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Upstate Outdoors
May 10, 2019 - 4:17 pm
Phillip Gentry Each year, over a million people take to the water in the state of South Carolina to fish. Of this number, it’s estimated that almost half of them fish from land at some point, and 20% fish from land full time. Overwhelmingly, spring and summer are the two biggest seasons when land...
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Upstate Outdoors
May 06, 2019 - 9:35 am
Phillip Gentry While the South Carolina Governor’s Cup Billfishing Series kicks off next week from John’s Island on the southern coast, South Carolina’s unofficial freshwater billfish is also beginning to make appearances in lakes and reservoirs around the Upstate. The official name of the inshore...
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Upstate Outdoors
April 26, 2019 - 12:59 pm
Phillip Gentry Imagine for a minute that a restaurant in town opened up and gave away free food. A No waiting, all-you-can-eat restaurant, that was open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. People would eat there, a lot. That scenario is essentially what you have occurring in most of the lakes and...
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Upstate Outdoors
April 19, 2019 - 10:33 am
Phillip Gentry After the spring storms move through the Upstate this Easter weekend, the pull of the full moon has a lot of Upstate anglers thinking about bream fishing. For veteran bream angler Jim Reedy, finding and catching bream entails a mix of new technology and old school know how. “Don’t...
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Upstate Outdoors
April 12, 2019 - 9:29 am
Phillip Gentry The state of South Carolina is home to a variety of lakes, rivers, and impoundments that hold abundant numbers of crappie. While a debate over the best crappie locations in the state could rage on for hours, there would be a very small number of people who would put Lake Keowee at...
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April 10, 2019 - 2:05 pm
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Upstate Outdoors
April 05, 2019 - 1:00 pm
Phillip Gentry All the focus this week-end is on bass fishing as the Bassmaster Elite tour makes another stop at Lake Hartwell. This tournament is a regular tour stop, unlike the Bassmaster Classics that were held on the lake in 2015 and again in 2018. If bass fishing is more your thing over bass...
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Upstate Outdoors
March 29, 2019 - 4:36 pm
Phillip Gentry The Bassmaster Elite Series and MLF Bass Pro Tour don’t have anything on bass anglers who fish from plastic boats thanks in large part to two national organizations who have organized national, regional and local bass fishing tournaments that provide that competitive outlet for kayak...
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Upstate Outdoors
March 22, 2019 - 4:10 pm
Phillip Gentry Hunting season for Easter Wild Turkey opened last Wednesday, but this week-end represents the first turkey hunting outing of the year for many Upstate hunters. With dwindling numbers of birds being reported by state wildlife biologists and hunter participation remaining at high...
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Upstate Outdoors
March 15, 2019 - 9:10 am
Phillip Gentry The long awaited 2019 Wild Turkey hunting season will officially open on private lands across the state next Wednesday, March 20. This year marks the fourth year since the opening dates were aligned across the state by state legislators. Opening day for public Wildlife Management...
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