• Lunker Lines

    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
    April is a month to use a bait with which you can cover a lot of water to find concentrations of prespawn bass.

    Fish your strength

    With so much going on, do what you do best
    April 01, 2013 at 7:00am
    Crankbaits can be tremendously effective in March, both to find concentrations of active fish and to put big ones in the boat.

    Time to crank ’em up

    Diving plugs are great bass locators in March
    March 01, 2013 at 7:00am
    A long, slender jerkbait is one of the best lures around to catch winter bass.

    Try a jerkbait this month

    Go slow, and fish a bait with a special action
    February 06, 2013 at 9:00am
    Female bass will stir this month when they feel the water temperature beginning to crawl upward.

    Big-bass time is here!

    In South Carolina, nothing can beat February
    February 01, 2013 at 7:00am
    Striped bass are at their most active in the colder waters of January on most of South Carolina’s reservoirs.

    Turn to stripers this month

    Pick a cloudy day, find sea gulls and hang on
    January 09, 2013 at 9:00am
    South Carolina winters are often mild enough to keep bass active and keyed in on crawfish, one of their favorite foods.

    Hook a holiday jig fish

    Bass targeting crawfish are key to jig bite
    December 10, 2012 at 9:00am
    Other than a lunker bass, a fisherman can’t ask for anything better for Christmas than one of Lew’s new BB1N baitcasting reels.

    Going back to reel basics

    Lew’s re-introduces updated version of BB1N
    December 10, 2012 at 9:00am