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Longline trolling in Lake Wylie's creeks producing great catches of crappie

The crappie fishing at Lake Wylie has been hot and cold this spring – just like the weather – but one crappie fishermen has the formula to produce plenty of action. Mike Parrott of Charlotte, N.C., said that late April is a prime time for longline trolling to find crappie as they move through the creeks, and the fishing is excellent.

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April 21 at 7:00 am
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Nearshore reefs out of Charleston, Edisto are full of Spanish macks, bluefish

Bluefish and Spanish mackerel are biting around the nearshore reefs out of Charleston and Edisto, and the best way to catch them has been trolling Clark Spoons and deep-running plugs. The Edisto 40 reef has been especially hot lately, but other reefs in the area are also producing.

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April 18 at 7:00 pm
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Big, bull redfish make great early showing in Georgetown waters

Warmer weather has helped fishermen who have been dragging mud minnows around Cherry Grove and Murrells Inlet for flounder, but the big news along the northern half of South Carolina’s coastline is that the big, bull reds have returned to Georgetown’s waters.

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April 17 at 6:59 pm
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SCDNR expects huge crowd of shooters for Youth Sporting Clay Open

The S.C. Department of Natural Resources said about 450 youth shooters will compete tomorrow (April 18) at the first annual SCDNR Youth Sporting Clay Open at the Palmetto Shooting Sports Complex in Edgefield.

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April 17 at 7:30 am
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With midway point of turkey season at hand, savvy hunters change tactics

There’s a mad scramble to hunt as soon as turkey season begins, but some expert hunters look forward to the middle and latter parts of the season.

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April 16 at 6:42 am
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Huge Lake Moultrie slab, already spawned, was pushing 4 pounds

Not all of Lake Moultrie’s crappie spawn at the same time; some have already spawned and are abandoning the shallows for deeper water. Other crappie will soon spawn and join them on the journey to deeper water. Kevin Davis, guide and co-owner of Blacks Camp, recently had a 3-pound, 12-ounce crappie hauled over the rails of his pontoon boat.

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April 13 at 12:30 pm
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Bass, herring are spawning in same areas of Hartwell, to anglers' delight

In what appears to be a reoccurring trend on Lake Hartwell, bass pro Brian Latimer of Anderson said bass anglers can both fish for spawning fish and capitalize on the herring spawn. He said the first wave of largemouth has completed spawning, but there are plenty of fish still on the beds and the postspawn fish aren’t leaving either.

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April 09 at 7:50 am
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Gamecocks will be represented in FLW national college championship

A team from the University of South Carolina will be among 50 entries in the 2015 FLW College Fishing National Championship, scheduled for April 16-18 on Lake Murray out of Columbia.

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April 07 at 7:00 pm
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Warming water has Murrells Inlet flounder kicking off the spring

For the past few months, the best action for saltwater anglers has been beyond the jetties and beaches, at nearshore and offshore locales. The inshore action at Murrell’s Inlet heated up just in time for Easter weekend, as impressive stringers of keeper flounder started showing up.

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April 06 at 7:20 am
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Add spinnerbaits to your arsenal when targeting jetty reds

One guide has a few tips that will help freshwater fishermen be able to fish their spinnerbaits for redfish off the Georgetown jetties this spring.

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April 02 at 12:30 pm
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Lake Marion striper fishing breaks loose over the weekend

Striper fishing has been good the past few weeks in the upper end of Lake Marion, both in the river and on the flats, but last weekend, the fishing changed from warm to red hot.

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April 01 at 7:00 pm
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Three tips to keep those bass hooked up

Bass anglers know what a thrill it is to hook a good fish after making an accurate cast and working their lure properly, but they also know the agony of seeing that fish leap from the water, shake its head and throw the lure free. Sometimes it can’t be helped, but on many occasions, the fisherman can lessen a bass’s chance to free itself with a leaping head shake.

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March 31 at 7:00 pm
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Deer, turkey bills making big gains in state legislature

Two bills working their way through the Legislature this spring could drastically change deer and turkey hunting in South Carolina. Both are backed by the S.C. Department of Natural Resources, and both have broad support from hunter groups and conservation organizations.

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March 31 at 7:00 am
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Stripers make big appearance in lower Waccamaw River

From cold nights to hot days, the weather continues to bring unpredictable conditions for anglers, but one faithful participant finally showed up in the lower Waccamaw River over the last few days and in a big way: striped bass.   

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March 27 at 7:00 am
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Three ways to play the weather for better spring redfish catches

Late March and early April are transition times for the weather and inshore fishing patterns in the Charleston area. What that means to anglers like Capt. Stephen Fields of Fields Fishing Charters is that the fishing can be just as hot from one day to the next, but it will take some trial and error because what works one day may not work the next. This is typical this time of year because a few days of warm weather are usually interrupted by a cold front, rain or windy weather, all of which have an impact on the fish. Fields said knowing a few strategies will keep anglers on the redfish until the weather becomes more stable.

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March 26 at 7:00 pm
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Palmetto Sportsmen Classic opens Friday in Columbia

It’s fairly easy to describe what the Palmetto Sportsmen Classic has to offer when it returns to the state fairgrounds tomorrow. There will be a swampy guy, a crabby guy, some sharpshooters, a few varmints and lizards, some big bucks and hopefully, some big bass.

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March 26 at 12:15 pm
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