Cover: June 2018

Summer doesn’t mean crappie fishing is finished in the Carolinas, it just means some adjustments to your tactics. Summer definitely means dolphin in the bluewater of both states. […]

Bass Fishing

Fast and furious – Striper, hybrid bass action

It is nighttime — the crack of dawn is still and hour or more away — and South Carolina’s Lake Hartwell is dark. Chip Hamilton points the bow of his striper boat straight at the bank of a point jutting out into the lake and revs the engine briefly to drive the front of the boat up on the bank. […]


Cover: March 2018

Turkey season gets cranked up in mid-March in South Carolina. In North Carolina, crappie fishermen have plenty to be thankful for. Turkey photo by Brian Carroll. Crappie photo by Brian Cope. […]


Extending the quail tradition

Before whitetail deer and wild turkeys became the flagship species for hunters in the Southeast, bobwhite quail was king. Back when boys rolled up into the high-school parking lot with shotguns in gun racks in the back window of the truck — and no one minded — it was common to stop along the way to school and kick up a covey of quail before heading to class. […]


Get down for trout

A large, dark shadow was visible in a bathtub-sized pool. The pool downstream from where I stood had produced several average-sized rainbow trout for quick release. The shadow was in a tiny pool upstream in the middle of a turbulent riffle. […]