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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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Santee Cooper striper season opens with a flourish

The striper fishing on both Santee Cooper lakes, closed for four months, opened on Oct. 1, and for many fishermen it was as celebrated an opening day as any dove or deer opener. And many were rewarded for their effort.

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October 03 at 9:16 am
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Bull reds have become real Grand Strand beach visitors

Anglers counting down the days until the bull redfish run along the Grand Strand can  stop counting and start fishing. The arrival of fall has kick-started the southerly migration of bull redfish along local beaches, and it didn’t take local fishermen long to get a fix on them.

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October 02 at 9:33 am
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It's seven deadly sins if you don't carry these seven items in your hunting pack

Veteran hunters who venture into the woods during deer season typically have a routine they follow that includes the gear they rely on, especially when hunting from an elevated stand or climbing tree stand. You may or may not have considered these items, but reading this list may have you reassessing what’s in your pack.

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September 30 at 9:13 pm
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Look for moving, clean water to take advantage of Hilton Head trout bite

Artificial lures are the ticket to quality speckled trout in the Hilton Head area right now, and it doesn't seem to matter too much which artificial lure anglers are throwing. The bite is so good at this early stage in the fall, that many seasoned anglers are looking for it to be a banner year, including Capt. Rick Percy of Reel Chance Charters.

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September 29 at 10:37 pm
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Anderson hunter adds to list of trophy bucks with 220-pound brute

The Cathey family of Anderson has struck again. Daniel Cathey, the middle of a three-generation set of big-buck killers, took down a 10-point, 220-pound buck on Sept. 15, a deer he’s judged to be pushing 8 years old.

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September 25 at 9:36 pm
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SCDNR reports a 15-percent drop in the 2014 spring turkey harvest

The 2014 spring turkey season was poor for South Carolina hunters as the S.C. Department of Natural Resources has reported a 15-percent decline over the 2013 season – which was down from the previous year as well.

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September 23 at 7:28 pm
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Having trouble finding low-tide reds? Take these two guides' tips

Lowcountry anglers are finding the redfish bite plenty hot, even as the weather is cooling, but one question many anglers wonder is where they can find redfish at low tide.

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September 22 at 9:29 am
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A Gaffney hunter has killed a huge 8-point buck in Cherokee County.

Hunter Holden Poole of Gaffney, the founder of Rock Solid Outdoors, will never forget this past Monday, the first day of archery season for deer on his Cherokee County hunting grounds. The biggest buck Poole has ever encountered in South Carolina’s woodlands, a 141 6/8-inch brute, showed up right where he had hoped, 24 yards from his tree stand.

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September 19 at 6:56 pm
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King macks following mullet run just beyond breakers from G'town north

For the past 10 days, anglers cruising along the beachfront of South Carolina’s northern coastline have been noticing a different crowd of visitors hanging on the outside edge of the breakers. The season’s first mullet has kicked off, a sure-fire sign of the beginning of the fall fishing season, and ready to get started were king mackerel. 

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September 19 at 12:57 pm
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Do your scouting on low tide to learn where you need to be, guide says

Inshore saltwater fishing offers a myriad of opportunities to catch fish during all phases of the tide, and while serious anglers may log 20 hours a week and have just about every oyster bed, sand bar and navigable channel in their home waters memorized, fishermen who don’t get on the water as often and aren’t as familiar with the territory can get a quick education from technology and Mother Nature’s lunar fluctuations.

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September 18 at 7:19 am
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SC hunters take two 11-foot alligators shortly after season opens

Hunters across the Palmetto State flooded its swamps and marshes on the opening weekend of alligator season, and two lucky parties’ seasons ended about as quickly as they began.

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September 16 at 9:31 pm
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