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How to catch those bedding bass

This month, anglers will have no problem locating largemouth bass on lakes as long as they’ll look in shallow coves. It’s not uncommon to see areas that stretch for hundreds of yards just full of bass beds cleared out in weedy coves. It will look like craters on the surface of the moon.†

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May 19 at 7:55 pm
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Santee Cooper striped bass plan is prepared

Restoring the striped bass fishery on the Santee Cooper lakes with the 26-inch size minimum,a three-fish creel limit, and closed summer season was the goal of a seven-year plan formulated by the Santee Cooper Striped Bass Stakeholders Committee and the S.C. Department of Natural Resources.†

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May 15 at 9:00 am
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Catch Clarks Hill's late spawners with these tips

If you think you missed the bass spawn at Clarks Hill, you’re still in luck. Some late spawners are still biting, and as long as you’re willing to do a little moving around and use a handful of lures, you’ll catch your share of them.

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May 11 at 5:57 pm
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April is an anglerís bass fishing heaven

April is probably my favorite month to fish in South Carolina, because there’s so much going on. The crappie are still biting, the bluegills are biting, the stripers will still be active, and you can catch bass most any way you want. You will have prespawn fish, spawning fish and postspawn fish on all of our lakes this month, so you can fish the way you like to and catch fish. It really would be nice to get out and turkey hunt for a couple of hours, then spend the rest of the day on the water.

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April 29 at 9:00 am
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Lake Russellís bass ready for action

Lake Russell is not noted for harboring really big largemouths and spotted bass, but May is probably the best month to catch big fish of both species that are showing up bigger and bigger each year, said guide Wendell Wilson of Elberton, Ga.

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April 28 at 12:55 pm
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Three ways to make a Senko squirm

Bass pro Davy Hite of Ninety Six, S.C., makes no bones about the fact that his favorite lure is a Buckeye Mop Jig, but when it comes to springtime fishing for prespawn bass, he’s going to have one lure tied on for sure, and that’s a Senko.

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April 19 at 8:21 am
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Catch more bass on crankbaits with this one tip

When it comes to fishing with crankbaits, FLW pro David Fritts of Lexington N.C. is about as good as it gets. He would rather fish a crankbait than any other lure, and he has one tip that he said can make everyone a better crankbait angler.

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April 18 at 7:19 pm
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Loud colors work when it comes to Lake Keowee's bass

The adage of natural or translucent colors for gin-clear waters has always been a steadfast rule. Fish can see, so less is more. In stained or muddy waters, bright and solid colors are the rule, since the angler is hoping to shine a beacon that fish will see.†

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April 15 at 7:00 am
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