Features from July 2021
- Shallow bass fishing is long gone by July; fish where they live: deep water.
- Drop that heavy tackle and target summer bass with a fly rod.
- Open water behind Hatteras Inlet presents anglers targeting red drum with challenges.
- Cobia leave South Carolina’s nearshore waters as summer arrives, but a lot of them don’t go far.
- Beat the heat; get wet and catch river smallmouths.
Columns - July 2021
- Here's a simple and tasty recipe that can be made with Mahi that were swimming just hours before this meal hits the table.
- Camping and kayak fishing go together very well for anglers who want to extend their fishing time or fish in places few others ever see.
- Pack a couple of ACE bandages for first aid in your tackle bag, and you'll be ready for many emergencies without taking up much space.
- COVID-19 is still impacting the outdoor world, with equipment shortages. Don't wait until the last minute to get ready for archery season.
- Getting food plots in the ground during the heat of summer is necessary to have available forage for wildlife when hunting season begins.
- July is productive for multiple species of fish on the Santee Cooper lakes, Marion and Moultrie, for anglers with the right game plan.
Outdoor Update - July 2021
- I was thinking the other day when I saw the data on the spring wild turkey harvest in the Carolinas, that sometimes not getting what you want turns out to be a really good thing.
- Sign up early for the 2021 CCA SC STAR and you'll have a chance at an early bird prize, plus a shot at a Polaris Ranger XP 1000.
- The NCWRC has confirmed that a positive case of Chronic Wasting Disease was discovered in Virginia this week, 33 miles from the N.C. border.
- North Carolina’s outdoor enthusiasts and its wildlife lost an icon May 18, 2021 with the passing of Eddie Bridges.
- Hank Cherry of Lincolnton, N.C. won his second Bassmaster Classic in a row during this past weekend's "Super Bowl of Fishing" at Lake Ray Roberts in Ft. Worth, TX.
- Rodney Orr puts clients on trophy flounder for a living, but he was fishing alone when he caught the biggest flounder of his life in Little River, S.C. on May 20, 2021.
- Natalie Bell, a seventh-grader at East Burke High School, is the 2021 female national champion of the National Archery in Schools Program.
- Corbyn Baker tells her story of how she won $30,000 for catching a huge redfish during the Sarah James Fulcher Redfish Tournament in 2020.
- SCDNR's report on South Carolina's 2020 deer harvest shows some interesting data and trends for deer hunting in the Palmetto State.
- Nikki Colwell of Inman, S.C. is the new South Carolina state record holder for spinner shark after catching a 173-pound, 5-ounce spinner out of Edisto Beach on April 18, 2021.
Hot Spots - July 2021
- Big red drum are patrolling the waters of the Neuse River throughout the summer. Catch your share with these tips from a local guide.
- Tripletail will visit North Carolina waters as summer heat bears down.
- Heat has Clarks Hill stripers on the move this month.
- Lake Norman fishermen concentrate on flathead catfish when the weather is steamy.
- Kerr Lake crappie headed deep; anglers need crankbaits, not jigs.
- Moving water gets summer redfish biting in South Carolina's lowcountry, so forget the heat and focus on the tide cycles instead.
- Spadefish make for cool action through the hot summer.