Bass Fishing

Look to river smallmouth

The river water was clear and flowing smoothly. The paddle downstream was easy. The sandy bottom, highlighted with dark rocks, provided the perfect backdrop to spot the silhouettes of the fish swimming in the breaks. […]

Bass Fishing

Crank up an October bass

If you love to bass fish, especially if you love to throw a crankbait like I do, you can’t get enough of October. It is probably the best month of the year to have a big, diving plug tied on to the end of your line if you’re a North Carolina fisherman. […]

Freshwater Fishing

The Crappie Psychic

There were days as recently as this summer that a 51-year-old Raceland outdoorsman returned from a sac-a-lait (crappie) fishing trip and removed a secret weapon on his tube jig about a mile from the boat ramp. […]


Lethal Lace

Buying a good quality handgun to carry for self-defense is only part of the equation. You simply have to buy and practice with a suitable holster that will comfortably and securely carry your handgun so you can get at it easily and quickly. […]

Bass Fishing

Welcome back, stripers

The striper fishing on both Santee Cooper lakes, closed for four months, opens on Oct. 1, and many Santee Cooper fishermen celebrate it as many would any dove or deer opener. […]

Inshore Fishing

Bulls just off the beach

Not all mullet run against the beach, and not all reds come to the beach to feed. During the fall, mullet will form large schools in nearshore waters, and bull reds take advantage of the smörgåsbord. […]