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SCDNR schedules youth fishing rodeos, family fishing clinics for June Cobia make first appearance of Grand Stand; Murrells Inlet captains cash in SC legislature passes turkey hunting bill, but deer-hunting bill is sidelined Early arrival of dolphin has South Carolina fishermen heading to the bluewater

Lake Murray guide expects shellcracker spawn to begin soon

Lake Murray’s shellcrackers should be heading to their spawning beds within the week, according to guide Brad Taylor of Taylor Outdoors.

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May 20 at 9:26 am
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SCDNR will hold seminar on coyote trapping, management on May 26

The S.C. Department of Natural Resources, in conjunction with the South Carolina Trappers Association and Clemson Extension, will hold a workshop on coyote trapping and management in Greenwood on May 26.

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May 19 at 12:00 pm
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Check out these tips for catching high-tide redfish

Most inshore anglers agree that fishing on a moving tide provides better results than a slack tide, but what do they do when the few hours they have to fish fall during the high end of the tide? Capt. Stephen Fields of Charleston Fishing Company has a few tips for fishing at high tide that can put quality redfish in the boat.

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May 19 at 7:00 am
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Topwater striper action taking off on lower end of Lake Murray

When Lake Murray guide Mike Glover points to an open-water target and says “There!” it’s time to get a lure airborne in that direction. Most times the lure is still sailing when the fish begin boiling the surface and the when lure lands in the middle of a pack of stripers feeding at the surface, it’s game on!

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May 18 at 12:30 pm
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SCDNR is doing huge striper stockings today on Catawba River, Lake Wateree

The S.C. Department of Natural Resources will stock 10,000 striped bass fingerlings in the Catawba River at Fort Mill Landing and 120,000 striper fingerlings at Buck Hall Landing on Lake Wateree today.

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May 18 at 7:25 am
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Decrease in deer herd caused by three factors, SCDNR biologist says

Since 2002, the deer harvest in South Carolina has dropped dramatically, more than 36 percent, causing many hunters to ask why and what’s being done. The quick answer is a trio of factors combined in a perfect-storm scenario to create the downward spiral, and the state legislature’s lack of definitive corrective action has allowed it to continue.

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May 12 at 7:00 am
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Cool Breeze just got cooler

There’s a new Cool Breeze blowing in, and it will definitely keep you comfortable all summer long.

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May 11 at 10:00 am
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Youth fishing rodeo set for May 16 at Piedmont Forestry Center

The annual youth fishing rodeo at Piedmont Forestry Center near Tamassee in Oconee County will be held Saturday, May 16 from 8 a.m. until 1 p.m.

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May 08 at 12:30 pm
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Grand Strand anglers running into an awful lot of king mackerel these days

Warm weather is bringing more to Grand Strand visitors than a suntan. The king mackerel have arrived early and in a big way, bending rods everywhere from the beachfront out to 60 feet of water

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May 08 at 7:54 am
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Abbeville H.S. angler is on Bassmaster's High School All-America team

A South Carolina teen is among 12 high school students from 10 states who have been named to the first Bassmaster High School All-American Fishing Team. Carter McNeil, a senior at Abbeville High School and a member of the school’s fishing team, joined 11 other top youth fishermen whose names were announced on Monday.

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May 07 at 7:20 pm
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Crew of small boat decks huge marlin on trip out of Morehead City, N.C.

What does a 550-pound blue marlin that measures almost 10-feet long look like inside a 24-foot center-console boat?

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May 07 at 7:00 pm
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Take this Charleston guide's tips and catch more Spanish mackerel

The warming weather and returning glass minnows have brought schools of hungry Spanish mackerel to waters just outside Charleston Harbor. Capt. Mike Able of Able Minded Charters is one guide who spends plenty of time targeting them, and he offered five tips to help fishermen put more fish in the cooler.†

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May 07 at 12:30 pm
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Tick-born diseases are on the rise; here's how to avoid them

Tick. Tick. Tick. Tick. Tick. Tick. It’s not necessarily the sound of a time bomb, but it just might be. With summer arriving this month and more and more people spending time outdoors fishing, camping and, in the fall, hunting, the chances of having an encounter with a tick are at their highest. And nothing about those encounters can be good.

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May 06 at 12:30 pm
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Stumpy Pond crappie bite surprising even veteran guide

Cooler than normal air temperatures are helping Stumpy Pond, a small lake also known as Rocky Creek Lake, continue to produce good catches of crappie right into May.

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May 06 at 7:00 am
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Finding clear water is key to catching Charleston spawning specks

Fishermen around Charleston are pining for clear water as speckled trout have made their way back into creeks to spawn, and guide Chris Chavis said some of the biggest trout of the year will be looking for the best spawning grounds over the next two weeks. Knowing what they’re looking for is the first step to finding them.

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May 05 at 9:14 am
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SCDNR taking applications for public alligator season hunts

The S.C. Department of Natural Resources will begin accepting online applications for the 2015 Public Alligator Hunting season and the Wildlife Management Area (WMA) Alligator Hunting Season at www.dnr.sc.gov/wildlife/alligator/index.html. The deadline to apply is June 15.

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May 01 at 7:22 am
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