August is the dog days of summer, bass fishing can really get tough, and that can be frustrating. First off, you have to understand that you aren’t going to catch the big weights you did back early in the spring. I often tell people that March is my favorite month because you can catch a lot of fish, and the fish weigh as much as they’re going to all year.
Soft plastic lures come in many different sizes, colors, and styles. With all of the different soft plastics on the market today it can be overwhelming or confusing for some anglers.†I want to cover a few of my favorite go-to soft-plastic/jighead combos I use when targeting reds, trout, and flounder.
August delivers “crappie consistency” to the Santee Cooper lakes. With water temperatures near or at the zenith for the year, slabs are ganged up around identifiable underwater targets in both Lake Marion and Lake Moultrie.
I lived in western North Carolina for two years some time ago. While living in the little town of Bakersville, which sits on the other side of the Roan Mountain from Unicoi, Tennessee, I mastered the art of fishing the small blue ribbon trout streams that ran through the area. The problem was, I only mastered it a few days before moving away from there.
While some people visit the Lake Greenwood area for the nightlife on the shoreline, Brian McDade from the city of Greenwood prefers the nightlife on the lower end of the lake. He’s one of a number of local anglers who regularly fish night bass tournaments there.
This past spring, fishing guide Paul Gettys’ extensive knowledge of sonar technology was enlisted by enforcement officers with the S.C. Department of Natural Resources to try to locate a missing fisherman. After several days, his search turned up a car and remains of a different man — who had been missing for nearly 16 years — off the end of a boat ramp. †