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    The crease in the palm of your hand, aka your “life line,” is where your bow grip should begin.

    Get a grip on bow torque

    Grip, draw length affect how you hold your weapon
    October 22, 2017 at 9:00am
    Brown trout will feed heavily as they make their big move upstream to spawn in the fall.

    Brown is the color of fall

    Spawning trout are an autumn adventure
    October 19, 2017 at 9:00am
    Bills to adjust creel and size limits for striped bass are bottled up in the state legislature.

    What’s next for stripers?

    Regulations have worked, but it’s time for changes
    October 16, 2017 at 9:00am
    Manufacturer’s repair kits are a great place to start when kayak anglers prepare for those “What ifs?” that so often pop up on trips.

    Prepare for repairs

    Carry repair kit, tools you might need on water
    October 14, 2017 at 9:00am
    Spinning tackle is the choice for most inshore saltwater anglers because of its ease of use with light line and lures.

    Try a baitcasting outfit

    When accuracy is foremost, they can’t be beat
    October 12, 2017 at 9:00am
    Venison Catalina Sloppy Joes combines a handful of tasty ingredients mixed together in an innovative dish.

    A new take on Sloppy Joes

    Venison Catalina Sloppy Joes fills fall meal bill
    October 08, 2017 at 9:00am
    A variety of cereal grains, as well as brassicas, can be planted in October and still thrive this season.

    Not too late to plant seeds

    October plantings provide immediate returns
    October 05, 2017 at 9:00am
    Swimbaits have plenty of action, which is needed when the water is dirty and bass have trouble seeing their next meal.

    Fishing high, dirty water

    Big storms make for full, muddy lakes. Don’t fret. Adjust.
    October 01, 2017 at 7:00am
    This slab crappie also inhaled a Cajun Lures’ Slim Jimmy.

    Slim Jimmys

    This bait’s tail action entices sac-a-lait to bite
    September 29, 2017 at 9:00am
    Natural cover from limbs on nearby trees provides a hunter with a chance to draw unobserved from this ladder stand.

    Bow stand selection keys

    Archers’ choice of areas, trees is crucial
    September 22, 2017 at 9:00am
    Excellent summer rains should have conditions in trout streams in excellent condition for fall outings, with trout like this brookie ready and waiting.

    Summer spared streams

    Good rains have trout waters in great shape
    September 19, 2017 at 9:00am
    Somewhat dormant during the heat of the summer, largemouth bass begin to stir as September arrives, their movements driven by the weather and baitfish.

    September starts over

    The signs of fall fishing are upon us; learn them
    September 19, 2017 at 7:01am
    September marks the beginning of great fall crappie fishing on the Santee Cooper lakes, with good fish and good numbers being caught by guides like Kevin Davis of Blacks Camp (far right).

    September on Santee = transition

    Some of the year’s best action is on the horizon
    September 16, 2017 at 9:00am
    BOTE won Best in Show at ICAST for its Rover paddleboard that is rigged to accept a small outboard motor.

    The hits keep on coming

    Another ICAST award goes to a paddlecraft
    September 14, 2017 at 9:00am
    Trout trailers are scent-impregnated soft plastics that can be fished as trailers on jigheads behind larger, primary lures.

    Trout Trailers add scent, action to artificial lures

    Make your lures as close to live bait as possible
    September 12, 2017 at 9:00am
    Some dove breasts, noodles and vegetables are the basis for this stew/stroganoff hybrid.

    Dove: Stew? Stroganoff?

    Whatever category, this dish is a feathered joy
    September 08, 2017 at 9:00am