Bass Fishing

Get out, start cranking

Summer arrives across South Carolina this month, and when I think about June, I immediately think about starting to fish offshore in most of our lakes. I believe June is the best month to catch fish on a crankbait. Fish are schooling, and you can catch quality fish and good numbers of fish — sometimes on just one or two spots. […]

Inshore Fishing

Try targeting grey trout

Several years ago, I was on one of my first trips to try and fish from a kayak at the coast. I chose not to go too far from land, as I was still gaining my confidence in the stability of the craft. I kept the fishing simple, using a double-drop bottom rig commonly used in bottom-fishing for croaker and spot. […]

Bass Fishing

LiveTarget Sunfish

Apparently startled, certainly rattled, a small, injured bream swam to the surface, zigged and zagged in the scattered grass, jumped a little and landed sideways before continuing to move erratically until it settled back into the water to meet its fate. […]

Freshwater Fishing

At night, GPS units are doubly important

A GPS unit is crucial to fishing for catfish at night on Lake Wateree. Unlike many other lakes, Wateree is very dark at night, with few shoreline lights to provide illumination. Knowing your GPS and trusting it is crucial to a successful night fishing.  […]

Inshore Fishing

Go long, heavy with tackle for popping-cork rigs

Throw your popping cork rigs on 7- to 7 1/2-foot medium-heavy spinning gear. The longer rod helps you with greater casting distance and you can achieve greater backcast clearance with the cumbersome rig. This helps prevent accidental snaggings, entanglements and any cast-killing drag. […]