Features from September 2021
- Ocean piers attract plenty of anglers who target king mackerel, other big gamefish
- Soft mast is a favorite deer food; hunters in the Carolinas need to recognize and hunt around it.
- Pinpoint bass forage options in your home waters and choose lures accordingly, Carolinas experts advise.
- With more than a million acres of public hunting lands, North Carolina offers plenty of good deer hunting
- Public-lands dove hunters are popular in the Carolinas.
Columns - September 2021
- Key on brush as fall bass patterns begin to emerge.
- Modern compound bows are outfitted with many accessories, each serving to increase performance and/or accuracy, but the accessory that is most-individualized and most-frequently changed is the sight.
- Convergence zones are areas that fish look for to find the most comfortable places that are near food. Find such zones, and you'll find fish.
- Don’t waste all that hard habitat work by missing the big shot.
- Teal, geese, swamp chickens on tap for September hunter/paddlers.
- September is a transition month for some species in the Santee Cooper lakes, and while some patterns remain similar to the summer patterns of August, others evolve into explosive action.
- Try venison with an eggroll.
Outdoor Update - September 2021
- Enter the Carolina Sportsman Bag-A-Buck contest for your shot at winning a monthly prize and/or the Grand Prize, which includes a 2-day, 2-man deer/hog hunting package.
- Berkeley County announced plans to build the Mega Boat Landing in Moncks Corner, S.C. The landing will offer access to Lake Moultrie.
- The NCWRC and N.C. Wildlife Federation are teaming up to offer a deer hunting and a deer procession webinar this fall.
- Taner Rudolph set the new North Carolina state record for channel catfish on July 18, 2021. He weighed the 26 pounder at EZ Bait and Tackle.
Hot Spots - September 2021
- Big reds invade Long Bay waters west of Cape Fear.
- Anglers on Lake Russell can expect striper and crappie fishing to remain strong through September, according to guide Wendell Wilson of Elberton, Ga.
- Labor Day kicks off great fishing for bull reds in Little River border inlet.
- Lake Hickory stripers schooling in cooler, deeper water in September.
- September is shark month in Charleston Harbor.
- Harris bass moving from summer to fall patterns in September.
- Probe drop-offs for Swansboro flounder during short NC season.