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Big speckled trout, and lots of them, are being caught around the Murrells Inlet rock jetties. Murrells Inlet rock jetties are hot spot for great speckled trout bite
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Diehard Murrells Inlet anglers with a taste for speckled trout can get enough for Christmas dinner in just a short time at the rock jetties guarding the inlet. The bite there is sizzling, with many big, gator-sized fish making up the catch. 

Jay Forest hooked himself in the lip recently while at a camp in the lower reaches of Louisiana's Bayou Black marsh, so he decided to let another camp member try to pull the hook using the old string trick. Watch the video to see if it was successful. Will the string trick remove a hook from the lip?  Video Included
788 Views - Posted: December 15 at 10:50 am

I've had a treble hook jammed into my jawline, so when I heard that Jay Forest, an employee of our sister publication, Louisiana Sportsman, had speared himself in the top lip with a jig hook I had to shiver a bit.

Fishing for big blue catfish can be excellent on both Santee Cooper lakes in December. Hooray for the holidays!
21 Views - Posted: December 15 at 9:00 am

The rapid cooling of the water temperature in December is not a problem for several species of fish on the Santee Cooper lakes. In fact, some guides say it actually does wonders to improve the fishing.

The author caught this 20-inch slot redfish around a dock using a Gulp! mantis shrimp on a 1/8-ounce jighead. The mantis shrimp rig
29 Views - Posted: December 15 at 7:00 am

Ja Malphrus catches most of redfish around docks with a 1/8-ounce Bass Pro Shops jighead, along with a Gulp! mantis shrimp.  

Productive docks for winter redfish are typically situated near a creek mouth and are surrounded by oyster rakes and spartina grass. Find a dock with character
22 Views - Posted: December 15 at 7:00 am

When targeting redfish around docks, look for structures that are different from their neighbors. 

A curlytail grub in the Christmas tree color pattern fished on a jighead can be a great lure to troll for speckled trout. Trolling is a great trout tactic
22 Views - Posted: December 15 at 7:00 am

Bob Matthews of Ladson will use any technique he needs to catch speckled trout, but in December, trolling can be a key to his success.

Guide Preston Harden loves to catch Lake Hartwell stripers on a fly rod and a small Clouser. Big Hartwell stripers on the fly
20 Views - Posted: December 15 at 7:00 am

One of guide Preston Harden’s personal favorite techniques for catching stripers this month is with a fly rod. 

Crappie pro Whitey Outlaw of St. Matthews shows off a tremendous catch of Lake Moultrie slabs. Deep brush, fish attractors producing plenty of slab crappie at Lake Moultrie
689 Views - Posted: December 14 at 7:01 pm

At a time of year when some anglers begin to cool off on crappie fishing, the slabs are figuratively “on fire” at Santee Cooper’s Lake Moultrie.

Redfish in the Charleston area continue to hit a variety of lures and baits, and they're now being found in large schools. Redfish action continues to be good in Charleston-area waters
508 Views - Posted: December 11 at 9:59 am

The recent cool weather hasn’t put a dent in the inshore fishing around Charleston, according to Capt. Kevin Blair of Charleston Fish Rod Bending Company. In fact, it continues to be excellent.

For the sake of comfort, upgrading your seat might be a top-drawer idea for a Christmas gift. What will Santa bring?
32 Views - Posted: December 11 at 9:00 am

Most outdoorsmen can identify with the plight of young Ralphie Parker in his quest to get an official Red Ryder BB gun for Christmas. If you aren’t, then tune in to WTBS on cable or satellite TV beginning on Christmas Eve, and you’ll get 24 hours’ worth of it.

The slim beauty is a great knot to use to join together two different kinds of line with differing diameters. Get all knotted up — with the slim beauty knot  Video Included
595 Views - Posted: December 09 at 3:56 pm

With fishing action ramping up, we thought now would be a great time to highlight several basic fishing knots that can be used by a variety of anglers.  Today we tackle the slim beauty.

Capt. Rick Percy of Beaufort said redfish, black drum and speckled trout have been caught regularly when anglers find a bluff bank, deep water and wooden structure in close proximity. Look for Lowcountry buffet of reds, blacks, specks around bluffs, holes
487 Views - Posted: December 09 at 10:45 am

"Cast into that structure. If you get stuck, that's okay, but there should be some fish in there," Capt. Rick Percy of Reel Chance Charters in Beaufort told one of his fishermen late last week while fishing in a creek near Parris Island Point. His client did as instructed, and soon after, set the hook on a fish. 

"When you find a high bluff bank, downed trees and deep holes all in the same spot, the fish are there," said Percy. His clients proved him correct, sticking around that spot and catching a variety of species, including redfish, speckled trout, and black drum.

A great redfish bite has broken out around Little River as fish have moved into the backs of creeks to get away from dolphin predators. Redfish move into backs of creeks in Little River area, strap on the feed bag
612 Views - Posted: December 03 at 7:11 am

December has arrived, water temperatures have finally dipped, and right on schedule, redfish have turned aggressive, attacking baits in their winter lagoons around Little River

Guide Buddy Bouknight said striper fishing on Lake Murray has been great from the Dreher Island area all the way up the Midlands lake. Lake Murray stripers putting on a show from Dreher Island up the lake
1576 Views - Posted: December 02 at 8:20 am

The striped bass are in a migration mode at Lake Murray, and the fishing from Dreher Inland up has been excellent. According to guide Buddy Bouknight, the fishing should stay good and possibly improve over the next few weeks.