• Bass Fishing

    Bennett Pridgen caught this double-digit bass at Badin Lake in February.

    Badin Lake angler catches 12-pound, 6-ounce bass

    Same angler caught 7-pound bass on same trip
    March 06, 2017 at 9:32pm
    A lipless crankbait is a great search bait for prespawn bass because it can be fished in a variety of ways.

    Three bass baits for March

    Lipless baits, shallow crankbaits and jigs are tops
    March 01, 2017 at 7:00am
    Bass pro Shane Lehew of Catawba, N.C., has learned over the years that timing is everything when it comes to targeting spawning bass.

    Breaking down beds - A top bass pro shares tips on catching spawning bass

    March begins spawning time for bass across the Carolinas; here’s how to target them.
    March 01, 2017 at 7:00am
    March is a month of change for bass fishermen on South Carolina’s Lake Hartwell.

    The change-up - You can’t sit still and keep up with Lake Hartwell’s prespawn bass

    Fishermen who can keep up with changing conditions stand a better chance of catching bass on South Carolina’s Lake Hartwell.
    March 01, 2017 at 7:00am
    Is Falls of Neuse the best bass-fishing lake in North Carolina? It may be, at least in March.

    March for lunkers on North Carolina's Falls of Neuse Lake

    Plenty of bass will be staging and biting this month at Falls of Neuse Lake when all the planets align. Learn how to get the most from one of North Carolina’s top fisheries.
    March 01, 2017 at 7:00am
    March is time to seign Santee’s Sparkleberry Swamp for bass.

    Seine the swamp - Cypress and tupelo trees in South Carolina’s Sparkleberry Swamp are bass magnets

    Sparkleberry Swamp in the upper reaches of South Carolina’s Lake Marion offers some great early spring fishing for big largemouth bass.
    March 01, 2017 at 7:00am
    Lipless crankbaits are the ticket to catching prespawn bass at Kerr Lake as they stage, waiting for warmer weather to push them to the spawn.

    Give bass a Trap

    Lipless baits work on staging Kerr bass
    February 23, 2017 at 2:10pm
    Lake Wateree bass crank up their activity in March, especially in the mid-lake area after a period of warming weather. Fish main-lake docks and areas with rocky banks first.

    Work Lake Wateree bass

    Warming weather will get largemouths more active
    February 23, 2017 at 1:46pm

    Hit the swamps for February bass

    Two lures can catch plenty of bass in these locations
    February 19, 2017 at 6:42pm
    Jigs can be effective on Lake Wylie's winter bass, but that's not the only lure worth trying this time of year.

    How to catch Lake Wylie's winter bass

    Border lake considered one of Carolinas' best cold-weather hotspots
    February 17, 2017 at 11:37pm
    February bass will mostly be caught by baits retrieved above them because of their tendency to look toward the surface for food.

    Bass anglers, don't skip February

    Using the right lure is key this month
    February 01, 2017 at 7:00am
    Bass pro Brandon Cobb can’t wait to fish Lake Greenwood in February because of the big, prespawn females the lake spits out regularly.

    February lunkers are no surprise at Lake Greenwood

    Local angler shares his tips
    January 26, 2017 at 4:39pm
    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, 2017 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, 2017 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, 2017 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, 2017 at 12:15pm