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    December 31, 1969 at 6:00pm

    January’s best bets

    SALTWATER

    December 31, 1969 at 6:00pm

    Catch giants spawning first

    When P.H. Flanagan of Manning, S.C., caught the state record largemouth bass out of Lake Marion in 1949, he might never have dreamed that his 16-pound; 2-ounce beast would still reign as the biggest bass ever caught in the Palmetto State. But Santee Cooper is known for its big stringers of healthy bass, as are many other reservoirs scattered around the Carolinas.

    December 31, 1969 at 6:00pm

    A crappie rig for winter fishing

    Guide Maynard Edwards has a unique rig he’s developed for wintertime crappie fishing, enabling him to fish near the bottom and suspended fish at the same time.

    December 31, 1969 at 6:00pm

    High Rock is a winter sleeper lake

    Guide Jerry Neely targets several lakes in January when he’s crappie fishing, and he said one that can be sneaky good is High Rock Lake on North Carolina’s Yadkin-Pee Dee system.

    December 31, 1969 at 6:00pm

    Cold equals slow, subtle presentations, retrieves

    Guides Mike Eady and Mark Stacy believe the primary thing fishermen must remember for successful cold-water fishing is that when the water is cold, the fish move very slowly and deliberately. In addition, their bites may be very subtle. They suggest using light tackle, with braided lines. 

    December 31, 1969 at 6:00pm

    “High stick” technique

    1. Angler casts well above fish, keeps rod tip down as nymph falls to bottom of streambed.

    December 31, 1969 at 6:00pm

    Recognizing productive water

    Choosing where to fish is as important as your fly selection; fishermen need to learn to “read the water.”

    December 31, 1969 at 6:00pm

    Stripers are a great target for paddlers

    The striped bass has a long, colorful history, both as a commercial and recreational resource. From the booming commercial fishery in the Northeast in the late 1800s, stripers were transported across the country from New England’s coastal waters to the waters off California, the idea being reproduction of the burgeoning commercial fishery.  

    December 31, 1969 at 6:00pm

    Fly fishing, kayak fishing workshops offered at John E. Pechmann Fishing Education Center

    The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission’s John E. Pechmann Fishing Education Center is offering five free fishing workshops for people of all ages and skill levels throughout the month of February. Online registration is required for the workshops, which are open on a first-come, first-served basis.

    December 31, 1969 at 6:00pm