• Lunker Lines

    A crankbait that dives to the depth bass are holding can be an effective tool to take suspended fish.

    September: moving month

    Baitfish, bass begin that migration toward fall
    September 29, 2014 at 9:00am
    Small topwater baits, prop- or popper-style, can be deadly on big fish in the shallows this month.

    A surprise topwater time

    Big bass will head for the shallows in August
    August 29, 2014 at 9:00am
    Bass may move closer to the surface in August on some lakes, but you’re more likely to have success fishing in deep water.

    Pay attention to details

    August can be tough unless you know your stuff
    August 26, 2014 at 9:00am
    Bluegill will gather in areas where mayflies are hatching, providing excellent fishing opportunities.

    Do the mayfly dance

    For bluegills or bass, follow the fluttering flies
    July 31, 2014 at 9:00am
    June bass are likely to be ganged up on offshore structure, the perfect situation for fishing a crankbait.

    Crank ‘em up in June

    Diving baits are perfect for schooling bass
    June 30, 2014 at 9:00am
    On North Carolina lakes, June is a fantastic month to catch largemouth bass because they’re hungry and they’re not particular about the baits they’ll bite.

    June can be best month

    Bass are hungry, hitting anything, anywhere
    June 26, 2014 at 9:00am
    Davy Hite uses a Mop jig when he locates bass feeding on spawning blueback herring.

    Time for a herring high

    Take advantage of bluebacks for great bass
    May 30, 2014 at 9:00am
    Shallow, April bass are usually suckers for a topwater plug fished above their heads.

    Topping out in April

    Shallow bass are the ticket to fishing this month
    April 29, 2014 at 9:00am
    Small crankbaits will likely play a big role in bass fishing this April, thanks to what appears to be a delayed spring.

    I might enjoy this April

    Cold winter, late spring could delay shallow bite
    April 29, 2014 at 9:00am
    A Mop Jig and trailer, in crawfish colors, is a great combination for a big March largemouth bass.

    It’s March bass madness

    Prespawn fish can provide year’s best action
    March 28, 2014 at 9:00am
    Lots of big, prespawn bass can be fooled by a crankbait with a tight wobble on lakes around South Carolina this month.

    Time to tie on crankbaits

    Shad Raps are hard to beat as search baits
    February 28, 2014 at 9:00am
    A jerkbait, retrieved with a slow, stop-and-go cadence, probably produces more February bass than any other bait.

    February: For slow jerks

    Jerkbaits are an angler’s top weapon this month
    February 28, 2014 at 9:00am
    Lose that last chartreuse lipless crankbait? Make a note of it when you head to a boat or tackle show this month and replace it.

    Month-long Black Friday?

    Show season is upon us; time to make a deal
    January 30, 2014 at 9:00am
    When he’s fishing for food and not for cash, Davy Hite loves to catch stripers, like this one from Lake Greenwood, on light tackle.

    Take aim at stripers

    With water cooling, striped bass will be feeding
    December 31, 2013 at 9:00am
    Fishermen can handle an awfully big striped bass on the same tackle they use to fish crankbaits for largemouth bass.

    Take time out for stripers

    December is prime time to crank up a rockfish
    December 27, 2013 at 9:00am
    Davy Hite loves to fish a Trigger-X Drop Dead Minnow in the fall, especially for bass suspended around baitfish.

    Don’t forget soft plastics

    When fall bass suspend, they’re hard to beat
    November 28, 2013 at 3:00am