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Jeff Manning's 82-pound Lake Wylie blue catfish, caught last Saturday, is the unofficial lake record for the species. North Carolina angler lands unofficial lake record blue catfish from Lake Wylie  Video Included
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What started out as a trip to the lake to test his outboard motor after some routine maintenance ended up being the fishing trip of a lifetime for Gastonia, N.C., angler Jeff Manning when he hauled an 82-pound blue catfish into his boat on Saturday, Jan. 24, that is believed to be the biggest ever taken at Lake Wylie on the North Carolina-South Carolina border.

Nice catches of black drum are being reported from Pawley's Island, with most fish in the center of main creek channels. Black drum bite heating up Pawley's Island's relatively small estuary
1345 Views - Posted: Yesterday at 12:49 pm

South Carolina fishermen who are ready for some hot saltwater action can get their rods bent over double in a hurry with keeper-sized black drum in the tiny estuaries of Pawley’s Island.

SCDNR will hold three hog hunts on North Island next month try to and control and/or eliminate the feral hog population. SCDNR announces dates for three North Island hog hunts
5090 Views - Posted: January 23 at 1:46 pm

The S.C. Department of Natural Resources has scheduled three hog hunts for North Island in Georgetown County next month in an effort to remove and eliminate feral hogs from the barrier island.

Chris Lambert's Spartanburg County non-typical buck won the grand prize in South Carolina Sportsman's Bag-A-Buck contest. Spartanburg hunter is grand-prize winner in Bag-A-Buck contest
3003 Views - Posted: January 22 at 9:07 pm

Chris Lambert, a 23-year-old Gaffney firefighter figured he was going to find a run-of-the-mill 8-point buck on the ground when he got down out of his tree stand the afternoon of Oct. 18.

Guide Joe Dennis has been catching plenty of big Lake Moultrie crappie in relatively shallow water. Shallow Lake Moultrie crappie bite surprises some, but not Bonneau guide
1307 Views - Posted: January 22 at 5:51 am

Joe Dennis with Santee Cooper Charters in Bonneau has been mauling slab crappie in shallow water at Lake Moultrie for the past couple of weeks. That wouldn’t be big news in March, but in January, that’s something special for fishermen.

Robbie Cortis of Mount Pleasant said January and February are prime months to hunt wild hogs using deer-hunting tactics because animals are on the move, looking for food that is less available than at other times. Time to go for a big pig; Mount Pleasant hunter said January can be hog wild
1277 Views - Posted: January 21 at 10:23 am

When deer season ends, Robbie Cortis of Mount Pleasant just keeps on hunting, but it’s wild hogs that he targets in the post deer season, and he said they’re really on the move right now.

Anglers neednít fear winterís cold water, relying instead on white perch and crappie to fill their coolers. Panfish, which feed more frequently in cold water, will be keying on dying schools of bait on deep water flats through the winter. Forget the cold! Catch white perch, crappie around schools of threadfin shad
916 Views - Posted: January 20 at 9:33 am

Freshwater anglers who think the recent cold snaps have signaled the end of fishing until spring need to set their sights on white perch and crappie. As surface temperatures on many lakes in South Carolina’s Upstate dip below 48 degrees, baitfish such as threadfin shad will gang up in huge schools in deeper areas and will begin dying as temperatures decline.

Andy Jonjevic (left) and Australian tourist Chris Hackett teamed up to land this spiny dogfish shark from the Folly Beach Pier. January pier fishing is going to the dogs, the dogfish sharks, that is
961 Views - Posted: January 18 at 8:39 pm

Don’t let those surf rods collect dust until spring.† Break them out and hit the beach or pier for some awesome fishing for spiny dogfish sharks.††

Not all sheepshead have moved into the ocean around nearshore reefs; there are plenty left inshore, according to Capt. Mike Waller of Kiawah Island. Lowcountry sheepshead bite has been great for inshore fishermen
1265 Views - Posted: January 14 at 8:42 pm

While a lot of Lowcountry anglers are staying warm indoors this month, they are missing some great sheepshead fishing. Capt. Mike Waller of Saltfisher Charters on Kiawah Island said he laughs every time someone asks him, “Do you catch any fish in the winter time?”†

Jimmy Holbrook and his wife, Layla, hold the 90-pound blue catfish Holbrook caught from Lake Moultrie before releasing the fish back to the water. Georgia man strikes gold with 90-pound blue catfish from Lake Moultrie
19664 Views - Posted: January 13 at 6:52 pm

Jimmy Holbrook of Gibson, Ga., was fishing alone on Jan. 2 when he scored the fish of a lifetime, a 90-pound blue catfish from Lake Moultrie that he later was able to release alive.

David Ray's big 8-point buck, killed on Edisto Island, won South Carolina Sportsman's December Bag-A-Buck contest. Charleston man wins December Bag-A-Buck contest with Edisto Island trophy
2863 Views - Posted: January 12 at 4:03 pm

There’s one beat-up old tree stand on a piece of land on Edisto Island that†David Ray of Charleston hunts with friends. It’s just pieces of lumber hammered together to form a platform about 13 feet off the ground.

Chuck Porter caught this nice Lake Wateree blue catfish drifting shad over a big pod of baitfish he was marking on his depth finder. Stripers have turned off at Wateree, but a great blue catfish bite has taken over
1058 Views - Posted: January 08 at 9:42 pm

A funny thing happened during a hunt for schooling stripers on Lake Wateree for veteran fisherman Chuck Porter. It turns out the recent rains and dingy water pouring through Lake Wateree seem to have slowed down the stripers but turned the catfish action on big time.

The Winyah Scarp area of South Carolina's offshore waters has produced some great catches of wahoo the past two weeks. Offshore wahoo bite has been great around Winyah Scarp
640 Views - Posted: January 08 at 6:23 am

The season of giving continues into the New Year for anglers willing to brave the 60-mile journey to the blue waters at the Winyah Scarp, as fishermen are finding monster-sized wahoo and lots of them.

Thomas Allen caught this 45-pound blue catfish and 3 1/2-pound crappie on a Jan. 2 trip to Lake Moultrie. Kid's big day at Lake Moultrie includes two big citation catches
3372 Views - Posted: January 06 at 7:51 pm

A good day on Lake Moultrie is catching a 2-pound crappie. A 25-pound catfish also makes for a memorable day. So Thomas Allen of John’s Island, fishing on a Jan. 2 trip on Lake Moultrie with his father, Greg, and guide Kevin Davis out of Black’s Camp in Cross, had a really memorable day, landing a 3 Ĺ-pound crappie and a 45-pound blue catfish.