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Cold weather kicks off great speckled trout bite at Murrells Inlet Tried-and-true baits may outfish the latest creations when it comes to trout Rock Hill teen wins October Bag-A-Buck contest SCDNR, QDMA holding dove-hunting clinic for youths on Nov. 22

Night stalkers are scaring Lake Wylie crappie right into the boat

When the sun sinks into the western sky, night stalkers begin to prowl. They prepare for the evening onslaught and make careful preparations for their sneak attack on unwary victims. But we’re not talking Jack the Ripper; we’re talking about nocturnal crappie fishermen using lights to catch limits of slab crappie on Lake Wylie, and the fishing is wide open.

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November 18 at 6:42 pm
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Lake Hartwell produces 40-pound striper for Greenville fisherman

Wes Howard of Greenville proved once again that cut bait is king on Lake Hartwell when he landed a 40-pound, 43-inch striped bass from the Seneca River on Nov. 11. Howard was cut bait fishing on the upper reaches of the Seneca River when the big fish hit.

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November 17 at 7:11 am
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Hunters need to add vocalization to their deer repertoire

Hunters will do anything they can to get a big buck within bow or gun range, but there is one technique that is used to great advantage by some, but totally overlooked or misused by many: vocalization – talking to the deer.

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November 09 at 9:42 pm
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State celebrates 25th anniversary of ground-breaking ACE Basin Project

When Dr. Ernie Wiggers said this past Sunday that “The ACE Basin is one of the last great places on earth," the moss-draped oaks, backdropped by the flowing waters of the Combahee River, left little doubt that he was correct about that on a day of celebration for the ACE Basin Project’s 25th anniversary.

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November 07 at 6:56 am
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Anderson hunter makes most of second chance at huge buck

Halloween Night provided both tricks and treats for Steve Crenshaw of Anderson, who admits getting physically sick when he missed a big buck across a huge food plot, then got well when the buck gave him a second chance he didn’t blow.

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November 06 at 7:09 pm
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Speckled trout finally make a big showing along Grand Strand

Over the past few weeks, most Grand Strand anglers have pointed their vessels towards places rich with king mackerel or bull reds and of course, the ever-so-famous spot that makes places like Murrell’s Inlet and Little River a permanent attraction for visitors to the Grand Strand. Finally, they’re paying attention to speckled trout.

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November 06 at 10:25 am
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Woodbury WMA produces great buck -- but on hunter's private land

Ever since the 25,000-acre Woodbury WMA was first opened to public hunting in 2010, hunters from around the region have licked their chops over the chance of taking a trophy buck, long-bearded turkey or oversized hog. Finally, in the fifth season of managing bucks with four-points-per-side antler restrictions, a trophy buck has been taken, but surprisingly, it came on a tiny, private outparcel smack dab in the middle of the Marion County land.

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November 06 at 8:08 am
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Artificial reef off Little River is dedicated in honor of McManus

The Ron McManus Memorial Reef was dedicated on Oct. 31 when the public was introduced to a piece of concrete structure that contained his ashes, his sunglasses and his ever-present cell phone that will be deposited on a site 5 miles southwest of Little River Inlet to honor a leader in community and fishing activities.

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November 04 at 8:34 pm
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Big non-typical buck with four beams is taken by Bamberg County archer

Dan Wynne hunts in deer-rich Bamberg County, where big bucks abound, and he has been a member of a club that has dedicated itself to trophy whitetail management for 25 years. Those things happily came together on Oct. 19, when Wynn took a buck sporting 14 scorable points that has a little bit of everything: width, mass, height, split beams and even a drop tine.

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November 04 at 1:19 pm
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South Carolina trout fishermen ready for delayed-harvest fix

Karl Ekberg, who owns the Chattooga River Fly Shop in Mountain Rest, looked forward to this past Saturday’s opening of delayed-harvest trout fishing on a handful of Upstate streams the way a lot of hunters look forward to the opening of dove, duck or deer season.

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November 04 at 6:38 am
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Deep-brush crappie bite has been unbelievable on Lake Marion, guide said

The past several weeks have seen the crappie fishing hit a fall peak on Lake Marion, according to guide Buster Rush.

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November 02 at 9:10 pm
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Make that MirrOlure work on specks as cold weather moves them to the surf

Hard-bodied baits such as MirrOlures have long been celebrated for their effectiveness in the backwaters of our coastal fisheries, however, they are just as deadly in the surf zone.  While productive right out of the box, a fisherman from Surf City, N.C., known locally as “the trout pro” has been fine-tuning his MirrOlures for more than a decade to maximize his results on trout in the surf.

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October 30 at 8:21 am
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Greenville hunter takes 160-pound bear with archery equipment

In what will probably be remembered as one of the more dismal bear seasons in recent memory, Dale Samples of Greenville can hold his head high after taking a 160-pound bruin by bow on Sunday, Oct. 19. 

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October 28 at 9:18 pm
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Bull redfish have made a big appearance on Edisto's "Rocks"

The bull redfish are abundant in the Edisto area, and anglers looking to tussle with them are finding plenty in the creeks, just off the beaches, and all around the near-shore reefs. The biggest concentration, however, is just off the beach in what is known locally as “The Rocks” – the many rock piles littered along the ocean floor about a mile off the beach. 

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October 27 at 9:40 pm
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SCDNR offering clay-target team shooting program for state schools

The S.C. Department of Natural Resources (DNR) announces a new shooting sports opportunity for Palmetto State schools.  The DNR Scholastic Clay Target Sports (SCTS) is a team-based youth development program that uses the shotgun sports of trap, skeet, and sporting clays to instill life skills such as discipline, safety, teamwork, ethics, self-confidence and other life values.

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October 27 at 7:08 am
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King mackerel bite has been great off Grand Strand

Since Labor Day, South Carolina anglers have had to deal with roller-coaster weather, but it hasn’t disrupted the king mackerel fishing along the Grand Strand. The bite has been great, with double-, triple- and quadruple-header hookups reported by captains out of Murrells Inlet, including Jay Sconyers of Aces Up Fishing Charters.

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October 25 at 10:48 am
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