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    Trail cameras take some strange photos

    Trail cameras were a big game-changer when they first came on the hunting scene. Nothing before that allowed hunters to monitor what was taking place on their hunting property, without a person actually being present. 

    August 19 at 1:10pm

    Murrells Inlet Spanish are on

    The heat is on in Murrells Inlet this month on both land and sea, and that means it’s time to bait-and-switch Spanish mackerel, pitching baits to big fish.

    J Baisch of Fishfull Thinking Guide Service looks forward to the tail end of summer of those mackerel.

    July 29 at 10:06am

    This 1 tip will help you catch more mountain trout

    I lived in western North Carolina for two years some time ago. While living in the little town of Bakersville, which sits on the other side of the Roan Mountain from Unicoi, Tennessee, I mastered the art of fishing the small blue ribbon trout streams that ran through the area. The problem was, I only mastered it a few days before moving away from there.

    August 15 at 8:38am

    Dillon hunter arrows 20.5 inch wide buck on opening day

    South Carolina is blessed with one of the longest deer seasons in the country and one of the only states where a buck in full velvet is possible. And for Dillion County native Michael Goodwin, the first 20 minutes of the 2016 deer season brought his biggest buck to date that donned a massive velveteen rack with eight long tines. But his memorable day almost turned sour when an unexpected guest arrived at an inappropriate time. 

    August 16 at 10:08pm

    Catch more Lumber River bass with these tips

    Just below Fair Bluff, N.C., and above Nichols, S.C., a place known as Devils Elbow sits on the Lumber River. This series of sharp turns on the river has the Lumber running parallel to itself, and the flow of the water here offers fish an abundance of what they’re looking for in a place to make their home. And when fish congregate, anglers will find success if they’re willing to put in the time.

    August 14 at 10:00pm

    Duck numbers hold steady, USFWS says

    The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) recently released its report on 2016 Trends in Duck Breeding Populations, based on surveys conducted in May and early June by FWS and the Canadian Wildlife Service. 

    August 14 at 9:47am

    Hit Lynches River for hot panfish action

    Small rivers are often overlooked by anglers, but these miniature versions of waterways have some great fishing, no matter what species anglers are looking for. Lynches River is one such river, and bream are one of the top fish sought by anglers here.

    August 14 at 11:51am

    Top plastic lures for inshore fishing

    Soft plastic lures come in many different sizes, colors, and styles. With all of the different soft plastics on the market today it can be overwhelming or confusing for some anglers. I want to cover a few of my favorite go-to soft-plastic/jighead combos I use when targeting reds, trout, and flounder.

    August 15 at 2:45pm

    Don’t forget nearshore fishing

    For a paddler, fishing outside the surf line is immensely challenging and rewarding. The closer you get to the Gulf Stream, the better your chances are of hooking into some really sizeable sea creatures. Realistically speaking, however, kayak angling from the shoreline out to 3 nautical miles in the ocean is probably about as far as most paddlers care to tackle without the aid of a mother ship or other support craft. Fishing beyond the breakers or even fishing open water inside big inlets should be considered advanced-level kayak fishing and not undertaken by those with little or no experience.

    August 12 at 9:00am

    SCDNR hosting several youth deer hunts this fall

    The S.C. Department of Natural Resources, in cooperation with a number of private individuals and hunting clubs, is sponsoring a number of youth deer hunts in the Piedmont region this fall. The hunts are for youth between the ages of 10 to 16 who would like to go deer hunting but don't have anyone to take them.

    August 12 at 2:47pm

    FLW Cup coming back to Lake Murray in 2017

    FLW and Capital City/Lake Murray Country Regional Tourism Board announced Saturday that Columbia, South Carolina, would once again be hosting the Forrest Wood Cup presented by Walmart, the world championship of bass fishing, Aug. 11-13, 2017, on Lake Murray. 

    August 10 at 11:29am

    Don't overlook corks when flounder fishing

    Flounder are a unique species of fish, having both eyes on the same side of the body and lying on the ocean floor on its other side. With its mouth shaped in a way that doesn’t seem conducive to the way it lives, it’s an odd fish, but no less tasty, and no less of a desirable target for many reasons.

    August 10 at 10:03am

    USA Trail Cams pack professional DSLR quality into trail cameras

    The virtues of trail cameras are too numerous to name, and it’s safe to say that these pieces of equipment have changed the way many outdoorsmen approach their hunting lands. Having photographic evidence of what passes through our hunting grounds is a piece of the hunting puzzle that sportsmen of decades ago never had access to, and the knowledge it gives us is unbeatable. 

    August 09 at 12:01pm

    Top 3 bass lures for flounder fishing success

    Flounder will bite many different baits and lures, and that’s a good thing for anglers like Jordan Kennerly of Swansea who spends a lot of time bass fishing in the midlands, but still likes to wet a hook when he’s on the coast. Luckily for him, he can catch his share of flounder with the gear he already has.

    August 08 at 3:31pm

    Bream biting hot at Santee's flooded islands

    Just off the banks of Elliot's Landing, and not very far from Pack's Landing and a few other landings, two "islands" are popular with panfish anglers. Hamburger and Hot Dog Islands are easy to get to, and hold large populations of bluegill and shellcracker, especially this time of year.

    August 10 at 11:40am

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