• Bass Fishing

    Lonnie Stanley grabs a big bass that bit his new, reintroduced “Code-Red” VibraWedge spinnerbait.

    Code-Red VibraWedge spinnerbait

    Tapered-wire shaft lets blades run true
    December 29, 2018 at 9:00am
    Want to catch a striped bass on a deep-diving crankbait? December is a great month, because fish will be shallow, often schooling with largemouths.

    Double down in December

    Largemouth, stripers can make for a great late-fall, early winter day
    December 01, 2018 at 7:00am
    Guide Austin Neery loves fishing on the larger reservoirs in the high country of the Carolinas and Georgia, but he believes that smaller lakes have even better fishing because the fishing pressure is at a much-lower level.

    Living out a dream

    Bass fishing was youngster’s passion; now, he’s smiling almost every day as a full-time fishing guide
    November 19, 2018 at 9:00am
    A plastic worm on a drop-shot rig produces plenty of nice spotted bass for guide Jerry Kotal, especially in the fall when spots are schooling.

    Double-timing bass

    November 15, 2018 at 6:00am
    Todd Goade said that plenty of nice Lake Keowee spotted bass start to show up in anglers’ creels this month.

    Fishing is spot on for Lake Keowee bass

    Two-stage pattern will produce good numbers, good fish
    November 08, 2018 at 4:58pm
    November brings some of the best fishing for spotted bass of the year to South Carolina’s Lake Russell.

    Spot on - South Carolina’s Lake Russell is a bass-fishing hot spot

    November brings great bass fishing to Lake Russell, with big spotted bass schooling up and feeding up. Here’s how to find and catch them.
    November 01, 2018 at 7:00am
    Hard-plastic jerkbaits are deadly on bass any time baitfish are shallow in fairly clear water. Most anglers think of February and March, but those are common late-fall conditions.

    Jerkbaits: not just for spring

    Long, skinny hard baits will fool bass in clear water from October through March
    November 01, 2018 at 7:00am
    These two fish combined for a total weight of 17.95 pounds and won the 2018 SRS Ultimate Fishing Challenge for First Responders on Par Pond.

    Two bass totaling 17.95 pounds wins SRS Ultimate Fishing Challenge

    Multiple 7+ pound bass caught during tournament at Par Pond
    October 27, 2018 at 6:44pm
    Before new regulations took effect in June, all of these Santee Cooper stripers would have been illegal to keep.

    New Santee striper regs are popular

    Anglers, guides, SCDNR feel good about changes
    October 16, 2018 at 9:00am
    Brantlee Knight poses with his first largemouth bass, a 5-pounder that he caught with a Zebco 404 and a cricket.

    Five-year-old angler catches his first 5-pound bass

    It was one of several firsts for the young outdoorsman this year
    October 10, 2018 at 6:24pm
    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, 2018 at 7:00am
    Delta Lures started mass-producing spinnerbaits  in 2011, and now their offerings are sold all over the country.

    Delta Lures’ Spinnerbait

    Available with traditional “r” bend — or in a “twisted” model
    September 29, 2018 at 9:00am
    Lake Hickory produces plenty of nice-sized stripers in October.

    Lake Hickory stripers start spreading out soon

    September 17, 2018 at 11:37am
    Cooling water temperatures will push Lake Jocassee’s bass toward shallow water and the shoreline in October and November.

    Hot Lake Jocassee bass

    Fall brings fish up to hit topwater baits
    September 17, 2018 at 11:15am
    Beginning Oct. 1, anglers can keep two Albemarle Sound stripers at least 18 inches long per day.

    Albemarle Sound stripers are on tap

    Tactics change on sound, in tributaries as October progresses
    September 17, 2018 at 10:54am