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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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Don't be afraid to make some adjustments to lures for fall success

In the Palmetto State, the cool, fall weather brings out anglers from just about every nook and cranny to catch some of the popular coastal fish. Both speckled trout and redfish have food on the brain, and that makes for a perfect opportunity to leave the live bait in the water and stock up with a regiment of artificial baits. Anglers looking to put more fish in the boat can build variations of traditional rigs and unique accessories.

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October 24 at 5:35 pm
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Court throws out latest suit seeking more strict requirements for ethanol fuel

The U.S. Court of Appeals of the District of Columbia circuit has thrown out of court the most-recent case involving ethanol labeling, reasoning that the groups bringing the complaint – including the recreational boating industry – don’t have standing because they “cannot show members have suffered or are suffering with an injury that is traceable to the misfueling regulations.”

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October 23 at 10:33 pm
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An inshore slam in the surf is a real possibility this month, Bonneau guide says

The inshore slam – catching a flounder, redfish and speckled trout on the same trip – is not as easy task any time. Joe Dennis, a fishing guide from Bonneau, feels like October and November present the best chances from to accomplish the feat, and he prefers doing it with his feet in the surf.

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October 23 at 8:10 am
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Anderson County hunter ends three-year quest by taking 150-inch buck

Bryan Morgan ended a three-year pursuit of a 150-inch buck on Oct. 13 when the big bruiser stepped out into an open area to run three smaller bucks out of his territory. Morgan took aim with a .308 he had hastily borrowed from his wife and put an end to his pursuit. Surprisingly, Morgan did so with a tad of remorse. It was not the ending of the hunt that he had planned.

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October 22 at 7:37 pm
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Fall spotted bass bite has been great on Lake Russell

A hot spotted bass bite has brought the fall fishing season home to Lake Russell in a big way, with lots of spots busting multiple lures at various depths.

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October 22 at 7:42 am
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Turkey hatch is better than 2013, but still poor, SCDNR reports

Following upon the release of discouraging harvest data for the 2014 turkey season, there is at least a glimmer of hope in the poult recruitment for 2014, but not quite enough to jump-start a recover of South Carolina’s statewide flock.

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October 21 at 7:21 am
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Schooling action starting to kick off for Lake Hartwell striper fishermen

With overnight temperatures moderating, Lake Hartwell fishermen, looking to capitalize on schooling striped bass, are getting what they wish for. Large schools of striped bass and hybrids can be seen from long distances in the mid-lake and lower lake chasing schools of baitfish on the surface.

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October 20 at 7:10 am
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Anderson teen scores on trophy buck with crossbow

If Robert Williams had his way, his 13-year-old son, Carter, would have been sitting in a different stand when a record-book Anderson County buck went out for a stroll the evening of Oct. 12. Fortunately, Carter Williams really wanted to sit in a ladder stand where he’d seen several deer the previous season, and it worked out in a 140-inch buck.

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October 16 at 7:31 am
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Chesterfield County teen arrows enormous hog on NWR

It’s all downhill from here for Dylan Kirby from the Chesterfield County community of Ruby. That’s what you’d figure since the first bow kill of his hunting career was a wild hog approaching 500 pounds that fell on Monday evening.

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October 15 at 8:19 am
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Great mast crop could make it tough on Upstate bear hunters

Conditions may not be the best for hunters, but they’ll still be in the Upstate woods when the still-hunting segment of bear season opens on Friday, Oct. 17, running through Oct. 23 on public and private lands in Game Zone 1.

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October 14 at 7:52 am
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Lake Marion bass fishing is off the charts, especially topwater action

The fall largemouth bass fishing is on fire at Lake Marion, and bass are literally exploding in the upper half of the lake. Guide Inky Davis said the bite has been superb, and the topwater schooling activity is the best that he’s seen in a while.

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October 13 at 8:28 am
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Pelion student is first Bag-A-Buck winner

Ron Berry, a 17-year-old high-school senior from Pelion, had a big opening day of deer season back in mid-August. Early in the evening, he killed a 10-point buck that was feeding along with a 9-pointer, and when the 9-pointer returned 10 minutes later, his .308 Ruger was on target again, leaving him with two great trophy bucks and a winning entry into South Carolina Sportsman’s Bag-A-Buck contest.

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October 08 at 6:54 am
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Port Royal Sound is full of hungry, bull red redfish

As the weather continues to cool and water temperatures drop, bull redfish are on fire in Port Royal Sound, and they aren't all that particular about what they'll bite. Capt. Joshua Boyles of Southern Drawl Outfitters in Bluffton has been putting his clients on these big redfish using a simple technique.

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October 07 at 6:45 am
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Winyah Bay fishing has been smoking on trout and redfish

Winyah Bay usually has good fishing for speckled trout and redfish, but with the recent cooler weather, fishing is as good as it gets.

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October 06 at 11:31 am
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Pro angler Andy Montgomery of Blacksburg wins BASS Southern Open


South Carolina bass pro Andy Montgomery sacked his third solid limit of bass on Saturday and won the BASS Southern Open on North Carolina's Lake Norman with a three-day total of 37 pounds, 10 ounces.

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October 04 at 7:48 pm
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