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Bass fisherman Scott Emery said finding fish on Lake Keowee this month is a matter of going to temperature and depth extremes. Lake Keowee bass fishing can be "extreme-ly" productive this month

Lake Keowee can be one of the coldest and warmest lakes to fish during December, depending on where you choose to wet a line. Scott Emery has fished the Upstate lake for spotted bass ever since they started showing up there more than 30 years ago, and he said finding fish this month is a matter of going to extremes.


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Matt Morgan and Kent Watson stick to a careful game plan when they're hunting down winter crappies, especially on a lake they're not familiar with. Here are six super tips on catching winter crappie

Crappie fishing is extremely popular in the Carolinas, and what better way to spend the cold months than catching slab crappie. Here’s what two of the Southeast’s top crappie fishermen do when going to a new lake to find crappie.


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SCDNR stocked around 13,000 brown trout and another 5,400 rainbows in the Saluda River near Columbia on Tuesday. SCDNR makes huge trout stocking in Saluda River near Columbia

The S.C. Department of Natural Resources stocked approximately 18,400 rainbow and brown trout into the lower Saluda River near Columbia on Dec. 16 using a helicopter and a specialized lift bucket. Of that total, 13,000 are brown trout and 5,400 are rainbow trout for a total more than 3,000 pounds.


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First published in 1981, Thayne Smith’s book, “In a Time of Need” detailed the use of Lowrance paper chart recording sonar units for search and recovery work. Electronics serving in times of need

Search and recovery divers were pretty much on their own back in the early 1980’s; I know because I was one of them. I spent 10 years on the Dallas Fire Department’s dive team and worked from the department’s drag boats before the dive team came to be. Fireman Thad Moore, owner of a SCUBA shop in Dallas, thought we could do better for the families of drowning victims than recovering them with drag hooks. He developed a search and recovery class for SCUBA divers, canvassed the department for volunteers and the Dallas Fire Department’s SCUBA Search & Rescue team was born.


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Big speckled trout, and lots of them, are being caught around the Murrells Inlet rock jetties. Murrells Inlet rock jetties are hot spot for great speckled trout bite

Diehard Murrells Inlet anglers with a taste for speckled trout can get enough for Christmas dinner in just a short time at the rock jetties guarding the inlet. The bite there is sizzling, with many big, gator-sized fish making up the catch. 


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Jay Forest hooked himself in the lip recently while at a camp in the lower reaches of Louisiana's Bayou Black marsh, so he decided to let another camp member try to pull the hook using the old string trick. Watch the video to see if it was successful. Will the string trick remove a hook from the lip?

I've had a treble hook jammed into my jawline, so when I heard that Jay Forest, an employee of our sister publication, Louisiana Sportsman, had speared himself in the top lip with a jig hook I had to shiver a bit.


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Fishing for big blue catfish can be excellent on both Santee Cooper lakes in December. Hooray for the holidays!

The rapid cooling of the water temperature in December is not a problem for several species of fish on the Santee Cooper lakes. In fact, some guides say it actually does wonders to improve the fishing.


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The author caught this 20-inch slot redfish around a dock using a Gulp! mantis shrimp on a 1/8-ounce jighead. The mantis shrimp rig

Ja Malphrus catches most of redfish around docks with a 1/8-ounce Bass Pro Shops jighead, along with a Gulp! mantis shrimp.  


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Productive docks for winter redfish are typically situated near a creek mouth and are surrounded by oyster rakes and spartina grass. Find a dock with character

When targeting redfish around docks, look for structures that are different from their neighbors. 


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A curlytail grub in the Christmas tree color pattern fished on a jighead can be a great lure to troll for speckled trout. Trolling is a great trout tactic

Bob Matthews of Ladson will use any technique he needs to catch speckled trout, but in December, trolling can be a key to his success.


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Guide Preston Harden loves to catch Lake Hartwell stripers on a fly rod and a small Clouser. Big Hartwell stripers on the fly

One of guide Preston Harden’s personal favorite techniques for catching stripers this month is with a fly rod. 


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Crappie pro Whitey Outlaw of St. Matthews shows off a tremendous catch of Lake Moultrie slabs. Deep brush, fish attractors producing plenty of slab crappie at Lake Moultrie

At a time of year when some anglers begin to cool off on crappie fishing, the slabs are figuratively “on fire” at Santee Cooper’s Lake Moultrie.


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Redfish in the Charleston area continue to hit a variety of lures and baits, and they're now being found in large schools. Redfish action continues to be good in Charleston-area waters

The recent cool weather hasn’t put a dent in the inshore fishing around Charleston, according to Capt. Kevin Blair of Charleston Fish Rod Bending Company. In fact, it continues to be excellent.


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For the sake of comfort, upgrading your seat might be a top-drawer idea for a Christmas gift. What will Santa bring?

Most outdoorsmen can identify with the plight of young Ralphie Parker in his quest to get an official Red Ryder BB gun for Christmas. If you aren’t, then tune in to WTBS on cable or satellite TV beginning on Christmas Eve, and you’ll get 24 hours’ worth of it.


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