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How much is too much?

In July at ICAST 2014, the Old Town Predator XL kayak won best in show for new products. Last month, the Old Town Predator XL was on display at the Bassmaster Classic Expo in Greenville for all to see, including the now famous, or infamous, insert that parent company Johnson Outdoors has provided that includes a custom-fitted electric trolling motor.

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April 13, 2015 at 9:00 am
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Make March bass a must

March kicks off the prespawn for bass across South Carolina, and regardless of whether you are a fan of largemouth, smallmouth or spotted — or perhaps all three — it’s a good time to catch them, and often big ones. Bass fishing brings its own form of March Madness when fish move shallow, followed by a lot of fishing pressure.  

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March 12, 2015 at 9:00 am
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Winter paddling primer

February is a deterrent to a lot of anglers regardless of the craft used simply because of the cold weather. The exposure to the cold is compounded when fishing from a paddle craft because of your close proximity to the water.

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February 12, 2015 at 9:00 am
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Paddle up a paycheck

n mid-November last year, Crappie USA, a major national crappie-fishing tournament circuit based in Benton, Ky., announced that it would add a kayak division to its 2015 tournament events. Fishermen in kayaks will compete only against only kayakers, with the purse being 100 percent of all kayak entry fees for the event, paid to the top three finishers. In addition, 100 percent of a big-fish pot will be paid to the angler who catches the biggest slab.

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January 12, 2015 at 9:00 am
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What will Santa bring?

Most outdoorsmen can identify with the plight of young Ralphie Parker in his quest to get an official Red Ryder BB gun for Christmas. If you aren’t, then tune in to WTBS on cable or satellite TV beginning on Christmas Eve, and you’ll get 24 hours’ worth of it.

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December 11, 2014 at 9:00 am
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ROAD TRIP!!!

Kayak fishing clubs are becoming increasingly popular across the country, and South Carolina has several that are about as active as clubs get. Many clubs realize that anglers fishing together for fun or competing in tournaments is a great way to enjoy fellowship, introduce new anglers to the joys of paddling and catch fish.

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November 13, 2014 at 9:00 am
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Paddling the whole state

At some point after joining the plastic armada, every Palmetto Paddler casts an eye toward the map and dreams of an excursion that dates back to the time when the Cherokee Indians ruled this part of the country. The state of South Carolina is traversed by numerous rivers and creeks, and it doesn’t take much imagination to string two or three systems together so, in theory, a paddler could put in somewhere in the Upstate and eventually make his way to the coast.

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October 13, 2014 at 9:00 am
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Paddling to the top rung

For  most fans of the plastic angling armada, July 17, 2014, came and went with little if any fanfare, but it was a day worth remembering. On that day, out of more than 700 products and accessories entered by 253 companies in the New Product Showcase at ICAST, the American Sportfishing Association’s industry trade show, the product that was named  “Best of Show” was a kayak. 

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September 11, 2014 at 9:00 am
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