Inshore Fishing

Paddling with Fido

More than a few years ago, I came up with the bright idea to take my cocker spaniel mix with me out on the water. It seemed doable; all dogs love water. […]

Bass Fishing

Time to crank one up

I have written a lot in the past about fishing crankbaits, but mostly at other times of year, in early prespawn or during the fall when bass are in particularly good patterns to catch them with diving plugs. […]

Freshwater Fishing

Deep thinking required

Summer patterns have settled in on the Santee Cooper lakes, and that’s not a bad situation. When the water heats up and the sun bears down, some species will get into very reliable patterns in deeper water.  […]

Inshore Fishing

Changing regulations

Many bordering states have some sort of reciprocal agreement for fishermen plying border waters, but North Carolina and South Carolina do not, possibly because of the significant differences in the way several species are regulated. […]

Freshwater Fishing

The Congaree catfish connection

In the extreme upper end of Lake Marion, above where the convergence of the Congaree and Wateree rivers to form the Santee River, Whitey Outlaw from St. Matthews regularly mauls catfish in the Congaree. […]

Freshwater Fishing

Cooper River cats

Great fishing for catfish is not confined to the Santee Cooper lakes and the Diversion Canal; there’s outstanding fishing in the Cooper River below Lake Moultrie. […]