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Make practice a habit - Keep learning better ways to fish from a kayak

My high-school basketball coach, David Riggins, always avoided the old clichť that “Practice Makes Perfect.” Instead he would say, “Practice Makes Permanent,” and if pressed to say something regarding perfection he would say, “Perfect Practice Makes Perfect.” In a relatively solitary sport like kayak fishing, it’s hard to think of practicing anything. You want to go fishing, go fishing, but Coach Riggins’ logic still applies.†

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Yesterday at 9:00 am
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White shirt ruined while fishing? This stain remover will help

I never could wear white without collecting stains. Back in the ’80s when white pants were in style (for some unknown reason), I tried to look cool and ended up looking like a dalmatian from the waist down.

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February 08 at 3:40 pm
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Held without bail? Great!

Even though they vary in size and quality, spinning reels are some of the most-basic fishing tools for both inshore and offshore anglers, no matter what species is being targeted. But there are actually two distinct versions of this reel; bailed spinning reels are the most common to see in South Carolina waters, but bail-less versions are becoming more popular.

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February 05 at 9:00 am
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This 1 tip will put more winter redfish in your boat

Soft plastic lures are great redfish baits, whether fished under a popping cork or on their own. While they are effective year-round, they can be especially effective during the cold-weather months when not a whole lot of baitfish are in the area. But one trick that many anglers don’t think about can make these lures even more deadly.

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February 04 at 11:29 pm
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3 universities from Carolinas qualify for 2017 FLW College Fishing National Championship

Three college fishing teams from the Carolinas have qualified for the 2017 FLW College Fishing National Championship after finishing in the top 10 last month at the FLW College Fishing Southeastern Conference Opener on Crescent Lake in Florida.

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February 04 at 10:47 am
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Sumter angler catches 4-pound crappie from Santee River

While the Santee Cooper lakes might be the crown jewels of the South when it comes to catching slab crappie, it was the Santee River that gave up a 4-pound trophy to Jeff Sanford of Sumter last Thursday, Jan. 28.

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February 03 at 7:22 am
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Are you using the right fishing weights?

Using weights to keep your fishing bait on or near the bottom is a good tactic for getting in the strike zone, but sometimes it just aids in getting your rig hung up in debris. A number of solutions are out there, and although it’s impossible to avoid getting hung up 100% of the time, using the proper type of weight can certainly reduce it.

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February 01 at 10:36 pm
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Catch more schooling redfish with these tips

Redfish are traveling in schools in the Charleston area, and anglers are finding them willing to bite as long as the fish don’t feel too crowded, and as long as the anglers have more patience than normal.

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February 01 at 9:29 pm
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Donít aim too low - Low tide isnít the only tide to target winter redfish around Georgetown

When February rolls around in South Carolina’s tidal marshes, the pressure is on for redfish. With groceries scarce and hundreds of anglers ready to rip some lips, they become easy targets for those using the correct tactics. But the typical low-tide approach may not always be the best opportunity during the dead of winter.

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February 01 at 7:00 am
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Drop deep for winter crappie in South Carolina reservoirs

It may seem like the dead of winter to most anglers as January slowly rolls over into February, but in the deep depths of most lakes and reservoirs across the Palmetto State, the first urges of spring spawning are beginning to bloom, which means crappie, which never go completely inactive in the winter, begin to stir.

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February 01 at 7:00 am
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Movers and shakers - Santee Cooper bass are on the move in February

The vast amount of shallow water in the Santee Cooper lakes has distinct advantages for early season largemouth bass fishing. Lake Marion and Lake Moultrie have experienced a strong revival in recent years, thanks to abundant natural vegetation and productive bass recruitment, including multiple vigorous year-classes.

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February 01 at 7:00 am
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Pelzer's Jeffrey Cape was just one of the lucky hunters who bagged trophies this year. Check out the Deer of the Year feature for all the details. But don't forget this month marks the beginning of great bass fishing.

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February 01 at 7:00 am
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Mustad Elite Series Jig Heads

Mustad has just launched an exciting new range of custom quality jig heads. Special top quality features include exclusive new hooks, customizable designs and high-impact chip resistant gloss, UV, or low-vis matte epoxy finishes. The lineup includes several series of scale pattern Ball and Shrimp Heads, Stand Up/Shakey Heads, Wacky Heads, Shad Darter Heads, Customizable Football Heads, Inshore Darter and Bullet Heads all built on super strong Mustad UltraPoint Jig Hooks.†

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February 01 at 7:00 am
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Planoís A-Series Tackle Backpack

Some of the best fishing adventures exist in the least accessible places. That’s why Plano’s new A-Series Tackle Backpack is perfect for kayak anglers, expedition anglers, or anyone who needs to transport tackle while keeping their hands free. This backpack includes five 3600 StowAway tackle trays, a separate upper storage compartment, four pockets on the interior, four pockets on the exterior, a cushioned back pad and adjustable shoulder straps.

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February 01 at 7:00 am
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January: inventory time

January is tackle month around my home in Ninety Six. Deer season has ended, there aren’t any tournaments to fish for another month or so, and boat shows and fishing shows are getting cranked up. All that combines to make it inventory time for me and my tackle.

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January 29 at 9:00 am
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New crappie jig has unique features

While so many people continue to ask the question of how to build a better mousetrap, Rockport Rattlers from Chicky Tackle Company has made a better crappie jig with the OutlawMAX Rattling Jig. Available in several sizes and colors, this jig has a number of unique features.

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January 28 at 9:44 pm
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Wahoo biting ballyhoo rigs out of Murrells Inlet

The wahoo are biting all along the coast of South Carolina, and a group of anglers out of Murrells Inlet has had a field day with them in the past week, especially around the Winyah Scarp. One local captain who has won several wahoo tournaments over the past few years, had one of his best days ever last week.

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January 28 at 8:44 am
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Mister Twister BUZZ Bug available in stores starting this month

Mister Twister’s BUZZ Bug, which the Louisiana company plans to introduce at the beginning of 2016, was in the right place at the right time to make a name for itself before it ever hit the market.

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January 22 at 9:00 am
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