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Outdoors: A look at the Upstate fishing report
April 11, 2015 – 12:25 am | No Comment
Outdoors: A look at the Upstate fishing report | Test

Whether you are fishing one of the Savannah chain lakes of Hartwell, Russell or Clarks Hill, or one of the mountain lakes of Jocassee or Keowee, or even a smaller, more private body of water, the fishing should be better than average, as spring has finally arrived in the Upstate.

Outdoors: Look for spawning stripers to move upriver
April 4, 2015 – 12:20 am | No Comment
Outdoors: Look for spawning stripers to move upriver | Test

While many outdoorsmen are in the woods chasing turkey or fishing one of the local bass tournaments that crank up in the spring, striped bass angler Mike Green from north Georgia looks forward to hitting Lake Hartwell when striped bass and hybrid striped bass begin moving in large schools upriver to spawn.

Outdoors: Deer harvest legislation pending in SC House
March 28, 2015 – 12:15 am | No Comment
Outdoors: Deer harvest legislation pending in SC House | Test

For several years, biologists with South Carolina Department of Natural Resources (SCDNR) have been foreshadowing the decline in the state’s deer herd.

Days of thunder quickly approaching, crappie on fire
March 21, 2015 – 12:15 am | No Comment
Days of thunder quickly approaching, crappie on fire | Test

Today begins the official one-week countdown for the opening day of turkey season with youth day, which opens on March 28.

Outdoors: Area crappie setting stage for spring spawn
March 14, 2015 – 12:15 am | No Comment
Outdoors: Area crappie setting stage for spring spawn | Test

Despite cool and rainy periods, March is ushering in the spawning ritual for crappie on many lakes across the Upstate.

Outdoors: Short window for Lake Hartwell walleye
March 7, 2015 – 12:15 am | No Comment
Outdoors: Short window for Lake Hartwell walleye | Test

The prospect of catching a walleye in the state of South Carolina may seem farfetched to a lot of anglers. However, Lake Hartwell maintains a catchable population of this highly prized member of the pike family.

Outdoors: Field notes from the Bassmaster Classic
February 28, 2015 – 12:15 am | No Comment
Outdoors: Field notes from the Bassmaster Classic | Test

If you are like a lot of sportsmen, it’s taken several days of being snow-bound to get things back to normal after the Super Bowl of bass fishing came to town.

Ashley earns storybook victory at Bassmaster Classic
February 24, 2015 – 12:15 am | No Comment
Ashley earns storybook victory at Bassmaster Classic | Test

Just before the crowning of the Bassmaster Classic champion at the Bon Secours Wellness Arena in Greenville on Sunday, everyone in the arena except Ashley himself was convinced he was going to win.

Rojas in Bassmaster lead after chilly Day One
February 21, 2015 – 12:30 am | No Comment
Rojas in Bassmaster lead after chilly Day One | Test

At the end of Day 1 of the Bassmaster Classic on Lake Hartwell, Dean Rojas is in the lead with a total five-fish weight of 21 pounds, 2 ounces.

Extreme cold to delay Bassmaster start
February 20, 2015 – 12:30 am | No Comment
Extreme cold to delay Bassmaster start | Test

During the day Thursday, Bassmaster Classic anglers and officials were putting on brave faces and keeping stiff upper lips when faced with the prospect of the record-low temperatures forecasted for the pre-dawn hours this morning.

What will it take to win the Bassmaster Classic?
February 19, 2015 – 12:15 am | No Comment
What will it take to win the Bassmaster Classic? | Test

The 56 anglers who will be competing tomorrow in the Bassmaster Classic on Lake Hartwell will face some pretty tough conditions.

Outdoors: Homemade tackle the perfect Valentine’s gift
February 14, 2015 – 12:10 am | No Comment
Outdoors: Homemade tackle the perfect Valentine’s gift | Test

On a cold Valentine’s weekend, I can sympathize with fishermen who long to be out on the water but can’t find a way to get out there in the winter. While you might be considering making your sweetheart a Valentine’s card, why not make some fishing tackle instead?

Outdoors: Time to take advantage of small-game opportunities
February 7, 2015 – 12:20 am | No Comment
Outdoors: Time to take advantage of small-game opportunities | Test

For those of you who are having withdrawals after the close of the deer and duck seasons and aren’t sure you can make it until the turkey season opener on April 1, there are a number of small-game opportunities that might be able to help you out.

Outdoors: Who’s in the Bassmaster Classic?
January 31, 2015 – 12:15 am | No Comment
Outdoors: Who’s in the Bassmaster Classic? | Test

In just three weeks, the Super Bowl of Fishing — otherwise known as The Bassmaster Classic — will be rolling into the Upstate and taking place on Lake Hartwell.