Articles in Outdoors
Many outdoorsmen look forward to the coming of the fall for cooler fishing weather or to get out in the woods to do a little hunting. Along with these pursuits, many outdoorsmen along the coast, and more than a few in the Upstate, also look forward to the opening of shrimp-baiting season.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.