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July 18, 2019 - 1:51 pm
Romantics wax poetic about the swallows that return to the mission at San Juan Capistrano each year. Swallows migrate 6,000 miles from Goya, Argentina to San Juan Capistrano in large groups. The town of San Juan Capistrano welcomes visitors from all parts of the world to witness the return of the...
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July 12, 2019 - 10:55 am
~Phillip Gentry Volumes and volumes of books, newspaper and magazine articles have been written about food. What to eat, where to eat, how to prepare it and so on. Of this multitude of information, very little revolves around what to eat when you’re on a boat, not a cruise ship, but a boat,...
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July 01, 2019 - 10:04 am
The end of June typically heralds the end of what many fishing fans refer to as “fishing season”. Water temperatures have risen above the 80 degree mark and by now most fish have vacated the shallows for more open water. To make things tougher, fish tend to become more scattered, although at times...
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June 21, 2019 - 1:40 pm
Phillip Gentry With the summer boating season upon us and lots of people taking to the water, knowing how and where to anchor your boat is a very valuable skill. Without any type of parking brakes, about the only way you’ll have to keep you boat in one place when you’re out on the open water is...
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June 07, 2019 - 3:13 pm
Few outdoor pursuits provide as big an adrenaline rush as stalking a trophy sized alligator. In recent years, the state of South Carolina has produced several gators that topped the scales at 1,000 pounds and over 13 feet in length. Many Upstate residents have discovered the thrill and camaraderie...
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June 04, 2019 - 9:16 am
Phillip Gentry The beauty of the month of June is that no matter what flavor water you dump your Tupperware boat into, there’s plenty of action to be found. June also brings about the beginning of the summer season when the kids are out of school and beach and lake houses fill up with vacationers...
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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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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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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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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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