• Columns

    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 at 7:00am
    This slab crappie also inhaled a Cajun Lures’ Slim Jimmy.

    Slim Jimmys

    This bait’s tail action entices sac-a-lait to bite
    September 29 at 9:00am
    Natural cover from limbs on nearby trees provides a hunter with a chance to draw unobserved from this ladder stand.

    Bow stand selection keys

    Archers’ choice of areas, trees is crucial
    September 22 at 9:00am
    Excellent summer rains should have conditions in trout streams in excellent condition for fall outings, with trout like this brookie ready and waiting.

    Summer spared streams

    Good rains have trout waters in great shape
    September 19 at 9:00am
    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 at 7:01am
    September marks the beginning of great fall crappie fishing on the Santee Cooper lakes, with good fish and good numbers being caught by guides like Kevin Davis of Blacks Camp (far right).

    September on Santee = transition

    Some of the year’s best action is on the horizon
    September 16 at 9:00am
    BOTE won Best in Show at ICAST for its Rover paddleboard that is rigged to accept a small outboard motor.

    The hits keep on coming

    Another ICAST award goes to a paddlecraft
    September 14 at 9:00am
    Trout trailers are scent-impregnated soft plastics that can be fished as trailers on jigheads behind larger, primary lures.

    Trout Trailers add scent, action to artificial lures

    Make your lures as close to live bait as possible
    September 12 at 9:00am
    Some dove breasts, noodles and vegetables are the basis for this stew/stroganoff hybrid.

    Dove: Stew? Stroganoff?

    Whatever category, this dish is a feathered joy
    September 08 at 9:00am
    Fall plantings in food plots can profit from deer concentrating on agricultural crops in September, allowing for new early growth.

    Ag fields save food plots

    Deer’s love of crops helps new plantings thrive
    September 01 at 7:00am
    Almost all game species will fall for the Zombie RIP Stik.

    Zombie RIP Stik

    This minnow style hard bait will keep the action from dying
    August 29 at 9:00am
    Getting a transducer to read at speed so your sonar doesn’t lose the bottom can be tricky – here are some tips to make it happen.

    Mounting transducers with a need for speed

    Avoiding transducer installation pitfalls
    August 26 at 9:00am
    A portable bow press will enable you to change out strings and/or cables in case of damage in the field.

    Be ready for field repairs

    Equipment problems don’t need to end a hunt
    August 22 at 9:00am
    Deep Creek holds a lot of nice brown trout, plus some fish that often approach 15 to 20 inches long.

    A park you can count on

    GSMNP is filled with top-drawer trout waters
    August 19 at 9:00am
    Guide Joe Dennis catches plenty of great bream in deep areas of the Santee Cooper lakes where he’s hunting for crappie.

    Don’t forget deep bream

    August heat pushes panfish to slabs’ haunts
    August 14 at 9:00am
    Predator fish will hide behind current breaks and dart out into the current to attack prey.

    Attack summer fish

    Look for the coolest, moving water in August
    August 14 at 9:00am