Upstate Outdoors Blogs

How To Follow The Bassmaster Classic

Fishing fans in the Upstate have been looking forward to the return of the Bassmaster Classic ever since the final day of the event in 2015 when native son Casey Ashley from Donalds, South Carolina was crowned the Classic champion. With the return of this event in just a few weeks, anglers should... Read More

School For Crappie

It’s no surprise to anyone who has ever spent any time on the hopeful end of a fishing rod that crappie, one of the most sought after gamefish species in the country, travel in schools. It may be a surprise to learn that anglers will have the opportunity this month to even the odds by attending... Read More

Something To Crow About

The long period between the end of deer season and the beginning of turkey season can wear long on some hunters. To pass the time, many focus on other species to hunt such as ducks, hogs, coyotes and small game. An often overlooked but highly addictive small game hunting species is the crow. Crows... Read More

Winter Perch Jerking

If you’ve been hibernating so far this year, now is a great time to get out and try your hand at some white perch fishing. First, we’ll have to answer the question – What is a white perch? Old timers wax poetic about white bass fishing on Lakes Greenwood, Hartwell, and a handful of mountain lakes... Read More

More About Coyotes

Phillip Gentry Coyotes have been in the news a lot over the last several years as human/coyote encounters are on the rise. These encounters are not just occurring in remote wilderness areas but increased sightings are being reported around suburban neighborhoods, which is one reason why they end up... Read More

Winter Shad Kills Tempt Anglers To Brave The Cold

With the onslaught of frigid temperatures across most of the country over the past couple of weeks, many sportsmen who planned to move straight from the woods after deer season and on to the water are having a change of heart. The only thing more miserable than sitting in tree on a cold windy day... Read More

2017 – Upstate Outdoors Year In Review

With the year 2017 is all but in the books, a look back over the last year from an outdoorsman’s perspective, particularly where developments in the Upstate of South Carolina are concerned, reveals some interesting perspective. The year began with optimism in the rebounding economy which in turn... Read More

Convertible Fishing

To some anglers, a day of fishing means using one rod to do all of your business. For others, the concept of “the more the merrier” runs strong, especially if the offering on the end of the line is some type of live or cut bait. Other anglers prefer to do both, depending on the circumstances and... Read More

Hunting Mountain Unit Bucks

Phillip Gentry Deer hunting in the Mountain Hunt unit of South Carolina is unlike any other area of the state. The terrain is rugged and the deer population pales when compared with the numbers of deer that roam the state’s coastal and piedmont regions. Because of these and other factors, Mountain... Read More

Christmas Shopping For The Sportsman In Your Life

It is said that men are hard to buy for. You can double the degree of difficulty if that man, or woman, loves to spend their free time in the outdoors. The problem with buying “stuff” for anyone who is deeply entrenched in any given sport or activity is knowing what “level” the gift receiver is at... Read More