• Bass Fishing

    Angler Wyn Mullins believes that February might be the best time to catch a huge, prespawn bass on the Santee Cooper lakes, Marion or Moultrie.

    February is big-bass time

    Santee Cooper’s lunkers are making their move
    February 16 at 9:00am
    The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission’s decision to replace striped bass with hybrid bass in Lake Norman has paid off for guide Bob Curan.

    Tagged hybrid program continues

    February 15 at 7:00am
    Monofilament and fluorocarbon lines each have their supporters, based on different tasks that the two lines perform better.

    Fluoro vs. Mono. Who wins?

    February 15 at 7:00am
    Bass eat less during the winter, but they still eat. Catch your share with these tips.

    Top 6 tips for catching winter bass

    Winter fishing can be tough, but worth it
    February 01 at 8:15pm
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    G. Loomis E6X

    February 01 at 7:00am
    Hybrid bass have replaced stripers as No. 1 targets for many Lake Norman anglers and guides.

    Hunt Norman’s hybrids - February is time to hunt hybrid bass on North Carolina’s Lake Norman

    Winter and early spring are prime times to target Lake Norman’s newest gamefish, the hybrid bass.
    February 01 at 7:00am
    Big female bass will start to stir this month on North Carolina’s Lake Tillery, and you should be waiting with jigs and jerkbaits.

    J&J joy on Tillery - Double your bass-fishing joy by fishing the “J&J” baits on Lake Tillery this month

    Jigs and jerkbaits are a great two-pronged approach to catching bass that become active this month on North Carolina’s Lake Tillery.
    February 01 at 7:00am
    Steve Porter, who created the Super Sally, holds a hawg he caught with one recently on Florida’s Lake Okeechobee.

    The Super Sally

    One of bass fishing’s best kept secrets
    January 29 at 9:00am
    Don’t put away crankbaits that work in deeper water when the first big wave of spawning bass move in early, because they often stay in relatively deep water.

    Catch giants spawning first

    January 15 at 7:00am
    The pilings that support the two US 64 bridges that link the mainland with Roanoke Island, N.C., attract plenty of stripers in the winter.

    January’s best bets

    January 15 at 7:00am
    Ballon tires help the Wheeleez kayak cart transport paddleboats from truck or trailer to ramp and water with ease.

    New gear reviews

    January 15 at 7:00am
    The author shows off a 25-pound Lake Hartwell striper, his best-ever from a kayak, on a cold, January day.

    Stripers are a great target for paddlers

    Cold weather doesn’t stop these popular gamefish
    January 14 at 9:00am
    The author caught this nice Cape Fear River striper just a few miles from downtown Wilmington, N.C., where the January fishing is excellent.

    Cape Fear cold stripers

    Coastal NC rivers hold great January fishing
    January 01 at 9:40am