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King macks following mullet run just beyond breakers from G'town north Do your scouting on low tide to learn where you need to be, guide says SC hunters take two 11-foot alligators shortly after season opens After-dark catfish action in Lake Wateree's shallows as been top-drawer

Feds will close recreational season on several porgy species on Sept. 17

Federal fisheries managers announced last Friday that the recreational season for a number of species in the popular porgy family will close on Wednesday, Sept. 17 and not reopen until Jan. 1, 2015.

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September 15 at 1:20 pm
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Localized fish kill confirmed on Hartwell after chemical treatment of water

The S.C. Department of Natural Resources has confirmed a fish kill on Lake Hartwell that took place the weekend of Sept. 6 near the water intake facility operated by the Anderson Regional Join Water Authority a few days after chemical treatments of water in an attempt to battle algae blooms believed to be responsible for poor taste and water quality that has plagued Anderson County residents this summer.

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September 15 at 12:45 pm
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Build brush, bag bass. That's strategy for Summerville fisherman

"I just built this brush pile two days ago," said Marc Deschenes of Summerville, tossing a jig toward a clump of wax myrtle branches he had formed into fishing structure. "Let's see if there is anything..." and then he reared back and set the hook, which began a battle he quickly won against a chunky largemouth bass. Wonder why Deschenes has long been a proponent of creating your own fishing structure?†

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September 11 at 7:34 am
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Summer pattern for stripers, hybrids still producing at Clarks Hill

Catching striped and hybrid striped bass through the summer boils down to three things: location, location and location. Guide Brad Sasser of Sasser’s Guide Service in Clarks Hill said he and his partners typically pick up on the down rod/live herring bite in late May when striped bass come off their false spawning runs. It happened this spring, but this spring, the bite never seemed to let off.

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September 09 at 8:03 pm
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Schools of redfish are making frequent visits to the Mount Pleasant Pier

With cooling temperatures in recent days, the baitfish are starting to move, and schooling redfish are following them past the Mount Pleasant Pier.

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September 08 at 1:40 pm
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Deadline approaching for special SCDNR Upstate youth deer hunts

Sept. 15 is the deadline for youngsters between the ages of 10 and 15 to apply for a handful of special youth deer hunts in the Upstate that the S.C. Department of Natural Resources Is holding on private and hunt-club land.

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September 05 at 2:22 pm
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Six tips to a successful South Carolina shrimping season

Shrimp season is one of the most anticipated opening days of the year along the coast, and throughout the 90-day season, from noon on Sept. 12 until noon on Nov. 11, many outdoorsmen shrimp all along the coast. Some of the consistently successful ones have found a few secrets to success that help them catch limits even when others struggle to catch a few.

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September 05 at 1:24 pm
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SCDNR developing programs to help landowners deal with coyotes

Coyotes are in South Carolina, and they are not going away. With that in mind, the S.C. Department of Natural Resources is trying to help landowners learn how to deal with the sneaky predators.

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September 04 at 8:27 am
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Plantation employees plead guilty to killing protected birds of prey

Three workers at a Jasper County hunting plantation pleaded guilty in federal court in Charleston on Aug. 29 to killing federally protected hawks and owls, capping one of the biggest wildlife investigations in South Carolina history and resulting in one of the largest wildlife fines ever imposed in the state.

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September 03 at 1:54 pm
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Murrells Inlet captains finding a great wahoo bite offshore

For most of the summer, Gulf Stream waters have produced their normal mixed results, a scanty bag of the typical favorite targets: wahoo, tuna, king mackerel and amberjack. But the tides are turning for some charter captains, with double-digit wahoo catches on a single trip, and Capt. Shawn Thomas of Murrells Inlet’s Underdog Sport Fishing Charters in the middle of the action.

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September 02 at 9:25 pm
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Probe Congaree River for great catfish action

The Santee Cooper lakes, Marion and Moultrie, get a lot of attention for catfishing, and deservedly so. But the catfish action upstream from Lake Marion on the Congaree River is overlooked by many fishermen.

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September 02 at 8:01 am
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Roundo huntress rounds up a trophy buck on opening day

Leslie Lawson of Roundo has been hunting for 20 years, since she was 4, but has only recently found success deer hunting. A member of the Briarcreek Dog Club in Bamberg County, she took her first deer, a doe, two years ago. Last year, she put down a 6-pointer, but trophy deer had eluded her until Aug. 15, opening day of the 2014 season, when she killed an 8-point buck that could qualify for the South Carolina Deer Record Book if it wasn’t in full velvet.

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August 29 at 1:36 pm
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Got a hankering for anchoring? Learn how to use different styles

Anglers have a seemingly limitless choice of rods and reels, lures, hooks and lines from which to choose, and likewise, they have various options when it comes to anchoring. Just as some lures are better for certain situations, certain anchors are more suited for certain bodies of water. Wise angles know that the right anchor choice will make their day on the water far more productive and problem-free.

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August 29 at 5:18 am
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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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