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  • While out running the back roads of South Carolina with my wife Debra we ran past a small sign on the side of the road.
    Bob White Quail...843-821-1532 Within minutes we had whipped the car around and were headed towards 'Flight Bird Farm' where Mr. Glenn Clark raises Quail. Mr. Clark is a very kind gentleman and he quickly invited us into the heart of his operation where he is hatching next years birds. We both followed with excitement as he went into the building and then opened up the first of many bird boxes. WOW!! Upon opening the box there was mass commotion as 100's of tiny quail ran from one side to the other and huddled together into one HUGE Covey!! These little guys were only a week or so old and they were no taller than a plum. It was a sight to see!! Both Debra and I guffawed at the sight of those little guys running around in the box. Glenn showed us around the shop and in and out of the different boxes with birds that were in different age classes. Some were just a week old, some were days old, some were just hours old.... And finally he asked us if we would like to stay and see some that were SECONDS old!!! So we obliged! 'Sure..We would love to' He moved from the boxes to the other side of the shop and there were incubators stacked up along the wall. Each box was loaded with little white eggs and they had these little dark spots mixed in... We soon found out that those little dark spots were babies that had just hatched! He opened the racks within the bigger boxes and out popped some little teeny tiny babies no bigger than your thumb. They were running all over their brothers & sisters showing off how their new legs worked. Glenn gently picked them up and counted them one by one and placed them in the bigger box. He was sure to write down the quantity of hatchlings from each box and placed them in the bigger boxes with the lights. They were very happy to be out of their shells and out and about to run.!! After Glenn counted and moved the babies he looked over each and every shell to remove the already hatched ones and remove any 'Sleepers', then he carefully helped those that were CLOSE out of their shells. It was AMAZING to see first hand the miracle of birth...so many times in such a short period of time. Before he placed the racks back into the incubators he sprayed them down with water to help keep the moisture levels correct and to soften the shells, making it easier for the rest to come on out and meet the world. Debra and I spoke to Glenn on through the process and watched as he completed his duties for the day. He showed us around the farm and answered all of our questions about everything that we saw.From the Grapes across the road to the deer stand that produced the trophy deer heads on his wall. It is nice to travel the country and meet the nice people that work and live around us. Debra and I really enjoyed our afternoon with Glenn and look forward to coming back in the fall. Flight Bird Farm as you can tell by the name is raising quail for sale. We spoke to Glenn about coming back when these babies will be ready for sale. He told us that in 12 weeks they will be just about full grown, and ready for the market. If you are interested in getting some Quail for your property to help enhance your chances of getting a covey rise, call Glenn Clark of FLIGHT BIRD FARM and let him help you get started. Soon you will be lifting the barrel of your favorite 16 gauge in hopes of gathering on of those fast flying Quail for supper. I know I will....

    FLIGHT BIRD FARM 843-821-1532 and If you can't get him on the first number feel free to try 843-296-5048
    He will be happy to help you get what you need!!

    I hope to see you out on the water or in the woods soon!

    South Carolina Sportsman Field Representative
    Brian M. Carroll
    Mount Pleasant, SC

    July 11, 2009 at 11:01pm

    Get your applications in for the Savannah River Site Deer Hunts
    Applications are due POSTMARKED by July 31st 2009.
    You can check out this link to get your application.

    http://www.srs.gov/general/deer_hunt/hunt.htm

    It is an organized dog drive hunt that will excite any South Carolina Deer hunter. The images alone of past hunts will let you know the kind of bucks that come out of that property. Quantity and Quality are both options during this hunt, as you can clearly see. The hunt that I attended last season took 89 Whitetail deer 10 Hogs and 2 Coyotes. All of which were taken in the same 4 hour hunt. INCREDIBLE to say the least!! At SRS they take extra care to protect each and every hunter and make sure that everyone follows the same set of rules. The policies are in place to make sure that there is safety for everyone. If you are chosen for the hunt and you join the crew at SRS you will surely enjoy your visit and hopefully get your shot at one of SRS's HUGE Bucks!! Give it a shot! Grab a friend and place your application in the mail today!

    You will not be disappointed!!

    South Carolina Sportsman Field Representative
    Brian M. Carroll
    Mount Pleasant, SC

    July 09, 2009 at 10:58am

    'Left Teaser!!, Up in the wash.....Drop it to him!!' These words were common aboard the charter vessel JABEZ on the eve of the Fourth of July!! I had the pleasure of joining Captain Ben Polk and a crew of avid anglers as they searched the Gulf Stream looking for the elusive SAILFISH. As you can see they were successful in their endeavor! At the dock they proudly flew (4) Four upside down Sailfish flags, and they gathered at the transom for a parting shot that any South Carolina angler would have been proud to join. These anglers were not out in search of cooler filling meat fish, they were pulling a dredge and carefully rigged ballyhoo with circle hooks. In this style of fishing you must watch the baits in the water, and you must have a keen eye. Any sign of nervous water behind the baits could be the dorsal of a hungry Sailfish.
    'Left Teaser!!, Up in the wash.....Drop it to him!!' Captain Ben quickly pulled the teasers away from the violent thrashing behind the left teaser. 'There he is, He is on the flatline'....Rapidly a bare ballyhoo was drifted back into the crystal blue....and the line began to sing out of the Shimano TLD, with a swift turn of the handle it was ON!!. 'Who is up next?' seconds later there was a Sailfish tail walking away from the JABEZ. Another fish had been hooked and the battle had begun. Captain Ben backed the boat towards the giant as we cranked and cranked to catch up with the fish. At the transom we all leaned over to see the prize. A Sailfish that was caught in the side
    of its mouth and ready for a quick photo and release back into the deep!!! Once again Captain Ben made all smiles from his charter. High Fives All around and we were headed back to the hill. If you would like to join Captain Ben Polk aboard the JABEZ for an exciting offshore adventure give him a call 843 696 7655 You won't be disappointed!!

    If you would like to see all of the INCREDIBLE images from
    the trip check out this link...

    http://spotted.moultrienews.com/pages/gallery.php?gallery=296345

    South Carolina Sportsman Field Representative
    Brian M. Carroll
    Mount Pleasant, SC

    July 08, 2009 at 2:54pm

    Captain Jeff Yates picked me up at 6:30 AM just as planned. We headed for the Wando river towards one of his favorite Redfish spots. With the sun rising over the marsh we ran his Pathfinder through the creeks and curved around bend after bend, leaving nothing but a small wake in our path. These waters are 'HOME' for Captain Jeff who has been fishing the Wando River since he was a child, and he knows every bend like the back of his hand. He spoke of the massive schools of Redfish that awaited our arrival, and told us about the tails and backs coming out of the water that we would soon see. Not long after he pulled back the throttles and we drifted to a stop. Where he slipped the trolling motor into the water and told us to watch the banks for nervous water. As if on cue we saw the water break and the flip of a Redfish tail. Jeff had already loaded a fresh lively shrimp onto the hook and handed the rod to John. 'Throw right in front of that wake about 10 feet and let it drift into the fish, then hold on' Just like that Johns rod was doubled over and he was holding on just to keep the rod in his hands. The Redfish ran off with a blistering first run, and the school of Redfish came alive. We saw the water boiling all around us. Fish were going in all directions. We landed that first fish and then backed off to let the school get back together. Once again we slowly worked the bank until we saw the backs of the Redfish coming out of the water. Jeff pointed to the spot that John needed to cast the live shrimp and like a professional he dropped the shrimp right on target. Seconds after his cork was once again dipping under the water and running down the bank. John set the hook and once again was hooked up to another Wando River Redfish. As the morning went by we caught Redfish after Redfish! In an hour or so John had boated and released dozens of fish and asked how long this action would last. Captain Jeff told us that when the water rose above the oyster shells that it would be time to catch some Trout. John was excited, because he had already mentioned to Jeff that Trout were his favorite species of inshore fish. In the meantime we floated shrimp past the shellbeds and picked at the fish. One of Johns casts a little closer to the shell bed produced a flounder. Jeff noted that with any luck John would have the INSHORE SLAM...A Trout, Flounder & Redfish all in the same day! With the tide rolling in the trout bite would surely turn on any minute. Jeff moved us from the shell bed to another spot where we could float our live baits over some live oysters and soon after our corks were dipping underneath the silt filled incoming tide. Trout after Trout we put the icing on the cake and fulfilled Johns INSHORE SLAM! Noon was soon coming and Captain Jeff had to end the charter.
    He gave us the heads up that we would drift past this last shell bed and that it was time to head home. On the way back to the hill we talked of the tales of the day. Story after story of spewed out until we hit the dock. All in All a GREAT Day on the water!! John became another satisfied client for Captain Jeff Yates of TYJO KNOT Charters. If you would like to enjoy some INCREDIBLE inshore fishing with one of Charlestons' finest captains call 843-270-TYJO or
    843-270-8956 ...You won't be disappointed!

    Check out the rest of the pictures of our adventure at:

    http://spotted.moultrienews.com/pages/gallery.php?gallery=296330

    South Carolina Sportsman Field Representative
    Brian M. Carroll
    Mount Pleasant, SC

    July 01, 2009 at 10:37am

    Captain Ben Polk really knows how to keep a smile on a charters face. He does it with consistent rod bending action! If you don't hear the drag running off of one of his Shimanos' then he must be in the cabin making a snack. I had the pleasure of joining him and a crew of anglers out to the Gulf Stream last week. These guys were all avid anglers and Captain Ben put them to the test. I noticed on the way out that nobody had drawn straws for the first fight of the day, and it was mayhem when the first fish was on before all of the lines had even been deployed. 'Who is up first' asked Chip. The line was running rapidly out of the left outrigger rod. 'Somebody get in the chair!!, This is a nice fish!' It didn't take long and there were three people fighting to get into the fighting chair. David won and In minutes the gaff was set into the side of a beautiful 30.Lb Dolphin. WOW !!What a start!! The skunk was out of the boat before the sun got far off of the horizon. Between Captain Ben and his first mate Chip they used many years of offshore experience to keep the guys aboard happy the rest of the day. As the day went on the fish box rapidly filled itself with bright yellow and green. Any Offshore angler that like to eat knows that yellow and green are good colors for a fishbox!! These guys were all having a blast. The crew had already put on a show and given them all a run at the fighting chair. When the left outrigger whipped and rocked in the rod holder, It was the knocking of a sailfish on our door, with camera in hand I dropped back the line and free spooled the bait to the fish.I gave it a few seconds to turn and eat the bait and then locked down the drag. Soon after line was coming out of the reel like we had just hooked on to a freight train headed in the other direction. Little Will was up and he had his first battle with a billfish. Captain Ben drove the boat like a pro and first mate Chip handled the fish boatside. In minutes the fish was released without a scratch. Congrats Will!! All in All a GREAT TRIP !! Good Fun was had by ALL!! Back at the dock the guys chatted while the crew handled the duties of cleaning fish and
    cleaning the JABEZ. If you are looking for an offshore adventure with memories that will last a lifetime... Contact Captain Ben Polk 843-696-7655 he and his trusty mate Chip will be happy to take you for a ride!!!

    See you out there on the water soon....

    You can see more exciting pictures from this trip at:

    http://spotted.moultrienews.com/pages/gallery.php?gallery=296324

    ENJOY!!

    South Carolina Sportsman Field Representative
    Brian M. Carroll
    Mount Pleasant, SC

    June 30, 2009 at 12:18pm

    Captain Chuck Griffin of Aqua Adventure Charters says that the BIG REDS are on their way back in... Soon the Charleston Harbor will be loaded with BIG REDS that are ready willing and able to eat....BIG BAITS ON THE BOTTOM!! Get out the
    Shimano 4500's and spool them up with 20lb line. You will need the extra weights to keep your baits on the bottom too!
    If you have trouble catching them...then join Captain Chuck for an ebb tide trip and he will show you how it's done!
    (843) 860-1664 or (843) 884-6696

    Chuck says to use circle hooks and help keep our fishery alive and well! Those big reds will end up with the circle hook in the corner of the mouth every time if you let them take the baits and run before reeling to set the hook!

    South Carolina Sportsman Field Representative
    Brian M. Carroll
    Mount Pleasant, South Carolina

    May 20, 2009 at 10:59am

    Get out your rifles and dust off the scopes, the whitetails are wearing their summer coats!! When whitetail deer are wearing the red summer coats that is when you need to be out shooting your rifle. PRACTICE!PRACTICE!PRACTICE!PRACTICE!Get out there and shoot that gun. Make sure that your scope is in tune and that you are breathing slowly and squeezing the trigger not yanking it!! I like to use a 3-D deer target at long distances. I take some brown paper and place it over the
    vitals. Then I drive the target way down range and shoot from a stand, just like the real situation. It will give you more precise understanding of ballistics and make you more comfortable when that big 10 point buck steps out 100 yards further than you expected. The 3-D targets are GREAT because
    you can shoot them with your rifle and they do not blow out
    a bunch of the foam. It gives you a real life looking target and helps you to judge the size of the deer at longer distances.

    Get out the rifles and SHOOT SHOOT SHOOT!!! You will be happy that you took the time when August Rolls Around and you get an invitation to a Lowcountry Bean Field!

    Get out there and shoot!!

    South Carolina Sportsman Filed Representative
    Brian M. Carroll
    Mount Pleasant, South Carolina

    May 20, 2009 at 10:44am

    'PRETTY PLACE'....I have heard about Pretty Place for years so I looked on the internet and got directions...

    Take HWY 276 out of Greenville, SC and head towards Caesars Head State Park....A couple of miles past the entrance to the state park is a small sign on the right side of the road. It is at the continental divide. It reads CAMP GREENVILLE turn right onto that road and travel 4.5 miles to the end of the road. You will run right into the gate for Pretty Place.
    We visited both in the afternoon at sunset and the next morning at sunrise for one of the most SPECTACULAR VIEWS in the southeast!! AMAZING!!!

    Don't miss an opportunity to visit 'PRETTY PLACE'!!

    It takes about an hour and a half from downtown Greenville,SC but it is well worth the drive!

    ENJOY!

    South Carolina Sportsman Field Representative
    Brian M. Carroll
    Mount Pleasant, South Carolina

    May 20, 2009 at 10:33am

    We saw some SPECTACULAR Sights along our trip....
    Here are a few....

    We did slip into WNC (Western North Carolina) to enjoy some
    of the scenic beauty also....

    ENJOY!

    South Carolina Sportsman Field Representative
    Brian M. Carroll
    Mount Pleasant, South Carolina

    May 20, 2009 at 10:24am

    Last weekend Debra and I traveled to the Upstate to enjoy a little rest and relaxation!! Along our journey we captured some images of the surrounding environment!! The weather was beautiful and the woods were full of critters. We saw Deer, Turkey, Beaver, Birds, Snakes, all sorts of critters out and about...We even saw these things all dressed up and standing in the water. They were Fly Fishermen looking to catch trout in the stream. We watched as they cast the lines in the stream, watching as they slowly drifted with the current, Down, Down, Down... Then they pulled up and cast over the trees up current again and again. Eventually hooking and landing a beautiful trout! What a relaxing and enjoyable sport. If you get the opportunity to get out in the upstate and enjoy some of our wonderful streams and lakes, DO IT!
    There is plenty to see and explore, trails and paths that lead you to some excellent vistas. I will post some more images on the next post for you to see! Get out and enjoy the great outdoors and see what our state has to offer!

    South Carolina Sportsman Field Representative
    Brian M. Carroll
    Mount Pleasant, South Carolina

    May 20, 2009 at 10:18am

    During my visit to St. Kitts, West Indes I was able to join Gregory Degrasse at the Monkey Bar for some Delicious Food and some Great Atmosphere! On the Caribbean side of St. Kitts, protected from the winds of the Atlantic, midday at Frigate Bay brings a warming sun to the area and has most of the people in shorts and bikinis. With my feet in the sand looking over the ocean I was tempted by the sweet smell of chicken cooked on a grill and smothered in a jerk sauce. The citrus flavors were tantalizing the taste buds of anyone within 200 yds. I just could not resist anymore and I headed to the table with the best view. No problem with that...Every table has an Excellent view! You can feel the sand on the wooden floor of the Monkey Bar as it falls through your toes. No Shirt, No Shoes, No Problem!! The attire at the Monkey Bar is whatever you are wearing ....That's Fine! I mean you can come in a suit if you please, but you better be ready to unbutton your shirt!
    Ladies ...Don't come topless, but your bikini top will be cover enough. The Atmosphere with the sand and water is AMAZING! Looking out over the Caribbean with a cold drink in your hand ...Makes you think 'It just can't get any better than this' and then, out comes some of the most delicious food you have ever sank your teeth into. I had the Baby Back Ribs...They came HIGHLY RECOMMENDED and they were EXCELLENT! I was just about to lick the skin off of my fingers trying to get to all of the sauce! Who needs napkins!! Gregory and his staff really know how to bring it all together. Great Food, Great Bar, Great Atmosphere! I could smell the fresh grilled fish cooking and just didn't have anymore room for the Catch of the Day, MAHI MAHI, But next time I will save some room. It smelled really good! If you are traveling in the Caribbean and you get the opportunity to stop in St. Kitts. Get one of the taxis to take you to the Monkey Bar. and don't forget to have Monkey Sex!!!I am not sure what is in it...But It was REALLY GOOD! After you have one the ocean will look more blue and you will want to stay there forever! It is my new favorite drink! I can't wait to get back down to St. Kitts and listen to the Reggae music and melt into the sand!!

    The Monkey Bar
    P.O. Box 1370
    Basseterre, St. Kitts
    869-465-8050

    monkeybar_skb@live.com

    See you in, on, or under the water soon!!

    South Carolina Sportsman Field Representative
    Brian M.Carroll
    Mount Pleasant, SC

    April 18, 2009 at 11:35am

    On a recent visit to St. Kitts, West Indes I noticed a trend...WAHOO EVERYWHERE!! Wahoo... Wahoo... Wahoo...!!!
    I love to hear the drag scream off of a Shimano Tiagra at a very rapid pace. The sound soothes my mind and takes me to a place I call 'HEAVEN'. Just a short ride out of the marina and you will be trolling the deep blue for some of the best eating fish in the ocean. We spent just a few hours of the early AM on the water and had some really nice knockdowns. A couple of times the drag was screaming so fast that I thought we had hooked and airplane. All in all we boated 3 really nice fish, but I think we had more fun rigging and getting set up again after a strike. We were busy the entire morning! I must admit ...the weather was awful and I think that is what had the fish in eating mode. The clouds had come over the island, there were rain showers that we dodged all morning and the swells were growing as the day wore on. I think that the choppy ocean made our tackle less visible and made the fish pounce on every lure or bait that crossed their path thinking that it might have been the 'REEL THING'. Knowing that you can see the island the entire trip is also a comfort that makes it OK for staying in the rough water. You know that the ride home will be a short one...Just simply tuck in behind the island on the Caribbean side and let the land mass block the winds of the Atlantic and you are home free. If you are ever in the vicinity of St. Kitts and want to enjoy some excellent fishing opportunities. Contact:

    Captain Anthony Powell
    'REEL THING'
    -------------------------------
    VIP Charters Ltd
    (869) 762-5410
    www.vipcharters.net

    He will be happy to take you out on the fishing adventure of a lifetime!!! Don't forget the other species too!
    Marlin, Sailfish, Dolphin, Tuna, Kings, Cudas & more...
    The islands are loaded with fish just waiting to jump into your fishbox!

    I can't wait to get back to St. Kitts and go fishing again!

    For now I will be Turkey Hunting in the Francis Marion National Forest.

    See you out on the water or in the woods.!

    South Carolina Sportsman Field Representative
    Brian M. Carroll
    Mount Pleasant, SC

    April 13, 2009 at 1:05pm

    The Vanilla Killa STRIKES AGAIN.....

    After reading my post....The Vanilla Killa sent me another shot from the same day. It seems that I was mistaken in my numbers. TEAM GOBBLER SLAMMER took (2) Gobblers to the ground on that early April AM. The other 'Turkey' is John Owings a.k.a. J.O. He is the brains behind the Duo. As you can see he is the in dressed for success!! The duel between he and his MONSTER BIRD happened like a clip from CLASH OF THE TITANS!! A calling battle between two MASTERMINDS! First there was a thunderous gobble and then the games began.!! One slip of the wrist with an old tom like this and it's all over. J.O. took on the Gobbler without even showing any sign of duress. He called with authority letting the Old Tom know that he was in charge, he whispered sweet songs into the air to soothe the listening ears of the OLD BOSS! One step at a time the BOSS came in strutting and gobbling and showing off his goods.!! Then with one crashing blow the trusty 12 gauge cracked the air and down fell the OLD BOSS. An era has ended and now there is a new battle ....The battle for KING OF THE RIDGE!! Soon the other birds will decide who will reign supreme! and there will be a NEW 'BOSS'

    I hope you enjoyed my little SHORT Story!

    See you soon out in the woods or on the water!

    South Carolina Sportsman Field Representative
    Brian M. Carroll
    Mount Pleasant, SC

    April 06, 2009 at 4:11pm

    The Vanilla Killa Strikes......I would say EARLY! but that would give the impression that he was out of season. No the bird was in season...Just early in the game. As you can see the vanilla Killa chooses great quality birds this specimen was 22 lbs and had (2) Beards. No jakes in this dudes bag! I got this photo from him to rub in the fact that he has already pulled the trigger!! I am just two steps behind! I was in St. Kitts visiting an friend and catching some really nice Wahoo..... PICTURES COMING SOON!!! So I have not yet had an opportunity to get in the game. Don't worry! I will catch up soon!

    See you in the woods or in the water....!

    South Carolina Sportsman Field Representative
    Brian M. Carroll
    Mount Pleasant, SC

    April 06, 2009 at 3:03pm

    Just to let you all know.... Skip Limbaker aka 'THE VANILLA KILLA' will be out of commission for this Turkey Season. He has had some eye surgery and will not be able to hunt the 2009 Spring Turkey Season. I am sorry to hear of his inability to hunt this season, but He says that he will be even better next year. So get your GOBBLERS !!! This should leave you guys (5) More Gobblers in the woods to chase during this season. The Vanilla Killa has been known to hunt all over the state of South Carolina from the foothills of the Appalachians to the marshes of the lowcountry! We all wish him the BEST OF LUCK with his surgery and we hope to see him out in the woods soon! Good Luck Skip! We hope your eagle eyes get back to normal soon!

    South Carolina Sportsman Field Representative
    Brian M. Carroll
    Mount Pleasant, SC

    March 18, 2009 at 10:36pm

    Mike Williams caught this 'HAWG' in an undisclosed location.
    The fish weighed almost 10 Lbs and was released to be caught another day. With the Dogwoods blooming it is now time to catch some of the years biggest largemouth bass. I usually take the largest spinnerbaits that I can get my hands on and add 1/2 of a rubber worm for a trailer. It has proven itself time after time. The lure works best in open water near some structure. If you try around the structure and don't get a hit, don't feel bad about casting right back in the same hole.
    Sometimes you can cause those big girls to strike out of aggravation. I have even stopped reeling during the middle of my retrieve and let the lure fall to the bottom. This can also trigger a reaction strike from the finicky fish!

    Good luck and go out there and catch yourself a HAWG!

    See you in the Turkey Woods Soon!

    South Carolina Sportsman Field Representative
    Brian M.Carroll
    Mount Pleasant, SC

    March 18, 2009 at 10:26pm

    As many of you know.... TURKEY TIME, is my favorite time of the year! You won't catch me in the office on any morning that has HIGH PRESSURE and the birds singing!!! I will be out there walking down an old cut down listening for the deep thunder of a longbeard! It's that time of year. Break out your turkey calls, clean out your vest, vacuum out all of the dirt and sticks that fell into the pockets from last year. I like to make sure that I have a couple of old faithfuls and some new calls in my bag of tricks every year. Some of you like to go out and listen and then call to the birds early. But I recommend that you leave them alone. The more you educate them the harder they will be for you to find on opening day! Good Luck and I will see you out on the roads soon!

    South Carolina Sportsman Field Representative
    Brian M.Carroll
    Mount Pleasant, SC

    March 07, 2009 at 7:58am

    A RACE it is.... Getting up at 5:00 to leave Mount Pleasant in time to be up Hwy 41 before the crowds get there. Wheeeeeew ....Captain Chuck Griffin of Aqua Adventures was the man in charge of this adventure. Baits, Boat, Rods, Tackle, Food....He had it all. I was told to 'BRING YOUR CAMERA, AND COME ON' He said that's all I would need. So I met him at the house a few minutes late, because my windshield was frozen. 'DRESS WARM, IT'S GOING TO BE COLD' he said on the phone the night before, just before hanging up. COLD it was... My car thermometer read 25 degrees on the way over. I kept asking how far the boat ride was going to be. 'OH it's just around the corner from the ramp' I am Sooooo..
    happy that he was not kidding. We made it ... Hands frozen and faces numb from the boat ride ..We were finally there. And only 'THIRD' in line! Third in line you say? 'YES' Third in the line up. When the boats get to 'THE SPOT' they line up along the bank right up next to the rocks and anchor
    almost nose to tail and we were the third boat in line. Someone obviously wanted it more than we did and had their alarm clocks set just a few minutes earlier than us. Because you are not allowed to start the shad fishing until sun up. Well, we anchored in line and got rigged up. A simple swivel rig with two small 1/16 oz chartreuse grub tails and you are ready to go. Cast.... SLOW RETREIVE...Cast...SLOW RETREIVE... 'WHAM' there she is!! That's it!! We threw those grubs 1000 times... along with everyone else in the line...as the sun came up and the day started more and more boats showed up and joined the line up. Everyone Casting ...and reeling...Just a slow roll back to the edge. If you glance down the line you would see when the fish were in the area, because three or four people would hook up at once. Then a few minutes of nothing... Then once again a handful of people hooked up again. The experience was GREAT!! A Thursday morning out on the water freezing your rear but catching fish...What else could you ask for..!! Chuck and I had a BLAST. We caught fish and enjoyed talking through the morning, laughing at the other when they would have a fish for a minute and lose it right at the boat. Just a great time! No worries, No RUSH! Oh and I can't forget the Delicious Chicken that Chuck brought out. I don't know if he does that on all of his charters, but that stuff was DELICIOUS!!! If you have a boat and are looking for some action just before turkey season, head on up the the Tailrace Canal , just below the dam and catch some Shad. You will enjoy it! If you don't have a boat and you still want to give it a whirl.... Call Captain Chuck Griffin (843)860-1664 He will be happy to line you up a trip. A great time was had by all and some DELICIOUS Shad Roe will be eaten very soon!

    South Carolina Sportsman Field Representative
    Brian M. Carroll
    Mount Pleasant, SC

    March 07, 2009 at 7:48am
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