Bass Fishing

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3 ways to make a Senko squirm

Bass pro Davy Hite of Ninety Six, S.C., makes no bones about the fact that his favorite lure is a Buckeye Mop Jig, but when it comes to springtime fishing for prespawn bass, he’s going to have one lure tied on for sure, and that’s a Senko.

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April 19 at 8:27 am
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Catch more bass on crankbaits with this one tip

When it comes to fishing with crankbaits, FLW pro David Fritts of Lexington N.C. is about as good as it gets. He would rather fish a crankbait than any other lure, and he has one tip that he said can make everyone a better crankbait angler.

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April 18 at 7:45 pm
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Time to talk about the best colors for catching bass

I did a few seminars at fishing and outdoor shows this winter, and one question that I heard quite a few times was, “What are the best colors for crankbaits?”

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April 15 at 9:00 am
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Back-of-the-boat bedding bass tactics

Fishing for spawning bass is best from the front of the boat, and while anglers in the back are still competing for a win in a tournament situation, it can be a tough task to deal with. 

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April 15 at 7:00 am
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How did Lake Waccamaw come to be?

While Lake Waccamaw does have a dam, it existed as a lake long before the spillway was built in 1926 to prevent it  from drawing completely down during periods of extreme drought.

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April 15 at 7:00 am
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Indentations in the shoreline are magnets for Shearon Harris bass

Fishing is all about the details, especially the little ones, and it pays to take note of any potential shoreline spots to target.

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April 15 at 7:00 am
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Shearon Harris’s slot limit has made it a top trophy bass fishery

For most bass fisherman, the slot limit under which bass at Shearon Harris Lake are managed means little. They’re just  looking to get their line stretched and not keeping bass anyway, so it’s no big deal that you can’t put any bass between 16 and 20 inches in your livewell.

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April 15 at 7:00 am
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For North Carolina bass fishermen, April is time to get ready for bed

Anglers see it, bass feel it and nature signals the change. The sun and warmer temperatures are here, and that means bass are headed to the bank to commence the yearly spawn. Not every bass in a given lake decides to make the move at the same time, but instead, waves of bass will flood the shallows looking to make a bed and begin spawning.

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April 01 at 7:00 am
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Spring bass in the shallows - North Carolina’s Lake Waccamaw provides bass fishermen with some unique opportunities in the spring

Forget what you know about early spring bass fishing in North Carolina. Lake Waccamaw is different. Broad and shallow, Lake Waccamaw is a natural lake in rural Columbus County, and it affords anglers some unique opportunities not available on man-made lakes across the Tarheel State.

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April 01 at 7:00 am
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Before and after - Prespawn or postspawn, Shearon Harris Lake has plenty of bass to keep you busy this month

As April arrives at Shearon Harris Lake, one thing is for certain: the spawn is irrefutable. Waves of buck bass and fat females will be hitting the banks and preparing beds, eager to deposit the eggs they’ve carried through the winter before retreating to make room for another group. Although it’s a staple of many fisherman to sight-cast to shallow, bedding bass, two top-notch anglers often catch their biggest fish of the year by targeting bass that most boats are sitting on top of.

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April 01 at 7:00 am
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Jigs are great bass lures, but they are not all created equal

Jigs are a favorite big-fish bait for many bass fishermen, and there are plenty of options when it comes to the choice of shape and size of the lead-and-rubber lures.

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March 31 at 10:49 pm
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Warm weather has bass moving to the bank across N.C.

A long stretch of warm weather in mid-March has raised water temperatures in reservoirs across North Carolina and has largemouth bass poised to rush the bank and begin spawning.

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March 29 at 9:10 am
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Storm Wiggle Warts

The importance of realistic, crawfish patterns is well known to Bassmaster Elite pro, and Brandon Palaniuk proved it on his way to finishing second in the 2013 Bassmaster Classic on Grand Lake in Oklahoma.

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March 22 at 9:00 am
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Top 5 spring bass baits

Growing up, I read plenty of articles that asked what single bass bait you would use if you could only choose one. Actually, we have lots of choices that often makes fishing confusing but fun. 

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March 15 at 9:00 am
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Give a flip — or a pitch — to the bushes for prespawn bass

One of the most-productive methods for triggering a reaction strike from a bass is to drop an intruder into his hiding spot when he’s in ambush mode. That’s why Chadd Eriksen and Jonathan Phillips both look forward to banging the shallow bushes by flipping and pitching.

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March 15 at 7:00 am
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Jordan Lake boat ramps: Not just for launching

It’s not uncommon for anglers to blast off from the boat ramp at full throttle, skipping across the water like a flat stone to an undisclosed honey hole on the other end of the lake. In fact, a hungry bass could have been right under the boat, enjoying an easy meal.  

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March 15 at 7:00 am
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