Features from January 2024

Columns - January 2024

  • Excel 1864 Switchblade
    The Excel 1864 Switchblade is a game changer for waterfowl hunters that want to use their boats for more than just shooting ducks.
  • Feral sausage and cabbage soup
    This sausage and cabbage dish is extra special when it’s made with meat from wild hogs, which are plentiful in the Carolinas.
  • Find your fly-fishing destination
    Anglers looking for some great fly-fishing destination information will find what they’re looking for, sometimes far easier than they expect.
  • Get your motor running
    Adding a motor to your fishing kayak is not a new idea, and offers many advantages. But is it the right move for you and your fishing kayak?
  • Give your food plots a post-season review
    January is a great time to do a post-season review on your food plots, and see what changes are in order to make your next ones even better.
  • New Year bass and stripers
    Two of the most active species on the Santee Cooper lakes during January are largemouth bass and stripers. Here’s how to catch them.
  • Our fisheries need your help
    Public participation in meetings about our fisheries is dismally low, so anglers need to step up and have their voice heard.

Outdoor Update - January 2024

Hot Spots - January 2024

  • Bordertown specks
    Speckled trout along the NC/SC border are feeding up like mad during January, and they’ll hit topwater lures or soft plastics.
  • Buckhorn bassin’
    Buckhorn Lake is a promising destination for Carolina bass anglers during January’s cold spell, especially with Anthony Horton's tips.
  • Bugging on the Davidson River
    The Davidson River is a gold mine for fly-fishermen during the winter, when a variety of small midge flies will catch trout.
  • Clarks Hill slabfest
    Anglers can catch plenty of big slab crappie at Clarks Hill Lake throughout January with these tips from Shannon Suttle.
  • The Fishing Creek blues
    The cold weather doesn’t slow down the blue catfish from biting on Fishing Creek for anglers using these tactics.
  • Tiny creek redfishing
    Catch your share of wintertime redfish in South Carolina’s lowcountry with these tips from Capt. Stephen Flook.