|Donít forget soft plastics
57 Views - Posted: November 28 at 3:00 am
Soft plastics are some of the most-overlooked baits that bass fishermen have in their tackle boxes once the leaves begin to turn in the fall. Everyone thinks about fishing plastic lizards and floating worms in the spring, during the prespawn, but after that, when summer shows up, a lot of people forget about them — except maybe for fishing a big worm in deep water.†
|Creek mouths producing great catches of bass on Hartwell, Greenwood
397 Views - Posted: November 27 at 6:01 am
A stopover earlier this week at Port-Tronics Fishing World in Greenville found manager Justin Holder holding court with several of his regular bass-fishing customers over which Upstate lake was the best place to catch bass right now. Several lakes are producing good catches of both spotted and largemouth bass, but the discussion †centered on Lake Greenwood and Lake Hartwell.
|Lake Wateree's 2-for-1 special: stripers and largemouths
514 Views - Posted: November 18 at 12:26 pm
There's a 2-for-1 special right now at Lake Wateree, with excellent fishing for largemouth bass along with the opportunity to catch bonus hefty stripers.
|Know your limits
80 Views - Posted: November 15 at 6:00 am
Fishermen who are interested in keeping a limit of spotted bass for the table and fish a number of Upstate lakes may find it useful to carry a scorecard to keep up with what’s legal to keep based on what body of water you’re on.
|Seeing spots, I think....
85 Views - Posted: November 15 at 6:00 am
When setting the revamped regulations for black bass, SCDNR biologists were wary of splitting limits between similar-looking bass species for fear of anglers harvesting the wrong fish. Surprisingly, even veteran anglers sometimes have trouble distinguishing between largemouth and spotted bass, especially comparing fish of varying size or fish coming from stained water where coloration can be deceiving. However, telling the difference between a spotted bass and a largemouth bass is not that difficult, if you know what to look for.
|Itís surface striper time
113 Views - Posted: November 14 at 3:00 am
Several very strong fishing patterns are in place in November for anglers to enjoy on the Santee Cooper lakes, but one species really seems to stand out for most, and that’s the striped bass. According to most guides, the fishing is improved in the sense of more large fish are typically caught, as well as vastly improved topwater schooling action.
|Lake Marion bass fishing great for numbers and big fish
639 Views - Posted: November 01 at 4:14 pm
Bass fishing on Lake Marion is red-hot -- especially for big fish -- and it's one of the favorite times of the year for guide Inky Davis.
|Spotted bass become aggressive in late fall and turn Lake Russell into an anglerís heaven.
111 Views - Posted: November 01 at 7:00 am
In the elite world of bass fishing, where sparkling, tricked-out bass boats and NASCAR-jerseyed athletes reign supreme, the largemouth bass is king of the castle.†
|Crank one up this month
144 Views - Posted: October 30 at 9:00 am
October is one of my favorite months. Like a lot of people, I love to deer hunt, and it really gets good this month. But to me, October is also one of the best months to catch bass on a crankbait.†
|Santee River largemouths loving stable water for a change
711 Views - Posted: October 04 at 1:00 pm
After a summer of continuous flooding and unstable water, the Santee River has stabilized, but the bass fishing is anything but stable. According to one local expert it's sensational.
|Itís blueback-bass again
184 Views - Posted: September 30 at 9:00 am
I look forward to September every year, and not just for the dove hunts and the opening of deer season. In South Carolina, it’s the month when bass on lakes like Hartwell, Murray, Russell and Clarks Hill start to gang up and chase schools of blueback herring.
|Mister Twister Flipín OUT
131 Views - Posted: September 26 at 9:00 am
The Mister Twister Flip’n OUT, the latest in soft plastic creature baits, were scheduled to go on the market the first week of August.
|A good-tasting Ďstakeí
264 Views - Posted: September 16 at 9:00 am
Striper fishing on Lake Marion or Lake Moultrie has been closed since June, and won’t open until October, but there has been much work behind the scenes this summer.
|Wateree bass fishing turns on as September arrives
347 Views - Posted: September 03 at 7:59 am
Bass fishing has taken center stage at Lake Wateree on the first two days of September, with both big bass and limits of chunky fish being caught. Guide Chris Heinning said the fishing is excellent, and he's made some nice catches recently.
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