|Daylight topwater bite has North Inlet fly-fishing anglers rising early for reds
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As the summer heat continues to pound South Carolina, the fall cool-down can’t arrive soon enough. But early risers who don’t mind getting out of bed in the wee hours of the morning can have their cake and eat it, too, because the redfish are pouncing on topwater flies at first light.
|Lively bait has been key to catching Hilton Head lagoon's bull reds
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Bull redfish are easy to come by in Hilton Head Island's lagoon these days, and Capt. Stacy Garbett said the key to battling one is to keep the freshest live bait possible on your hook
|SCDNR reduces number of game zones from six to four
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South Carolina has reduced the number of game zones from six to four for the coming hunting season, and it will change the season dates for deer hunters in several areas.
|One shot with a .243 between the eyes, and the Grey Ghost is no more
6415 Views - Posted: July 29 at 5:08 pm
Earl Trent of Harmony, N.C., had hunted unsuccessfully for hogs for years – until July 20, when he harvested a beast of a wild boar. Known locally as the “Grey Ghost” the hog, which weighed close to 500 pounds, made the fatal mistake of looking directly at Trent, who placed a 100-grain .243 slug directly between its eyes, ending the legend that roamed a Dillon County tract that is part of Cherokee Run Hunting Lodge.
|SCDNR sets dove, early season migratory bird seasons
7122 Views - Posted: July 28 at 11:08 am
South Carolina dove hunters will open the 2015-16 season on a Saturday this year, as the S.C. Department of Natural Resources announced early seasons for migratory waterfowl.
|Little River-area trout bite has been unexpected but appreciated
367 Views - Posted: July 28 at 7:01 am
Even though the heat has been tough, the inshore bite over the past few weeks has been rewarding anglers in waters close to the South Carolina-North Carolina state line, and it’s not the normal redfish and flounder, either. Speckled trout are surprising anglers, with a few fat sow trout making an appearance, too.
|Big baits lead to plenty of Wando River reds, Charleston guide says
796 Views - Posted: July 27 at 7:37 am
Redfish are biting in the Wando River, and guide Jim Dodge said the key to catching them is to go big on baits and lures. With plenty of mullet in the creeks, Dodge said they are tough to beat as baits, especially when anchoring down and fishing deep water.
|SCDNR will accept applications for lottery deer hunts through Aug. 21.
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Applications for deer lottery hunts this fall will be available from the S.C. Department of Natural Resources until Friday, Aug. 21, with applications for waterfowl and quail hunts becoming available in mid-September and turkey hunts in January 2016.
|SCDNR, NWTF will hold youth wing-shooting clinic in Edgefield
561 Views - Posted: July 22 at 9:10 pm
The S.C. Department of Natural Resources and the National Wild Turkey Federation are offering a great opportunity for aspiring young hunters to attend a free wing-shooting clinic on Wednesday, Aug. 12, in Edgefield County.
|Deep-water pattern has taken over, but Lake Murray is still spitting out nice stripers
530 Views - Posted: July 22 at 7:27 am
Hot-weather patterns have set in for Lake Murray striped bass, but that hasn’t slowed down the action for fishermen able to adapt to deep-water patterns. Guide Townsend “Townie” Wessinger has been mauling stripers with live bait in deep water.
|Beef up and crank down to keep bull reds, sow specks away from sharks
1726 Views - Posted: July 22 at 6:55 am
Anyone who hasn’t heard about the rise in shark activity this summer must be stuck at the bottom of a well or completely disconnected from the world. No doubt, the super-hot waters are making a nice home for a gallery of sharks along the Carolinas coast.
|Paddle up a big shark this summer; check out this video
756 Views - Posted: July 20 at 6:50 pm
All summer, the internet has lit up with tales of shark attacks along the Carolina coast, as well as hapless kayak anglers being overturned by big sharks. In reality, sharks are a common gamefish along the coasts of both Carolinas and make for exciting sport, especially when landed from a kayak.
|South Carolina hunters add 176 trophy bucks to state's record book
1703 Views - Posted: July 20 at 12:33 pm
Despite a significant harvest decrease for the 2014 season, South Carolina deer hunters scored well on big bucks again. According to Charles Ruth, a biologist with the S.C. Department of Natural Resources, plenty of big bucks were measured at the 2015 scoring sessions held around the state in March, with 176 new entries to the state record book.
|Jellyball jellyfish have been key to Georgetown nearshore spadefish
919 Views - Posted: July 20 at 11:20 am
The spadefish are biting around the nearshore reefs out of Georgetown; the secret to catching them is in finding jellyball jellyfish first. Capt. Robert McCarley of Reel Tight Charters said as long as you can find bait, you can lure in the spades and catch them on pieces of cut jellyball and small shrimp.