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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
364 Views - Posted: 19 hours ago

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
594 Views - Posted: Yesterday 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
432 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.


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
464 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
930 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
517 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.


Philip Jarabeck of Lynchburg, Va., will carry a half-pound lead into Saturday's third round of the FLW Forrest Wood Cup on Lake Murray. Jarabeck replaces his uncle atop FLW leaderboard
498 Views - Posted: August 15 at 7:37 pm

Atop the leaderboard at the FLW Forrest Wood Cup championship, the hometown and the family didn't change -- just the name. Philip Jarabeck of Lynchburg, Va., caught the biggest stringer of the second day and replaced his uncle, David Dudley -- also of Lynchburg -- in first place. 


Capt. Joe Dennis shows off a mixed stinger of big bluegill and shellcrackeres, typical of what he catches in the Santee and Cooper rivers this month. You can beat the heat
35 Views - Posted: August 15 at 9:00 am

With hot weather beating down, one of the keys to success will be the ability to diversify your fishing and take advantage of what’s biting. August is hot and humid, but plenty of excellent fishing action occurs in Lake Marion, Lake Moultrie and the Santee and Cooper rivers downstream. Getting into that moving water below the dams is often the ticket to success.


Dolphin are one of a double-handful of species biting offshore out of Charleston, many of them bottomfish. Drifting offshore livebottom very productive for Charleston anglers
400 Views - Posted: August 15 at 8:48 am

Anglers fishing out of Charleston are having a field day offshore over livebottom, and the main species biting changes from day to day and even several times a day, even when anglers are targeting the same spots.


Mate L.A. Riddick watches Capt. Larry Horowitz for a sign that he should release the anchor on the Super Voyager III. Anchors aweigh!
18 Views - Posted: August 15 at 7:00 am

Anchoring is one of the most important tasks for a successful day of bottom-fishing, because a boat that isn’t properly anchored doesn’t allow fishermen to get their baits to the fish.


African pompano are a great bonus catch on offshore bottom-fishing trips where grouper, snapper and black sea bass are more commonly targeted. Out of Africa
17 Views - Posted: August 15 at 7:00 am

An African pompano is always an outstanding catch on a party boat. They are excellent eating and are extremely strong fighters.


Needlenose pliers should always be used when removing a hook from the mouth of a bonnethead shark. Handling bonnetheads without losing fingers
21 Views - Posted: August 15 at 7:00 am

Fishing for bonnethead sharks can be the perfect match for a hot, summer South Carolina day. During a good, half-day trip, anglers can expect to catch over a dozen fish without losing any rigs. However, handling and taking the hooks out of the beasts can still be worry some.


Bonnethead sharks aren’t the biggest in the ocean, but they’re the perfect size to provide nice steaks and fillets for fishermen who know how to clean and prepare them properly. Bonnetheads are supreme table fare
31 Views - Posted: August 15 at 7:00 am

Fishing is enjoyed by thousands across South Carolina for a number of reasons. Whether for sport, food or a combination of the two, successful anglers can have tender fillets to take home, and a successful trip targeting bonnethead sharks doesn’t leave fishermen empty-handed when it comes to the dinner table.


The flier bream is a panfish species that loves moving water and tannin-stained water, making it a perfect fish for coastal, blackwater rivers like the Combahee. Take flier on this bream
27 Views - Posted: August 15 at 7:00 am

While some people refer strictly to bluegill when using the word bream, other panfish like redbreast, shellcracker, pumpkinseed and warmouth are all members of the bream family. A lesser-known member is the flier, aka fly-bream.


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