Features from August 2021
- Channel catfish can be a summer angler's saving grace. They don't mind the scorching heat nearly as much as other fish do.
- Where are South Carolina’s top public-land deer hunts? We’ll let you know.
- For redfish in the peak of summer’s heat, smoke ‘em in the grass.
- Russell, Murray, Wateree are SC’s top summer striper destinations
- What’s ahead for North Carolina flounder?
Columns - August 2021
- Give doves a reason to to hang around your field.
- Try this flounder recipe; you may never fry again.
- Batter up! Take a swing at August fishing
- August can certainly be a challenge for bass fishermen on most of our lakes in the Carolinas, at least during the daytime. I do a lot of night-fishing in August, but another way I make the most of my fishing opportunities is to go as far upstream in a lake as I can, even to the tailrace below the next dam.
- A new South Carolina catfish regulation spells good news for the blue catfish at Santee, and for other waterways in the Palmetto State.
- Practice can actually make perfect in archery. The key is focusing on the process of shooting instead of thinking about the shot itself.
- August’s heat requires a different approach for saltwater fish.
Outdoor Update - August 2021
- SC addresses falling flounder numbers; NC still grasping at straws.
- North Carolina's Foothills Public Shooting Complex is now the largest shooting range in the Carolinas thanks to recent expansion.
- Rocky Baker caught the new North Carolina state record blue catfish while fishing in the Roanoke River on July 10, 2021.
- It's time for North Carolina hunters to apply for the 2021 permitted hunting opportunities for numerous species throughout the state.
- The SCDNR is now accepting lottery applications for South Carolina's 2021 deer hunting season on numerous state-owned properties.
- WIDESPREAD scores big in the 2021 Big Rock Blue Marlin Tournament, winning more than $1.6 million for their 656.5-pounder from Day 5.
Hot Spots - August 2021
- Red drum stay shallow in Swansboro-area marshes in August.
- High Rock bass have turned to shallow water as August arrives.
- August is peak of Cape Fear tarpon encounters.
- Set yourself adrift for Lake Moultrie blue cats this month.
- The tributaries of North Carolina’s Albemarle Sound give up plenty of hungry white perch once the dog days of summer set in.
- While some species of fish go through a lull during the heat of August, the jack crevalle bite is on fire in the Hilton Head Island area.
- Winyah Bay channel islands turn red in August.
Field Notes - August 2021
- Your rifle’s accuracy, to a large extent, depends on how the scope, rifle and mounts fit. Here’s how to mount a scope on your deer rifle.