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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
1291 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
29 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
37 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
144 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
60 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
77 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
77 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?


Guide Mike McSwain said that soft-plastic baits rigged Texas-style with a weight can be great topwater baits. Soft-plastic baits don't have to be weightless to work on top
777 Views - Posted: June 25 at 7:53 am

Most bass anglers are aware of how effective Texas-rigged soft-plastic lures can be for fishing on the bottom, but a few also know they can be just as effective when used at the surface. Sound like a misprint? It's not.


As summer approaches, Lake Wateree's great spring bass fishing shows no signs of slowing down. Great spring bass fishing at Wateree is bridging over into summer
675 Views - Posted: June 18 at 8:02 am

Most local anglers are saying Lake Wateree has had the best bass fishing in memory this spring, and it looks like outstanding fishing is going to transition right into the summer.


Okuma Tournament Concept Series Okuma Tournament Concept Series
93 Views - Posted: June 01 at 7:00 am

The new Okuma Tournament Concept Series bass rods designed by Scott Martin deliver a concise set of tour-ready rods that not only focus on power and sensitivity, but also casting accuracy, maintaining hook hold and supreme balance to ward off fatigue. The guide systems feature incredibly strong ALPS stainless steel guide frames on both spinning and casting rods. Thirteen models cover every bass fishing application, as well as inshore fisheries for trout and redfish.


Davy Hite uses a Mop jig when he locates bass feeding on spawning blueback herring. Time for a herring high
244 Views - Posted: May 30 at 9:00 am

We have had a cold winter and a very up-and-down spring, but there’s one thing that South Carolina bass fishermen can count on this month: May is the month of the herring bite.


Austin Brock, a 14-year-old eighth-grader from Rock Hill, caught this 13-pound, 5-ounce largemouth bass last Saturday. Rock Hill teen catches bass pushing 13 1/2 pounds from local pond
1471 Views - Posted: May 29 at 3:08 pm

An 8th-grader from Rock Hill gave himself a great end-of-school present when caught an enormous largemouth bass last Saturday in a private pond in his hometown.


Randleman Lake, a small, water-supply lake in North Carolina's Piedmont, was the top-ranked bass fishery in the Carolinas in Bassmaster Magazine's Top 100 survey. Seven lakes in Carolinas are among Bassmaster's Top 100
2048 Views - Posted: May 20 at 6:01 am

Seven lakes in the Carolinas are ranked among the 100 best bass-fishing lakes in the United States, according to Bassmaster magazine’s third-annual rankings.


Pump-back operations between Jocassee, Keowee, and Bad Creek are often blamed for unstable water levels and poor spawning results at Jocassee. Will fluctuating water levels doom Jocassee’s bass populations?
176 Views - Posted: May 15 at 8:00 am

While the history of Lake Jocassee’s trophy bass fishery is bright, many fishermen, including Monty McGuffin, are concerned with two factors that threaten to diminish its luster. The first is environmental in nature, while the second is man-made.


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