• Lunker Lines

    Lots of big, prespawn bass can be fooled by a crankbait with a tight wobble on lakes around South Carolina this month.

    Time to tie on crankbaits

    Shad Raps are hard to beat as search baits
    February 28, 2014 at 9:00am
    A jerkbait, retrieved with a slow, stop-and-go cadence, probably produces more February bass than any other bait.

    February: For slow jerks

    Jerkbaits are an angler’s top weapon this month
    February 28, 2014 at 9:00am
    Lose that last chartreuse lipless crankbait? Make a note of it when you head to a boat or tackle show this month and replace it.

    Month-long Black Friday?

    Show season is upon us; time to make a deal
    January 30, 2014 at 9:00am
    When he’s fishing for food and not for cash, Davy Hite loves to catch stripers, like this one from Lake Greenwood, on light tackle.

    Take aim at stripers

    With water cooling, striped bass will be feeding
    December 31, 2013 at 9:00am
    Fishermen can handle an awfully big striped bass on the same tackle they use to fish crankbaits for largemouth bass.

    Take time out for stripers

    December is prime time to crank up a rockfish
    December 27, 2013 at 9:00am
    Davy Hite loves to fish a Trigger-X Drop Dead Minnow in the fall, especially for bass suspended around baitfish.

    Don’t forget soft plastics

    When fall bass suspend, they’re hard to beat
    November 28, 2013 at 3:00am
    Because of the baitfish migration, bass are keyed in on crankbaits in October.

    Crank one up this month

    Baitfish migration makes crankbait work best
    October 30, 2013 at 9:00am
    With lake levels higher and the water cooler than normal, will bass go all the way back in creeks this month? Maybe.

    What will October hold?

    Cool, wet summer will likely change fall fishing
    October 30, 2013 at 9:00am
    When Davy Hite needs to search for bass schooling on blueback herring, he opts for a soft jerkbait like a Trigger-X Drop Dead Minnow.

    It’s blueback-bass again

    Tie on a soft-plastic jerkbait, search and catch
    September 30, 2013 at 9:00am
    A big plastic worm provides a better silouette for night-fishing for summer bass.

    It gets better in the dark

    Fishing last four hours of night will get you bass
    August 30, 2013 at 9:00am
    A big, bulky, Texas-rigged plastic worm is a great bait when bass move into extremely deep water.

    Will August be different?

    Have rains changed the way lakes will fish?
    August 05, 2013 at 9:00am
    A deep-diving crankbait produced this big largemouth bass for the author.

    Crank up a storm in July

    Offshore structure should produce the most fish
    July 01, 2013 at 7:00am
    Shad-colored crankbaits are hard to beat when bass recover from the spawn and feed again.

    It’s June — fish it like May

    Cool spring has set bass back several weeks
    June 06, 2013 at 9:00am
    The author almost likes catching big bream more than big bass; sometimes, it’s a toss up.

    It’s bream time across SC

    Bedding bluegills are a great summer target
    June 04, 2013 at 9:00am
    A swimbait is a perfect bait to fish when bass are feeding on spawning blueback herring, as they usually are this month in several South Carolina lakes.

    May is herring time

    Find spawning baitfish and bass will be there
    May 06, 2013 at 9:00am
    April means big bass in the shallows, looking to spawn.

    Look to pattern April fish

    Prespawn fish are still to be found around state
    April 08, 2013 at 9:00am