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Marc Deschenes said that some bass will relate to brush piles almost year-round, so they're a big part of his fishing strategy. Build brush, bag bass. That's strategy for Summerville fisherman
475 Views - Posted: September 11 at 7:30 am

"I just built this brush pile two days ago," said Marc Deschenes of Summerville, tossing a jig toward a clump of wax myrtle branches he had formed into fishing structure. "Let's see if there is anything..." and then he reared back and set the hook, which began a battle he quickly won against a chunky largemouth bass. Wonder why Deschenes has long been a proponent of creating your own fishing structure? 


Small topwater baits, prop- or popper-style, can be deadly on big fish in the shallows this month. A surprise topwater time
90 Views - Posted: August 29 at 9:00 am

August is not a month that most bass fishermen associate with a topwater bite, but a lot of our lakes in South Carolina have a pretty good one this month.


Andy Wicker uses his electronic Summer is great time to use new fish-finding technology
769 Views - Posted: August 20 at 6:42 am

New technology and developments in fish-finding systems can lead to quick and definitive location of fish-laden hot spots. And summer is an ideal time to take advantage of this technology.


Topwater baits like Pop-Rs are real bass-catchers around dusk on summer fishing trips at Goose Creek Lake. Poppin’ the top is a good move
99 Views - Posted: August 15 at 7:00 am

Guide Chris Orvin said his favorite way to catch big bass from Goose Creek Reservoir is to fish topwater lures late in the day.


Goose Creek Reservoir just north of Charleston is a great summer bass fishery, especially a consistent topwater bite. Cook your goose - Beat the heat with great August bassing at South Carolina’s Goose Creek Reservoir
181 Views - Posted: August 01 at 7:00 am

Finding a reservoir where the bass fishing is good all summer isn’t always that easy — unless you live near Charleston. Just up the road, I-26, is an excellent and often overlooked lake: Goose Creek Reservoir.


Bluegill will gather in areas where mayflies are hatching, providing excellent fishing opportunities. Do the mayfly dance
195 Views - Posted: July 31 at 9:00 am

I love to fish for bass at night this month, but when I do fish during the daytime, there’s one thing I really look for and pay attention to, and that’s mayflies. They’re aquatic insects that live most of their lives underwater, but it’s the few hours or maybe a day that they mature and live on or just above the surface of the water that makes them important to fishermen.


When Bassmaster Elite Series phenom Brandon Palaniuk needs a lure that crashes into cover and provokes reaction strikes, he turns to the Arashi Rattling Square line of lures. Storm Arashi Rattling Square 3 and Square 5
166 Views - Posted: July 28 at 9:00 am

After a day of prefishing in late May for a Bassmaster Open on Tennessee’s Douglas Lake, one of the tour’s up-and-coming bass pros was eager to talk about a crankbait he used on his way to finishing 14th this year in this year’s Bassmaster Classic.


The Santee River has been producing plenty of nice bass this size for guide Joe Dennis this month. For bass, head for Santee -- the river, that is
1720 Views - Posted: July 15 at 6:08 pm

As bass fishing gets tough on big lakes, some anglers are finding outstanding action on smaller waters, such as the Santee River. Guide Joe Dennis has been catching bass by the scores in the river and said the action over the past few weeks has been nothing short of spectacular.


Good electronics are essential for navigation and keeping tabs on baitfish during after-dark bass-fishing expeditions. After-dark electronics are particularly important
87 Views - Posted: July 15 at 7:00 am

Good depth-finding equipment is critical to bass fishermen who spend time on lakes at night.


Bass pro Davy Hite tends to use extremely large baits when he’s bass fishing at night. Big baits for big fish
116 Views - Posted: July 15 at 7:00 am

While fishermen have equated big baits with big bass for years, bass pro Davy Hite of Ninety Six takes this to a different level by using worms and soft plastics that start at 10 inches when he takes to Lake Murray’s waters after dark.


Bass pro Davy Hite of Ninety Six feels like bass wait until the water cools off after dark to do most of their feeding once the summer heat sets in. Lunkers after dark - For great summer bass fishing at Lake Murray, wait until the sun goes down to wet a line
232 Views - Posted: July 01 at 7:00 am

More than 30 years ago, Davy Hite and I crossed paths for the first time. It wasn’t on Lake Murray or any other lake for that matter; it was on a basketball court in middle school. The success he has enjoyed as a professional bass fishermen over the past 20 years has been well documented, and I can attest that, from early on, he had the drive to be the best he could be — on the football field, basketball court or the water.


G.Loomis IMX bass rods G.Loomis IMX bass rods
123 Views - Posted: July 01 at 7:00 am

G.Loomis recently introduced a complete new line-up of IMX bass rods. The options include ‘Jig & Worm’ casting and spinning rods, ‘Mag Bass’ casting rods, Carolina rig, Flip/Punch technique, swimbait, umbrella rig, spinnerbait, topwater and jerkbait casting rods, plus spinning models for DropShot and ShakyHead use. These 34 models were designed with the right action and power for every bass fishing technique, but yet are lighter than ever before.


June bass are likely to be ganged up on offshore structure, the perfect situation for fishing a crankbait. Crank ‘em up in June
292 Views - Posted: June 30 at 9:00 am

Like most bass fishermen, I like to fish shallow in the spring, and there’s no question that in March, April and May, the fishing is good, but you have to sort of grind it out and catch one here and one there for a good limit.


This chunky bass was caught recently on Mister Twister’s new Magnum Sin-Sation. Mister Twister’s Magnum Sin-Sation
241 Views - Posted: June 26 at 9:00 am

What soft-plastic creature bait has an oversized, curved, a wide tail, an hour glass-shaped body lined with air pockets and distinctive wings that remind so many veteran bass anglers of a popular Mister Twister soft plastic first introduced in 1976?


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