• Bass Fishing

    Guide Inky Davis looks for bass in September around isolated trees and vegetation.

    Santee fish are on the move

    September is big transition month on lakes
    September 16 at 9:00am
    Largemouth bass will be paying more attention to baitfish in the fall than perhaps at any other time of year.

    Follow the baitfish move

    Swimbaits, square-billed crankbaits are the ticket when bait, bass head to creeks
    September 01 at 7:00am
    Mike Cork of Benton holds a good-sized bass that bit on a Tri-Alive 6.5 Nightcrawler made by Minden-based Mister Twister.

    Mister Twister’s Nightcrawler

    Unique colors offer fish something new
    August 29 at 9:00am
    Keep a topwater plug or bucktail ready when stripers school at the surface.

    Watch for schooling fish

    August 15 at 7:00am
    The resurgence of striper fishing at Lake Wateree, credited largely to higher stocking rates, has turned the lake back into a prime striper destination.

    Striper stocking at Lake Wateree

    August 15 at 7:00am
    Huge trees that line the banks of blackwater rivers provide a lot of shade and cooler water where bass are more likely to be active and feeding.

    Shadow hunting

    August 15 at 7:00am
    Long, snake-like plastic worms can be deadly on blackwater rivers, where snakes are a regular part of a bass’s diet.

    Go big with soft plastics

    August 15 at 7:00am
    Guide Jerry Hill works bucktails in 12 to 14 feet of water this month for High Rock Lake’s stripers.

    Stripers on the prowl

    High Rock Lake fish working down main-lake areas
    August 09 at 4:01pm

    Time to double up

    Upper end of Roanoke Rapids Lake has plenty of stripers, largemouth
    August 09 at 3:57pm
    Jonathan Phillips and his son, Carter, show off what a September bass looks like at Jordan Lake.

    Jordan Lake’s bass working toward shallows

    Start looking more in creeks this month as water cools
    August 09 at 3:51pm
    Shimano’s Curado casting rods

    Shimano’s Curado casting rods

    August 01 at 7:00am
    Culprit’s Water Dragon

    Culprit’s Water Dragon

    August 01 at 7:00am
    Lake Wateree stripers are on a feeding ramage in August.

    Hot Wateree stripers

    The striped bass fishery at South Carolina’s Lake Wateree has rebounded, and it’s time for anglers to take advantage of great fishing -- even during the summer.
    August 01 at 7:00am
    Bass in coastal rivers aren’t slowed down nearly as much by summer’s heat as their cousins in reservoirs are.

    Ol’ Man River - Bass are at home on South Carolina’s Blackwater rivers

    Topwater baits are the in-baits for summer bass on two of South Carolina’s finest blackwater rivers, the Waccamaw and Little Pee Dee.
    August 01 at 7:00am
    Moving water allows bass to live in more shallow water and feed more actively in the dead of summer, so  leaving the main body of a lake and heading upriver is a great idea.

    August doesn't mean no action

    Leave the deep water behind and head upriver or into the backs of creeks for bass
    August 01 at 7:00am
    Anglers fishing the Santee Cooper system will have to be more careful measuring stripers with a new slot limit in effect.

    New striper regs promise plenty

    Anglers can keep fish, fishery can prosper
    July 16 at 9:00am