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Dark-colored flies worked at the surface have been producing a lot of North Inlet redfish just after dawn for fly-fishing anglers. Daylight topwater bite has North Inlet fly-fishing anglers rising early for reds
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As the summer heat continues to pound South Carolina, the fall cool-down can’t arrive soon enough. But early risers who don’t mind getting out of bed in the wee hours of the morning can have their cake and eat it, too, because the redfish are pouncing on topwater flies at first light.


Hilton Head's lagoon is producing plenty of big redfish for anglers using live, very active baits. Lively bait has been key to catching Hilton Head lagoon's bull reds
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Bull redfish are easy to come by in Hilton Head Island's lagoon these days, and Capt. Stacy Garbett said the key to battling one is to keep the freshest live bait possible on your hook


Deer hunters in the former Game Zone 4 will get an earlier start on the season with reorganization of the state's game zones, dropping from six to four. SCDNR reduces number of game zones from six to four
6173 Views - Posted: Yesterday at 7:33 am

South Carolina has reduced the number of game zones from six to four for the coming hunting season, and it will change the season dates for deer hunters in several areas.


North Carolina hunter Earl Trent killed the 500-pound One shot with a .243 between the eyes, and the Grey Ghost is no more
6415 Views - Posted: July 29 at 5:08 pm

Earl Trent of Harmony, N.C., had hunted unsuccessfully for hogs for years – until July 20, when he harvested a beast of a wild boar. Known locally as the “Grey Ghost” the hog, which weighed close to 500 pounds, made the fatal mistake of looking directly at Trent, who placed a 100-grain .243 slug directly between its eyes, ending the legend that roamed a Dillon County tract that is part of Cherokee Run Hunting Lodge.


Dove season for South Carolina hunters will open on Saturday, Sept. 5 this fall. SCDNR sets dove, early season migratory bird seasons
7122 Views - Posted: July 28 at 11:08 am

South Carolina dove hunters will open the 2015-16 season on a Saturday this year, as the S.C. Department of Natural Resources announced early seasons for migratory waterfowl.


Topwater baits are producing a lot of nice speckled trout in the Little River area in the first hour of so of daylight. Little River-area trout bite has been unexpected but appreciated
367 Views - Posted: July 28 at 7:01 am

Even though the heat has been tough, the inshore bite over the past few weeks has been rewarding anglers in waters close to the South Carolina-North Carolina state line, and it’s not the normal redfish and flounder, either. Speckled trout are surprising anglers, with a few fat sow trout making an appearance, too.  


Big mullet minnows and soft-plastic shrimp imitations have been a key to taking nice summer redfish in Charleston's Wando River. Big baits lead to plenty of Wando River reds, Charleston guide says
796 Views - Posted: July 27 at 7:37 am

Redfish are biting in the Wando River, and guide Jim Dodge said the key to catching them is to go big on baits and lures. With plenty of mullet in the creeks, Dodge said they are tough to beat as baits, especially when anchoring down and fishing deep water.


Applications for lottery deer hunts on Wildlife Management Areas will be accepted by SCDNR through Aug. 21. SCDNR will accept applications for lottery deer hunts through Aug. 21.
811 Views - Posted: July 23 at 12:25 pm

Applications for deer lottery hunts this fall will be available from the S.C. Department of Natural Resources until Friday, Aug. 21, with applications for waterfowl and quail hunts becoming available in mid-September and turkey hunts in January 2016.


Youths will get wing-shooting instruction at a clinic scheduled for Aug. 12 in Edgefield. SCDNR, NWTF will hold youth wing-shooting clinic in Edgefield
561 Views - Posted: July 22 at 9:10 pm

The S.C. Department of Natural Resources and the National Wild Turkey Federation are offering a great opportunity for aspiring young hunters to attend a free wing-shooting clinic on Wednesday, Aug. 12, in Edgefield County.


Baylen Moore and guide Townie Wessinger show off the best fish from two limits recently caught in deep water at Lake Murray. Deep-water pattern has taken over, but Lake Murray is still spitting out nice stripers
530 Views - Posted: July 22 at 7:27 am

Hot-weather patterns have set in for Lake Murray striped bass, but that hasn’t slowed down the action for fishermen able to adapt to deep-water patterns. Guide Townsend “Townie” Wessinger has been mauling stripers with live bait in deep water.


Sharks have been taking a toll on bull reds and sow trout hooked by anglers in the Georgetown area. Beef up and crank down to keep bull reds, sow specks away from sharks
1726 Views - Posted: July 22 at 6:55 am

Anyone who hasn’t heard about the rise in shark activity this summer must be stuck at the bottom of a well or completely disconnected from the world. No doubt, the super-hot waters are making a nice home for a gallery of sharks along the Carolinas coast. 


The appearance of sharks close to South Carolina beaches has plenty of beachgoers riled up, but kayak fishermen are having plenty of fun with big, toothy critters. Paddle up a big shark this summer; check out this video  Video Included
756 Views - Posted: July 20 at 6:50 pm

All summer, the internet has lit up with tales of shark attacks along the Carolina coast, as well as hapless kayak anglers being overturned by big sharks. In reality, sharks are a common gamefish along the coasts of both Carolinas and make for exciting sport, especially when landed from a kayak.


The overall harvest may be in decline, but South Carolina continues to produce lots of trophy deer, as results of the 2015 scoring sessions attest. South Carolina hunters add 176 trophy bucks to state's record book
1703 Views - Posted: July 20 at 12:33 pm

Despite a significant harvest decrease for the 2014 season, South Carolina deer hunters scored well on big bucks again. According to Charles Ruth, a biologist with the S.C. Department of Natural Resources, plenty of big bucks were measured at the 2015 scoring sessions held around the state in March, with 176 new entries to the state record book.


Capt. Robert McCarley has been pulling great sheepshead like this one from the nearshore reefs out of Georgetown. Jellyball jellyfish have been key to Georgetown nearshore spadefish
919 Views - Posted: July 20 at 11:20 am

The spadefish are biting around the nearshore reefs out of Georgetown; the secret to catching them is in finding jellyball jellyfish first. Capt. Robert McCarley of Reel Tight Charters said as long as you can find bait, you can lure in the spades and catch them on pieces of cut jellyball and small shrimp.


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