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Plenty of big, bull redfish have showed up in the waters around Georgetown, apparently following hugh schools of small menhaden. 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 450 school and club shooters at its first annual Youth Sporting Clay Open on Saturday in Edgefield. 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.


Guide Jamie Pritchett said that turkey hunting from the middle to the end of the season can be great, if you change tactics a bit. 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.


Santee Cooper guide Kevin Davis shows off a 3-pound, 12-ounce Lake Moultrie crappie caught earlier this month that had already spawned out and was heading for deep water. What would the fish have weighed before it scattered its thousands of eggs? 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.


Bass pro Brian Latimer of Anderson is catching plenty of spotted and largemouth bass spawning or feeding on spawning herring in the same areas of Lake Hartwell. 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.


Top college bass-fishing teams will compete for the national championship on Lake Murray next week. 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.


Look for warm water and find Murrells Inlet flounder on a falling tide. 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.


Spinnerbaits are a great way to target big redfish around the Winyah Bay jetties -- if you know how to use them. 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.


Jeremiah Johnson and Steve Pack celebrate Johnson's 22-pound, Lake Marion striped bass. 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.


A Rat-L-Trap Pro Trap has a detached treble hook that keeps fish from using leverage to throw the bait. 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.


Two bills making their way through the state legislature would change bag limits for turkey and deer and set a statewide uniform turkey season. 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.


Look for redfish in different areas and use different tactics as the weather changes over the next month. 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.


Striped bass, missing in action most of the winter, showed up in the Waccamaw River over the past 10 days in good numbers. 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.   


Predator-hunting seminars will be among the fare for visitors to this weekend's Palmetto Sportsmen Classic in Columbia. 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.


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