• Bass Fishing

    Anglers fishing the Santee Cooper system will have to be more careful measuring stripers with a new slot limit in effect.

    New striper regs promise plenty

    Anglers can keep fish, fishery can prosper
    July 16 at 9:00am
    Hot weather doesn’t slow down the bass bite on Shearon Harris Lake, rated as one of the nation’s best.

    Shearon Harris Lake bass don’t mind hot weather

    Patches of grass, deep structure hold plenty of big largemouths
    July 12 at 2:04pm
    Guide Wendell Wilson said Lake Russell is full of stripers weighing up to 20 pounds or slightly heavier.

    Striped bass hot at Lake Russell

    Most of August fishery is at either end of big reservoir
    July 12 at 1:54pm
    Mike McSwain shows off a bass caught in lily pads with a hollow-body frog.

    Top 4 tips for catching bass in weeds

    Lily pads and other aquatic weeds hold plenty of bass
    July 05 at 11:56pm
    Don’t forget swimbaits for summer bass in the Carolinas.

    Get in the summer swim

    Soft-plastic swimbaits can be great summer baits for bass in the Carolinas, if you know how to rig them and fish them. Here’s how....
    July 01 at 7:00am
    Bass pro Bryan Thrift targets spotted bass on summer trips to Lake Norman, but he still catches an occasional  largemouth.

    Summer bass fever: Lake Norman’s spots

    One bass pro has a two-pronged approach to catching schooling spotted bass during the summer’s hottest days.
    July 01 at 7:00am
    During the summer months, down-rodding live bait for striped bass is the go-to tactic for fishing guide Chip Hamilton and anglers of all ages.

    Get the lowdown on down-rod fishing for striped bass

    Summer stripers and hybrids mean deep-water fishing, and getting baits deep means down rods.
    July 01 at 7:00am
    A jig and soft-plastic trailer in bluegill colors (greens, oranges, browns) can be a killer bait when bass are feeding shallow on bream that are feeding on mayflies.

    July means bream, mayflies and bass

    Target bedding bream, or target bass eating bream eating mayflies at peak of the insect hatch
    July 01 at 7:00am
    Two large J-shaped high-profile legs give the Cowboy its vibrating action.

    Ride ‘em, cowboy

    Gary Yamamoto’s new creature bait has a fluttery action big bass just can’t resist
    June 29 at 9:00am
    Gene Larew’s Bass Shooter was designed to be ‘shot’ back up under docks where bass hide.

    Shoot that thang!

    June 15 at 7:00am
    Hollow body lures like this D.O.A. PT-7 are great options for catching fish in water with weedy surfaces.

    Top tips for catching bass in weed-covered waters

    Anglers have never had so many hollow body lure options
    June 06 at 10:00pm