• Lunker Lines

    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
    A swimbait is a great choice in the fall when bass are suspended in aquatic vegetation and not hitting topwater lures.

    November = swimbaits

    Fish these baits around shallow grass for bass
    November 12, 2012 at 9:00am
    A popping bait like a Rapala X-Pop or a walking bait is a staple for lakes with herring.

    Time to ‘top off’ a bass

    October offers best topwater fishing of the year
    October 08, 2012 at 9:00am
    Crankbaits  are a great weapon in the fall; you can cover water, and it can be a target bait.

    October back to ‘normal’

    Keep up with movement of bass into creeks
    October 08, 2012 at 9:00am
    The topwater bait you choose will depend a lot on the primary cover and baitfish in the reservoir you’re fishing.

    The great move begins

    Key on bait to take advantage of the transition
    September 10, 2012 at 10:00am