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    Three of the more popular spinners for trout are: (left to right) Mepps Aglia, Panther Martin and Ward’s Rooster Tail. Other effective spinning lures are Blue Fox, Thomas, Acme and Joe’s Flies.

    Spinning fishing: A happy medium

    Take a spinning outfit and a few lures with flashing blades to the stream and you’re set to go
    January 19 at 9:00am
    Guide Bob Winters doesn’t need all the latest gadgets to catch plenty of Lake Moultrie catfish like this nice blue.

    Old school isn’t bad to study on

    High-Tech isn’t always necessary for fishing
    January 16 at 8:00am
    The author shows off a 25-pound Lake Hartwell striper, his best-ever from a kayak, on a cold, January day.

    Stripers are a great target for paddlers

    Cold weather doesn’t stop these popular gamefish
    January 14 at 9:00am
    Cube steak is an excellent and easy way to fix venison. It’s a hearty, heart-warming meal for a cold January evening.

    Venison cube steak

    A childhood favorite is still a great, warming dish
    January 08 at 9:00am
    Take a handful of soil samples from each of your food plots for examination by county agriculture extension agents to get a grip on fertilizer requirements for future plantings.

    Maintain green fields for deer

    Winter food source needed; sheds are bonus
    January 05 at 9:00am
    Guide Rod Thomas was fishing for bull redfish but had two lighter rods rigged; they came in handy when a school of false albacore exploded within casting range.

    Widen the net

    For your best fishing year ever, be open to new areas, opportunities
    January 03 at 9:00am
    A Mop Jig is a big-fish bait, whether you’re fishing it in spring, summer or fall. Carry 1/4-, 3/8- and 1/2-ounce sizes in your tackle box to have all situations covered.

    5 bass baits you really need

    You can fill your boat with baits you’ll never use, or get these baits and catch fish
    January 01 at 7:00am
    The ZT Hyper Cams allow let-offs of 80- to 85-percent on Hoyt’s newest bows.

    Hoyt takes a big step

    Two totally redesigned bows head ‘18 lineup
    December 22, 2017 at 9:00am
    Greenland and Panthertown creeks and the headwaters of the Tuckasegee River hold a lot of awfully big wild brook trout.

    Panthertown Valley is special for wild trout

    Valley in NC mountains offers wild brook trout
    December 19, 2017 at 9:00am
    Stripers  will still provide plenty of action this month on live bait and artificials, especially at the surface.

    Cool weather=hot fishing

    Don’t put your tackle away in December
    December 16, 2017 at 9:00am
    Any of these gifts will make the kayaker in your family very happy.

    A kayaker’s wish list

    Get your Christmas-present buyers in the know
    December 14, 2017 at 9:00am
    Winterizing an outboard engine will help get it ready for heavy use next spring.

    Get ready for the winter

    Take care of your outboard before it sits idle
    December 12, 2017 at 9:00am
    After their surfaces are brushed with egg wash, Empanadas should bake until golden brown.

    Venison empanadas

    These appetizes will be a hit at holiday parties
    December 08, 2017 at 9:00am
    Late-season food sources can wind up being a trap for a buck that’s survived until December.

    Pour the food to ‘em

    Late-season vittles will attract surviving whitetails
    December 05, 2017 at 9:00am
    In design since 2010, LiveTarget’s BaitBall Spinner Rig is available in three sizes, with two weights for each.

    LiveTarget’s BaitBall Spinner Rig

    “Any water, any time and anywhere”
    December 01, 2017 at 7:00am
    Cool to cold weather brings out the best in landlocked stripers as they move into out of deep water.

    Special December offers

    Bass, stripers, even walleye are on same spots
    December 01, 2017 at 7:00am