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Federal fisheries managers will close the recreational season on several species of porgies, including this knobbed porgy, on Wednesday, Sept. 17, because of overharvest. Feds will close recreational season on several porgy species on Sept. 17
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Federal fisheries managers announced last Friday that the recreational season for a number of species in the popular porgy family will close on Wednesday, Sept. 17 and not reopen until Jan. 1, 2015.


A fish kill took place the weekend of Sept. 6 on Lake Hartwell close to the Anderson Regional Joint Water Authority's intact facility on Six & Twenty Creek. Localized fish kill confirmed on Hartwell after chemical treatment of water
481 Views - Posted: 15 hours ago

The S.C. Department of Natural Resources has confirmed a fish kill on Lake Hartwell that took place the weekend of Sept. 6 near the water intake facility operated by the Anderson Regional Join Water Authority a few days after chemical treatments of water in an attempt to battle algae blooms believed to be responsible for poor taste and water quality that has plagued Anderson County residents this summer.


Marc Deschenes said that some bass will relate to brush piles almost year-round, so they're a big part of his fishing strategy. Build brush, bag bass. That's strategy for Summerville fisherman
430 Views - Posted: September 11 at 7:30 am

"I just built this brush pile two days ago," said Marc Deschenes of Summerville, tossing a jig toward a clump of wax myrtle branches he had formed into fishing structure. "Let's see if there is anything..." and then he reared back and set the hook, which began a battle he quickly won against a chunky largemouth bass. Wonder why Deschenes has long been a proponent of creating your own fishing structure? 


Russell Anderson caught this 33-inch redfish when a school passed by the Mount Pleasant Pier recently. Mount Pleasant Pier getting plenty of visits from redfish schools
518 Views - Posted: September 08 at 1:35 pm

With cooling temperatures in recent days, the baitfish are starting to move, and schooling redfish are following them past the Mount Pleasant Pier.


SCDNR is holding a handful of special youth deer hunts across the Upstate in October, November and December. Deadline approaching for special Upstate youth deer hunts
365 Views - Posted: September 05 at 7:00 pm

Sept. 15 is the deadline for youngsters between the ages of 10 and 15 to apply for a handful of special youth deer hunts in the Upstate that the S.C. Department of Natural Resources Is holding on private and hunt-club land.


If you want your share of this season's shrimp crop, follow these six tips. Six tips to having a successful shrimping season
2559 Views - Posted: September 05 at 1:19 pm

Shrimp season is one of the most anticipated opening days of the year along the coast, and throughout the 90-day season, from noon on Sept. 12 until noon on Nov. 11, many outdoorsmen shrimp all along the coast. Some of the consistently successful ones have found a few secrets to success that help them catch limits even when others struggle to catch a few.


The Berkley braid knot is useful for attaching braid to your hook, jighead or lure. Get all knotted up - with the Berkley braid knot  Video Included
62 Views - Posted: September 04 at 3:20 pm

Read the instructions below, then watch the accompanying video for great step-by-step visuals.


The S.C. Department of Natural Resources is developing programs to help landowners deal with coyotes. SCDNR developing programs to help landowners deal with coyotes
2639 Views - Posted: September 04 at 8:22 am

Coyotes are in South Carolina, and they are not going away. With that in mind, the S.C. Department of Natural Resources is trying to help landowners learn how to deal with the sneaky predators.


Red-tailed hawks and other birds of prey were illegally killed by three employees of a Jasper County plantation. Plantation workers plead guilty to killing protected birds of prey
1740 Views - Posted: September 03 at 1:21 pm

Three workers at a Jasper County hunting plantation pleaded guilty in federal court in Charleston on Aug. 29 to killing federally protected hawks and owls, capping one of the biggest wildlife investigations in South Carolina history and resulting in one of the largest wildlife fines ever imposed in the state.


Bluewater trips out of Grand Strand ports like Murrells Inlet have produced some great wahoo fishing lately. Murrells Inlet captains are finding a great wahoo bite offshore
1033 Views - Posted: September 02 at 9:18 pm

For most of the summer, Gulf Stream waters have produced their normal mixed results, a scanty bag of the typical favorite targets: wahoo, tuna, king mackerel and amberjack. But the tides are turning for some charter captains, with double-digit wahoo catches on a single trip, and Capt. Shawn Thomas of Murrells Inlet’s Underdog Sport Fishing Charters in the middle of the action.


Whitey Outlaw says catfish action in the Congaree River has been unbeatable in recent days. Probe Congaree River for great catfish action right now
717 Views - Posted: September 02 at 7:56 am

The Santee Cooper lakes, Marion and Moultrie, get a lot of attention for catfishing, and deservedly so. But the catfish action upstream from Lake Marion on the Congaree River is overlooked by many fishermen.


Leslie Lawson of Roundo killed this beautiful 8-point buck in full velvet on Aug. 15, opening day, while hunting from a stand at the Briarcreek Dog Club in Bamberg County. Roundo huntress rounds up a trophy buck on opening day
3136 Views - Posted: August 29 at 1:09 pm

Leslie Lawson of Roundo has been hunting for 20 years, since she was 4, but has only recently found success deer hunting. A member of the Briarcreek Dog Club in Bamberg County, she took her first deer, a doe, two years ago. Last year, she put down a 6-pointer, but trophy deer had eluded her until Aug. 15, opening day of the 2014 season, when she killed an 8-point buck that could qualify for the South Carolina Deer Record Book if it wasn’t in full velvet.


Grapnel, mushroom and fluke-style anchors all have their pros and cons; learn them and you'll have an easier time keeping your boat in place in different situations. Got a hankering for anchoring? Learn which style to use in different situations
787 Views - Posted: August 29 at 5:14 am

Anglers have a seemingly limitless choice of rods and reels, lures, hooks and lines from which to choose, and likewise, they have various options when it comes to anchoring. Just as some lures are better for certain situations, certain anchors are more suited for certain bodies of water. Wise angles know that the right anchor choice will make their day on the water far more productive and problem-free.


Guide Sam Jones said plenty of citation-sized brown trout have been biting in Lake Jocassee in recent weeks. It's time to angle for a citation-sized Jocassee brown trout
672 Views - Posted: August 28 at 6:35 am

The S.C. Department of Natural Resources’ Angler Recognition Program may be less than two months old, but guide Sam Jones of Jocassee Charters has already put several of his client’s names on the list with trophy brown trout – at least 5 pounds or 20 inches – from the Upstate mountain lake. 


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