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Brush will hold crappie

August delivers “crappie consistency” to the Santee Cooper lakes. With water temperatures near or at the zenith for the year, slabs are ganged up around identifiable underwater targets in both Lake Marion and Lake Moultrie.

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August 15 at 9:00 am
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This 1 tip will help you catch more mountain trout

I lived in western North Carolina for two years some time ago. While living in the little town of Bakersville, which sits on the other side of the Roan Mountain from Unicoi, Tennessee, I mastered the art of fishing the small blue ribbon trout streams that ran through the area. The problem was, I only mastered it a few days before moving away from there.

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August 15 at 8:38 am
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Hit Lynches River for hot panfish action

Small rivers are often overlooked by anglers, but these miniature versions of waterways have some great fishing, no matter what species anglers are looking for. Lynches River is one such river, and bream are one of the top fish sought by anglers here.

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August 14 at 11:51 am
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Bream biting hot at Santee's flooded islands

Just off the banks of Elliot's Landing, and not very far from Pack's Landing and a few other landings, two "islands" are popular with panfish anglers. Hamburger and Hot Dog Islands are easy to get to, and hold large populations of bluegill and shellcracker, especially this time of year.

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August 10 at 11:40 am
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Russellís hot cats

For some folks, there are few things better to eat than a mess of fried catfish, and August is the perfect time on Lake Russell to fill a cooler with enough frying-sized cats for several fish fries.

When summer arrives, guide Jerry Kotal of Elberton, Ga., switches gears to catfish because so many people want to stock up for family and community fish fries. And August, he said, is the month that seems to provide some of the best fishing of the year for Russell’s abundant population of channel catfish.

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July 29 at 10:22 am
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Tree a Clarks Hill slab this month

Spring and fall are generally considered prime times to fish for crappie on most lakes, but the sweltering month of August might well be the best time of year to specifically target a 3-pounder on Clarks Hill Lake, according to guide William Sasser of Evans, Ga.

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July 29 at 9:40 am
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Anglers catching catfish and crappie at Santee with these tips

While some folks think the summer heat has given the fish lockjaw at Santee, the opposite is actually the case. It’s tough to find a species that isn’t biting on either the upper or lower lake right now, but it certainly helps to go at the right time, to fish in the right places, and to use the proper baits.

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July 20 at 9:39 am
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Top tips for catching smallmouth bass on the Broad River

The water level on the Broad River is just right, and so is the water temperature. It’s an all-around great time to fish for smallmouth on almost any stretch of the river, and anglers who don’t mind hitting the river early are catching plenty of fish before the heat even sets in.

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July 15 at 3:56 pm
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