• Lunker Lines

    The author shows off a big, July bass that hit a Storm 360 swimbait.

    July: deeper is better

    Don’t be afraid to look for bass in deep water
    July 01, 2017 at 7:00am
    June is a fantastic month to catch largemouth bass across the Carolinas as fish recover from the spawn, move out on dropoffs and ledges and feed again.

    June is a bust-out month

    Recovered from the spawn, bass are hungry
    June 01, 2017 at 7:00am
    This largemouth bass spawn may be over by May across most of the Carolinas, but there are plenty of bass still in relatively shallow water, and hungry.

    Don’t miss May’s magic

    The herring/shad spawn brings on bass fever
    May 01, 2017 at 7:00am
    A jerkbait like this Berkley Cutter can produce nice April bass if you find them on the corners of little spawning pockets.

    Shallow is the way to go

    April is spawning month across the Carolinas
    April 01, 2017 at 7:00am
    A lipless crankbait is a great search bait for prespawn bass because it can be fished in a variety of ways.

    Three bass baits for March

    Lipless baits, shallow crankbaits and jigs are tops
    March 01, 2017 at 7:00am
    February bass will mostly be caught by baits retrieved above them because of their tendency to look toward the surface for food.

    Bass anglers, don't skip February

    Using the right lure is key this month
    February 01, 2017 at 7:00am
    Bass pro Davy Hite has retired from the Bassmaster Elite Series for a spot in the broadcast booth for The Bassmasters and Bassmaster LIVE.

    Time for another chapter

    Headed from bass boat to broadcast booth
    January 01, 2017 at 7:00am
    Stripers get more active in cold weather, making them perfect targets for December trips.

    Stripers, walleyes on tap

    Cold weather can provide new tests for anglers
    December 01, 2016 at 7:00am
    A vibrating jig is a great tool bass fishermen should have in their tackle boxes when November rolls around.

    Take a break from deer; the bass fishing is worth it

    Cover water for best November bass fishing
    November 01, 2016 at 7:00am
    Bass move back into creeks in the fall, and they begin to feed heavily to build up reserves as winter approaches.

    Is October best month?

    Bass are moving, hungry, biting and a blast
    October 01, 2016 at 7:00am
    A square-billed crankbait will cover shallow areas well, so bass pro Davy Hite loves to tie one on in the fall when bass are headed to the bank as the water cools.

    Three-pronged approach - Square-bill, jig and spinnerbait are fall staples

    Top fall lures for bass
    September 01, 2016 at 9:00am
    A 7-inch Senko fished on a Texas rig is a great bait for deep summer bass.

    Don’t forget Senkos

    Texas-rig a big bait for summer bass fun
    August 29, 2016 at 9:00am
    Bass pro David Fritts has gotten the 3 1/2-inch 25.5 Dredger hung up at almost 25 feet deep.

    Get to those deep bass

    New Berkley crankbaits are ready to dive
    August 15, 2016 at 9:00am
    A VMC Swimming Rugby Head jig and Flappin’ Hog trailer is a great combination for fishing deep water during the summer.

    Go early and go deep

    Don’t let heat, boat traffic keep you off the lake
    July 29, 2016 at 9:00am
    A crankbait can help you cover more water and find concentrations of bass once they move offshore.

    Get out, start cranking

    With fish ganged up offshore, it’s the way to go
    June 29, 2016 at 9:00am
    Crankbaits are a great tool when bass move out on offshore structure, especially when they’re ganged up like they often are in June.

    June is worth the wait - Hungry bass can make your day all-month long

    FLW Pro says no better month than June for N. C. bass
    June 15, 2016 at 9:00am