• Bass Fishing

    During the summer months, down-rodding live bait for striped bass is the go-to tactic for fishing guide Chip Hamilton and anglers of all ages.

    Get the lowdown on down-rod fishing for striped bass

    Summer stripers and hybrids mean deep-water fishing, and getting baits deep means down rods.
    July 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
    Two large J-shaped high-profile legs give the Cowboy its vibrating action.

    Ride ‘em, cowboy

    Gary Yamamoto’s new creature bait has a fluttery action big bass just can’t resist
    June 29 at 9:00am
    Gene Larew’s Bass Shooter was designed to be ‘shot’ back up under docks where bass hide.

    Shoot that thang!

    June 15 at 7:00am
    Hollow body lures like this D.O.A. PT-7 are great options for catching fish in water with weedy surfaces.

    Top tips for catching bass in weed-covered waters

    Anglers have never had so many hollow body lure options
    June 06 at 10:00pm
    Kahara Diving Frog

    Kahara Diving Frog

    June 01 at 7:00am
    Summer bass under docks deserve your best shot.

    Take a shot at summer bass

    ‘Shoot’ your bait back into the dark recesses under a dock, and you’ll get more looks from hungry bass that dig the shade. Here’s how.
    June 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
    The ‘potato chip lip’ on Rapala’s Scatter Rap Glass Shad creates erratic movement gamefish just can’t resist.

    Rapala’s Scatter Rap Glass Shad

    'Potato chip lip’ is the secret to lure’s wobble
    May 29 at 9:00am
    Guide Billy Murphy said the June striper and hybrid bite on Clarks Hill Lake doesn’t last very long in the morning, but it can be awesome before the fish shut own.

    Stripers, hybrids up early in June

    Clarks Hill action can be fast and furious this month
    May 14 at 11:06am
    Jaime Fijardo said Shearon Harris Lake bass will gang up on main-lake points this month, feeding up after the post-spawn period ends before the summer doldrums arrive.

    Shearon Harris bass turn active

    Post-spawn behind them, they’re feeding
    May 14 at 10:56am
    Tuckertown Lake still produces plenty of big bass in June, but fishermen have had to change some tactics.

    Tuckertown Lake bass adapting to changes

    New habitat has altered summer fishery on NC lake
    May 14 at 10:49am