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And now, its showtime!

For many anglers, January is a time to get some annual maintenance done on their boats. For others, it’s too cold to spend much time on the water, but that doesn’t mean fishing is no longer on their minds. This time of year, boat shows and fishing expos are a great way to pass the time, upgrade gear and find out what’s new in the fishing world.

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January 01 at 7:00 am
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Play tag with fish

Ever caught a fish that had a skinny piece of plastic sticking out of it and wondered how it had gotten there? If so, you probably caught a tagged fish. Fish are tagged for many reasons, including research and fishing tournaments, and you can do your part to help your state’s fisheries biologists if you catch one.

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December 12, 2016 at 9:00 am
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Take a soldier fishing

Over the past decade, a number of organizations have been founded with the sole purpose of taking wounded military veterans fishing.

Heroes on the Water, Take a Vet Fishing, Healing Waters, and Fishing with Wounded Military Heroes are a handful of the organizations that pair veterans with fishing partners to offer an on-water experience allowing veterans to concentrate on nothing but catching fish and enjoying the outdoors.

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November 12, 2016 at 9:00 am
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Catch more fish with this live bait/artificial lure strategy

Plenty of inshore anglers rely heavily on natural baits like live shrimp or mullet, and no one can argue their effectiveness or ability to attract gamefish. After all, it’s what the gamefish are actually feeding on and what keeps them alive. Other anglers, however, swear by artificial lures, saying they often catch twice, three times, even five times the number of fish that other anglers catch on live bait.

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October 12, 2016 at 9:00 am
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Make a joyful noise - Certain lure sounds can actually call in fish

At an early age, anglers learn quickly that being quiet is essential to catching fish. Being hushed by your elders was a part of the process, but as we grew older, we learned that it isn’t all noise that turns fish off; the proper noise can actually entice them into biting.

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September 12, 2016 at 9:00 am
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Dont forget pier fishing

After casting a whole, live shrimp from her spot on the pier rail, Jenny Desrosiers of Beaufort closed the bail on her 3500 series spinning reel, cranked the handle just enough to reel in the slack, then looked startled as line began singing off the reel. She cranked the handle, but line kept going out.

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August 01, 2016 at 7:00 am
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Mixing fuels is a no-no

Chris White of Awendaw looked at his brother-in-law, excited about fishing after seeing trip photos for days, and said, “Just kick back and relax. We’ve got about a 15-minute ride to the fishing hole, and the weather, the tide — everything is just right. We’re going to wear the fish out.”

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July 05, 2016 at 9:00 am
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Portable rulers you carry

It’s an early June morning, and while you know the sweltering heat will come soon, now it’s relatively cool, and you’re hoping for a quick limit so you can get back to the dock before the sun gets too high. And BAM! just like that, you’re into them.

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June 05, 2016 at 9:00 am
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