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The new Matrix Monster

Chas Champagne and charter boat captain Ty Hibbs, both Louisianians, were having a ball this summer catching jack crevalle and the occasional large speckled trout off the coast of Florida.

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Trout time for Murrells Inlet anglers

Murrells Inlet’s reputation as a great coastal fishery brings anglers to the area for a wide range of species, and in November, it’s the peak of speckled trout fishing that fills the overflow lot at the public boat ramp on a daily basis.

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Shrimp rigs for trout

Like skinning a cat, there is more than one way to rig a live shrimp to catch speckled trout. The old standby is a length of leader beneath a stemmed popping cork, sometimes referred to as a rattling cork. Even with a popping cork, some anglers prefer to use a standard J-hook, while other may opt for a Kahle hook or circle hook and still others a jighead. […]

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Five shrimp tricks to try on trout

Speckled trout eat shrimp throughout their life, starting as fry and continuing through the gator years; that’s what makes it such a great bait to use either live or imitation. Here are five shrimp-tastic tactics you need to try this month.
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Bouncing back

Before 2018, anglers had become so accustomed to mild winters along the South Carolina coast and the huge bonanza of speckled trout the good weather allowed, it was almost taken for granted. […]

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How to fish a ruined inshore creek

The hurricanes and flooding of recent years have drastically changed the physical makeup of many inshore creeks throughout the Carolinas. But the fishing is still great for anglers who know how to adapt. […]