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Summer spadefish

As summer arrives, South Carolinians begin to make their vacation plans. It’s a time when beachgoers start venturing into the warming waters, and many begin seeing jellyfish while they’re tossing their Frisbees. But for anglers, the arrival of the cannonball jellies, aka jelly balls, can only mean one thing — it’s time to target spadefish. 

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May 27, 2016 at 9:59 am
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Key on shad, bream beds

The bluegill and shad spawns add up to a big bonanza for bass fishermen on Lake Wateree this month, according to tournament angler Dearal Rodgers of Camden.

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May 27, 2016 at 9:48 am
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Rock those sheepshead!

Sitting in a johnboat along a rock wall in Fripp Inlet, Billy Downer of Manning looked at John Long of Lady’s Island and explained, “I think it’s my rod. Maybe I can’t catch them because of my rod.” 

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May 27, 2016 at 9:43 am
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How to catch more Georgetown king mackerel

Guide Steve Roff of Georgetown concentrates on tide lines this month, because the baitfish will be thick and the king mackerel will be there, feasting away. Anywhere Roff can pick up a net full of large menhaden can easily bring a hot king bite for his clients. 

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May 27, 2016 at 9:34 am
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Hartwell hybrid/striper kickoff

Summer is just around the corner, but fishing for stripers and hybrids is already heating up on Lake Hartwell, according to guide Chip Hamilton of Piedmont. 

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May 27, 2016 at 9:17 am
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No red snapper season for 2016, say federal fisheries managers

Fishermen won’t be allowed to keep any red snapper in the Atlantic Ocean this year, after a May 20 announcement from NOAA Fisheries explaining that the total number of fish removed from the population in 2015 exceeded the allowable catch and discard level — somewhat surprising since there was no open season last year.

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May 25, 2016 at 10:29 am
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Try upside-down trick to land big fish

When you bring a really big fish close to the boat, chances are it’s not excited about coming onboard. This is often when they put up their biggest fight, and is also a common time when many anglers lose their biggest fish. One simple tip will help you land more big fish at the boat.

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May 25, 2016 at 9:16 am
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Body of missing boater found in Waccamaw River Tuesday

The body of a 17-year-old boater who went missing Monday evening was found just before noon on Tuesday, May 24 on the Waccamaw River. It is currently unknown as to whether the avid outdoorsman, Jacob Causey, drowned or died of injuries sustained when the boat he was piloting crashed into a channel marker.

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May 24, 2016 at 10:02 pm
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