Features from February 2022
- With the 2021 deer season over, let’s take a look back at some of the best deer killed in the Carolinas.
- Long-line trolling is a great tactic for catching crappies during the winter months.
- February is prime time for catching giant bluefin tuna off the Carolina coastlines.
- Rabbit hunting is a long-held tradition in the Carolinas for hunters using small packs of dogs.
- Yellow perch are often caught by accident in the Carolinas, but you can target them successfully in certain bodies of water.
Columns - February 2022
- Better casting leads to more trout in the creel, and anyone can do it with practice and patience.
- Some anglers are surprised to know that February is one of the best months for catching trophy bass in the Carolinas.
- Santee’s most popular species spend February setting up to spawn, and they’re plenty hungry.
- The Bimini twist is a fishing knot that is easy to learn and useful no matter what species you’re fishing for.
- Kayak anglers can find plenty of lesser-known places to fish by looking for public waters.
- Sportsmen who lease recreational land are at the whim of the landowner. Buy your own land and you’ll be all set.
- This Venison Tidbits and Gravy recipe puts good use to pieces of meat that often go unused.
Outdoor Update - February 2022
- The SCDNR recently completed stocking 30,000 trout in South Carolina’s Lower Saluda River.
- The Bassmaster Classic and Dixie Deer Classic are March 4-6.
- Paisley June Wolfe teamed up with her dad Capt. Jason Wolfe to win $8825 in the Blacks Camp Big Cat Shootout in December.
- Ryan Long of Greensboro, N.C. won the December Bag-A-Buck contest for his 11-point Rockingham County brute.
- SCDNR fisheries biologists are getting ready for flounder stocking, but it’s a long term program with no immediate results.
Hot Spots - February 2022
- The Cape Fear River is a wintertime hotspot for stripers.
- Targeting rocks is the key to catching Fontana smallmouth in February.
- Anglers catch Lake Murray’s bass with a variety of tactics in February.
- Stripers are biting in the New Bern area, and specks will join them as long as it’s not too cold.
- Little River’s redfish are ganged up in schools and willing to bite live bait and artificial lures.
- Tight-lining is the key to catching pre-spawn crappie at Kerr Lake throughout February.
- Live bait is the key to catching stripers in February on Clarks Hill.