• Bass Fishing

    Inky Davis caught this bass on a crankbait on a small drop-off, a perfect July spot.

    Bass haven’t moved far

    Santee largemouth action warms with weather
    July 16 at 9:00am
    Braided line is a great choice when bass fishing with crankbaits.

    Braided line is best for crankbait fishing, says Lexington pro

    Braid offers many advantages over other lines while cranking
    July 12 at 10:29pm
    North Carolina's Shearon Harris and South Carolina's Santee Cooper both made the Bassmaster Top 12 list of bass lakes in the country.

    Carolinas have two lakes in Bassmaster's Top 12 In The Nation list

    Shearon Harris, Santee Cooper both made the list
    July 01 at 10:47pm
    The author shows off a big, July bass that hit a Storm 360 swimbait.

    July: deeper is better

    Don’t be afraid to look for bass in deep water
    July 01 at 7:00am
    Carolina fishermen know in summertime, the best bet is bass after dark.

    Bass after dark

    Wait until the sun goes down and your bass-fishing success will go up, if you follow these experts’ advice.
    July 01 at 7:00am
    Darrell Wood Jr. was fishing with a friend in a Lexington County pond when he landed this big bass.

    Columbia youth angler catches big bass

    Borrowed Zebco 33, old Mepps spinner did the trick
    June 29 at 9:42pm
    South Carolina’s Little Pee Dee and Waccamaw rivers are full of hungry bass that love topwater baits.

    South Carolina river bass biting

    Go on top in Little Pee Dee, Waccamaw rivers
    June 12 at 11:09am
    Bass pro Dylan Fulk of Concord, N.C., loves summer fishing on Badin Lake because he can catch fish shallow on frog baits or spend the day fishing productive offshore structure.

    Badin Lake’s bass options

    Shallow grass, deep structure both work
    June 12 at 10:57am
    Big stripers will be in Clarks Hill Lake’s deeper areas this month, but guide Billy Murphy knows how to go down and get them.

    Cool off stripers with umbrellas

    Multi-lure rigs do a great job on deep Clarks Hill Lake stripers in July
    June 12 at 10:14am
    Marc Deschenes shows off a nice summer bass caught on a DOA Sna-koil.

    Santee bass ready for varied, mid-depth offerings in June

    Pro bass angler shares tips on catching early summer bass
    June 01 at 8:46pm
    June is a fantastic month to catch largemouth bass across the Carolinas as fish recover from the spawn, move out on dropoffs and ledges and feed again.

    June is a bust-out month

    Recovered from the spawn, bass are hungry
    June 01 at 7:00am
    Guide Preston Harden said stripers and hybrids are hungry and feed aggressively in June on Lake Hartwell once they’ve finished their annual false spawning run up the lake’s main rivers.

    Hartwell stripers, hybrids put on the feed bag this month to recover from spawn

    Fish are on a feeding spree to recover from spawn
    May 15 at 11:12am
    High Rock Lake may not boast the huge numbers or huge fish of other lakes, but its 8- to 12-pound stripers are there for the taking this time of year.

    Rock a striped bass

    Target High Rock’s post-spawn stripers
    May 15 at 10:48am