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Local anglers win several awards at Georgetown IFA events

Dave Jaskiewicz of Wando won the IFA Hobie Kayak Tournament in Georgetown on May 1, and he’s no stranger to taking a victory lap at the Carroll Ashmore Campbell Marine Complex. This marks the second consecutive year Jaskiewicz has won in Georgetown.

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Hefty flounder nets $1500 for Carolina Forest High School senior

A student at Carolina Forest High School went fishing with his dad and a family friend last Saturday in Murrells Inlet and went home with $1500 for his efforts. Joe Scheu, a senior at the school, was fishing in the 15th annual Grand Strand Saltwater Anglers Flounder Tournament when he caught the 21 1/2-inch fish, which weighed 4.45 pounds.

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10 hours ago
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April is an angler’s bass fishing heaven

April is probably my favorite month to fish in South Carolina, because there’s so much going on. The crappie are still biting, the bluegills are biting, the stripers will still be active, and you can catch bass most any way you want. You will have prespawn fish, spawning fish and postspawn fish on all of our lakes this month, so you can fish the way you like to and catch fish. It really would be nice to get out and turkey hunt for a couple of hours, then spend the rest of the day on the water.

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April 29 at 9:00 am
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How to catch more, and bigger, shellcrackers at Santee

The shellcracker bite has been on fire at Santee for the past couple of weeks, and while plenty of anglers are catching their share of them, those who follow a few tips are having the best luck.

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April 27 at 11:08 pm
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Lowcountry Foundation for Wounded Military Heroes holds inaugural fishing tournament

What does a community with a private, 165-acre manmade lake do with all that water? They hold a fishing tournament for our nation’s military heroes. Hampton Lake hosted the inaugural event in conjunction with the Lowcountry Foundation for Wounded Military Heroes earlier this month.

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April 27 at 12:30 am
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Two barrel swivels are sometimes better than a three-way swivel

Three-way swivels are great for setting up a number of different fishing rigs. One of the most popular is tying the main line to one eye, a short leader with a lure to another and a longer leader with a second lure to a third eye. This puts two lures in the same vicinity, increasing your chance at hooking a fish, but when fishing in the middle of schooling fish, this can cause a problem.

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April 26 at 9:31 pm
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Clinton House Plantation is more than a hunting spot

I don’t mind shooting a turkey in the face, but what I really love to do this time of year is to feel the tap, tap-tap, of a largemouth bass on the end of my fishing line. That’s why when I showed up at the Clinton House Plantation for a turkey hunt with Mike Johnson, I broke the news to him before we’d even donned our camo.

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April 24 at 11:21 pm
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Upstate angler finds car containing human remains

An angler on Lake Russell discovered an old Chevrolet in water about 17 feet deep Saturday around 4 p.m. near the Beer Garden Creek boat ramp. He alerted authorities, who sent a dive team to search the vehicle. Behind the driver's seat, they found human remains.

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April 24 at 9:21 pm
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Monster Reel'N'Shad a huge fish-catcher

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Make no mistake about it, the Monster Reel’N’Shad is a monstrous swim bait — one Mann’s Bait Co. proudly introduced to the market in January.

The latest in the artificial lure manufacturer’s Reel’N’Shad series provides just more than 9 inches of pulsating, swimming action from a durable soft plastic that doesn’t have a paddletail or extra hardware to make it swim realistically.

Its patent-pending design is unique and triggers bites from bass, redfish, stripers, lemonfish and even tarpon.

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April 22 at 9:00 am
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Kayak bass angler allegedly caught cheating In multiple tournaments

The world of kayak bass fishing tournaments was rocked this week when tournament directors and organizers for two major tournament trails – Kayak Bass Fishing and Kayak Bass Series — revealed one of its competitors had been identified as submitting falsified photograph entries during a Kakak Bass Series tournament.

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April 20 at 11:58 pm
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Put your hitch ball on TV

When hooking up to your boat trailer, how many times do you have to get out of your tow vehicle and walk back to check on the stormy relationship between its hitch ball and the trailer’s coupler?

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April 19 at 9:00 am
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Three ways to make a Senko squirm

Bass pro Davy Hite of Ninety Six, S.C., makes no bones about the fact that his favorite lure is a Buckeye Mop Jig, but when it comes to springtime fishing for prespawn bass, he’s going to have one lure tied on for sure, and that’s a Senko.

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April 19 at 8:21 am
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Catch more bass on crankbaits with this one tip

When it comes to fishing with crankbaits, FLW pro David Fritts of Lexington N.C. is about as good as it gets. He would rather fish a crankbait than any other lure, and he has one tip that he said can make everyone a better crankbait angler.

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April 18 at 7:19 pm
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IFA Redfish Tours head to Georgetown, S.C.

Inshore anglers from across the Carolinas and surrounding regions will meet at Georgetown, South Carolina, on April 30 - May 1 for the first 2016 Atlantic Division events of the IFA Redfish Tour Presented by Cabela's and IFA Kayak Fishing Tour Presented by Hobie Fishing.

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April 18 at 3:28 pm
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How to catch more flounder

Martin Dane stood along the bank of a small creek as the tide came in, slowly reeling in a curly-tailed grub, rod tip held high. He seemed to be concentrating really hard, lowered the rod tip, and continued reeling slowly.

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April 17 at 9:59 pm
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Fishing’s tops, no fooling

April is the month when almost every species of fish that spawns is in skinny water:  largemouth bass, crappie, catfish, stripers, shellcrackers and bream. Stripers are shallow in the sense they are running up the river to spawn and in fact, many are caught in the Pack’s and Elliott’s flats areas adjacent to the river.

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April 15 at 9:00 am
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The bluewater box of chocolates

Rarely do either Steve Gaskins or Justin Carter have a charter come aboard for a full day of bluewater fishing with only one target species in mind. For the most part, bluewater trolling is the bread-and butter tactic for dolphin, but it will also catch other species. While the size and types of baits and tackle may be tailored to a specific fish’s preference, offshore trolling is like a box of chocolates —, you never know what you’ll get. But here are some possibilities:

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April 15 at 7:00 am
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Connect the dots for better dophin fishing

Offshore trolling for dolphin might seem to be a piece of cake if you connect the dots of water temperature, surface cover, boat speed and presence of baitfish. However, like all things fishing, it’s frequently the fine print that turns bites into fish.

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April 15 at 7:00 am
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