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Deer hunters have a little more than two weeks to apply for lottery deer hunts on public lands for this fall. Deadline for lottery deer-hunting applications approaches
629 Views - Posted: 12 hours ago

The S.C. Department of Natural Resources’ application period for lottery deer hunts on public lands will close on Aug. 15.

Spadefish are a big target for anglers fishing nearshore reefs out of Edisto. Nearshore reefs out of Edisto producing plenty of fish
891 Views - Posted: July 24 at 9:32 pm

A mixed bag awaits anglers fishing the reefs out of Edisto, and spadefish are the stars of the show, but plenty of other species are biting too. Capt. Buddy Bizzell of Edisto Palmetto Charters said baitfish are plentiful, and most of his success is coming at the Edisto Nearshore reef and the 4KI reef.

Morgan Watt credits some of his best fishing days to a journal he keeps of previous days on the water. Keep a fishing journal and consult it for repeat success
419 Views - Posted: July 24 at 7:24 am

Anglers keep a lot of details in their heads about their best days of fishing, but they would have even more such days if they kept those details in a journal and studied that journal over time. It's not just the good days they should keep records of though. Writing down all the details of the bad luck days can be just as valuable. 

Union County will be the site of a youth-only dove hunt on Saturday, Sept. 6. SCDNR, USFS will hold special youth dove hunt in Union County
325 Views - Posted: July 23 at 7:19 am

The S.C. Department of Natural Resources, in cooperation with the U.S. Forest Service, will host a special youth dove hunt in Union County on Saturday, Sept. 6

Guide William Sasser may be “doing it wrong” by crappie- fishing standards, but Clarks Hill slabs aren’t paying attention.  Clarks Hill guide "doing it all wrong" but still slaying the crappie
1460 Views - Posted: July 22 at 7:39 am

To an expert crappie fisherman, guide William Sasser is doing it all wrong on Clarks Hill Lake. He’s not spider-rigging with a dozen long poles strategically placed around the boat; he’s using measley 5-foot rods, just hanging the tips over the gunwales. And he’s fishing from a 26-foot, center-console catamaran that looks out of place. Last, instead of slipping up quietly on a likely fishing spot, he motors up and dumps an anchor overboard, hanging the brush pile he intends to fish. But it’s working.

A handful of artificial baits will catch plenty of tarpon every year in the Georgetown area. Check out Georgetown captains' top tarpon lures
670 Views - Posted: July 21 at 8:42 am

For the next 90 days, South Carolina anglers can expect a good shot at hooking up with a tarpon, one of the biggest targets that frequent inshore waters during the summer. For most fishermen, large live baits free-lined or anchored to the bottom are the No. 1 technique, but for adventurous anglers, artificials can also produce. Fishermen who target silver kings in the Georgetown area have some favorites.

SCDNR and the Mid Carolina Gun Club are offering a free youth wing-shooting clinic on Aug. 1. Youth wing-shooting clinic will be held Aug. 1
332 Views - Posted: July 18 at 10:16 am

The S.C. Department of Natural Resources and the Mid Carolina Gun Club are offering an opportunity to the youth of South Carolina to attend a wing-shooting clinic Aug 1 from 8:30 a.m. until 1: 30 p.m. in Orangeburg County.

Black drum are biting like crazy around Murrells Inlet thanks to a huge influx of shrimp. Murrells Inlet black drum have shrimp on the brain
804 Views - Posted: July 16 at 11:50 am

Even though the sun continues to cook the South Carolina coast, the action below water’s surface is brewing its own raging firestorm. Massive schools of shrimp have invaded Murrells Inlet, firing up a long list of takers, and locals are catching plenty of fish, with black drum making up a solid portion of the haul.

The Santee River has been producing plenty of nice bass this size for guide Joe Dennis this month. For bass, head for Santee -- the river, that is
1319 Views - Posted: July 15 at 6:08 pm

As bass fishing gets tough on big lakes, some anglers are finding outstanding action on smaller waters, such as the Santee River. Guide Joe Dennis has been catching bass by the scores in the river and said the action over the past few weeks has been nothing short of spectacular.

Successful night fishing requires some advance preparation to make sure things go as planned after lights out. Five tips for South Carolina night-fishing trips
2056 Views - Posted: July 10 at 8:30 pm

As summer heat and recreational boat traffic make daylight hours less than hospitable to the serious angler, many turn nocturnal in pursuit of crappie, stripers, catfish and other fish that readily bite after hours. Many also view night-fishing as a traditional summer past-time, spending the night on the water with friends and family sharing time between bites. How you go about night fishing can spell the difference between a successful outing and just losing sleep. Keep these five steps in mind to help insure your success.

Work done afield well before deer season opens will make for much better hunting when the bucks roll around. Do preseason deer work now, rest the land as South Carolina's season approaches
1473 Views - Posted: July 10 at 1:24 pm

Consistently killing big bucks and lots of deer isn’t based on luck. Whether using bow or rifle, successful hunters leave little to chance and put in the “sweat equity” work before the season to enhance their success.

Redfish, along with speckled trout and bonnethead sharks, are making summer fishing trips great for a lot of anglers in the Charleston area. Inshore action in Charleston has been as hot as the weather
834 Views - Posted: July 09 at 7:07 am

Saltwater anglers looking for some hot action are finding it around Charleston. Redfish, trout and bonnethead sharks are eagerly biting a variety of baits throughout the inlets, creeks, and jetties of the Holy City.

Mallard numbers are the best of all duck species according to the USFWS's annual survey of breeding ducks. Duck numbers should be up this fall according to USFWS survey
407 Views - Posted: July 08 at 7:37 am

Waterfowl hunters have plenty to cheer about in the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s annual report on duck breeding populations that was released late last week. Surveys conducted in May and early June show an 8-percent increase in the number of breeding ducks over last year.

Flounder fishing has been fantastic in the waters around Georgetown, and Capt. Jordan Pate believes runoff from rain associated with Hurricane Arthur will make the action even better. Flounder, redfish action great in Georgetown waters, should get better
1152 Views - Posted: July 06 at 11:15 pm

For the past few weeks, the inshore bite around Georgetown has taken a turn into the right direction, with double-digit catches of big flounder and redfish as estuaries are chock full of every king of forage imaginable.