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Outdoors: Fall’s best bass patterns
September 5, 2015 – 12:20 am | No Comment
Outdoors: Fall’s best bass patterns | Test

Although the calendar says it’s only Labor Day weekend, the coolness in the night air in recent weeks has signaled fall is in the air.

Outdoors: Clemson’s Cobb making his name in bass fishing
August 29, 2015 – 12:20 am | No Comment
Outdoors: Clemson’s Cobb making his name in bass fishing | Test

For bass fishing fans, the name Brandon Cobb promises to be one to remember. A 2012 graduate of Clemson, Cobb was one of the founding members of the school’s bass fishing club, which has the promise to be as good a producer of professionals in the bass fishing world as the Tigers’ football team is for the NFL.

Outdoors: Deer legislation public meetings — here we go again
August 22, 2015 – 12:15 am | 2 Comments
Outdoors: Deer legislation public meetings — here we go again | Test

Last year during the legislative session, two bills aimed at big game hunters in the state were up for debate. The first bill was changing the turkey season dates and harvest limit and the second was instituting a limit-and-tag system for the harvest of deer.

Outdoors: Learn to scout unobtrusively this deer season
August 15, 2015 – 12:15 am | No Comment
Outdoors: Learn to scout unobtrusively this deer season | Test

Scouting is not dead, and as a matter of fact, it’s a highly recommended way to find out how many deer you have on your land, and what they’re using on your land, with the ultimate goal of setting up a face-to-face encounter once the season opens.

Outdoors: Plan now for archery hunting
August 8, 2015 – 12:15 am | No Comment
Outdoors: Plan now for archery hunting | Test

It’ll be time to hit the woods in search of that trophy buck in a little more than a month, and for Upstate hunters who don’t have access to private land, the state offers bow hunters a large number of public-land tracts where they can feel like they have a private deer club all to themselves.

Outdoors: Bulletproof method to catching crappie
August 1, 2015 – 12:15 am | No Comment
Outdoors: Bulletproof method to catching crappie | Test

As July turns to August, many anglers yearn to have an excuse to get on the water, but most of them don’t think about crappie fishing since the weather is so hot and the fish have gone deep.

Outdoors: Boating safety is no accident
July 25, 2015 – 12:10 am | No Comment
Outdoors: Boating safety is no accident | Test

Boating season kicks into high gear between the Fourth of July and Labor Day weekend, and with summer temperatures sweltering and drought conditions persistent, our area lakes see a lot of visitors.

Outdoors: Anderson team captures championship
July 18, 2015 – 12:15 am | No Comment
Outdoors: Anderson team captures championship | Test

The T.L. Hanna High School team of Derek Freeman and Trevor Callaham from Anderson brought a five-bass limit weighing 20 pounds, 2 pounces, to the scale last weekend to win the final round of the 2015 TBF/FLW High School Fishing World Finals on Pickwick Lake in Florence, Ala.

Outdoors: Night fishing can be recipe for success or disaster
July 11, 2015 – 12:15 am | No Comment
Outdoors: Night fishing can be recipe for success or disaster | Test

As summertime heat and recreational boat traffic make the daylight hours less than hospitable to serious anglers, many turn nocturnal in the pursuit of crappie, stripers, catfish and other fish that readily bite after hours.

Outdoors: SCDNR celebrates first year of program
July 4, 2015 – 12:15 am | No Comment
Outdoors: SCDNR celebrates first year of program | Test

This month marks the one-year anniversary of the South Carolina Angler Recognition Program sponsored by the South Carolina Department of Natural Resources (SCDNR).