• Bass Fishing

    Striped bass don’t mind cold water. They feed in the Neuse and Trent rivers around New Bern throughout the winter.

    New Bern stripers keep cold anglers’ hearts plenty warm

    Follow these tips to catch more winter stripers
    January 26 at 4:18pm
    Guide Wendell Wilson said big stripers are on his menu this month on South Carolina’s Lake Russell.

    Russell’s February buffet

    includes big stripers, spotted bass, perch and crappie
    January 26 at 2:39pm
    Marc Deschenes of V.I.P. Adventures said winter is a great time to sink brush piles for bass.

    Add brush piles now to catch more bass later

    Use local materials or more permanent solution
    January 24 at 3:23pm
    Matt Dale (left) and John Bitner (right), members of the UNC Chapel Hill Bass Fishing Team, know how to catch bass in cold weather.

    How to catch winter bass in Carolina lakes

    Matching the hatch helps
    January 09 at 12:15pm
    Focus on sandbars, and you'll catch plenty of river bass in cold weather.

    Catch more river bass in cold weather with these tips

    Focusing on sandbars are the key to winter river bass
    January 05 at 8:09pm
    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 at 7:00am
    The Arashi Spinbait is a finesse lure that drives suspended bass to eat.

    Storm’s Arashi Spinbait

    A treat no suspended bass can pass up
    December 29, 2016 at 9:00am
    Targeting main lake points in Lake James this month will help you catch your share of smallmouth bass.

    James’ smallmouth bass will gang up on main-lake points through January

    Don't let the cold keep you off the water this month
    December 21, 2016 at 4:26pm
    Tim Grein catches plenty of Belews Lake bass on drop-shot rigs during the winter, in part thanks to a warm-water power-plant discharge that keeps bass active.

    Belews’ drop-shot bass don’t know it’s really winter

    Water temps stay warm in winter, but fish are often very deep
    December 21, 2016 at 4:22pm
    Deep jigging spoons is Tony Alexander’s favorite way to catch January stripers on Lake Murray.

    Spoon-feed Murray’s stripers

    Vertical jigging with hardware will put January fish in the boat
    December 21, 2016 at 4:14pm
    Guide Jot Owens targets stripers in the Cape Fear River around Wilmington, N.C., with a variety of hard and soft baits.

    Cape Fear stripers hit the river in good numbers this month

    Striped bass are a January favorite in Wilmington area
    December 21, 2016 at 4:09pm
    Bass pro Brett Mitchell said bass fishing on the Santee Cooper lakes this month can be a real feast, especially when you can find pods of shad on which they are feeding.

    Bass feast tops a famine

    December largemouths will gang up on shad
    December 16, 2016 at 9:00am
    Marc Deschenes of VIP Adventures shows off a typical cold-weather bass he targets near brush piles.

    Top 2 lures for catching cold-weather bass

    Use these two lures around brush piles for more bites in the cold months
    December 13, 2016 at 10:05pm
    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 jerkbait fished along rocky banks that get plenty of sunshine is a great tool to catch bass at Lake Hickory in December.

    Two-pronged approach to sample Lake Hickory’s December bass fishing

    Brush, rocky banks will hold nice fish in December
    November 30, 2016 at 4:02pm
    Guide Mitchell Blake said winter stripers congregate around clam beds and stump fields in North Carolina’s Albemarle Sound.

    Shell out on winter

    Target stripers in North Carolina’s Albemarle Sound
    November 30, 2016 at 3:16pm