their stripes the old fashioned way.
Jeff Cronk has used his summers, weekends and time away from his full-time job as a middle-school math teacher to amass a wealth of fishing knowledge on the Bogue Sound and Bogue Inlet. One thing he knows very well is in the heat of the summer, flounder move to the nearshore ocean hard bottoms and artificial reefs.
Summertime lock several species of fish into predictable patterns, and that can be a very good thing for fishermen if they adapt their efforts. Lake Richard B. Russell on the Savannah River is certainly no exception, and while crappie are one of the popular and predictable species that provide hot action during July, there are several species available most any given day.
Harvesting a deer may be the most-important aspect of the hunt for deer hunters, but enjoying the venison is also a priority for most. After the harvest, most hunters have a routine for processing a deer; many take it to a processor and check off what cuts or items they want made from the meat.
Trophy-sized tarpon will invade the sounds around Beaufort and Hilton Head this month, providing anglers with tackle-busting action.