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    Stripers begin moving this month into the upper reaches of Lake Marion as they begin their annual spawning run into tributary rivers.

    Big-fish time on Moultrie, Marion

    March means hungry bass, catfish, stripers, more
    March 16 at 9:00am
    A kayak is a great platform for “shooting” a tiny jig back up under a dock during prime crappie fishing times.

    Paddle, pedal to plenty of crappie

    Kayaks, canoes can put you in great spots for spring slabs
    March 14 at 9:00am
    The Kula 5 can double as a bucket or a high-tech cooler.

    it’s only a bucket, or is it?

    New, high-tech buckets may be expensive, but they perform plenty of tasks for anglers
    March 12 at 9:00am
    A tuna salad, cooked with jerk seasoning and garnished with fruit, makes for a great spring meal.

    Bluewater bounty

    Try this special tuna salad recipe after your spring bluewater trip goes great
    March 08 at 9:00am
    Disking up old food plots or fallow fields will provide turkeys with great opportunities to search for bugs and other food. To prevent the downside — possible nest destruction or habitat loss for newly born fawns — get your disking done by mid-March.

    March: lion or lamb for habitat

    Improving some habitat can have unwanted, negative effects if you’re not careful
    March 01 at 7:00am
    A Buckeye Mop Jig (pictured) and a No. 7 Rapala Shad Rap are two baits all bass fishermen need to have tied on in March, when bass are really starting to feed and move toward shallower water.

    Must-have baits for March bass

    Make sure you have these lures tied on when you hit the lake this month for your best chance at truly big bass
    March 01 at 7:00am
    A built-in 1/4-ounce leadhead and painted on glow eyes are just two features of Egret’s new Vudu Vixen.

    The Vudu Vixen

    Meet egret baits’ ‘tough as hell’ shad imitation
    February 28 at 9:00am
    A former bank building in Bryson City is the new home of the Fly Fishing Museum of the Southern Appalachians.

    Fly-fishing museum gets a new life

    Swain County, Bryson City welcome history exhibits
    February 19 at 9:00am
    Angler Wyn Mullins believes that February might be the best time to catch a huge, prespawn bass on the Santee Cooper lakes, Marion or Moultrie.

    February is big-bass time

    Santee Cooper’s lunkers are making their move
    February 16 at 9:00am
    In areas with current, fish will still hold in the lee of structure such as rocks or blowdowns even when water temperatures are low.

    Shall we gather at the river?

    Many of winter’s adverse effects disappear in moving water
    February 14 at 9:00am
    Guide Jot Owens caught this nice American Shad during the winter/spring run in the Cape Fear River upstream from Wilmington, N.C.

    Salute shad, the kickoff fish

    February, March are prime time for spring spawning run of these feisty fish
    February 12 at 9:00am
    Stews are hearty meals that take the edge off the chill after a February day afield or in the boat. Using venison and blackening seasonings make for a great time at the table.

    Blackened venison stew

    A nice, warm stew is the perfect end to a February day
    February 08 at 9:00am
    Coyotes of both genders will respond to calls as the breeding season approaches.

    Hunt the Carolina coyote rut

    Breeding predators present great opportunities
    February 05 at 9:00am
    Steve Porter, who created the Super Sally, holds a hawg he caught with one recently on Florida’s Lake Okeechobee.

    The Super Sally

    One of bass fishing’s best kept secrets
    January 29 at 9:00am
    Shorter, wider bow limbs are more rigid than wider, narrow limbs, and they distribute stress better to produce a more-consistent, stable shooting platform.

    A crossbow that fills all the bills

    Mission’s sub-1 is latest in crossbow design from an industry leader
    January 22 at 9:00am