• Bass Fishing

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    April 15 at 7:00am
    Some tremendous territory is available this month to bass fishermen in kayaks, like Lake Moultrie’s Hatchery area, which regularly produces trophy largemouth bass.

    April bass fishing is tough to beat

    Paddling a kayak can get you into some awesome areas this month for largemouths
    April 14 at 9:00am
    Mike McSwain shows off a bass caught on a topwater, hollow-body frog lure. These lures are popular choices in the spring for largemouth bass, especially around weeds, lily pads, and other surface debris.

    Top 4 tips for catching bass on frog lures

    Springtime is prime time for casting hollow body frogs for bass
    April 04 at 11:18pm
    D.O.A.’s PT-7 topwater bait can be fished weedless across surface vegetation

    Top baits for spring bass

    Bass heading to the banks or already there take different angler approaches and different baits. Here are some ideas for the search and spawn phases of spring fishing.
    April 01 at 7:00am
    Big stripers are a big deal in April on Clarks Hill Lake.

    Spring into big stripers

    Clarks Hill Lake is a great striper fishery, and for trophy fish, there’s no time better than spring, according to these two guides.
    April 01 at 7:00am
    Downsize your swimbaits for better post-spawn bass success.

    Swimbait? Go small

    Big swimbaits might catch bruiser bass in California lakes, but downsizing these soft-plastic baits is the way to go in the Carolinas, especially during the prespawn.
    April 01 at 7:00am
    Raleigh-Durham’s three bass lakes are North Carolina’s best.

    Mining RDU’s ‘Golden Triangle’

    Harris, Falls or Jordan, which is the best of North Carolina’s best lakes for largemouth bass?
    April 01 at 7:00am
    Red-clay fever will infect striper, hybrid fishermen on South Carolina’s Lake Hartwell this month.

    Fast and furious - Striper, hybrid bass action

    When blueback herring spawn on Lake Hartwell this month, stripers and hybrid bass will pile into the shallows on red-clay banks to gorge themselves. Be there when you get there, and you’ve got some fast action at hand.
    April 01 at 7:00am

    Cover

    April 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
    Jimmy Mason holds up a 6-pound bass caught on a Bomber Jointed Wake Minnow at Wilson Lake.

    Bomber’s Jointed Wake Minnow

    Bass, redfish smash new topwater
    March 29 at 9:00am
    Steve Ford caught this big bass during a weekday tournament on Jordan Lake.

    Jordan Lake spits out bass just short of 12 pounds for Fayetteville, N.C., angler

    Huge largemouth hits jig in weekday team tournament
    March 28 at 1:46am
    Lake Rhodhiss can turn out some awfully nice striped bass in April when they move up the Catawba River.

    Rhodhiss stripers get hot

    Spring run to upper end of lake produces great fish
    March 23 at 3:09pm
    Bass pro Andy Wicker loves to fish Lake Monticello in April because so many bass will be shallow.

    Bank on Lake Monticello’s April bass

    Fishing is as simple as it gets, with plenty of big, hungry fish moving to the banks
    March 23 at 3:02pm
    Lake Gaston’s bass will be caught on main-lake points and/or well back in creeks in April, depending on how the spawn progresses.

    Bass moving in Lake Gaston

    Start April on main-lake points, move to creeks as spawn nears
    March 23 at 2:49pm
    Bass pro Tim Grein of Winston-Salem, N.C., caught this Kerr Lake lunker on a spinnerbait in flooded shoreline cover.

    Bushwhack bass at Kerr lake

    High water, if not too high, can put anglers in heaven
    March 23 at 2:36pm