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It's time to angle for a citation-sized Jocassee brown trout

The S.C. Department of Natural Resources’ Angler Recognition Program may be less than two months old, but guide Sam Jones of Jocassee Charters has already put several of his client’s names on the list with trophy brown trout – at least 5 pounds or 20 inches – from the Upstate mountain lake.†

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August 28 at 6:38 am
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Eastover woman kills 4-point doe in full velvet

It’s unusual for a woman to be the person shouting “It’s a girl!” to a group of people. That’s the situation that Adrianna Cockerill of Eastover found herself in last Saturday night, only she wasn’t in the delivery room of some hospital; she was standing at the back of a pickup truck, looking at a 4-pointer in full velvet she had just killed.

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August 26 at 8:41 pm
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Charleston anglers put the bite on big sharks in the surf

An exciting bite awaits South Carolina anglers looking for something a little more adventurous than the norm. Fishing for big sharks is not the most-common angling activity, especially from the beach, but as the Charleston-based members of Requiem Fishing know, it is well worth the odd looks they get when beachcombers walk by and see their big-game rods and reels lined up.

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August 26 at 8:45 am
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Make jetties your No. 1 Grand Strand fishing destination in the fall

Anglers fishing along South Carolina’s northern coastline have plenty of places to wet a line for some of the best fishing the state has to offer. And for speckled trout, red drum, sheepshead and flounder to Spanish mackerel, bluefish, and king mackerel, there are few places available than the rock jetties lining the numerous inlets. It needs to be on the list of places to fish each and every day.

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August 24 at 10:04 pm
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Youth fishing rodeo, paddling clinic scheduled for Cheraw area

The S.C. Department of Natural Resources and S.C. Parks of Recreation and Tourism will partner to hold a youth fishing rodeo and paddling clinic at Cheraw State Park on Sept. 13.

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August 22 at 1:23 pm
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Backup plan pans out for Gagliardi in FLW win

In 2008, bass pro Anthony Gagliardi of Prosperity had a pattern he thought would produce the kind of fish he needed to win the FLW Forrest Wood Cup on Lake Murray. But heavy rains before the tournament raised the lake level, ruined his plans and left him a disappointing 48th on his home lake.

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August 21 at 3:26 pm
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Sizzling tarpon fishing around Georgetown has anglers taking notice

August is normally a month when fish start to frustrate fishermen enough that they empty their tackle boxes trying to find something that will work. This year, that’s been true in the Georgetown area, with one massive exception. Tarpon have strapped on their feed bags, and fishermen are thrilled.

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August 21 at 7:57 am
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Newest fish-finding technology really shines during summer

New technology and developments in fish-finding systems can lead to quick and definitive location of fish-laden hot spots. And summer is an ideal time to take advantage of this technology.

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August 20 at 6:49 am
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SCDNR will have 50 public dove fields ready for opening

The S.C. Department of Natural Resources will have 50 dove fields available for public hunting during the 2014-15 season, the agency has announced.

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August 19 at 6:55 am
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Lake Murray guide said August crappie bite has been consistent

Catching limits of big crappie may not be an August tradition for everyone, but if you know where to look and what to do, they are ripe for the taking at Lake Murray.†Guide Brad Taylor said fishing is usually consistent throughout the summer, and it’s actually a great time to catch a lot of crappie.

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August 18 at 7:33 am
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Hometown hero Gagliardi wins FLW championship on Lake Murray

Finally, it was Anthony Gagliardi's turn on Sunday. The bass pro from Prosperity, fishing on his home waters of Lake Murray, won the FLW's Forrest Wood Cup and its $500,000 first-prize money by a single ounce.

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August 17 at 8:08 pm
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Ehrler, Thrift separated by 3 ounces atop FLW leaderboard

On Saturday's third day of the FLW's Forrest Wood Cup championship tournament on Lake Murray, the cream rose to the top. Past champion Brent Ehrlers of Redlands, Calif., and past FLW Angler of the Year Brian Thrift of Shelby, N.C., hold the top two spots, separated by just three ounces, and two South Carolina pros are in the top five.

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August 16 at 8:09 pm
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Virginia pro leads FLW Forrest Wood Cup by 8 ounces

Atop the leaderboard at the FLW Forrest Wood Cup championship, the hometown and the family didn't change -- just the name. Philip Jarabeck of Lynchburg, Va., caught the biggest stringer of the second day and replaced his uncle, David Dudley -- also of Lynchburg -- in first place.†

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August 15 at 7:45 pm
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Drifting live baits over offshore livebottom great off Charleston

Anglers fishing out of Charleston are having a field day offshore over livebottom, and the main species biting changes from day to day and even several times a day, even when anglers are targeting the same spots.

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August 15 at 8:58 am
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Dudley takes big lead after first day of FLW Forrest Wood Cup

David Dudley of Lynchburg, Va., has the reputation of always being a contender in tournaments where fishing is expected to be tough. So it's no surprise that after the first day of the FLW Forrest Wood Cup on Lake Murray out of Columbia, Dudley finds himself leading the 45-man field by better than 3 1/4 pounds.

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August 14 at 7:34 pm
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Tailrace below Hartwell Dam is hot spot for Lake Russell stripers

The tailrace behind the Lake Hartwell Dam offers cold water siphoned from the depths of the lake, and for striper fishermen on Lake Russell, it’s a great place to catch fish during the summer, especially the dog days. It’s a place you’re likely to find Seneca-based guide Steve Pietrykowski.

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August 14 at 10:52 am
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