Bass Fishing Articles

Andy Wicker of Prosperity, SCAndy Wicker of Prosperity, SC

The early bird may get the worm but the angler who catches the early fish will probably win the American Fishing Tour South Carolina Division tournament on Lake Murray Sunday.

University of South Carolina bass team member Gettys BrannonUniversity of South Carolina bass team member Gettys Brannon

Consistency is going to be a key element for teams fishing the Carhartt Bassmaster College Series this year, said University of South Carolina bass team member Gettys Brannon as he prepared for the 2015 season which kicks off Jan. 3 with the Carhartt Southern Conference Regional on Florida's St. John's River.

Professional Angler Brandon Cobb of Greenwood, SCProfessional Angler Brandon Cobb of Greenwood, SC

Brandon Cobb fishes the FLW Tour and in 2015 he will also fish the B.A.S.S. Southern Opens, but when he just wants to go catch fish and have a blast at it you will find him on South Carolina's Lake Greenwood.

Brandon Gray on the last day of the Toyota Bonus Bucks Bassmaster Team ChampionshipBrandon Gray on the last day of the Toyota Bonus Bucks Bassmaster Team Championship

Brandon Gray knows deep fish – it's the shallow ones that give hm problems. But he should be right in his element as the final angler in for the 2015 Bassmaster Classic on South Carolina's Lake Hartwell Feb. 20-22

Brian Huskins and David WintersBrian Huskins and David Winters

Brian Huskins and David Winters won the last Lake Wylie Fall Qualifier Dec. 13 to tie with Gene and Payton Webster for the Carolina Anglers Team Trail Fall Points title and both teams will fish free in the Wylie Fall Final Saturday.

The bass are not jumping into the boat at Smith Mountain Lake, but when you get a bite, it's a good one, said Brandon Reynolds who teamed with his brother-in-law Ben Reynolds to win the points title in the Carolina Anglers Team Trail Fall series.

Fishing should be great and entries should be up for the 4th Carolina Monster Bass Winter Trail Tournament on Lake Norman Saturday, said tournament director Scott Hyder.

When Stanley Gunter and his partner set out on DeGray Lake for the second and final day of practice for the Toyota Bonus Bucks Bassmaster Team Championship they were looking for a “little sweet spot” on the side of a ledge or hump in deep water that might produce some quality bass in the tournament this week.

Winter trails are popular on a lot of lakes, such as Lake Norman and Lake Wylie, but for some reason there is usually a lull in tournament activity on Lake Murray during December and into January. But now that void has been filled.

The memory of the late Chuck Chapel, a well-known and admired August, Ga., marine dealer, lives on in the eyes of hundreds of children who have a Christmas each year that would not have been possible otherwise.