298 episodes

Bill Bartee and Wes Lawson talk local events, facts and life in the great outdoors!

Highlights of the Carolina Outdoors Jesse Brown's

    • Leisure
    • 5.0 • 10 Ratings

Bill Bartee and Wes Lawson talk local events, facts and life in the great outdoors!

    Catawba Riverkeeper, Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden & Shared Leadership with Executive Director John Searby

    Catawba Riverkeeper, Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden & Shared Leadership with Executive Director John Searby

    Segment 2, April 13th, 2024



    Last year two iconic, regional organizations in the Charlotte-area decided to utilize a Shared Leadership structure to reduce administrative costs & the align the similar pursuits of both organizations.  The CEO & Executive Director of the Catawba Riverkeeper & Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden, John Searby, joined Bill Bartee on the Carolina Outdoors to discuss how & why the decision happened.



    Show Highlights:



    The organizations were more alike that many thought. Both had scientists, infrastructure to aid, & were working in adjacent spaces.

    Shared CEO, CFO, HR, & education duties help create more efficiencies with Shared Leadership services.

    We learn the Catawba Riverkeeper advocates, manage, & educate regarding the 8,900 miles of waters of the Catawba/Wateree basin

    The Catawba River has been the life water in this area for thousands of years: from indigenous people to modern Carolinas' drinking water, transportation, food & power generation

    It flows through 26 counties in North and South Carolina & has been called the “Hardest working river in America.”

    Catawba Riverkeeper is headquartered in McAdenville, NC

    Daniel Stowe Botanical Gardens is located on the banks of Lake Wylie in Belmont, NC

    Made up of 380 acre campus features manicured gardens, trails, & an Orchid Conservatory



    Things You’ll Learn by Listening:



    Summer Camps are upcoming at Daniel Stowe Botanical Gardens & Kayak Rentals & Monthly Eco-Tours are happening with Catawba Riverkeeper



    Collaboration of organizations that have some similarity is a goal in order to reach each organizations goals.



    The Carolina Outdoors is powered by the Charlotte fly shop, Jesse Brown's.

    • 21 min
    Blane Chocklett talks Predator Fly Fishing

    Blane Chocklett talks Predator Fly Fishing

    Segment 3, April 13th, 2024



    One of the innovations within fly fishing has been the improvement of design & innovation regarding the flies, lines, & equipment.



    Blane Chocklett has been called the "fisherman’s fly designer." by Bob Popovics, author of Pop Fleyes and Fleye Design. He spoke with Bill Bartee, host of the Carolina Outdoors to talk about his start in the industry, influences, & the evolution of Predator fishing with a fly rod.Show Highlights:



    Chocklett started as a fishing guide in Blue Ridge, VA as a youth

    In 2020, fly fishing enjoyed a single-year growth rate of more than 11 percent according to a recent Angling Trade survey

    His Dad & Granddad purchased his first equipment & fly tying equipment

    He was influenced by Flip Pallot & Larry Dahlberg whose television programs helped introduced new species to him.

    Learning by mistakes & not catching fish helped motivate improvements

    Chocklett's affect on Temple Fork Outfitter rods & Scientific Angler fly lines

    His latest book Game Changer: Tying Flies that Look & Swim Like the Real Thing will be on-hand for purchase during his May 4th visit to Charlotte at Charlotte's fly shop, Jesse Brown's



    Things You’ll Learn by Listening:

    Blane travels for fishing, fly industry shows, & occasional speaking/teaching engagements.  He's coming to Charlotte, NC for a rare visit into the Carolinas on May 4th.



    His itinerary for May 4th:

    Blane Chocklett Comes to Jesse Brown’s

    Schedule of Events





    9-11 a.m. Limit 12 Tyers, $100 teaches the Jerk Changer

    11 a.m.-Noon, Enjoy Lunch & Drinks from the balcony of Jesse Brown’s.

    Noon-2 p.m. Predator & Prey Rod Talk & Cast

    Blane talks about predator, prey, & presentation & shares his favorite outfits for each species. Gift with Rod Purchase

    2-4 p.m. Limit 12 Tyers, $100-Chocklett teaches the popular GC Hellgrammite & how to target apex predators with it. Materials included.  Students need to bring a vise and tying tools.

    4 p.m. Chocklett Book Signing- Meet Blane and have him personalize a copy of Game Changer: Tying Flies that Look & Swim Like the Real Thing





     More Information & Tickets Available 



    The Carolina Outdoors is powered by the Charlotte fly shop, Jesse Brown's.

    • 21 min
    The Spring Happenings!

    The Spring Happenings!

    Segment 1, April 6th, 2024



    All aboard the Carolina Outdoors as we quickly travel through topics like the eclipse, spring break, turkey season, & the striper run on the Roanoke River.  Carolina Outdoor host, Bill Bartee, leads the way with our sponsor powering the way, the outdoor store in Charlotte, Jesse Brown's.



    Show Highlights:



    Opening Day of Trout season

    Striper Run on the Roanoke River, Weldon, NC

    Turkey Season in both Carolinas

    Eclipse on April 8, 2024



    Things You’ll Learn by Listening:



    The year 2078 is the next eclipse.



    Fly Fishing Workshop is coming up on April 17th followed by a guided day on April 19th to learn fly fishing at Jesse Brown's



     

    • 7 min
    Eclipse & What to Expect & SC May Change Turkey Season

    Eclipse & What to Expect & SC May Change Turkey Season

    Segment 2, April 6th, 2024



    A partial eclipse is coming to Charlotte on Monday, April 8th, 2024.  Carolina Outdoor host, Bill Bartee, let's the listeners know.day of TURKEY season.



    James Buice is a longtime contributor to the Carolina Outdoors.  He's an author, sportsman, & outdoor professional that has travelled the world & he comes on to talk Turkey.



    Show Highlights:



    Protect your eyes with the certified viewing glasses

    Check out viewing parties for the eclipse

    Wear the proper glasses to protect



    Things You’ll Learn by Listening:



    The year 2078 is the next eclipse.



    South Carolina Reviews the Recommended Change in Turkey Season



    South Carolina Department of Natural Resources proposed modifications to turkey season is backed by several of turkey conservation clubs & advocacy groups.  The goal is to enhance the population of birds & reduce the decline that has been occurring.



    Key Recommendations



    Making the Season start 4/10 and end 5/10 with a 31 day season

    Reduce the bag limit from 3 birds to 2 birds



    The Carolina Outdoors is powered by the Charlotte fly shop, Jesse Brown's.

    • 14 min
    The Carolina’s Turkey Seasons with James Buice

    The Carolina’s Turkey Seasons with James Buice

    Segment 3, April 6th, 2024



    There are a few dates on the calendar for outdoors people that really introduce a season.  This time of year there are several: Easter, spring break, first day of trout season, The Masters, and opening day of TURKEY season.



    James Buice is a longtime contributor to the Carolina Outdoors.  He's an author, sportsman, & outdoor professional that has travelled the world & he comes on to talk Turkey.



    South Carolina's Season & Limits — Spring 2024

    Private lands Game Zone 1 and 2: April 1 - May 10

    Private lands Game Zone 3 and 4: March 22 - April 30

    WMA lands statewide: April 1 – April 30

    Limit statewide private and WMA lands:

    Residents: 3 gobblers per season, no more than one per day, no more than one (1) from April 1-10 on private land and WMAs in Game Zones 1 & 2. No more than one (1) from March 22-31 on private land in Game Zone 3 & 4.

    Nonresidents: 2 gobblers per season, no more than one per day, no more than one (1) from April 1-10 on private land and WMAs in Game Zones 1 & 2. No more than one (1) from March 22-31 on private land in Game Zone 3 & 4.







    North Carolina. SEASON DATES: Youth Season April 6-12, 2024; Spring Turkey Season April 13 – May 11, 2024



    Show Highlights:



    South Carolina has banned "reaping or fanning" that helps lure gobblers

    Calling may not be as important but a hen decoy could be in open field

    Be patient.

    South Carolina has received a recommendation for future seasons to make it 31 days from April 10--May 10.

    South Carolina has lost about 40% of its Turkey population over the past twenty years.



    Things You’ll Learn by Listening:



    YouTube provides great tips on preparing for Turkey Season



    The Carolina Outdoors is powered by the Charlotte fly shop, Jesse Brown's.

    • 11 min
    Striper Run on the Roanoke River with Matthew Wallin

    Striper Run on the Roanoke River with Matthew Wallin

    Segment 4, April 6th, 2024



    It's the opening day of Trout Season and the Carolina Outdoors is covering this great tradition.  However it is also the start of the Striper Run that is beginning on the Roanoke River near Weldon, NC.  Matthew Wallin works with the Coastal Conservation Association- North Carolina (CCA-NC).  He comes onto the program with host Bill Bartee & gives us an update.



    Show Highlights:



    Shad are moving up the coastal rivers with the stripers after them on their spawning run.

    Weldon, NC is where these fish converge in April and May

    Top Water action in the mornings and evenings should be great

    There is no-keep in effect this season.

    Single, barbless hooks are used to keep the pressure off the fish



    Things You’ll Learn by Listening:



    Weldon is called the "Rockfish capitol" in recognition of the striper nickname & their prevalence during the run



    The Carolina Outdoors is powered by the Charlotte fly shop, Jesse Brown's.  Get a 7 weight fly rod & take on a striper by casting a Clouser Minnow with a sink tip fly line.

    • 11 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
10 Ratings

10 Ratings

dcruns704 ,

Always something new here

Bill and friends seem to genuinely have a great time here. Keep it up, y’all!

Abezzzyy ,

Wholesome podcast.

I enjoy listening. Good information. Would recommend.

Top Podcasts In Leisure

Sword AF
Smosh
Fallout Lorecast - The Fallout Video Game & TV Lore Podcast
Robots Radio
Critical Role
Critical Role
The Big Three by Donut Media
Donut
Duck Call Room
Si Robertson & Justin Martin
ClutterBug - Organize, Clean and Transform your Home
Clutterbug

You Might Also Like