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Species spotlight: redbreast sunfish

The redbreast sunfish is one of the most colorful panfish in the Carolinas. While this species can be found in both North and South Carolina, it’s not found in as many places as its more populous cousin, the bluegill. […]

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The Big Bream River – Bream, redbreasts, shellcrackers and warmouth are there for the taking in the Santee River

Among the hottest, fastest-paced and most-diverse bream fishing any South Carolina angler could dream of can be found on the Santee River. Fishermen can use one of a handful of different strategies in June: drifting, casting to targets while floating  or fishing bream beds. It’s also a hotbed for plenty of different bream species: bluegill, shellcracker redbreast, warmouth and others.

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Freshwater Fishing

Black-water Redbreasts

Drifting slowly through Marion County along the oil-black vein known as the Lumber River, swollen cypress trees line its banks draped with gray beards of Spanish moss.

The small boat slips silently along, barely making a ripple in the current that is scarcely noticeable except for the passing of trees and the many switchbacks and curves along this river’s course.

Nichols’ Donald Ray Turner, who caught the reigning state-record redbreast sunfish, is at the helm of the boat. He is known in these parts as the go-to guy when it comes to catching stringers of redbreast on the Lumber and Little Pee Dee rivers. […]

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Black-water Redbreasts

Drifting slowly through Marion County along the oil-black vein known as the Lumber River, swollen cypress trees line its banks draped with gray beards of Spanish moss.

The small boat slips silently along, barely making a ripple in the current that is scarcely noticeable except for the passing of trees and the many switchbacks and curves along this river’s course.

Nichols’ Donald Ray Turner, who caught the reigning state-record redbreast sunfish, is at the helm of the boat. He is known in these parts as the go-to guy when it comes to catching stringers of redbreast on the Lumber and Little Pee Dee rivers. […]

Freshwater Fishing

Squirrel tails = redbreast lures

What do squirrel tails have to do with fishing? A lot, thanks to the Squirrel Tail Program run by the Mepps lure company, which spinners like Aglia and Black Fury that are staples in panfishermen’s tackle boxes. […]

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Redbreast stocking continues on Edisto River

The South Carolina Department of Natural Resources has been stocking redbreast sunfish in the Edisto River every year since 1995, and they continued those efforts in early November by releasing 400,000 fry to push the 2011 total to 1.5 million. That is slightly more than average. […]