• Lunker Lines

    A stump on a rocky bottom, next to a sharp drop. What more could a bass fisherman ask for in October?

    Don’t miss October

    Bass fishing doesn’t get much better than a bunch of hungry fish in predictable places eating moving baits
    October 01 at 7:00am
    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
    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
    A jig and soft-plastic trailer in bluegill colors (greens, oranges, browns) can be a killer bait when bass are feeding shallow on bream that are feeding on mayflies.

    July means bream, mayflies and bass

    Target bedding bream, or target bass eating bream eating mayflies at peak of the insect hatch
    July 01 at 7:00am
    Big crankbaits start to play a bigger role in bass fishermen’s plans in June, because they’re perfectly suited for finding and catching hungry bass.

    June has so much to offer anglers

    Choose your weapon; bass will be biting
    June 01 at 7:00am
    May across the Carolinas is a banner month for catching plenty of bass, including some big ones, in shallow water.

    Three great baits for bass in May

    One of the best months for bass fishing deserves a handful of productive baits
    May 01 at 7:00am
    Soft baits catch plenty of shallow, spring largemouths, but they’re not the only way to go.

    Three go-to hard baits

    Even when they’re shallow, bass will readily hit these lures
    April 01 at 7:00am
    A Buckeye Mop Jig (pictured) and a No. 7 Rapala Shad Rap are two baits all bass fishermen need to have tied on in March, when bass are really starting to feed and move toward shallower water.

    Must-have baits for March bass

    Make sure you have these lures tied on when you hit the lake this month for your best chance at truly big bass
    March 01 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 at 7:00am
    Cool to cold weather brings out the best in landlocked stripers as they move into out of deep water.

    Special December offers

    Bass, stripers, even walleye are on same spots
    December 01, 2017 at 7:00am
    The Storm 360GT Searchbait is a pre-rigged swimbait that comes with a rattle in the head, giving the bait more than just vibration when fall conditions make it the perfect bass bait.

    Time to pick a swimbait

    Fall conditions scream for a Storm 360GT
    November 01, 2017 at 7:00am
    Swimbaits have plenty of action, which is needed when the water is dirty and bass have trouble seeing their next meal.

    Fishing high, dirty water

    Big storms make for full, muddy lakes. Don’t fret. Adjust.
    October 01, 2017 at 7:00am
    Somewhat dormant during the heat of the summer, largemouth bass begin to stir as September arrives, their movements driven by the weather and baitfish.

    September starts over

    The signs of fall fishing are upon us; learn them
    September 19, 2017 at 7:01am
    Largemouth bass are a tough sell in August, but understanding how current affects them is half the battle; the other half is coaxing them into biting.

    Understand current’s role

    Moving water is important to August success
    August 01, 2017 at 7:00am
    The author shows off a big, July bass that hit a Storm 360 swimbait.

    July: deeper is better

    Don’t be afraid to look for bass in deep water
    July 01, 2017 at 7:00am