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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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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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Upstate Outdoors
March 08, 2019 - 1:53 pm
Located in the northwest corner of South Carolina, beautiful, pristine Lake Joccassee offers anglers a variety of fishing adventures that are found nowhere else in the state. The 7,500 acre mountain lake is the deepest in the state, measuring depths of nearly 300 feet. The lake is fed by four...
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Upstate Outdoors
March 01, 2019 - 1:21 pm
Phillip Gentry The majority of anglers across the Upstate are looking forward to spring time fishing while at the same time wondering when the rain is finally going to let up. The above average rainfall has made most area lakes a mess with flooding muddy water that looks more like tomato soup than...
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Upstate Outdoors
February 22, 2019 - 9:19 am
Phillip Gentry Transitioning from hunting season to fishing season frequently finds anglers preparing fishing tackle for the upcoming season. This often means replacing fishing line as well as retying rigs. For big game anglers, re-rigging is sometime more like a jigsaw puzzle, making sure this...
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Upstate Outdoors
February 15, 2019 - 5:05 pm
Phillip Gentry Like many small game hunting opportunities, March 1 will mark the end of the 2019 squirrel hunting season at least as far as the use of guns to take the animals is concerned. Many hunters are witnessing the resurgence in popularity of squirrels as a game species in the last decade...
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Upstate Outdoors
February 08, 2019 - 6:30 pm
Phillip Gentry Regardless of whether you are fishing a major impoundment or a private farm pond, few could argue that crankbaits are one of the best bass catchingest baits you could tie on your line, especially during warming weather when a bass’ metabolism is picking up and they are actively...
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