• Bass Fishing

    Guide Colt Bass said cooling weather brings out the best in Lake Hickory striped bass.

    Catch more striped bass with the right bait at the right depth

    Cooler weather recharges Lake Hickory
    October 31, 2016 at 11:51am
    Guide Brad Fowler said Lake Keowee’s largemouth and spotted bass will head toward deep water as November progresses.

    Expert tips on catching Keowee's bass in cold weather

    Winter pattern should replace fall pattern by end of the month, so match the hatch
    October 31, 2016 at 11:22am
    Striped bass and largemouths often show up in the same areas of shallow water at Kerr Lake in November.

    How to catch more stripers and largemouth at Buggs Island

    Stripers, largemouth ready for fall fling
    October 31, 2016 at 10:03am
    Josh Hooks of Apex said Shearon Harris anglers need to fish shallow with lipless crankbaits or deep with jigging spoons and deep-diving crankbaits this month.

    Fish Shearon Harris Lake grass for bass

    Move in or out depending on severity of weather
    October 31, 2016 at 9:43am
    Cranking or ripping a spoon off the bottom will cover the entire water column and produce plenty of Santee Cooper stripers.

    Catch more Santee Cooper stripers with this strategy

    Cover entire water column by ripping a spoon
    October 31, 2016 at 9:26am
    Elizabeth Ward holds the first bass she caught on her own. It hit one of her father’s CW Custom Lures spinnerbaits.

    C.W. Custom Lures - This spinnerbait moves smoothly through grass

    Small profile of lure makes big difference
    October 29, 2016 at 9:00am
    Bass move back into creeks in the fall, and they begin to feed heavily to build up reserves as winter approaches.

    Is October best month?

    Bass are moving, hungry, biting and a blast
    October 01, 2016 at 7:00am
    The wider profile and heart-shaped tail give this bait a distinctive wobble and kick.

    Heart Tail Swimbaits

    September 29, 2016 at 9:00am
    Guide Ronnie Parris targets smallmouth bass on deep, rocky points at Fontana Lake this month.

    Fontana Lake points will hold plenty of fall smallmouth bass

    Electronics is key to locating Fontana's bronzebacks this month
    September 27, 2016 at 11:39am
    Guide Bob Curan targets spotted bass around creek mouths on Lake Norman as October progresses.

    Top tips for catching more Lake Norman spotted bass

    Cooling temperatures heating up fishing on Norman
    September 27, 2016 at 10:43am
    In the last part of October, Tony Shepherd keys on baitfish schools to find the stripers and hybrids on Clarks Hill Lake.

    Catch more stripers, hybrids, at Clarks Hill with these tips

    Watching seagulls, finding baitfish schools are keys this time of year
    September 27, 2016 at 10:28am
    A square-billed crankbait will cover shallow areas well, so bass pro Davy Hite loves to tie one on in the fall when bass are headed to the bank as the water cools.

    Three-pronged approach - Square-bill, jig and spinnerbait are fall staples

    Top fall lures for bass
    September 01, 2016 at 9:00am
    A 7-inch Senko fished on a Texas rig is a great bait for deep summer bass.

    Catch more bass with Senkos

    Texas-rig a big bait for summer bass fun
    August 30, 2016 at 5:36pm
    High Rock Lake regularly produces some nice striped bass, with fish congregating on main-lake humps or long points.

    High Rock Lake producing nice stripers this month

    Persistence and location are important factors
    August 29, 2016 at 4:15pm
    Guide Jerry Neeley said early September will present bass fishermen on Lake Wylie with a summer pattern; fish will begin to move later in the month.

    Lake Wylie bass are moving

    Summer pattern will give way to fall this month
    August 29, 2016 at 2:12pm