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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
2603 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
530 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
427 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. 

Adrianna Cockerill of Eastover killed this doe, which featured a 4-point, full velvet rack, on Aug. 23 in Richlands County. Eastover woman kills 4-point doe in full velvet
13189 Views - Posted: August 26 at 8:29 pm

It’s unusual for a woman to be the person shouting “It’s a girl!” to a group of people. That’s the situation that Adrianna Cockerill of Eastover found herself in last Saturday night, only she wasn’t in the delivery room of some hospital; she was standing at the back of a pickup truck, looking at a 4-pointer in full velvet she had just killed.

Russ Shippe, Stan Warren, Blanding Levin and Richard Sines caught this 8 1/2-foot lemon shark they landed at Edisto Saturday. Big sharks in surf are a gas for group of Charleston anglers
2077 Views - Posted: August 26 at 8:41 am

An exciting bite awaits South Carolina anglers looking for something a little more adventurous than the norm. Fishing for big sharks is not the most-common angling activity, especially from the beach, but as the Charleston-based members of Requiem Fishing know, it is well worth the odd looks they get when beachcombers walk by and see their big-game rods and reels lined up.

Guide Mark Stacy spends a lot of time in the fall fishing the jetties that line either side of Little River Inlet. Make jetties your No. 1 fishing destination in the fall
384 Views - Posted: August 24 at 9:46 pm

Anglers fishing along South Carolina’s northern coastline have plenty of places to wet a line for some of the best fishing the state has to offer. And for speckled trout, red drum, sheepshead and flounder to Spanish mackerel, bluefish, and king mackerel, there are few places available than the rock jetties lining the numerous inlets. It needs to be on the list of places to fish each and every day.

A youth paddling clinic will be held Sept. 13 at Cheraw State Park, the same day a youth fishing clinic is scheduled for the Cheraw Fish Hatchery. Youth fishing rodeo, paddling clinic scheduled for Cheraw area
198 Views - Posted: August 22 at 1:18 pm

The S.C. Department of Natural Resources and S.C. Parks of Recreation and Tourism will partner to hold a youth fishing rodeo and paddling clinic at Cheraw State Park on Sept. 13.

Bass pro Anthony Gagliardi of Prosperity won the FLW's Forrest Wood Cup and its $500,000 first-prize money by having a backup plan for Lake Murray last week. Backup plan pans out for Gagliardi in FLW win
580 Views - Posted: August 21 at 3:23 pm

In 2008, bass pro Anthony Gagliardi of Prosperity had a pattern he thought would produce the kind of fish he needed to win the FLW Forrest Wood Cup on Lake Murray. But heavy rains before the tournament raised the lake level, ruined his plans and left him a disappointing 48th on his home lake.

Tarpon fishing has turned in around Georgetown, and guide Jordan Pate expects it to last at least another six weeks. Sizzling tarpon fishing around Georgetown has anglers excited
988 Views - Posted: August 21 at 7:49 am

August is normally a month when fish start to frustrate fishermen enough that they empty their tackle boxes trying to find something that will work. This year, that’s been true in the Georgetown area, with one massive exception. Tarpon have strapped on their feed bags, and fishermen are thrilled.

Andy Wicker uses his electronic Summer is great time to use new fish-finding technology
616 Views - Posted: August 20 at 6:42 am

New technology and developments in fish-finding systems can lead to quick and definitive location of fish-laden hot spots. And summer is an ideal time to take advantage of this technology.

SCDNR has prepared 50 dove fields across the state for public hunting this season. SCDNR will have 50 public dove fields ready for opener
1831 Views - Posted: August 19 at 6:51 am

The S.C. Department of Natural Resources will have 50 dove fields available for public hunting during the 2014-15 season, the agency has announced.

Guide Brad Taylor said limits of nice crappie are a real possibility on Lake Murray this month. Two patterns producing consistently good catches of Lake Murray slabs
638 Views - Posted: August 18 at 7:29 am

Catching limits of big crappie may not be an August tradition for everyone, but if you know where to look and what to do, they are ripe for the taking at Lake Murray. Guide Brad Taylor said fishing is usually consistent throughout the summer, and it’s actually a great time to catch a lot of crappie.

Anthony Gagliardi of Prosperity won the FLW'S Forrest Wood Cup  on Lake Murray by a single ounce on Sunday. Hometown hero Gagliardi wins FLW championship on Lake Murray
1029 Views - Posted: August 17 at 7:54 pm

Finally, it was Anthony Gagliardi's turn on Sunday. The bass pro from Prosperity, fishing on his home waters of Lake Murray, won the FLW's Forrest Wood Cup and its $500,000 first-prize money by a single ounce.

Brent Ehrler leads Bryan Thrift by three ounces entering Sunday's final round of the FLW Forrest Wood Cup on Lake Murray. Ehrler, Thrift separated by three ounces atop FLW leaderboard
595 Views - Posted: August 16 at 7:57 pm

On Saturday's third day of the FLW's Forrest Wood Cup championship tournament on Lake Murray, the cream rose to the top. Past champion Brent Ehrlers of Redlands, Calif., and past FLW Angler of the Year Brian Thrift of Shelby, N.C., hold the top two spots, separated by just three ounces, and two South Carolina pros are in the top five.