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Andy Wicker caught these two big largemouth bass on an overcast summer day on Lake Monticello. Go deep for Lake Monticello's summer largemouths
610 Views - Posted: Yesterday at 7:00 am

The bass bite is on at Lake Monticello and the largemouths are being caught throughout the lake in deep water. Tournament fisherman Andy Wicker said the fishing has been very good and should remain so for the next few weeks.


Bream can be a great target for any fisherman, but knowing their habits can help catch more summer bass. Take a bream bass fishing
136 Views - Posted: June 25 at 9:00 am

Almost every fisherman got his start on the banks of a pond somewhere, dangling a worm or a cricket under a cork, catching bream or shellcrackers. I love to catch bluegills; I’ve fished for them my whole life, and I’ve caught a lot of them to eat. I took my boys bream fishing a lot when they were young, and even though they’re grown, I still love to go out to my pond and catch them.†


Guide Mike McSwain shows off the kind of smallmouth bass that has anglers flocking to the Broad River. Broad River smallmouth bass locked in on productive summer pattern
794 Views - Posted: June 23 at 11:43 am

The smallmouth bass in the Broad River are in their summertime pattern, and that means anglers can have a field day as long as they concentrate on the coolest water they can find and use three main lures. Rat-L-Traps, in-line spinners like Mepps Black Fury and Aglias, and small, soft-plastics like Zoom's Ultravibe Speed Craw are all productive lures, especially so when fished in deeper pockets and eddies behind boulders.


Zell Rowland holds up a bass caught on the YUM Sharp Shooter. YUMís Kill Shot, Warning Shot and Sharp Shooter
44 Views - Posted: June 22 at 9:00 am

Take it from a Bassmaster Elite pro bass fisherman who is serious about his drop-shot and finesse worm fishing: three soft plastics introduced by YUM Baits at the 2014 ICast are going to be deadly tantalizing to bass from California to his home state of Florida.


Most of the time, bass will hit a frog in the last 10 feet of a bed of lily pads or weeds, or in the first 10 feet outside it. Remember the 10-10 rule for fishing pads, weeds
53 Views - Posted: June 15 at 7:00 am

Bass love to hide under lily pads and other surface weeds, and fisheries biologist Scott Lamprecht of the S.C. Department of Natural Resources said anglers should be aware of what he calls the “10-10 rule” in these areas.†


Hollow-body frogs normally have either a pointed or a cupped face, which produce different sounds upon retrieve. Faces, legs give frogs different personalities
26 Views - Posted: June 15 at 7:00 am

Like most lures, artificial frogs come in a variety of sizes and colors, but they also come in a variety of styles.†


The uppermost section of the Catawba River in South Carolina isnít known for producing big numbers of largemouth bass, but the quality of the fish can be very good. June is big-bass month on Catawba River
41 Views - Posted: June 15 at 7:00 am

Adam Fillmore, who owns Lake Wylie’s Hunt-Fish-Paddle, fishes the Catawba River several times a week in June, and he said it’s one of his favorite times to fish there.†


The section of the Catawba River below Lake Wylie is largely undeveloped, with a few bridges the only reminders that civilization is close by. Catawba has Scenic River designation
32 Views - Posted: June 15 at 7:00 am

The 30-mile stretch of the Catawba River from the base of the Lake Wylie Dam to the SC 9 bridge is designated as a State Scenic River, a classification given to only nine sections of rivers throughout the Palmetto State.


The hotter it gets, the deeper in thick cover bass will bury up, places where only a lure like a hollow-body frog can drag them out of. Froggie went a courtiní...
93 Views - Posted: June 01 at 7:00 am

Bass fishing in June. Does it get any better? You hit your favorite fishing spot armed with crankbaits, spinnerbaits and buzzbaits; you’re ready to go on a spot you’ve been staying up nights dreaming about. You get there, and you’re surprised at how different it looks from a month ago. What the .... ? Lily pads! Weeds! Everywhere! Well, the crankbaits are useless here. Spinnerbaits, iffy. Topwater baits, out of the question.†


Drew Gregoryís kayak put him in perfect position to catch this nice bass from the Catawba River downstream from Lake Wylie. Down by the riverside.... A 30-mile section of the Catawba River downstream from Lake Wylie offers excellent bass fishing
80 Views - Posted: June 01 at 7:00 am

A perfect sidearm cast sent a Chatterbait toward the tree-lined bank, and just before the lure snagged in the low-hanging branches, it hit the surface, then skipped several times like a stone, before sinking close to the bank. As soon as he had engaged the reel, but before he actually started reeling, Drew Gregory set the hook. His rod bowed and he began reeling, fast. In a few seconds, a disturbance on the surface sent water splashing onto Gregory’s face as the largemouth bass made a run, letting him know this fight wasn’t over.


Jacob Reome (left) and Gettys Brannon have been whacking the largemouth bass at Lake Murray by being versatile and using a number of different lures when opportunities present themselves. Keep multiple lures ready for Lake Murray bass
1009 Views - Posted: May 30 at 9:01 am

Largemouth bass are biting on Lake Murray, and as long as anglers don't mind casting a variety of different lures, they should be able to catch them throughout the day. Finding coves with a little wind blowing toward the shoreline, concentrating baitfish, will help.


The blueback herring spawn is a great time to catch bass on a variety of topwater plugs. A great time to feel blue
123 Views - Posted: May 28 at 9:00 am

In terms of fishing opportunities, South Carolina is a unique state for a number of reasons, and the presence of blueback herring in a lot of our major reservoirs is a big one. When these baitfish are in a lake in good numbers, they make the bass and stripers and hybrids act differently.


Brandon Palaniuk tested the Rapala Shadow Rap jerkbait and said itís a definite winner. Rapala Shadow Rap
134 Views - Posted: May 21 at 9:00 am

Rapala last introduced a jerkbait around 2000.

The Finland artificial lure manufacturer got back in the swim of things in a resounding way, although it was a well-kept secret, during the 2015 Bassmaster Classic on Lake Hartwell near Greenville, S.C.


Live shiner minnows or blueback herring will produce plenty of spotted bass on Lake Russell. Live bait will produce bigger Lake Russell spotted bass
65 Views - Posted: May 15 at 7:00 am

Guide Wendell Wilson often uses live bait to help his clients catch more spotted bass, and he said live bait can be dynamite on really large fish this month.


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