• Small Craft Advisory

    Some tremendous territory is available this month to bass fishermen in kayaks, like Lake Moultrie’s Hatchery area, which regularly produces trophy largemouth bass.

    April bass fishing is tough to beat

    Paddling a kayak can get you into some awesome areas this month for largemouths
    April 14 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
    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
    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
    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
    Typical rod storage options on a kayak require placing rods vertically behind the angler, often necessitating the skill to cast sidearm accurately.

    Take it up a notch

    No longer a newbie? Add these to your tricks.
    November 14, 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
    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
    Predator fish will hide behind current breaks and dart out into the current to attack prey.

    Attack summer fish

    Look for the coolest, moving water in August
    August 14, 2017 at 9:00am
    A mother ship puts kayak anglers in waters where they can target species such as king mackerel.

    This mother-ship option

    Piggy-back on big boat to distant fishing holes
    July 14, 2017 at 9:00am
    Guide Rob Alderman is holding a summer-long kayak tournament to benefit the Heroes on the Waters program.

    Kayak event helps vets

    Tournament across four states will benefit HOW
    June 14, 2017 at 9:00am
    Many paddling anglers have opted to trailer their fishing vessels instead of car-topping.

    Have we left our roots?

    Less is more for kayak anglers. Or is it?
    May 14, 2017 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, 2017 at 9:00am
    American shad, which average 2 to 3 pounds, are much larger than  hickory shad, which weigh in around a pound.

    Shad run is kayak heaven

    Coastal rivers ready to fill up with feisty fish
    March 14, 2017 at 9:00am
    Kayak anglers looking to compete in bass tournaments on local, regional or national levels now have a real chance to do so.

    Kayak tourneys spread

    KBS, KBF give paddling bass anglers a competitive stage
    February 14, 2017 at 9:00am
    A number of species, like striped bass, are active during cold weather and should be on paddling anglers’ to-do lists.

    Prep for winter paddling

    Dress for success, plan a little, paddle all year
    January 14, 2017 at 9:00am