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Outdoors: How to take a kid fishing
June 28, 2014 – 12:30 am | No Comment
Outdoors: How to take a kid fishing | Test

With school out and the summer in full swing, many families are enjoying summer vacation on our area lakes. Summer is the time when most kids get introduced to fishing, but believe it or not, there is a right way and a wrong way to go about it.

Outdoors: Hopes for an extended turkey season fall just short
June 21, 2014 – 12:15 am | No Comment
Outdoors: Hopes for an extended turkey season fall just short | Test

At the end of the current legislative session, three bills that would have had an effect on the game and fish laws of the state were in the final stages of being passed on to the governor’s office for signing.

Outdoors: Hartwell features cool water despite summer heat
June 14, 2014 – 12:15 am | No Comment
Outdoors: Hartwell features cool water despite summer heat | Test

When the water at Lake Hartwell heats up for the summer, anglers have a choice of two places where they can find concentrations of fish through the summer months.

Outdoors: Wildlife among us
June 7, 2014 – 12:15 am | No Comment
Outdoors: Wildlife among us | Test

Last week, local TV stations reported a bear sighting that occurred in Anderson County.

Outdoors: 5 things to know before heading to the beach
May 31, 2014 – 12:15 am | No Comment
Outdoors: 5 things to know before heading to the beach | Test

With schools in the Upstate heading into their final week of classes, the coming month will usher in the family vacation season, with the beach being a common destination.

Outdoors: Enjoy Memorial Day weekend on the water — safely
May 24, 2014 – 12:10 am | No Comment
Outdoors: Enjoy Memorial Day weekend on the water — safely | Test

Memorial Day marks the official beginning of summer in most folks’ book, so that means it’s time to take the cover off the boat and head out to the lake.

Outdoors: Alabama pair charged for tournament tampering
May 17, 2014 – 12:15 am | No Comment
Outdoors: Alabama pair charged for tournament tampering | Test

One of the biggest stories bouncing around social media in the world of tournament bass fishing last week was the arrest of two weekend tournament anglers in Marshall County, Ala., who were charged with cheating at a bass fishing tournament on Lake Guntersville.

Outdoors: Getting started in an RV
May 10, 2014 – 12:25 am | No Comment
Outdoors: Getting started in an RV | Test

With summer right around the corner, the options for providing accommodations for yourself and your family in the great outdoors range from renting a cabin in the mountains to packing a tent and sleeping under the stars.

Outdoors: Pop in on bedding bream
May 3, 2014 – 12:15 am | No Comment
Outdoors: Pop in on bedding bream | Test

There are probably more books written about fly fishing than any other tactic to catch fish. Writers wax poetic about high-dollar bamboo rods used to make the perfect presentation of hand-tied dry flies in order to match the hatch for majestic river-run trout. This type of fishing conjures up visions of “A River Runs Through It.”

Outdoors: Better late than never
April 26, 2014 – 12:15 am | No Comment
Outdoors: Better late than never | Test

Whether you prefer the woods or the water this time of year, one recurring theme from an outdoorsman’s perspective has been how the weather has everything backed up this spring.

Outdoors: Return of the white bass?
April 19, 2014 – 12:25 am | No Comment
Outdoors: Return of the white bass? | Test

Old timers and young folks often debate when times were better — back in the day or now. That’s a dangerous discussion, because the passage of time has a way of erasing the bad leaving only the good. That is especially true of our outdoor pursuits.

Outdoors: What’s not biting?
April 12, 2014 – 12:10 am | No Comment
Outdoors: What’s not biting? | Test

Over the last few years, Upstate anglers have often been forced to play a game of hide-and-seek with spring. Just when it appears the weather and the fishing are about to reach perfect conditions, winter seems to make an unwanted appearance.

Reeling in the record (tying) catfish
April 5, 2014 – 12:15 am | No Comment
Reeling in the record (tying) catfish | Test

On March 26, Danny Aderhold of Anderson landed a 79-pound, 9.6-ounce flathead catfish that will officially place his catch in the state record books as a tie.

‘It’s not a passion, it’s an obsession’
April 1, 2014 – 12:00 am | No Comment
‘It’s not a passion, it’s an obsession’ | Test

Upstate turkey hunting season opens today, ends April 30