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Fishing along Grand Strand heating up with the early, spring-like temperatures

Activity of red drum has picked up in local estuaries with a quick increase in water temperature, thanks to a prolonged stretch of spring-like weather. Capt. Dan Connolly of O-Fish-Al Expeditions fished Monday through Wednesday in Murrells Inlet and found good action with red drum. “They’re not easy to find but once you find them and the water’s moving pretty good, they’re hungry,” said Connolly, who cast-netted mullet and used them for cut bait, which […]

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Joe’s Fishing Hole: Water temps are on the rise

Water temperatures at area lakes are climbing and with the afternoon surface water temperatures at both South Fork and Wildhorse well into the 70s, anglers need to change their tactics. Often the key to catching fish is not just the time of day (early in the morning when it is not as hot) but also depth and the type of presentation. Now is the time to fish the thermocline that we talked about last week. […]

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Fishing, fundraising on Island Lake

Free chili, prizes, a raffle and fish in a variety of species and sizes marked the Island Lake Lions Club’s annual ice fishing derby fundraiser. The fishing took place Saturday on Island Lake, with the headquarters at Eastway Park. Hourly prizes were handed out for the longest fish in categories of largemouth bass, northern pike, walleye, channel catfish, crappie, bluegill and perch. Separate awards were given in the children and adult divisions. Mary Clark of […]

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Plenty of opportunities for fall chinook fishing on long stretch of Columbia River

More fall fishing opportunities have started to ramp up, and a roughly 325-mile stretch of the Columbia River has been the main focus for chinook salmon so far.   “There is a pretty good catch of fall chinook just above the Warrior Rock boundary off Bachelor Island (on the Lower Columbia),” said Joe Hymer, a state Fish and Wildlife biologist. “It is not the time just yet to give up on fishing.” While state fisheries […]

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Free Family Firearms Safety Seminars at Bass Pro Shops in Las Vegas, NV

Las Vegas Bass Pro Shops, Tactical West Las Vegas and the Nevada Department of Wildlife will present two free seminars on firearm safety and training to help gun owners take steps to handle and store firearms responsibly. Responsible storage of firearms is the #1 way to help prevent firearms accidents. Nevada Department of Wildlife representatives will also be on hand to distribute free gun locks and safety information, provided by Project ChildSafe, to each family that attends (while supplies […]

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Bass club ‘angling’ for state bass fishing tournament

LINCOLN – The Alcona Community Schools Bass Club is about more than catching bass and fishing in state school bass tournaments, according to founder and President Jacob Gombos, who said members also are focused on keeping the county clean. That is why the club, founded in April 2015, takes time to go to Alcona County fishing spots and clean trash from the water and make things as pristine as possible, Gombos said. “The whole purpose […]

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