Memorial Day weekend is the unofficial start to summer, and for many Upstate residents, that means boating season.
The Oconee County Planning Commission learned of a U.S. Forest Service project Monday night that would increase safety at a favorite waterfall trail.
It seems the sport of recreational fishing gets more and more complex every day. From expensive sonar units that provide real-time images to expensive high-tech boats and motors — and all the newest fishing gear and gadgets in between — it seems the simple enjoyment of fishing has taken a backseat to bigger and better gear.
This month’s full moon occurred Thursday, but the effects will be felt through this weekend.
While trophy striped bass are frequently caught by anglers using seemingly exotic live baits — like large gizzard shad and 12-inch rainbow trout — the day in and day out choice of live bait for stripers under the 20-pound mark and all hybrid bass is a live blueback herring.
Catfish anglers who only fish for channel catfish at night are quite possibly missing out on some of the best daytime catfishing to be found.
The morning sun had just begun to lighten the overhead canopy as fog began to lift from the damp ground and dissipate into the trees. One tree in particular seemed a little more restless than the others as a large mass of its undergrowth shifted slightly.
With its priority remaining on tornado recovery efforts, Oconee County is acting in phases on the governor’s latest COVID-19-related executive order to reopen boat ramps.