• Bass Fishing

    Don’t put away crankbaits that work in deeper water when the first big wave of spawning bass move in early, because they often stay in relatively deep water.

    Catch giants spawning first

    January 15, 2018 at 7:00am
    The pilings that support the two US 64 bridges that link the mainland with Roanoke Island, N.C., attract plenty of stripers in the winter.

    January’s best bets

    January 15, 2018 at 7:00am
    Ballon tires help the Wheeleez kayak cart transport paddleboats from truck or trailer to ramp and water with ease.

    New gear reviews

    January 15, 2018 at 7:00am
    The author shows off a 25-pound Lake Hartwell striper, his best-ever from a kayak, on a cold, January day.

    Stripers are a great target for paddlers

    Cold weather doesn’t stop these popular gamefish
    January 14, 2018 at 9:00am
    The author caught this nice Cape Fear River striper just a few miles from downtown Wilmington, N.C., where the January fishing is excellent.

    Cape Fear cold stripers

    Coastal NC rivers hold great January fishing
    January 01, 2018 at 9:40am
    Under cold conditions, Guide Brett Mitchell chooses lures that resemble lethargic or dying bait. He likes to use a jigging spoon, spin shad, Carolina rigs or small jerkbaits.

    Beat the cold for winter bass in the Carolinas

    Learn how baitfish and bass adjust to changing winter weather conditions, and you’ll be on the way to some great January stringers in the Carolinas.
    January 01, 2018 at 7:00am
    A Mop Jig is a big-fish bait, whether you’re fishing it in spring, summer or fall. Carry 1/4-, 3/8- and 1/2-ounce sizes in your tackle box to have all situations covered.

    5 bass baits you really need

    You can fill your boat with baits you’ll never use, or get these baits and catch fish
    January 01, 2018 at 7:00am
    Big largemouth bass live along the banks of South Carolina’s Edisto River, where a well-presented lure can fool them into striking.

    Jigger-poling for Edisto bass

    “Lost art” is great technique for January river action
    December 18, 2017 at 9:57am

    High Rock’s forecast: better winters

    January stripers get active around mouth of major creeks
    December 18, 2017 at 9:50am
    Guide Jerry Kotal catches as many as 100 spotted bass on january fishing trips on South Carolina’s Lake Russell.

    The colder, the better

    Lake Russell spotted bass come on as mercury falls
    December 18, 2017 at 9:46am
    Marty Robinson and six other anglers from the Carolinas made the roster for the 2018 Bassmaster Elite Series.

    Seven Carolina anglers make 2018 Bassmaster Elite Series roster

    One will compete for Rookie of the Year
    December 13, 2017 at 2:23pm
    Albemarle Sound stripers provide plenty of action for anglers in December, especially if they’re schooling in open water.

    Find Albemarle sound stripers

    Schooling action can rule the day in December
    December 04, 2017 at 10:37am
    Striped bass move into South Carolina’s Little River and the neighboring ICW when the water temperature drops into the low 60s and bait gangs up there.

    Chase Little River stripers

    Migrating fish will replace trout, reds as targets
    December 04, 2017 at 10:21am
    Guide Rob McComas catches big spotted bass on Lake Jocassee during December, looking for them in deeper creek and river channels.

    Jocassee bass heat up

    Big fish, big numbers get active on Upstate lake
    December 04, 2017 at 10:15am
    Cool to cold weather brings out the best in landlocked stripers as they move out of deep water.

    Special December offers

    Bass, stripers, even walleye are on same spots
    December 01, 2017 at 7:00am
    Bass anglers Derward Maudlin and Mike Damron won a tournament with 20.36 pounds this year, including a 5.96-pound lunker caught on a Delta Lures buzzbait.

    Delta Lures’ buzzbaits

    Anodized blades provide unique sound
    November 29, 2017 at 9:00am