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Tips for catching Lake Hartwell stripers on jigging spoons

Power-reeling with big, heavy baits has a track record for catching both big striped bass and big numbers of stripers during the summer at Lake Hartwell and other lakes. Guide Mack Farr said while the technique is not hard to master, there are a few advanced tips that can help your overall success.

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September 15 at 7:00 am
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Spoon up a striper? Hereís the silverware for Lake Hartwell

The Nichols Ben Parker Magnum Spoon first made a name with anglers when it was used to win a national bass tournament on Kentucky Lake in 2014. In fact, half of the top-10 finishers used it. The same month, a college fishing event on Pickwick Lake was won with the same spoon.

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September 15 at 7:00 am
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Heavy weights for bottom-fishing

The type of weights used for fishing around inlets where the tidal flow often reaches near-warp speeds, varies depending upon the area being fished as well as who is at the other end of the line. Some weights are better for holding in sand, while others are more adapt at not rolling in the current, alleviating the pesky line twist that comes when using a piece of cut bait.†

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September 15 at 7:00 am
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For big drum with live or chunk bait, go with a Lupton rig. Hereís how to tie one.

Regulations between states vary, but according to guide Dan Utley, South Carolina anglers have taken the lead from the North Carolina requirement when fishing for bull redfish in the inlets around Hilton Head.

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September 15 at 7:00 am
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Paddles down, guns up

So far in 2016, this column has discussed ways to target specific fish species from a paddle boat, including rigging, gear, equipment and places to fish.

Put your fishing gear away and grab your shotgun, because as good a month as September can be for fishing, it’s also a great time to chase some early season migratory waterfowl.

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September 14 at 9:00 am
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Spoon-feed those stripers

For two summers, some fishermen who target striped bass on Lake Hartwell have done their best to keep one of their hottest tactics secret. But bringing big fish to the docks and winning tournaments makes it hard to keep a secret because inquiring minds, especially those who didn’t win the tournaments, want to know.

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September 01 at 7:00 am
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South Carolina anglers need to line up some mullet-run reds

Justin Carter he likes to fish the Santee-Cooper lakes for largemouth bass, but he’s never done much targeting of catfish. That made the sight of his boat drifting sideways while dragging cut baits across the bottom of the ocean look even more out of place.†

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September 01 at 7:00 am
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Kayak bass angler allegedly caught cheating In multiple tournaments

The world of kayak bass fishing tournaments was rocked this week when tournament directors and organizers for two major tournament trails – Kayak Bass Fishing and Kayak Bass Series — revealed one of its competitors had been identified as submitting falsified photograph entries during a Kayak Bass Series tournament.

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April 20 at 11:58 pm
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