• Bass Fishing

    Soft-plastic stickbaits like Senkos will fool plenty of post-spawn Tuckertown Lake bass this month.

    Smoke ’em with Tuckertown cigars

    Soft-plastic stickbaits produce bass bites
    May 02 at 11:37am
    May bass-fishing action at Lake Gaston can produce plenty of quality fish in a variety of places, using a variety of baits, depending on where they are in the spawning ritual.

    Gaston bass on the move

    Spawning fish get ready to head for buffet table
    May 02 at 11:17am
    For a mixture of big stripers and hybrids, Dudley will work clay points north of Hickory Knob State Park.

    Clarks Hill hybrids, stripers alive

    Fish extreme upper and lower ends of the huge lake for best results
    May 02 at 10:40am
    Bedding bass can be tough to catch, but Gary Abernethy knows how to entice them into biting.

    How to catch stubborn bedding bass

    This tip will entice even the most headstrong bass into biting
    May 02 at 5:01am
    This largemouth bass spawn may be over by May across most of the Carolinas, but there are plenty of bass still in relatively shallow water, and hungry.

    Don’t miss May’s magic

    The herring/shad spawn brings on bass fever
    May 01 at 7:00am
    Davy Hite said a Senko can catch bass in all phases of the spawn.

    Three ways to make a Senko squirm

    Bass pro Hite can target prespawn, bedding and postspawn fish with different Senko rigs
    April 19 at 8:08pm
    Fred Stepp caught this big spotted bass on Lake Summit in western North Carolina during the last week of March.

    Angler catches, releases potential state record spotted bass

    Big fish would dwarf North Carolina's current state record spotted bass
    April 06 at 8:30pm
    Run North Carolina’s coastal rivers for largemouth bass in April.

    Run the rivers for bass - Take a look at bass fishing on some of North Carolina’s coastal rivers

    North Carolina’s coastal rivers offer great bass fishing for anglers who learn to fish the quiet, moving waters.
    April 01 at 7:00am
    A jerkbait like this Berkley Cutter can produce nice April bass if you find them on the corners of little spawning pockets.

    Shallow is the way to go

    April is spawning month across the Carolinas
    April 01 at 7:00am
    Plenty of big bass will be in Lake Wateree’s shallow water throughout April, including prespawn, spawning and post-spawn fish.

    Shallow season at Lake Wateree

    Bass will be in all phases of the spawn
    March 27 at 3:50pm
    Smallmouth bass are losing ground in Fontana Lake to their spotted bass cousins, but they still provide anglers with plenty of enjoyment.

    Bass buffet?

    Fontana Lake offers its three species to spring anglers
    March 27 at 3:43pm
    Guide Andy Fox likes a variety of baits for prespawn bass on Lake Hickory, and jigs and soft-plastics when bass begin to spawn.

    It's big-bass time on Hickory

    Prespawn and spawning bass await anglers on Catawba impoundment
    March 27 at 3:28pm
    Weather changes should cause anglers to change their lures to catch more Broad River smallmouth bass.

    Try river smallies

    Broad River bronzebacks will change menus as April weather changes
    March 27 at 2:13pm
    Guide Richard Andrews of Bath targets Roanoke River’s striped bass this month with soft-plastic paddletail baits fished on leadhead jigs.

    Roanoke stripers running

    April puts spawning on mind of river-run rockfish
    March 27 at 1:09pm