• Bass Fishing

    Keep a topwater plug or bucktail ready when stripers school at the surface.

    Watch for schooling fish

    August 15 at 7:00am
    The resurgence of striper fishing at Lake Wateree, credited largely to higher stocking rates, has turned the lake back into a prime striper destination.

    Striper stocking at Lake Wateree

    August 15 at 7:00am
    Huge trees that line the banks of blackwater rivers provide a lot of shade and cooler water where bass are more likely to be active and feeding.

    Shadow hunting

    August 15 at 7:00am
    Long, snake-like plastic worms can be deadly on blackwater rivers, where snakes are a regular part of a bass’s diet.

    Go big with soft plastics

    August 15 at 7:00am
    Shimano’s Curado casting rods

    Shimano’s Curado casting rods

    August 01 at 7:00am
    Culprit’s Water Dragon

    Culprit’s Water Dragon

    August 01 at 7:00am
    Lake Wateree stripers are on a feeding ramage in August.

    Hot Wateree stripers

    The striped bass fishery at South Carolina’s Lake Wateree has rebounded, and it’s time for anglers to take advantage of great fishing -- even during the summer.
    August 01 at 7:00am
    Bass in coastal rivers aren’t slowed down nearly as much by summer’s heat as their cousins in reservoirs are.

    Ol’ Man River - Bass are at home on South Carolina’s Blackwater rivers

    Topwater baits are the in-baits for summer bass on two of South Carolina’s finest blackwater rivers, the Waccamaw and Little Pee Dee.
    August 01 at 7:00am
    Moving water allows bass to live in more shallow water and feed more actively in the dead of summer, so  leaving the main body of a lake and heading upriver is a great idea.

    August doesn't mean no action

    Leave the deep water behind and head upriver or into the backs of creeks for bass
    August 01 at 7:00am
    Anglers fishing the Santee Cooper system will have to be more careful measuring stripers with a new slot limit in effect.

    New striper regs promise plenty

    Anglers can keep fish, fishery can prosper
    July 16 at 9:00am
    Hot weather doesn’t slow down the bass bite on Shearon Harris Lake, rated as one of the nation’s best.

    Shearon Harris Lake bass don’t mind hot weather

    Patches of grass, deep structure hold plenty of big largemouths
    July 12 at 2:04pm
    Guide Wendell Wilson said Lake Russell is full of stripers weighing up to 20 pounds or slightly heavier.

    Striped bass hot at Lake Russell

    Most of August fishery is at either end of big reservoir
    July 12 at 1:54pm
    Mike McSwain shows off a bass caught in lily pads with a hollow-body frog.

    Top 4 tips for catching bass in weeds

    Lily pads and other aquatic weeds hold plenty of bass
    July 05 at 11:56pm