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The Old Town Predator XL won Best of Show at the ICAST show in mid-July. Paddling to the top rung

For  most fans of the plastic angling armada, July 17, 2014, came and went with little if any fanfare, but it was a day worth remembering. On that day, out of more than 700 products and accessories entered by 253 companies in the New Product Showcase at ICAST, the American Sportfishing Association’s industry trade show, the product that was named  “Best of Show” was a kayak. 


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Marc Deschenes said that some bass will relate to brush piles almost year-round, so they're a big part of his fishing strategy. Build brush, bag bass. That's strategy for Summerville fisherman

"I just built this brush pile two days ago," said Marc Deschenes of Summerville, tossing a jig toward a clump of wax myrtle branches he had formed into fishing structure. "Let's see if there is anything..." and then he reared back and set the hook, which began a battle he quickly won against a chunky largemouth bass. Wonder why Deschenes has long been a proponent of creating your own fishing structure? 


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Michael Dey, Christin McCrory and Brad Sasser, display  striped bass caught in one stop while fishing this week at Clarks Hill. Summer striper pattern still producing at Clarks Hill

Catching striped and hybrid striped bass through the summer boils down to three things: location, location and location. Guide Brad Sasser of Sasser’s Guide Service in Clarks Hill said he and his partners typically pick up on the down rod/live herring bite in late May when striped bass come off their false spawning runs. It happened this spring, but this spring, the bite never seemed to let off.


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Russell Anderson caught this 33-inch redfish when a school passed by the Mount Pleasant Pier recently. Mount Pleasant Pier getting plenty of visits from redfish schools

With cooling temperatures in recent days, the baitfish are starting to move, and schooling redfish are following them past the Mount Pleasant Pier.


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If you want your share of this season's shrimp crop, follow these six tips. Six tips to having a successful shrimping season

Shrimp season is one of the most anticipated opening days of the year along the coast, and throughout the 90-day season, from noon on Sept. 12 until noon on Nov. 11, many outdoorsmen shrimp all along the coast. Some of the consistently successful ones have found a few secrets to success that help them catch limits even when others struggle to catch a few.


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The Berkley braid knot is useful for attaching braid to your hook, jighead or lure. Get all knotted up - with the Berkley braid knot

Read the instructions below, then watch the accompanying video for great step-by-step visuals.


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The fall flounder bite around jetties can be fantastic, as Capt. J Baisch of Murrells Inlet provides evidence. The lure of the jetties

Cooler water on the incoming tide turns the fishing from good to great in September, and the hottest action for saltwater anglers is around jetties, submerged rock piles and reefs. And while the air remains hot, the water is definitely cooling off, and that turns on every species of fish along our coast.


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Bluewater trips out of Grand Strand ports like Murrells Inlet have produced some great wahoo fishing lately. Murrells Inlet captains are finding a great wahoo bite offshore

For most of the summer, Gulf Stream waters have produced their normal mixed results, a scanty bag of the typical favorite targets: wahoo, tuna, king mackerel and amberjack. But the tides are turning for some charter captains, with double-digit wahoo catches on a single trip, and Capt. Shawn Thomas of Murrells Inlet’s Underdog Sport Fishing Charters in the middle of the action.


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Whitey Outlaw says catfish action in the Congaree River has been unbeatable in recent days. Probe Congaree River for great catfish action right now

The Santee Cooper lakes, Marion and Moultrie, get a lot of attention for catfishing, and deservedly so. But the catfish action upstream from Lake Marion on the Congaree River is overlooked by many fishermen.


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Guide Jeff Yates relies on artficial shrimp to catch plenty of fall redfish in his home waters of the Wando River. Whack Wando shrimp-eaters!

As the summer sun resets towards its fall position, redfish are in transition up and down South Carolina’s coast as forage species begin to relocate. And the Wando River, which begins and ends within Charleston County’s borders, supports a massive shrimp population that fires up the feisty reds that call it home. Beginning this month and continuing into the fall, anglers can home in on the Wando River for their redfish fix. 


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Bass like this one caught by the author are j\one of a handful of different species caught from Sparkleberry Swamp. Add a spark to September - Santee Cooper’s Sparkleberry swamp is a unique fishery for South Carolina anglers

The headwaters of the Santee-Cooper lakes are at the convergence of the Wateree and Congaree rivers, where they empty into Sparkleberry Swamp. The 16,000 acres of flooded, moss-covered cypress trees welcome anglers, then envelope them as water seems to stretch endlessly in all directions.


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Tidal Wave Tidal Wave

If bowfishing is your passion, then you’ll want to check out the Tidal Wave from PSE. It is the new dual-cam version of PSE’s popular Wave bow, and it’s been engineered with a constant draw weight for snap shooting, a 32-inch axle-to-axle length that allows for quick maneuverability and a durable design able to handle extreme conditions. PSE is offering the Tidal Wave in a bowfishing kit that includes a Snap Shot rest, AMS reel with line and two bowfishing arrows.


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Paddlesports Cleaner & Protectant Paddlesports Cleaner & Protectant

Star brite’s new Ultimate Paddlesports Cleaner & Protectant combines cleaning agents that strip away deposits and grime from all fiberglass, Kevlar, rotomolded and inflatable kayaks, Standup Paddleboards and canoes. Its high-tech PTEF® polymers also help repel damaging UV rays and provide a non-slippery barrier to future stains. This formula enhances the color and texture of all treated surfaces and is ideal for paddles too.


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Engel Cooler/Dry Box with Rod Holders Engel Cooler/Dry Box with Rod Holders

Now there’s an easy way to get your rods and reels to the water. The Engel 30 quart and 19 quart Cooler/Dry Boxes with Rod Holders can be slung over your shoulder, freeing both your hands for more gear. These handy coolers have UV-resistant outer shells and lightweight insulation that will keep your items cold. You can also use it for storage of those items that need to be kept dry, like cell phones, wallets, cameras or tablets.


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