• Bass Fishing

    Catch a few warm days in February, and bass pro Dearal Rodgers said Lake Wateree bass will turn on.

    Whack Lake Wateree’s early bass

    Look for fish around all kinds of cover through February
    January 31 at 3:08pm
    Stripers on Clarks Hill Lake will be congregated in the Georgia and South Carolina Little Rivers this month in search of baitfish.

    Simple stripers?

    Clarks Hill fish are in Little rivers this month
    January 31 at 2:59pm
    Steve Porter, who created the Super Sally, holds a hawg he caught with one recently on Florida’s Lake Okeechobee.

    The Super Sally

    One of bass fishing’s best kept secrets
    January 29 at 9:00am
    Don’t put away crankbaits that work in deeper water when the first big wave of spawning bass move in early, because they often stay in relatively deep water.

    Catch giants spawning first

    January 15 at 7:00am
    The pilings that support the two US 64 bridges that link the mainland with Roanoke Island, N.C., attract plenty of stripers in the winter.

    January’s best bets

    January 15 at 7:00am
    Ballon tires help the Wheeleez kayak cart transport paddleboats from truck or trailer to ramp and water with ease.

    New gear reviews

    January 15 at 7:00am
    The author shows off a 25-pound Lake Hartwell striper, his best-ever from a kayak, on a cold, January day.

    Stripers are a great target for paddlers

    Cold weather doesn’t stop these popular gamefish
    January 14 at 9:00am
    The author caught this nice Cape Fear River striper just a few miles from downtown Wilmington, N.C., where the January fishing is excellent.

    Cape Fear cold stripers

    Coastal NC rivers hold great January fishing
    January 01 at 9:40am
    Under cold conditions, Guide Brett Mitchell chooses lures that resemble lethargic or dying bait. He likes to use a jigging spoon, spin shad, Carolina rigs or small jerkbaits.

    Beat the cold for winter bass in the Carolinas

    Learn how baitfish and bass adjust to changing winter weather conditions, and you’ll be on the way to some great January stringers in the Carolinas.
    January 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
    Big largemouth bass live along the banks of South Carolina’s Edisto River, where a well-presented lure can fool them into striking.

    Jigger-poling for Edisto bass

    “Lost art” is great technique for January river action
    December 18, 2017 at 9:57am

    High Rock’s forecast: better winters

    January stripers get active around mouth of major creeks
    December 18, 2017 at 9:50am
    Guide Jerry Kotal catches as many as 100 spotted bass on january fishing trips on South Carolina’s Lake Russell.

    The colder, the better

    Lake Russell spotted bass come on as mercury falls
    December 18, 2017 at 9:46am