• Bass Fishing

    Big stripers will be in Clarks Hill Lake’s deeper areas this month, but guide Billy Murphy knows how to go down and get them.

    Cool off stripers with umbrellas

    Multi-lure rigs do a great job on deep Clarks Hill Lake stripers in July
    June 12, 2017 at 10:14am
    Marc Deschenes shows off a nice summer bass caught on a DOA Sna-koil.

    Santee bass ready for varied, mid-depth offerings in June

    Pro bass angler shares tips on catching early summer bass
    June 01, 2017 at 8:46pm
    June is a fantastic month to catch largemouth bass across the Carolinas as fish recover from the spawn, move out on dropoffs and ledges and feed again.

    June is a bust-out month

    Recovered from the spawn, bass are hungry
    June 01, 2017 at 7:00am
    Guide Preston Harden said stripers and hybrids are hungry and feed aggressively in June on Lake Hartwell once they’ve finished their annual false spawning run up the lake’s main rivers.

    Hartwell stripers, hybrids put on the feed bag this month to recover from spawn

    Fish are on a feeding spree to recover from spawn
    May 15, 2017 at 11:12am
    High Rock Lake may not boast the huge numbers or huge fish of other lakes, but its 8- to 12-pound stripers are there for the taking this time of year.

    Rock a striped bass

    Target High Rock’s post-spawn stripers
    May 15, 2017 at 10:48am
    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, 2017 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, 2017 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, 2017 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, 2017 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, 2017 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, 2017 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, 2017 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, 2017 at 8:08pm