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Upstate man catches the fish of a lifetime
July 2, 2011 – 12:15 am | One Comment
Upstate man catches the fish of a lifetime | Test

Most anglers have a size threshold that a fish must attain before being considered a trophy — a 10-pound largemouth bass, 3-pound crappie, 40-pound catfish, the list goes on.

Plan some fishin’ time for your beach vacation
June 18, 2011 – 12:12 am | No Comment
Plan some fishin’ time for your beach vacation | Test

Now that the kids are out of school, the time is drawing near when many Upstate families head down to spend a few days at one of South Carolina’s beaches.

Time for anglers to adjust to heat
June 11, 2011 – 12:15 am | No Comment
Time for anglers to adjust to heat | Test

The summer pattern for bass fishing entered into full swing last week when temperatures soared into the 90s.

Hartwell’s secret hot weather catfish
June 4, 2011 – 12:10 am | No Comment
Hartwell’s secret hot weather catfish | Test

This year, I was really hopeful that we would enjoy a spring season. It seems like over the past few years, we go from freezing cold days to downright hot days without very little pause in between. There are two phases when I personally find it very difficult to catch fish, that’s when the water temperatures get below 50 degrees and when they get above 85.

Hartwell striped bass on the move
May 28, 2011 – 12:10 am | No Comment
Hartwell striped bass on the move | Test

With the Memorial Day weekend upon us, several fishermen have called and e-mailed me lately wanting to know what was going on with the striped bass fishing at Lake Hartwell.

Time to hit the bed — for bream
May 21, 2011 – 12:06 am | No Comment
Time to hit the bed — for bream | Test

The beautiful thing about fishing for bream is that 99 percent of the time, they are willing to bite and they’ll bite just about anything.

Proposed bill may affect turkey season, SCDNR
May 14, 2011 – 12:08 am | No Comment
Proposed bill may affect turkey season, SCDNR | Test

In a season of political buzz about changes in rules and regulations regarding hunting and fishing across the state, another bill was heard this week in the House Wildlife Subcommittee that may have further-reaching effects on South Carolina’s natural resources.

Tell Willie, 5-14
May 13, 2011 – 6:00 pm | No Comment
Tell Willie, 5-14 | Test

Willie says:
Hey folks, I’ve been asked to remind you that The Journal is asking for your opinion on the proposed $50 million Walhalla High School. You can cast a ballot at www.upstatetoday.com. Let’s let ’em …

Who said there were no alligators in Lake Hartwell?
May 7, 2011 – 12:05 am | No Comment
Who said there were no alligators in Lake Hartwell? | Test

Who said there were no alligators in Lake Hartwell? Well, pretty much anyone you talk to.

‘Finish strong’: Turkey season ends this weekend
April 30, 2011 – 12:11 am | No Comment
‘Finish strong’: Turkey season ends this weekend | Test

Each Saturday morning from 6-8, Upstate outdoor enthusiasts who are within reach of Anderson’s WRIX 103.1 FM radio station can enjoy the up to date and lively discussions between the host and call-in or visiting outdoor experts on the “Southern Woods and Water” radio show.

My own version of the Mountain Lakes Fishing Report
April 23, 2011 – 12:12 am | No Comment
My own version of the Mountain Lakes Fishing Report | Test

Normally, reading the fishing report in the local paper is a little suspicious to me. If you’ll notice, no matter which lake you look at, something is always biting.

Plan and prepare now for fall dove hunting
April 23, 2011 – 12:05 am | No Comment

Now is the time to begin the planning and preparation of fields to attract doves during the upcoming season. The mourning dove is one of the most popular game species in the Southeast, and fall dove shoots are a South Carolina tradition.

Bass Fishing League headed to Hartwell
April 23, 2011 – 12:02 am | No Comment
Bass Fishing League headed to Hartwell | Test

The Walmart Bass Fishing League is headed to Lake Hartwell on April 30 for the fourth of five stops in the Savannah River Division. As many as 400 boaters and co-anglers will be competing for top awards of up to $9,500 and $3,000, respectively.

Southern Crappie champs: Hartwell crappie are biting
April 16, 2011 – 12:10 am | No Comment
Southern Crappie champs: Hartwell crappie are biting | Test

For two days last weekend, some of the best crappie anglers in the region converged on Lake Hartwell to fish the Southern Crappie Tournament Trail’s year end Classic.