|Big, bull redfish make early showing in Georgetown waters
166 Views - Posted: 11 hours ago
Warmer weather has helped fishermen who have been dragging mud minnows around Cherry Grove and Murrells Inlet for flounder, but the big news along the northern half of South Carolina’s coastline is that the big, bull reds have returned to Georgetown’s waters.
|SCDNR expects huge crowd of shooters for Youth Sporting Clay Open
181 Views - Posted: Yesterday at 10:39 pm
The S.C. Department of Natural Resources said about 450 youth shooters will compete tomorrow (April 18) at the first annual SCDNR Youth Sporting Clay Open at the Palmetto Shooting Sports Complex in Edgefield.
|With midway point of turkey season at hand, savvy hunters will change tactics
443 Views - Posted: April 16 at 6:36 am
There’s a mad scramble to hunt as soon as turkey season begins, but some expert hunters look forward to the middle and latter parts of the season.
|Lake Moultrie crappie spawning in stages, giving anglers plenty of options
903 Views - Posted: April 13 at 10:44 am
Not all of Lake Moultrie’s crappie spawn at the same time; some have already spawned and are abandoning the shallows for deeper water. Other crappie will soon spawn and join them on the journey to deeper water. Kevin Davis, guide and co-owner of Blacks Camp, recently had a 3-pound, 12-ounce crappie hauled over the rails of his pontoon boat.
|Late-spawning and postspawn bass, spawning herring are in same areas on Lake Hartwell
851 Views - Posted: April 09 at 7:47 am
In what appears to be a reoccurring trend on Lake Hartwell, bass pro Brian Latimer of Anderson said bass anglers can both fish for spawning fish and capitalize on the herring spawn. He said the first wave of largemouth has completed spawning, but there are plenty of fish still on the beds and the postspawn fish aren’t leaving either.
|Gamecocks will be represented in FLW national championship next week
906 Views - Posted: April 07 at 5:19 pm
A team from the University of South Carolina will be among 50 entries in the 2015 FLW College Fishing National Championship, scheduled for April 16-18 on Lake Murray out of Columbia.
|Warming water has Murrells Inlet flounder kicking off the spring
662 Views - Posted: April 05 at 9:13 pm
For the past few months, the best action for saltwater anglers has been beyond the jetties and beaches, at nearshore and offshore locales. The inshore action at Murrell’s Inlet heated up just in time for Easter weekend, as impressive stringers of keeper flounder started showing up.
|Add spinnerbaits to your arsenal when targeting redfish
1014 Views - Posted: April 02 at 10:09 am
One guide has a few tips that will help freshwater fishermen be able to fish their spinnerbaits for redfish off the Georgetown jetties this spring.
|Striper fishing explodes on Lake Marion over the weekend
1984 Views - Posted: April 01 at 2:57 pm
Striper fishing has been good the past few weeks in the upper end of Lake Marion, both in the river and on the flats, but last weekend, the fishing changed from warm to red hot.
|Three tips to keep those bass hooked up
405 Views - Posted: March 31 at 4:45 pm
Bass anglers know what a thrill it is to hook a good fish after making an accurate cast and working their lure properly, but they also know the agony of seeing that fish leap from the water, shake its head and throw the lure free. Sometimes it can’t be helped, but on many occasions, the fisherman can lessen a bass’s chance to free itself with a leaping head shake.
|Deer, turkey bills making big gains in state legislature
8557 Views - Posted: March 31 at 6:55 am
Two bills working their way through the Legislature this spring could drastically change deer and turkey hunting in South Carolina. Both are backed by the S.C. Department of Natural Resources, and both have broad support from hunter groups and conservation organizations.
|Three ways to play the weather for better spring redfish catches
1332 Views - Posted: March 26 at 6:55 pm
Late March and early April are transition times for the weather and inshore fishing patterns in the Charleston area. What that means to anglers like Capt. Stephen Fields of Fields Fishing Charters is that the fishing can be just as hot from one day to the next, but it will take some trial and error because what works one day may not work the next. This is typical this time of year because a few days of warm weather are usually interrupted by a cold front, rain or windy weather, all of which have an impact on the fish. Fields said knowing a few strategies will keep anglers on the redfish until the weather becomes more stable.
|Stripers make big appearance in lower Waccamaw River
653 Views - Posted: March 26 at 2:05 pm
From cold nights to hot days, the weather continues to bring unpredictable conditions for anglers, but one faithful participant finally showed up in the lower Waccamaw River over the last few days and in a big way: striped bass.
|Palmetto Sportsmen Classic begins 31st annual run Friday in Columbia
721 Views - Posted: March 26 at 12:11 pm
It’s fairly easy to describe what the Palmetto Sportsmen Classic has to offer when it returns to the state fairgrounds tomorrow. There will be a swampy guy, a crabby guy, some sharpshooters, a few varmints and lizards, some big bucks and hopefully, some big bass.