• Carolina Fishing

    How do you feel about fishing around aquatic weeds?

    Fishing around aquatic vegetation has always been a bit of a two-way street for anglers. On one hand, the shade and cover hold fish, but on the other hand, the vegetation can foul lures and trolling motors. 

    December 31, 1969 at 6:00pm

    Timmonsville high school angler named to Bassmaster High School All-American Fishing Team

    For the fourth consecutive year, 12 standout high school anglers have been selected as members of the exclusive Bassmaster High School All-American Fishing Team presented by DICK’S Sporting Goods.

    December 31, 1969 at 6:00pm

    Bream bonanza is at hand

    The flooded cypress and gum tree forests and the abundance of shallow vegetation of Santee Cooper is Ground Zero for some of the best panfish action in South Carolina. Bull bream and super-sized shellcrackers abound, and anglers armed with the basic techniques of how, when and where to fish for this dynamic duo have an opportunity to limit on either species or a combination of both.

    December 31, 1969 at 6:00pm

    Power Pole Micro Anchor System

    When you’re getting up close and personal on the water, there’s nothing better to have on your kayak than the Power-Pole Micro. This little anchor system offers big stopping power with a silent and secure hold. 

    December 31, 1969 at 6:00pm

    April’s best fishing bets

    North Carolina

    December 31, 1969 at 6:00pm

    Pick a pink lure

    “An Atlantic bonito doesn’t care about the color of a lure as long as it’s pink,” said Capt. Bruce Trujillo. 

    December 31, 1969 at 6:00pm

    No need for speed; slow is good

    Lee Parsons emphasizes that many fishermen fish too fast, especially with stickbaits like MirrOlures. His retrieve includes plenty of twitches and pauses, with current providing most of the forward movement. The idea is not to see how much water can be covered, but to entice fish to strike.

    December 31, 1969 at 6:00pm

    Match the hatch

    Guides Lee Parsons and Mark Dickson emphasize choosing lures that are the same body shape, size and color of the dominant forage in an area. Several of the Catch 2000 lures, plus the 52M and MR, TT and MirrOmullet, have the general body shape as a mullet, and all topwater MirrOlures have mullet shapes. The different sizes allow matching the size of the mullet that trout, drum and other predators are eating.

    December 31, 1969 at 6:00pm

    Red clay will make your day

    Location. Location. Location. The key to success for this springtime striper-hybrid fishing bonanza is a red clay bank on a gently sloping point, Hamilton said.

    December 31, 1969 at 6:00pm

    Patience is not a virtue

    Fishing success often depends on being patient. You put your lines out, wait — and hope for a bite. But not when fishing the spring hybrid/striper feeding frenzy on Lake Hartwell.

    December 31, 1969 at 6:00pm