• Bass Fishing

    Don’t wait for fish to bite when you set up this month at Lake Hartwell. Move if they aren’t biting. If they are, you might finish off your limit before daylight, but maybe not.

    Patience is not a virtue

    April 15 at 7:00am
    The Lunkerhunt Fetch swimbait was designed by bass pro Matt Arey of Shelby, N.C.,

    Lunkerhunt Fetch swimbait

    April 15 at 7:00am
    Having plenty of fresh bait is a key to striped bass success on Clarks Hill in late March and April.

    Fresh, live bait is critical

    April 15 at 7:00am
    Carolina rigs will catch as many fish in spring as they will in summer if used correctly.

    Enter and exit, stage right

    April 15 at 7:00am
    Some tremendous territory is available this month to bass fishermen in kayaks, like Lake Moultrie’s Hatchery area, which regularly produces trophy largemouth bass.

    April bass fishing is tough to beat

    Paddling a kayak can get you into some awesome areas this month for largemouths
    April 14 at 9:00am
    Mike McSwain shows off a bass caught on a topwater, hollow-body frog lure. These lures are popular choices in the spring for largemouth bass, especially around weeds, lily pads, and other surface debris.

    Top 4 tips for catching bass on frog lures

    Springtime is prime time for casting hollow body frogs for bass
    April 04 at 11:18pm

    Cover

    April 01 at 7:00am
    Soft baits catch plenty of shallow, spring largemouths, but they’re not the only way to go.

    Three go-to hard baits

    Even when they’re shallow, bass will readily hit these lures
    April 01 at 7:00am
    Red-clay fever will infect striper, hybrid fishermen on South Carolina’s Lake Hartwell this month.

    Fast and furious - Striper, hybrid bass action

    When blueback herring spawn on Lake Hartwell this month, stripers and hybrid bass will pile into the shallows on red-clay banks to gorge themselves. Be there when you get there, and you’ve got some fast action at hand.
    April 01 at 7:00am
    Raleigh-Durham’s three bass lakes are North Carolina’s best.

    Mining RDU’s ‘Golden Triangle’

    Harris, Falls or Jordan, which is the best of North Carolina’s best lakes for largemouth bass?
    April 01 at 7:00am
    Downsize your swimbaits for better post-spawn bass success.

    Swimbait? Go small

    Big swimbaits might catch bruiser bass in California lakes, but downsizing these soft-plastic baits is the way to go in the Carolinas, especially during the prespawn.
    April 01 at 7:00am
    Big stripers are a big deal in April on Clarks Hill Lake.

    Spring into big stripers

    Clarks Hill Lake is a great striper fishery, and for trophy fish, there’s no time better than spring, according to these two guides.
    April 01 at 7:00am