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How to catch more, and bigger, shellcrackers at Santee

The shellcracker bite has been on fire at Santee for the past couple of weeks, and while plenty of anglers are catching their share of them, those who follow a few tips are having the best luck.

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Yesterday at 11:08 pm
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Lowcountry Foundation for Wounded Military Heroes holds inaugural fishing tournament

What does a community with a private, 165-acre manmade lake do with all that water? They hold a fishing tournament for our nation’s military heroes. Hampton Lake hosted the inaugural event in conjunction with the Lowcountry Foundation for Wounded Military Heroes earlier this month.

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April 27 at 12:30 am
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Two barrel swivels are sometimes better than a three-way swivel

Three-way swivels are great for setting up a number of different fishing rigs. One of the most popular is tying the main line to one eye, a short leader with a lure to another and a longer leader with a second lure to a third eye. This puts two lures in the same vicinity, increasing your chance at hooking a fish, but when fishing in the middle of schooling fish, this can cause a problem.

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April 26 at 9:31 pm
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May 1 is time to apply for alligator tags

South Carolina’s 2016 alligator hunting season doesn’t start for several months, but it’s almost time to apply for a tag. The SCDNR will accept applications May 1 through June 15, and all applications must be filled out online at the agency’s website.

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April 25 at 8:30 pm
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Clinton House Plantation is more than a hunting spot

I don’t mind shooting a turkey in the face, but what I really love to do this time of year is to feel the tap, tap-tap, of a largemouth bass on the end of my fishing line. That’s why when I showed up at the Clinton House Plantation for a turkey hunt with Mike Johnson, I broke the news to him before we’d even donned our camo.

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April 24 at 11:21 pm
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Upstate angler finds car containing human remains

An angler on Lake Russell discovered an old Chevrolet in water about 17 feet deep Saturday around 4 p.m. near the Beer Garden Creek boat ramp. He alerted authorities, who sent a dive team to search the vehicle. Behind the driver's seat, they found human remains.

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April 24 at 9:21 pm
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Kayak bass angler allegedly caught cheating In multiple tournaments

The world of kayak bass fishing tournaments was rocked this week when tournament directors and organizers for two major tournament trails – Kayak Bass Fishing and Kayak Bass Series — revealed one of its competitors had been identified as submitting falsified photograph entries during a Kakak Bass Series tournament.

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April 20 at 11:58 pm
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York County hunter arrows record book, 7-bearded gobbler

Lee Blackmon from York took a day off work to go turkey hunting on April 14, and killed the gobbler of a lifetime that is headed for the NWTF record books. His 7-bearded, 20.4-pound bird scored 168.4 (atypical) by two NWTF scorers. And he killed it with a bow and arrow.

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April 19 at 11:15 pm
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Three ways to make a Senko squirm

Bass pro Davy Hite of Ninety Six, S.C., makes no bones about the fact that his favorite lure is a Buckeye Mop Jig, but when it comes to springtime fishing for prespawn bass, he’s going to have one lure tied on for sure, and that’s a Senko.

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April 19 at 8:21 am
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Catch more bass on crankbaits with this one tip

When it comes to fishing with crankbaits, FLW pro David Fritts of Lexington N.C. is about as good as it gets. He would rather fish a crankbait than any other lure, and he has one tip that he said can make everyone a better crankbait angler.

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April 18 at 7:19 pm
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IFA Redfish Tours head to Georgetown, S.C.

Inshore anglers from across the Carolinas and surrounding regions will meet at Georgetown, South Carolina, on April 30 - May 1 for the first 2016 Atlantic Division events of the IFA Redfish Tour Presented by Cabela's and IFA Kayak Fishing Tour Presented by Hobie Fishing.

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April 18 at 3:28 pm
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How to catch more flounder

Martin Dane stood along the bank of a small creek as the tide came in, slowly reeling in a curly-tailed grub, rod tip held high. He seemed to be concentrating really hard, lowered the rod tip, and continued reeling slowly.

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April 17 at 9:59 pm
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2017 Bassmaster Classic location announced

The world championship of bass fishing — the 2017 GEICO Bassmaster Classic presented by GoPro — will be held in Houston for the first time in the event’s 47-year history, B.A.S.S. and the Harris County-Houston Sports Authority, the event hosts, revealed today.

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April 15 at 5:58 am
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Catch more bait with this one tip

Catching your own bait is a great way to save money and get the full experience of fishing, and especially this time of year, it’s usually pretty simple to find baitfish near our fishing holes. Being skilled at throwing a cast net is one of the quickest ways to load up on a day’s supply of bait, but knowing how to throw it is only half the battle. Knowing when to throw it can be just as important.

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April 14 at 10:34 pm
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$1000 coyote bounty program hits snag in Senate

The proposed bounty program for killing tagged coyotes which was previously passed by the House has been defeated by the Senate budget-writing panel. Critics of the program cited safety concerns, and said the money should be spent elsewhere.

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April 14 at 9:28 am
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Feral swine interfere with prescribed burning

Feral swine are causing yet another problem for South Carolina's natural resources, this time by interfering with prescribed burning.

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April 13 at 10:01 pm
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