• Bass Fishing

    The resurgence of striper fishing at Lake Wateree, credited largely to higher stocking rates, has turned the lake back into a prime striper destination.

    Striper stocking at Lake Wateree

    August 15 at 7:00am
    Keep a topwater plug or bucktail ready when stripers school at the surface.

    Watch for schooling fish

    August 15 at 7:00am
    Guide Jerry Hill works bucktails in 12 to 14 feet of water this month for High Rock Lake’s stripers.

    Stripers on the prowl

    High Rock Lake fish working down main-lake areas
    August 09 at 4:01pm

    Time to double up

    Upper end of Roanoke Rapids Lake has plenty of stripers, largemouth
    August 09 at 3:57pm
    Jonathan Phillips and his son, Carter, show off what a September bass looks like at Jordan Lake.

    Jordan Lake’s bass working toward shallows

    Start looking more in creeks this month as water cools
    August 09 at 3:51pm
    Bass pro Dearal Rodgers said he is ready in September to fish topwater baits in shallow water, as well as probing deep water for Lake Wateree bass.

    Be ready to move for Lake Wateree bass

    Changes in weather can push bass from deep to shallow
    August 09 at 3:20pm
    Guide Chip Hamilton  said Lake Hartwell stripers and hybrids will move from very deep water to shallower flats.

    Catch Lake Hartwell’s September stripers

    Effective patterns change from early to late in the month
    August 09 at 3:06pm
    Moving water allows bass to live in more shallow water and feed more actively in the dead of summer, so  leaving the main body of a lake and heading upriver is a great idea.

    August doesn't mean no action

    Leave the deep water behind and head upriver or into the backs of creeks for bass
    August 01 at 7:00am
    Bass in coastal rivers aren’t slowed down nearly as much by summer’s heat as their cousins in reservoirs are.

    Ol’ Man River - Bass are at home on South Carolina’s Blackwater rivers

    Topwater baits are the in-baits for summer bass on two of South Carolina’s finest blackwater rivers, the Waccamaw and Little Pee Dee.
    August 01 at 7:00am
    Lake Wateree stripers are on a feeding ramage in August.

    Hot Wateree stripers

    The striped bass fishery at South Carolina’s Lake Wateree has rebounded, and it’s time for anglers to take advantage of great fishing -- even during the summer.
    August 01 at 7:00am
    Culprit’s Water Dragon

    Culprit’s Water Dragon

    August 01 at 7:00am
    Shimano’s Curado casting rods

    Shimano’s Curado casting rods

    August 01 at 7:00am
    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