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Fall specks around Beaufort will spend a lot of time feeding over oyster rocks that are visible on the low end of the tide. Lowcountry speck party - Fishing for speckled trout around Beaufort peaks this month, a real cause for thanksgiving

Speckled sea trout fed all summer on the plentiful prey, but they were hard to find because they don’t like hot weather and hide in deeper water during the day, foraging early and late. That changed in September, and by this month, some urgency has been added to their feeding patterns as winter approaches. They are schooled and feeding throughout the day. They move around as the tide changes, but if you find a school in November, you will likely have a banner day.


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The influx of baitfish and shrimp into the ICW as fall progresses is a magnet for hungry speckled trout. Little River ditch diggers - The Intracoastal Waterway in the Little River area is a magnet for November speckled trout

The Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway stretches 3,000 miles from New Jersey to Texas, built primarily as a safe haven for military and commercial transport along the eastern seaboard.


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The influx of baitfish and shrimp into the ICW as fall progresses is a magnet for hungry speckled trout. Little River ditch diggers - Testing

The Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway stretches 3,000 miles from New Jersey to Texas, built primarily as a safe haven for military and commercial transport along the eastern seaboard.


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Guide Chris Simpson said the blue catfish bite on Lake Monticello is the best of any South Carolina lake he fishes regularly. Trophy cats, hot in the cold - Lake Monticello may be South Carolina’s best wintertime fishery for trophy blue catfish

Of the major catfish species in South Carolina the blue catfish seems to be the one that really chows down during the winter. Giant blues typically do that at Lake Monticello from November right on through the cold months.


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Mark Deschenes shows off one of the big reasons he sinks brush piles in the fall. Brush strokes for bass

It’s no secret that largemouth bass love to hang around submerged brush piles, especially early in the year before they are ready to head for the shallow spawning grounds. While many anglers sit home during these months, others probe the shallows, hoping for some early spawners. But savvy anglers key on brush piles, understanding that locating them is a huge step in boating their limit of bass. 


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Hobie Mirage Pro Angler 17T Hobie Mirage Pro Angler 17T

With plenty of space for standing, casting and fly fishing in comfort, the Hobie Mirage Pro Angler 17T kayak offers traditional in-line tandem seating, face-to-face social seating or solo seating. New features include the H-Rail System for customizing accessories, a tracking skeg for covering long distances and a battery platform for an optional trolling motor, crate or small cooler. Hobie’s patented MirageDrive with Glide Technology pedal system and Vantage XT seating are also included.


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Crappie Trailers Crappie Trailers

Normally used as an add-on to other crappie lures such as tube jigs or small crappie spinner baits, Crappie Trailers from The Crappie Psychic, LLC feature a beveled design that creates greater bait action and generates more strikes. They can also be used for panfish when attached straight to a small No. 6 long shank hook. Crappie Trailers come in four colors: Chartreuse, White, Crawworm and Flamingo.


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Soft-Dine XL Soft-Dine XL

Paul Brown’s extremely popular Soft-Dine is now available in a new larger size. The 3 ¼-inch Soft-Dine XL is designed for fishing the shallows and catching trophy-size trout and redfish. Like its smaller brother, Soft-Dine XL features a built-in reflective foil insert for added realism and a special sonic rattling chamber for more vibration and noise.


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A big Mop Jig is a great bait to target bass in October when they’re feeding on crawfish. October: Great jig month

I know that lots of sportsmen turn their attention this time of year to deer hunting, and I’m probably one of them. But I keep in mind that bass fishing in October on a beautiful South Carolina like is about as good as it gets. First, the recreational boating traffic is, for the most part, gone. Second, I don’t have any Bassmaster tournaments to fish this late in the year. Third, a lot of guys are in their tree stands. Fourth, the weather has cooled off and the fish are biting. It’s just one of the best times of year to go out and try to catch a big fish.


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Speckled trout are suckers for MirrOlures in the backwaters or in the surf, but there are a few adjustments you can make that will increase your catch rate. Make that MirrOlure work on specks as colder weather moves them into the surf

Hard-bodied baits such as MirrOlures have long been celebrated for their effectiveness in the backwaters of our coastal fisheries, however, they are just as deadly in the surf zone.  While productive right out of the box, a fisherman from Surf City, N.C., known locally as “the trout pro” has been fine-tuning his MirrOlures for more than a decade to maximize his results on trout in the surf.


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Guide Buddy Bizzell mines Edisto's "Rocks" are a heaven for bull redfish

The bull redfish are abundant in the Edisto area, and anglers looking to tussle with them are finding plenty in the creeks, just off the beaches, and all around the near-shore reefs. The biggest concentration, however, is just off the beach in what is known locally as “The Rocks” – the many rock piles littered along the ocean floor about a mile off the beach. 


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According to creator Clyde Folse, the scent will remain on the little soft plastic strips for two or three years. The Crappie Psychic

There were days as recently as this summer that a 51-year-old Raceland outdoorsman returned from a sac-a-lait (crappie) fishing trip and removed a secret weapon on his tube jig about a mile from the boat ramp. He did this so no one would get so much as a glimpse of the artificial add-on responsible for putting so many slabs in the ice chest.


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Plenty of big king mackerel are there for the taking off the beaches of the Grand Strand. King mackerel bite has been great off the Grand Strand

Since Labor Day, South Carolina anglers have had to deal with roller-coaster weather, but it hasn’t disrupted the king mackerel fishing along the Grand Strand. The bite has been great, with double-, triple- and quadruple-header hookups reported by captains out of Murrells Inlet, including Jay Sconyers of Aces Up Fishing Charters.


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Doing some alterations to popular artificial lures might produce a few more trout during the fall season. Don't be afraid to make some adjustments to lures for fall inshore success

In the Palmetto State, the cool, fall weather brings out anglers from just about every nook and cranny to catch some of the popular coastal fish. Both speckled trout and redfish have food on the brain, and that makes for a perfect opportunity to leave the live bait in the water and stock up with a regiment of artificial baits. Anglers looking to put more fish in the boat can build variations of traditional rigs and unique accessories. 


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