• MirrOlures might not be every trout angler's favorite lure, but you'll be hard pressed to find an experienced speck angler that doesn't have a handful in their tackle box.

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    Trapper Tackle introduces revolutionary hook

    Many anglers aren’t aware of a trade show called ICAST that takes place every year, but they definitely benefit from what happens there. ICAST stands for International Convention of Allied Sportfishing Trades, and this is the event where tackle manufacturers introduce their new products to the media and to buyers of tackle stores.

    July 20 at 1:49pm

    How to catch more bass at Santee in the heat

    The heat has put a damper on the fishing for many folks in a lot of areas across the state, but that’s not the case for bass anglers at Santee, at least not the ones who follow a few tips that the locals are having luck with.

    July 19 at 2:32pm

    3 reasons to fish for Lake Wylie flatheads in the dark

    Flathead catfish in Lake Wylie are growing in both numbers and size, and in the middle of summer, the best time to fish for these monsters is well after dark for three good reasons, according to guide Rodger Taylor of Rock Hill.

    June 28 at 2:27pm

    Youth archers participate in SCDNR Fun Shoot at Belfast WMA

    The S.C. Department of Natural Resources recently hosted a National Archery in Schools Program 3-D Fun Shoot at the new Belfast Wildlife Management Area archery range in Laurens County for more than 30 youth participants, most of whom were involved through their school archery programs.

    July 15 at 3:24pm

    Number of record-book bucks increased in 2015

    South Carolina’s 2016 antler-scoring sessions have added 217 new record-book bucks, according to Charles Ruth, the deer project leader for the S.C. Department of Natural Resources, a big increase over the previous year, with the big stars being a huge typical buck from Anderson County and a huge non-typical from Greenville County.

    July 18 at 3:44pm

    Top tips for catching smallmouth bass on the Broad River

    The water level on the Broad River is just right, and so is the water temperature. It’s an all-around great time to fish for smallmouth on almost any stretch of the river, and anglers who don’t mind hitting the river early are catching plenty of fish before the heat even sets in.

    July 15 at 3:56pm

    VIDEO: Dolphin feasting on school of redfish

    Inshore anglers have all seen redfish school up in tight groups and hide out in the shallowest water they can find. It's more common in the winter time when most other fish have left the inshore waters, leaving dolphin without other alternatives for food. 

    July 15 at 9:40am

    Dawn is speck light

    The summer sun beats down and bakes South Carolina’s inshore waters, but even though the heat can be rough during daylight hours, each day starts off a little cooler under dawn’s early light.

    June 28 at 2:23pm

    Reds are a paddler’s fish

    For a kayak angler along the coast, there are probably better times to target redfish than July, but for anglers headed for a beach vacation, or for coastal anglers who regularly ply those waters, reds are always on the list of fish to catch. 

    July 12 at 9:00am

    SCDNR hosting free youth wing shooting clinic

    The South Carolina Department of Natural Resources (SCDNR) strives to promote safe and responsible hunting as an integral part of the agency’s overall mission. To aid in that mission, SCDNR is hosting a free wing shooting clinic in Marion County on Friday, Aug. 5, from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m.

    July 12 at 11:24am

    SCDNR hosting meeting on Wateree River Heritage Preserve WMA

    The South Carolina Department of Natural Resources (SCDNR) is hosting a public meeting to solicit input on the proposed management plan for Wateree River Heritage Preserve Wildlife Management Area in Richland County. The meeting will take place from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. on July 14 at the Crossroads Community Center located at 2750 McCord’s Ferry Rd., Eastover, S.C., 29044.

    July 12 at 8:21am

    Start early for early bucks

    In the Carolinas, deer season starts early, especially for hunters in South Carolina’s Lowcountry, where Aug. 15 is the kickoff. Hunters need to sweat it out in the middle of the summer to get stands ready and prepare their hunting areas. Good preparations well before the season opens should be a priority for hunters looking to score big.

    July 08 at 9:00am

    How to catch summertime crappie on Lake Murray

    If you think it’s too hot to catch crappie on Lake Murray, then you’ve obviously never fished with Capt. Brad Taylor. Taylor doesn’t understand why so many crappie anglers fish for the paper-mouths for just a few weeks in the spring and fall, and forget about them the rest of the year.

    July 11 at 12:00pm

    Top tips for catching bull redfish in Charleston Harbor

    Bull redfish are a popular prize among anglers this month, and one of the best places to find them is in the Charleston Harbor. These aren’t eating-sized fish, but true trophy fish.

    July 10 at 3:38pm

    Santee State Park offers many fishing opportunities

    South Carolina boasts 47 state parks, most of which are located on or near a body of water. Each park is unique and so are their fishing opportunities. Whether you’d like to sample the deep, cold waters of Upstate lakes, catch fish in a backwoods pond in the Midlands, fish in the slow moving rivers of the Pee Dee, or surf fish along the Grand Strand or Lowcountry, our state parks can give you what you’re looking for.

    July 09 at 2:00pm

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