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SCDNR will have 50 public dove fields ready for opening Lake Murray guide said August crappie bite has been consistent Hometown hero Gagliardi wins FLW championship on Lake Murray Ehrler, Thrift separated by 3 ounces atop FLW leaderboard

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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Bag-A-Buck contest will return this week

South Carolina Sportsman’s Bag-A-Buck contest will return this week. The contest, which will be run on SouthCarolinaSportsman.com, allows readers to enter photos of deer they harvest in monthly contests, the winners of which will be determined by drawing. 

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August 13 at 12:56 pm
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SCDNR tightens up antlerless regulations for bowhunters

Changes in deer management by the SCDNR that take effect this season will be dramatically felt by archery hunters, who will have to abide by gun-hunting regulations – including using doe tags beginning Oct. 11 when gun season opens in Game Zones 1 and 2 and after Sept. 15 through the remainder of the state when does become legal for harvest. 

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August 12 at 12:49 pm
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Hite predicts tough fishing for FLW pros on Murray this week

Bass pro Davy Hite said that when the FLW Forrest Wood Cup championship kicks off this week at Lake Murray, the winning fisherman is not likely to be a one-trick pony.

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August 11 at 8:23 am
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How to tie an improved clinch knot

The improved clinch knot is probably one of the first knots an angler learns, and is a quick, easy way to make a strong connection between line and hook.

Read the instructions below, then watch the accompanying video for great step-by-step visuals.

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August 07 at 3:41 pm
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Plan ahead and catch more dog days catfish

August is known as the “dog days of summer” but when it comes to fishing, this hot weather can produce some of the best cats of the year. The key to success on your favorite catfish lake is versatility, based on the type of catfish species you target. Most large lakes in South Carolina have channel and blue catfish, and many have good populations of flatheads as well. If you have a plan, you can score huge catches and big fish using the right techniques and baits this month.

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August 06 at 9:53 pm
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SCDNR offering special deer hunts for mobility impaired sportsmen

Mobility-impaired hunters will be treated to an opportunity to attend two special deer hunts this year on about 60 well-managed and exclusive, private tracts of land in the Upstate. The hunts are scheduled for Oct. 24-25 in Cherokee, Spartanburg and Union counties and on Oct. 31-Nov. 1 in Laurens and Newberry counties.

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August 06 at 11:33 am
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Probe Sparkleberry Swamp for great warmouth bream this month

In August, even die-hard anglers often decide to hang up their gear until cooler weather arrives, but not Whitey Outlaw of St. Matthews. A full-time tournament crappie fisherman, he spends his Augusts in the Sparkleberry Swamp area of his home waters of Lake Marion, where he targets an often-overlooked fish, the warmouth bream.

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August 05 at 11:49 am
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Spanish mackerel really ganged up just off Grand Strand beaches

Along the beaches of the Grand Strand, as the summer doldrums have taken hold, the Spanish mackerel bite has picked up very strongly and is the best option now for fishermen looking for some fast-paced action close to shore. Capt. Tom Cushman of Captain Cush Fishing Charters has been catching plenty of fish just off the beaches of North Myrtle.

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August 04 at 11:53 am
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SCDNR sets migratory bird, early waterfowl seasons

Dove season will open at noon on Labor Day as the S.C. Natural Resources Board set early seasons for waterfowl and seasons for other migratory birds. 

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August 01 at 2:16 pm
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Striper, hybrid bite has been unbeatable at Lake Hartwell

It’s August, and the heat is on, especially the striped bass fishing at Lake Hartwell. It’s been extraordinarily hot for both quantity and quality fish.

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August 01 at 8:04 am
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Deadline for lottery deer-hunt applications approaches

The S.C. Department of Natural Resources’ application period for lottery deer hunts on public lands will close on Aug. 15.

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July 29 at 11:34 am
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Nearshore reefs out of Edisto producing plenty of fish

A mixed bag awaits anglers fishing the reefs out of Edisto, and spadefish are the stars of the show, but plenty of other species are biting too. Capt. Buddy Bizzell of Edisto Palmetto Charters said baitfish are plentiful, and most of his success is coming at the Edisto Nearshore reef and the 4KI reef.

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July 24 at 9:36 pm
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