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Nearshore reefs out of Charleston, Edisto are full of Spanish macks, bluefish Big, bull redfish make great early showing in Georgetown waters SCDNR expects huge crowd of shooters for Youth Sporting Clay Open With midway point of turkey season at hand, savvy hunters change tactics

Huge Lake Moultrie slab, already spawned, was pushing 4 pounds

Not all of Lake Moultrie’s crappie spawn at the same time; some have already spawned and are abandoning the shallows for deeper water. Other crappie will soon spawn and join them on the journey to deeper water. Kevin Davis, guide and co-owner of Blacks Camp, recently had a 3-pound, 12-ounce crappie hauled over the rails of his pontoon boat.

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April 13 at 12:30 pm
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Bass, herring are spawning in same areas of Hartwell, to anglers' delight

In what appears to be a reoccurring trend on Lake Hartwell, bass pro Brian Latimer of Anderson said bass anglers can both fish for spawning fish and capitalize on the herring spawn. He said the first wave of largemouth has completed spawning, but there are plenty of fish still on the beds and the postspawn fish aren’t leaving either.

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April 09 at 7:50 am
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Gamecocks will be represented in FLW national college championship

A team from the University of South Carolina will be among 50 entries in the 2015 FLW College Fishing National Championship, scheduled for April 16-18 on Lake Murray out of Columbia.

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April 07 at 7:00 pm
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Warming water has Murrells Inlet flounder kicking off the spring

For the past few months, the best action for saltwater anglers has been beyond the jetties and beaches, at nearshore and offshore locales. The inshore action at Murrell’s Inlet heated up just in time for Easter weekend, as impressive stringers of keeper flounder started showing up.

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April 06 at 7:20 am
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Add spinnerbaits to your arsenal when targeting jetty reds

One guide has a few tips that will help freshwater fishermen be able to fish their spinnerbaits for redfish off the Georgetown jetties this spring.

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April 02 at 12:30 pm
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Lake Marion striper fishing breaks loose over the weekend

Striper fishing has been good the past few weeks in the upper end of Lake Marion, both in the river and on the flats, but last weekend, the fishing changed from warm to red hot.

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April 01 at 7:00 pm
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Three tips to keep those bass hooked up

Bass anglers know what a thrill it is to hook a good fish after making an accurate cast and working their lure properly, but they also know the agony of seeing that fish leap from the water, shake its head and throw the lure free. Sometimes it can’t be helped, but on many occasions, the fisherman can lessen a bass’s chance to free itself with a leaping head shake.

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March 31 at 7:00 pm
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Deer, turkey bills making big gains in state legislature

Two bills working their way through the Legislature this spring could drastically change deer and turkey hunting in South Carolina. Both are backed by the S.C. Department of Natural Resources, and both have broad support from hunter groups and conservation organizations.

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March 31 at 7:00 am
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Stripers make big appearance in lower Waccamaw River

From cold nights to hot days, the weather continues to bring unpredictable conditions for anglers, but one faithful participant finally showed up in the lower Waccamaw River over the last few days and in a big way: striped bass.   

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March 27 at 7:00 am
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Three ways to play the weather for better spring redfish catches

Late March and early April are transition times for the weather and inshore fishing patterns in the Charleston area. What that means to anglers like Capt. Stephen Fields of Fields Fishing Charters is that the fishing can be just as hot from one day to the next, but it will take some trial and error because what works one day may not work the next. This is typical this time of year because a few days of warm weather are usually interrupted by a cold front, rain or windy weather, all of which have an impact on the fish. Fields said knowing a few strategies will keep anglers on the redfish until the weather becomes more stable.

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March 26 at 7:00 pm
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Palmetto Sportsmen Classic opens Friday in Columbia

It’s fairly easy to describe what the Palmetto Sportsmen Classic has to offer when it returns to the state fairgrounds tomorrow. There will be a swampy guy, a crabby guy, some sharpshooters, a few varmints and lizards, some big bucks and hopefully, some big bass.

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March 26 at 12:15 pm
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Guide expects Lake Hartwell crappie fishing to fire up soon

Lake Hartwell crappie fishermen had better have all their jigs tied and rigs prepared, because according to Steve Pietrykowski of Fishski Business Guided Fishing, it’s about to break loose.

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March 26 at 7:00 am
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Iva angler brings enormous slab to scales in big crappie contest

The Big Crappie Contest at Sportsman’s One Stop in Iva got made a big jump last week when Darren Hill from Iva brought in a 4-pound, 2-ounce black crappie caught from the upper Rocky River arm near Lake Russell on March 20.

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March 25 at 6:58 pm
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SCDNR schedules youth fishing rodeos, family fishing clinics

The S.C. Department of Natural Resources has scheduled a series of 23 youth fishing rodeos and family fishing clinics across South Carolina for April and May for young and old fishermen who would like to be introduced to the basics of fishing.

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March 25 at 12:12 pm
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A huge black drum, caught and released last week, was likely a state record

Andrew Demas of Charleston was targeting black sea bass on Sunday, March 15, when he ran out to the Charleston Inshore Reef with his parents, Geri and Bill, to try out their new boat. The big catch of the trip, however, was a huge black drum that would almost certainly have broken the state record had they not released it.

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March 23 at 12:30 pm
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Big bass making big move into Santee Cooper shallows as water warms

Huge largemouth bass in both prespawn and spawning modes are being taken throughout both Lake Marion and Lake Moultrie of the Santee Cooper system.

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March 23 at 7:00 am
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