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    This largemouth bass spawn may be over by May across most of the Carolinas, but there are plenty of bass still in relatively shallow water, and hungry.

    Don’t miss May’s magic

    The herring/shad spawn brings on bass fever
    May 01 at 7:00am
    Daniel Lee Sbrocco said drifting a soft-plastic or live bait under a popping cork along a place where currents cause an edge on a flat can produce trout.

    Find flat edges, find trout

    Specks will congregate on flats’ odd features
    May 01 at 7:00am
    The Storm 360GT Searchbait isn’t just a bass lure. It also will catch trout and redfish.

    The 360GT Searchbait

    Target numerous species with this new swimbait
    April 29 at 9:00am
    A portable power dolly can park your boat or camping trailer in spots where there is no room to maneuver a tow vehicle without waiting for your neighbor to move his car or waiting for the absent owners of boats and vehicles blocking you in at a campground.

    Personal trailer parking

    Park your boat, camper or other trailer where your tow vehicle can’t
    April 26 at 9:00am
    Changing from a caliper-style release (right) to a back-tension release can help with problems involving holding on the target.

    Live with target panic

    Archers’ aiming problem can be overcome
    April 22 at 9:00am
    Streams in the Jocassee Gorges produce a lot of brown trout like this one.

    Gorges’ rivers are tops

    Whitewater, Thompson offer fly-fishers a treat
    April 19 at 9:00am
    Lake Marion produced this great stringer of shellcrackers for William Scott and fishing buddy Hilton Fulmer.

    Empty the ‘cracker’ box

    Santee Cooper shellcrackers peak in April
    April 16 at 9:00am
    Various bream species make for great spring action for paddling anglers on small ponds.

    Become a pond paddler

    Kayaks, canoes can expand a pond’s potential
    April 14 at 9:00am
    Capt. Dave Tilley said an anchor is the most-important piece of gear on a bottom-fishing trip.

    Get your anchor down

    Proper anchoring is bottom-fishing requirement
    April 12 at 9:00am
    Venison sausage  makes a perfect stuffing for half of a flattened wild turkey breast.

    Stuff that turkey breast

    Venison sausage is perfect to make you gobble
    April 08 at 9:00am
    Land managers need to match their warm-season food plot seed mixes with their site characteristics, including pH and other soil conditions.

    Choose plot seeds wisely

    Match your mixes to specific site conditions
    April 05 at 9:00am
    A jerkbait like this Berkley Cutter can produce nice April bass if you find them on the corners of little spawning pockets.

    Shallow is the way to go

    April is spawning month across the Carolinas
    April 01 at 7:00am
    The Crappie Ammo BBs are loaded with the scent.

    Get the edge on slabs with Crappie Ammo

    Give these colored and scented ‘BBs’ a shot
    March 29 at 9:00am
    The Axion Pulse pull-away rest features an independent actuation arm.

    The case for arrow rests

    Choose the correct rest for your bow setup
    March 22 at 9:00am
    Even though many streams are closed for stocking in March, there’s plenty of trout water still open for anglers in both Carolinas.

    March still offers options

    Despite some season closures, anglers can still fish
    March 19 at 9:00am