The largemouth bite is hot on the Santee Cooper lakes, and the big ones are just as active as the small ones.
Brett Collins of Carolina Anglers Team Trail (www.catttrail.com) caught a 10.24-lb hawg at Santee earlier this week while fishing a tournament. Collins caught the bass on a Rat-L-Trap in shallow water and released it after weighing in.
Cabela’s North American Bass Circuit will hold a tournament on Lake Lanier on March 22.
The 2014 Cabela’s NABC circuit is better than ever with expansion to the Southeastern, US with a new Southeast Region in its first full year on some of the best lakes in the area. Each regular season event of only 75 teams or more will vie for a guaranteed first place prize of $10,000 cash at EACH.... Read More
The tournament anglers fishing on Lake Hartwell report that the bass are still in the prespawn mode, but the good news is that the fish are starting to move up into shallow water.
Anglers are finding fish on the ledges of creek channels and on humps out in deep water in the mornings anywhere from 20-40 feet deep. They are hooking these fish on Carolina rigs with finesse type worms in.... Read More
I'll be headed to lake Keowee for the first in the second week of March. Looking for any info regarding what the fish are doing, what portion of the lake should I focus on, and so on. Thanks in advance!
Lexington Jaycees Fish 4 Kennedy is a large mouth bass team tournament on March 14, 2014. This tournament is supporting The Kennedy Branham Foundation in honor of the late Kennedy Branham. First place prize is a guaranteed $1500. We are launching out of Spinner's Resort & Marina. The tournament begins at safelight and weigh-in is promptly at 3:00pm. For registration form or other.... Read More
For most of the anglers fishing the BFL Savannah River Division Tournament on Lake Keowee, it was a tough day on the lake, but for Mick Rhinehart of Pelzer, it was “a pretty good day.”
Rhinehart had a five fish limit for a total weight of 16-07 pounds, plus the big fish of the tournament weighing in at 8-09 pounds. Rhinehart netted $4315, plus $610 for the big bass, and an extra $1000.... Read More
It’s hard to believe, but it’s a crankbait bass bite on Lake Keowee. Just ask Eric Martin of Seneca and Brock Taylor from Pendleton who weighed-in 19.06 pounds and a big fish of 6.99 pounds at the B &T New Year’s “Eve” Tournament.
From the results of recent Keowee tournaments, winning anglers were bringing in fifteen to twenty pound bags to get a check. These money winning anglers.... Read More
With a few exceptions, it is pretty much a bottom bass bite on Lake Hartwell. Anglers over the weekend were bringing in catches from bumping or dragging baits on the bottom.
Anglers were pulling out bass from brush piles, creek channels, and humps while fishing from 15 to 30 feet of water. The best fish were coming from the big water and the Seneca and Tugaloo Rivers around Andersonville.... Read More
Lake Keowee tournament anglers say that you only need to bring two rods for November bass fishing, a dropshot and jigging rod.
The bait and the bass are holding in 20-40 feet of water in the creek channels, and it is definitely a morning bite. The bass are hitting best from sunup till 9:00, but the fishing is still good all day.
Only the fish are not “ganging up” on the holes, and.... Read More
Marcus Church of Seneca displays a 6.70 pound bass that he caught while fishing on Lake Keowee. Church and his co-angler, Ken Elliott, were fishing a Keowee-Toxaway Fishing Club Tournament when he caught this nice fish. Church said that he was jigging a ½ ounce Hopkins spoon in a creek channel when he locked into the largemouth. Church won the club tournament with a total weight of.... Read More
Fall bass fishing is finally here on Lake Keowee. The water temperatures are in the low 70s, and the bass are scattered from the banks to 20 feet of water. Fishing is good anytime, but the morning bite is a little better. Start out throwing a white fluke around banks, points, and shoals. Work the fluke fast for a reaction strike. As the sun gets up, move to the docks and flip a 3/8 ounce.... Read More
The bass fishing on Lake Greenwood has been pretty slow, but the good news is that the fish are starting to move into the shallow water, and the fishing is starting to pick up. The water temperatures are in the low 70s, and it is definitely a morning bite. At daylight work the windy side of the docks by throwing a floating worm in white or merthiolate or a shallow to medium running.... Read More
A cold front came thru this weekend, but it still did not alter the bass from continuing their summertime pattern on Lake Russell. With the temperatures dropping down to the low 80s, the morning bite was best around the bridges and rip rap. Double bladed prop baits and topwater lures like a Lucky Craft Bevy Shad in black and white worked to wake the fish up. After the sun got up, the bass.... Read More
I hit the lake again 8-24-13 with the wife this time. I got 4 bass and she got 1 bass. The biggest Lm bass was 3.11 on the crawfish bait I use again and 2 others. Just 1 came on the swim jig. Slow day. Here is the link on more about the baits I use. www.floatworm.weebly.com I was using it with a 3/8oz. bullet weight, non-pegging and just dragging it alone the bottom stopping it now and then so.... Read More
The dog days of summer are upon us, and even though the fishing is still slow, there are still some good fish to be caught on Lake Hartwell.
Fishing starts before first light and usually, will continue until after mid-morning. The bass are scattered on windy points and around shoals in shallow water and hitting noisy surface lures like buzz and prop baits.
The Broad River continues to run high after all the rain that fell in the past month or so, but Mike McSwain of Broad River Smallmouth (843-763-3805) said the bite is still strong. He has had to look harder for the fish on some days, but he said he has found them each trip. The one big difference in fishing he sees with the high water is that more largemouth are biting than normal. While.... Read More
The Skinning Shed
The Skinning Shed is a State Licensed and Inspected processing center for wildgame such as Deer, Hog and Alligator. We also offer sales of wildgame seed for food plots and deer stands. Wild caught catfish are cleaned daily and available for purchase.