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Don’t forget Senkos

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.

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August 29 at 9:00 am
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Rapala’s Shadow Rap Shad

Rapala, one of the most-recognizable and respected brands in the artificial lure manufacturing business, introduced a jerkbait at the 2015 Bassmaster Classiic.

This spring, the company followed up with another jerkbait in the series that stands out from any others: Bass haven’t seen an artificial lure move like the Shadow Rap Shad.

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August 22 at 9:00 am
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When it’s time to change your fishing line

Changing line needn’t be a hassle; you simply have to control the situation. Line-stripping tools facilitate removal, but if you use the hand-wrapping method, keep your wrapped fingers spread, as relaxing them allows you to easily remove all that old line you’ve bundled.

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August 15 at 7:00 am
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Advanced sonar helped bass guide locate driver and car missing for 16 years

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.  

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August 15 at 7:00 am
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Lake Greenwood’s best nightlife isn’t limited to shoreline parties — it’s bass fishing

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.

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August 15 at 7:00 am
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Catch more Lumber River bass with these tips

Just below Fair Bluff, N.C., and above Nichols, S.C., a place known as Devils Elbow sits on the Lumber River. This series of sharp turns on the river has the Lumber running parallel to itself, and the flow of the water here offers fish an abundance of what they’re looking for in a place to make their home. And when fish congregate, anglers will find success if they’re willing to put in the time.

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August 14 at 10:00 pm
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Line doesn’t lie - Top bass pros know when and where to use mono, braid and fluoro

Monofilament, fluorocarbon and braided line — options are numerous, and while certain fundamentals definitely guide the decisions; there’s plenty of room for creativity and situation-specific uses. Maybe you’re trying to make a lure do something or not do something; perhaps, the habitat you’re fishing presents a concentrated set of considerations. In any case, understand that line choice can greatly impact your productivity.

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August 01 at 7:00 am
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Greenwood’s sizzling summer

Many of the die-hard bass fishermen who call Lake Greenwood home or rank it among their top lakes would likely classify August as their least-favorite month to fish. It’s hot, and the recreational boat traffic reaches a crescendo in the last month of summer vacation.

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August 01 at 7:00 am
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