• Bass Fishing

    Guide Joel Richardson fishes plenty of search baits to find concentrations of chunky Buggs Island bass in June.

    Buggs bass go to the bushes

    Flooded timber is productive pattern in June’s usual high water
    May 15 at 10:15am
    Soft-plastic stickbaits like Senkos will fool plenty of post-spawn Tuckertown Lake bass this month.

    Smoke ’em with Tuckertown cigars

    Soft-plastic stickbaits produce bass bites
    May 02 at 11:37am
    Topwater baits that can be popped across the surface are great bets when Randleman Lake bass key in on spawning bream.

    Look for Randleman topwater bass

    Bream beds and long, flat points draw plenty of post-spawn largemouths
    May 02 at 11:34am
    May bass-fishing action at Lake Gaston can produce plenty of quality fish in a variety of places, using a variety of baits, depending on where they are in the spawning ritual.

    Gaston bass on the move

    Spawning fish get ready to head for buffet table
    May 02 at 11:17am
    For a mixture of big stripers and hybrids, Dudley will work clay points north of Hickory Knob State Park.

    Clarks Hill hybrids, stripers alive

    Fish extreme upper and lower ends of the huge lake for best results
    May 02 at 10:40am
    Bedding bass can be tough to catch, but Gary Abernethy knows how to entice them into biting.

    How to catch stubborn bedding bass

    This tip will entice even the most headstrong bass into biting
    May 02 at 5:01am
    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 at 7:00am
    Davy Hite said a Senko can catch bass in all phases of the spawn.

    Three ways to make a Senko squirm

    Bass pro Hite can target prespawn, bedding and postspawn fish with different Senko rigs
    April 19 at 8:08pm
    Aaron Fewell finally surpassed his girlfriend's personal best bass with this 10.58 pounder.

    Gamecocks Fishing Team president catches 10-pound bass

    Aaron Fewell joined the double-digit club, and he caught it from shore
    April 12 at 7:33pm
    Fred Stepp caught this big spotted bass on Lake Summit in western North Carolina during the last week of March.

    Angler catches, releases potential state record spotted bass

    Big fish would dwarf North Carolina's current state record spotted bass
    April 06 at 8:30pm
    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 at 7:00am
    Run North Carolina’s coastal rivers for largemouth bass in April.

    Run the rivers for bass - Take a look at bass fishing on some of North Carolina’s coastal rivers

    North Carolina’s coastal rivers offer great bass fishing for anglers who learn to fish the quiet, moving waters.
    April 01 at 7:00am
    Plenty of big bass will be in Lake Wateree’s shallow water throughout April, including prespawn, spawning and post-spawn fish.

    Shallow season at Lake Wateree

    Bass will be in all phases of the spawn
    March 27 at 3:50pm