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Kayak bass angler allegedly caught cheating In multiple tournaments

The world of kayak bass fishing tournaments was rocked this week when tournament directors and organizers for two major tournament trails – Kayak Bass Fishing and Kayak Bass Series — revealed one of its competitors had been identified as submitting falsified photograph entries during a Kayak Bass Series tournament.

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April 20 at 11:58 pm
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White perch: the best bait for Lake Wylie catfish

In the span of 30 years, the white perch’s range has increased from coastal rivers to just about every freshwater reservoir and river drainage in the Carolinas. Biologists suspect natural migrations did occur, but most likely, fish had help from anglers in moving across solid boundaries.

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March 15 at 7:00 am
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Make a game plan before you take on Lake Wylie’s blue catfish

James Moore of Westminster, S.C., will readily admit that he doesn’t consider Lake Wylie as one of his home lakes, but every time he goes there, he does well catching blue catfish. One of the reasons he said he’s had better success than most is because the lake scouts well. 

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March 01 at 7:00 am
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Aging a buck on the hoof

Many hunters have been in their deer stand and “something” steps into a field or shooting lane. The typical scenario is a buck on the prowl, usually at a considerable distance and in low light conditions. The hunter’s eyes immediately go to the rack.

“The rack has little to do with whether or not a deer has reached it’s potential growth” claims quality deer land manager Leslie Smith from Hampton. “Many hunters see what they think is a trophy deer because it’s got a visible rack over it’s head.”

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October 20, 2015 at 6:01 pm
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Getting the most from trolling planer boards

Free-lining is a natural presentation of either live or live bait. Rigs can be as simple as a line with a hook on the end. The baits are then allowed to swim freely behind the boat, often with enough line out to allow the bait or lure to achieve its chosen depth. 

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August 15, 2015 at 7:00 am
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Familiar faces, unfamiliar places

The Cheoah Dam is a hydroelectric complex located in Graham and Swain counties. The Cheoah Development consists of a dam and powerhouse, the first of several constructed by the Tallassee Power Company, now owned by Brookfield Smoky Mountain Hydropower. The Cheoah project began in 1916 where the Little Tennessee River flowed through a narrow gorge, was completed in 1919 and is the oldest dam on the Little Tennessee River.  

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August 15, 2015 at 7:00 am
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Keep it cool at Cheoah Lake

In the 1993 Warner Brothers film, “The Fugitive,” actor Harrison Ford plays Dr. Richard Kimble, wrongfully convicted for the murder of his wife, who escapes from custody and is declared a fugitive. He sets out to prove his innocence and bring those who were responsible to justice while being pursued relentlessly by a team of U.S. marshals, led by Samuel Gerard, played by actor Tommy Lee Jones.

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August 01, 2015 at 7:00 am
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Fish for big sharks from a kayak? Why not? This video shows how

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All summer, the internet has lit up with tales of shark attacks along the Carolina coast, as well as hapless kayak anglers being overturned by big sharks. In reality, sharks are a common gamefish along the coasts of both Carolinas and make for exciting sport, especially when landed from a kayak.

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July 21, 2015 at 7:00 am
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