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The (Fish) Eyes Have It

LADSON, SC  – Slip beneath the dark watery surface and you’re likely to lock eyes with aquatic life well before you discern the first fin, scale or tail. Baitfish eyes,…

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Cold Winter Equals Condensed Spawning Season

Anglers can catch largemouth bass in every season; but hands-down, spring dominates in terms of accessibility to quantity and quality. Essentially, the fish are at their heaviest of the year,…

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More Ned? Absolutely.

LADSON, SC (May 1, 2018) – For the legendary Ned Kehde — the man behind the miraculous Ned Rig— testing prototypes and lending insights into bass bait design is all in…

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Z-Man Project Z ProFileZ: The Eyes Have It

LADSON, SC (April 19, 2018) – “If you look at a lot of the greatest saltwater lures out there, they all have one thing in common,” observes trout and redfish fanatic…

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The Year of the ChatterBait

On morning strolls up and down Lake Hartwell’s boat-launch docks, repeated murmurs and quiet nods toward casting decks appeared to form a pattern. “Look, there’s another one.” “Yep, it’s that…

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Is This the Hottest Bait on the Pro Bass Circuit?

LADSON, SC (MARCH 14, 2018) – Bassmaster Elite Series angler Brett Hite calls it ‘the Ferrari of bladed bass jigs.’ It’s a statement that’s hard to dispute when you consider the…

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Z-Man Project Z ProFileZ: Joe Raymond

LADSON, SC (March, 8 2018) – “They say the Susquehanna is a mile wide and a foot deep,” smallmouth bass guide, Joe Raymond exclaims from the helm of his tricked-out river…

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ChatterBait® Bladed Jigs Dominate FLW Tour Event

LADSON, SC – Pretty compelling when someone wins a bigtime bass tourney with a super cool bait off the mainstream radar. But when five of the top ten anglers single out…

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Respect the Speck

Ladson, SC (February 21, 2018) – Up and down the Intracoastal Waterway, the home-body tendencies of spotted (speckled) seatrout have forever made them beloved sportfish among anglers. Even while redfish, snook,…

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Zee New Man on Campus

Ladson, SC (January 24, 2018) – Good fishing stories are timeless, some even read a little like the archetypal hero’s journey. You find yourself pulling for the good guy: to slay…