If you like getting away from the crowds, enjoy beautiful surroundings and don’t mind working for your trout, consider heading for the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. The park has some great wild-trout streams, and the best ones are in the North Carolina section of the park.
Archery season opens in the Carolinas between mid-August and mid-September, and in South Carolina’s Lowcountry, hunters can take bucks with a gun on Aug. 15. Regardless, it’s time for all hunters to pull out the bows and rifles to make sure the eight months of downtime hasn’t dampened perfect accuracy. The last thing any hunter wants is a swing and a miss on opening day when that megabuck is standing still, broadside and within lethal range.
The armaments that prevent many of the nation’s inlets from closing in always provide great fishing opportunities due to the very nature of how jetties are built and where they are located, and anglers in the Carolinas are lucky to have plenty of those structures: Oregon Inlet, Masonboro Inlet, Little River Inlet, Murrells Inlet and Winyah Bay, to name a few.