6 Views - Posted: April 17 at 9:00 am
The Dallas Fire Fighters Bass Club was formed in the 1970s and as a casual angler just turned serious fisherman I was a charter member.
|Big crappie are still deep at Lake Keowee
146 Views - Posted: April 16 at 6:01 am
The old saying goes, “Dogwoods in bloom, crappie coming soon,” but on Lake Keowee the crappie are here now, and they are huge.
|Bill to protect Santee Cooper blue cats draws ire of Upstate politician
2724 Views - Posted: April 15 at 12:02 pm
A bill introduced in January that would establish a daily creel limit and change the size limit on blue catfish at the Santee Cooper lakes has made it through the S.C. House and has moved to the S.C. Senate in early March, setting up a possible confrontation between commercial and recreational fishermen on Lake Marion and Lake Moultrie and pay-pond owners in the Upstate who rely on the lakes to acquire fish for their ponds.
|Fishin’ the ditch
44 Views - Posted: April 15 at 7:00 am
Bulls Bay is a massive, open bay with a mixture of deep and extremely shallow water. Fortunately for anglers and transient mariners, the entire length of the bay is flanked by the Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway.
32 Views - Posted: April 15 at 7:00 am
Did you know that trout talk?
|Trout on a fly
16 Views - Posted: April 15 at 7:00 am
Yes, you can catch speckled trout on a fly rod, and when you get into a school, the action can be “a fish on every cast” frantic.
|Big gals like it on top
16 Views - Posted: April 15 at 7:00 am
Whether fishing for blue marlin in the Gulf Stream or copperhead bream in a farm pond, few experiences rival the pleasure of a topwater strike.
|Rigging for deep-hole trout
26 Views - Posted: April 15 at 7:00 am
Most anglers who fish baits or lures under corks or floats think of them as primarily used in relatively shallow water.
|Follow the fry
20 Views - Posted: April 15 at 7:00 am
When the shallow areas of the Santee Cooper lakes green up in the spring, they provide ideal places for small fish to hide and spawners to being their annual ritual. Even after the eggs hatch, these places quickly turn into a dinner table with thousands of food choices available for predators, and the largemouth bass is right at home and ready to eat.
|Counteract water levels and still catch fish
7 Views - Posted: April 15 at 7:00 am
Anglers fishing reservoirs controlled by power companies will experience drastic changes in water level throughout the year. In fact, all of South Carolina’s large lakes were created to generate power and are all subject to fluctuation in water depth. While deeper areas do not experience any noticeable differences when the water level drops two feet overnight, the shallows are hit hard as acres of habitat are drained, negatively impacts the reproduction of some of the most-important species.
|Established without state’s help, spotted bass are an angler favorite
22 Views - Posted: April 15 at 7:00 am
As numbers of spotted bass have grown in South Carolina lakes, so has their popularity.
|Electronics will help spot spotted bass
21 Views - Posted: April 15 at 7:00 am
Electronics are critical when it comes to finding the deep-water structure that spotted bass prefers. While angler Chase Simmemon of Fair Play uses the Lowrance HDS 12, many other brands also work well for locating structure and finding fish.
|Lake Wateree crappie action is really breaking loose
553 Views - Posted: April 15 at 6:01 am
Crappie season has literally boomed in the past few days at Lake Wateree after a very slow start to the season. Guide Ken Boone, who owns Colonels Creek Market, said limits of “slabs” are being caught in shallow water in the upper portion of the lake, and good catches are being made slightly deeper down lake as well.
|White bass spawning run at full swing out of Lake Greenwood
433 Views - Posted: April 14 at 6:00 pm
Lake Greenwood’s white bass are making their annual migration up the Saluda and Reedy rivers, and fishermen are catching limits from the mouth of those rivers as far up as navigable water will allow.
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