Daylight topwater bite has North Inlet fly-fishing anglers getting up early Live bait has been key to catching Hilton Head lagoon's bull reds SCDNR reduces number of game zones from six to four North Carolina hunter takes 500-pound hog on SC hunt

SCDNR sets dove, early migratory bird seasons

South Carolina dove hunters will open the 2015-16 season on a Saturday this year, as the S.C. Department of Natural Resources announced early seasons for migratory waterfowl.

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July 28 at 12:30 pm
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Little River-area trout bite has been unexpected but enjoyed by anglers

Even though the heat has been tough, the inshore bite over the past few weeks has been rewarding anglers in waters close to the South Carolina-North Carolina state line, and it’s not the normal redfish and flounder, either. Speckled trout are surprising anglers, with a few fat sow trout making an appearance, too.††

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July 28 at 8:00 am
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Big baits are the key to catching plenty of Wando River reds, guide says

Redfish are biting in the Wando River, and guide Jim Dodge said the key to catching them is to go big on baits and lures. With plenty of mullet in the creeks, Dodge said they are tough to beat as baits, especially when anchoring down and fishing deep water.

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July 27 at 7:41 am
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SCDNR, NWTF will hold youth wing-shooting clinic in Edgefield on Aug. 12

The S.C. Department of Natural Resources and the National Wild Turkey Federation are offering a great opportunity for aspiring young hunters to attend a free wing-shooting clinic on Wednesday, Aug. 12, in Edgefield County.

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July 23 at 7:00 am
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SCDNR will accept applications for lottery deer hunts through Aug. 21.

Applications for deer lottery hunts this fall will be available from the S.C. Department of Natural Resources until Friday, Aug. 21, with applications for waterfowl and quail hunts becoming available in mid-September and turkey hunts in January 2016.

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July 23 at 12:30 am
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Deep-water pattern has taken over, but Lake Murray stripers still biting

Hot-weather patterns have set in for Lake Murray striped bass, but that hasn’t slowed down the action for fishermen able to adapt to deep-water patterns. Guide Townsend “Townie” Wessinger has been mauling stripers with live bait in deep water.

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July 22 at 12:30 pm
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Beef up and crank down to keep bull reds, sow specks away from sharks

Anyone who hasn’t heard about the rise in shark activity this summer must be stuck at the bottom of a well or completely disconnected from the world. No doubt, the super-hot waters are making a nice home for a gallery of sharks along the Carolinas coast.†

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July 22 at 7:00 am
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South Carolina hunters add 176 trophy bucks to state's record book

Despite a significant harvest decrease for the 2014 season, South Carolina deer hunters scored well on big bucks again. According to Charles Ruth, a biologist with the S.C. Department of Natural Resources, plenty of big bucks were measured at the 2015 scoring sessions held around the state in March, with 176 new entries to the state record book.

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July 21 at 12:30 pm
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Georgetown's nearshore reefs have been full of feisty spadefish

The spadefish are biting around the nearshore reefs out of Georgetown; the secret to catching them is in finding jellyball jellyfish first. Capt. Robert McCarley of Reel Tight Charters said as long as you can find bait, you can lure in the spades and catch them on pieces of cut jellyball and small shrimp.

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July 21 at 7:00 am
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Check out this video of kayak fishing for big sharks

All summer, the internet has lit up with tales of shark attacks along the Carolina coast, as well as hapless kayak anglers being overturned by big sharks. In reality, sharks are a common gamefish along the coasts of both Carolinas and make for exciting sport, especially when landed from a kayak.

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July 20 at 7:00 pm
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T.L. Hanna pair wins TBF/FLW high school world bass-fishing title

The T.L. Hanna High School team of Derek Freeman and Trevor Callaham from Anderson won the final round of the TBF/FLW High School Fishing World Finals last weekend on Pickwick Lake out of Florence, Ala.

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July 20 at 9:22 am
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No changes coming to Santee Cooper striped bass regulations

Proposed changes to striped bass regulations on the Santee Cooper lakes has stalled in the stakeholders committee, and no recommendations were passed on to the legislature for consideration for the 2015-2016 license year.

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July 17 at 8:23 am
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Six tips for keeping fish or bait livelier in livewells or bait tanks

Whether the fish you’re trying to keep healthy are in the bait tank or in the livewell, there are several tricks that you can use to keep them alive – or at least tasty – during the summer, and they all boil down to one thing: oxygen levels. Once you understand how to control and manipulate oxygen levels or the fish’s intake of oxygen, keeping them alive isn’t that hard. Here are six tips:

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July 13 at 7:41 am
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When your plan isn't working, don't be afraid to make big changes

Some days, the fishing is easy, and it seems no matter what you put in the water, the fish will bite it. Other days, it’s a little tougher. On those tough days, sometimes just a slight adjustment can turn a slow day of fishing into a productive fishing trip. Next time you find it tough to get a bite, try one of these adjustments to change your luck.

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July 10 at 7:00 am
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Flounder, redfish moving into extremely shallow water in WInyah Bay

For South Carolina fishermen, summer is in full swing, and it is unbearably hot, but the solid redfish and flounder bite around Georgetown’s Winyah Bay will take your mind off the sizzling conditions.

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July 09 at 7:40 am
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Lake Hartwell spits out 6.1-pound walleye for teen angler

Max Tiberghien, the 13-year-old son of “Fish’N Crazee” television show host Xavier Tiberghien, thought he was reeling in another one of Lake Hartwell’s striped bass or maybe a spotted bass on Monday when he joined the club of anglers who have landed a trophy walleye from the lake – this one a 6.1-pounder.

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July 08 at 12:30 pm
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