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Where do you hook up that live minnow?

Finger mullet and mud minnows are common inshore baitfish that everything from flounder to redfish will eat, but many fishermen are stuck on hooking them the same way every time they use them as bait. They are missing out on a lot of bites, because their hook placement isn’t optimal in all situations.

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Sleepy bear, hungry bears

Photographer Rick Small is a frequent visitor to the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, where his camera fills up regularly with some beautiful images of whitetail deer, wild turkey and black bear. In one of his visits earlier this fall, Small slipped up on a several bears — one sleeping and several digging for food — and instead of snapping photos, he set his camera to record the video that’s shared here for you.

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Bass Fishing

For November bass anglers, it’s time to fish, or cut bait

November is a month of choice for bass fishermen around South Carolina. Things can go one of two ways. You can either plan to fish through the rest of the fall and into the winter, or you can put your tackle away and concentrate on deer hunting until New Year’s, and maybe duck hunting for a month after that.

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Inshore Fishing

Take paddling precautions

The kings and Spanish mackerel were hitting strong over the past week, likely the last good run for the year. The ocean was tame, making for an easy surf entry and paddle on the kayak. 

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Bass Fishing

Ping pong for more bass?

I got a ping-pong table a couple of weeks ago. I’ll challenge anybody — I’ve even smoked my mother-in-law a time or two already. Anyway, I love to play ping-pong almost as much as I love to fish. My brother and I had a table as kids, and while my brother is still too scared to show up here, I’ve been challenging everybody I see. 

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Bass Fishing

Arashi Wake Crank a bass magnet

An Idaho outdoorsman had plenty of time to talk about some keys to his success this year as an Elite Series angler as part of a four-year career that has earned him $517,632.

Brandon Palaniuk spoke highly the last week of September about techniques and patterns that have been working consistently. The season-ending Elite Series AOY in Michigan was behind him, and Palaniuk was driving to another event on Kentucky Lake before going home for the off-season in the Great Northwest.

During the call, Palaniuk eventually mentioned a recently released artificial lure that he helped design. That lure was a key to catching bass in clutch situations across the country.

The Storm Arashi Wake Crank has become one of his go-to baits.

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Look deep for best Charleston speckled trout fishing

Speckled sea trout are on fire in the Charleston area, and they are biting a variety of soft plastic lures. Capt. Jonathan Smith of Exclusive Fishing Charters said anglers can find trout in the same general areas they find them during the summer, but finding the deep holes is the secret to catching them. 

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