Early start pays off with trophy buck for Bamberg County woman South Pacolet gives up more than 80 bass to three anglers on 15-mile float It's back-to-school time for Lake Hartwell stripers, hybrids SCDNR schedules seven public meetings to discuss deer legislation

Have plenty of lures options available when you target inshore species

As summer begins to fade and water temperatures begin their annual descent, inshore anglers can get plenty of mileage from a wide variety of species. Success is just a cast away with redfish, flounder and speckled trout all hungry, but often, the catching window is short especially during the tail end of summer. Anglers need to be rigged and ready with a full selection of options to get the best out of the brief opportunities.†

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August 26 at 7:57 am
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SCDNR announces special Upstate hunts for mobility impaired hunters

Mobility impaired hunters will be treated to a unique opportunity to attend two special deer hunts this year on more than 60 well-managed and exclusive, private tracts of land in the Upstate. The hunts are scheduled for Oct. 23-24 in Cherokee, Spartanburg and Union counties, and on Oct. 30-31 in Laurens and Newberry counties. Applications are being accepted by the S.C. Department of Natural Resources through Sept. 14.

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August 24 at 9:02 am
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Tarpon beginning to move into Georgetown waters in good numbers

The wait is over for anglers around Georgetown who have been looking for tarpon, the pinnacle of many lifetime fishing achievements. The silver kings have arrived and are chomping away

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August 19 at 8:00 am
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Catch more Lake Monticello catfish by waiting until the sun goes down.

Hot weather and great catfish action have always gone hand-in-hand, but the sizzling summer sun sometimes puts a damper on the fun factor. One prescription to cure the summertime blues is to get on Lake Monticello’s midnight express.

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August 17 at 12:07 pm
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Clark Hill's crawfish bite for stripers, hybrids has finally kicked in.

Fishing weed lines is a no-brainer up north, but few anglers realize that sprawling Clarks Hill Reservoir on the Savannah River along the South Carolina/Georgia border also has plenty of weeds, in the form of hydrilla, that attract tons of fish – particularly †striped bass and hybrids.

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August 13 at 12:30 pm
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Federal fisheries managers change annual catch for gag grouper, wreckfish

NOAA Fisheries has announced annual catch-limit changes for commercial and recreational sectors of gag grouper and wreckfish in the South Atlantic management area, based on population assessments.

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August 12 at 7:00 pm
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Bag-A-Buck contest returns to South Carolina Sportsman

The Bag-A-Buck contest is returning to South Carolina Sportsman and SouthCarolinaSportsman.com for its 10th year, with monthly prizes and a grand-prize for sportsmen who submit photos of deer they take during the coming season.

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August 12 at 7:30 am
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SCDNR will have 45 public fields available for opening day dove hunts

Forty-five public fields will be available across South Carolina during during the 2015-16 mourning dove season, according to the S.C. Department of Natural Resources.

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August 08 at 12:30 pm
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No need to fuss over this shark, angler says. It only weighed 900 pounds.

Commercial fisherman Mike Huff said the media storm he’s received over the past few days after catching a 14-foot, 900-pound tiger shark in 10 feet of water off Folly Beach on Monday has been fun, but a bit surprising.

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August 07 at 12:30 pm
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Hilton Head trout bite has been great lately, especially for big fish

Hilton Head anglers are catching plenty of speckled trout, especially on topwater lures early in the morning. Capt. Rick Percy of Reel Chance Charters said the current bite is the best he has seen this time of year in as long as he can remember.

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August 07 at 7:30 am
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The sky's the limit when it comes to catfish baits

Many hardcore catfish anglers have favorite baits they swear by over all others. A variety of live baits, cut baits, stinkbaits and homemade concoctions are on the list of baits many outdoorsmen use to pursue Mr. Whiskers, but Mike Spinks of Sumter, S.C., has branched out in other directions when searching for the perfect catfish bait.†

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August 06 at 7:00 pm
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Cooler water in deep holes is holding lots of Murrells Inlet flounder

Recent rainfall has brought a slight cooling to the waters of Murrells Inlet over the past few days, and that has turned on the flounder bite, mostly in the deeper holes from one end of the inlet to the other. Capt. Paul Pancake of Skinny Girl Fishing Charters is catching them on live bait in these holes.†

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August 06 at 12:30 pm
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Play the tides to the best success on South Carolina flounder

With the water warm and the schools of mullet around, it’s prime time to stack a few doormat flounder in the cooler, according to John Fuss of Holy City Fishing Charters.††

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August 06 at 8:17 am
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Learn this four-letter word to catch big Cooper River summer bream: deep

August may not rate high as prime time to catch bull bream, but it may be time to do some deep thinking and reconsider. Go to the Cooper River and think deep water to target the monster bream in this fertile river, and you’ll likely get your fishing string stretched, if not broken.

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August 05 at 7:40 am
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Daylight topwater bite has North Inlet fly-fishing anglers getting up early

As the summer heat continues to pound South Carolina, the fall cool-down can’t arrive soon enough. But early risers who don’t mind getting out of bed in the wee hours of the morning can have their cake and eat it, too, because the redfish are pouncing on topwater flies at first light.

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August 04 at 8:00 am
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Live bait has been key to catching Hilton Head lagoon's bull reds

Bull redfish are easy to come by in Hilton Head Island's lagoon these days, and Capt. Stacy Garbett said the key to battling one is to keep the freshest live bait possible on your hook

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August 03 at 12:30 pm
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