This week Bob travels to Georgetown, South Carolina for some early fall king mackerel fishing. Joining Bob is Captain Tommy Scarborough, longtime guide in the waters off of Georgetown. While everyone else is thinking deer hunting, just remember that fall is the great time to the Carolina coast for a little fishing!
This week Bob is meeting up with the Boss Brothers at their country store in Loganville, Georgia. The Boss Brothers are Pennington Seed’s top dealers in the Southeast. Bob also travels to Mullins, South Carolina to join Wally Elliott of Diamond E Farms – Home of Elliott Labradors, for a little opening season dove hunt. We’ve got all this action, a fantastic recipe from Jason at the Sportsman’s Table and some wildlife forage tips from our Pennington Seed expert John Carpenter.
Why Clarks Hill? Clarks Hill Lake (J. Strom Thurmond Lake) is the largest U.S. Army Corps of Engineers project east of the Mississippi River and one of the largest inland bodies of water in the South. The best part, it’s full of striper thanks to the Georgia and South Carolina Department of Natural Resource Departments, they’ve released over 750,000 stripers!
Here are a few fun facts about Clarks Hill Lake:
* 71,000 acres of water
* 1,200 miles of shoreline
* Created from Savannah River and Little River
* Authorized by Congress in what year: 1944
* Construction began: 1946
* Date opened: 1954
* Six million visitors per year
* 55 parks and recreation areas
* 17 campgrounds with campsites
* Six marinas with gas docks, pump-out stations, boat slips, restaurants, boat storage camping, lodging, picnic areas, trails, ships store
* Major lake attractions: Bobby Brown State Park, Elijah Clark State
* Park and Mistletoe State Park
Thinking about taking a trip to Clarks Hill this year or next spring? We highly recommend it.