Flathead catfish take center stage on High Rock Lake in May

High Rock Lake’s population of flathead catfish is as good as ever, as tournament catches prove. (Picture by Tony Garitta) High Rock holds big flathead catfish Years ago, 5-fish tournament…

Brother, sister, and friend tag-team to victory in high school fishing tourneys

Landin and Taylor Chatham, a brother-and-sister high-school bass-fishing pairing, found themselves one member short for the First LHSAA Inaugural Regional high school bass tournament at Caney Lake on March 27.…

Be flexible for Lake Murray bass in May

Change lures often when conditions dictate Throughout May, South Carolina’s Lake Murray is a hotspot for largemouth bass, especially on days with at least a slight wind. Anglers who like…

Prairieville man scores Toledo Bend lunker

At about 10:30 a.m. on Friday, May 2, the sun finally peeked above the trees that skirt Toledo Bend Reservoir near 6-Mile Marina. It was beginning to feel a little…

Courtney Gregg’s 33-pound catfish

With turkey hunting season in full swing throughout South Carolina, Courtney Gregg of Claussen, S.C. said sportsmen shouldn’t forget about the water! The catfish are biting just fine, and on…

April kicks off great smallmouth bass fishing on Lake James

Colt Bass of Colt Bass Fishing said that trips to Lake James in April offer anglers a decent chance at a handful of nice smallmouth bass, including 4-pounders like this…

April: prime time to explore Santee Cooper lakes’ shallow water

Fishing shallow cover or open-water brush, April is a prime month to catch big crappie on the Santee Cooper lakes. (Picture by Terry Madewell) Everything is biting shallow this month…

Many angler scores Toledo Bend lunker in tournament

Herby Dauphinet of Many was fishing the Dylan Kyle Poche Memorial Bass Tournament on March 27 when he caught this 10.79-pound bass. When Herby Dauphinet, a retired oil field worker…

Don’t beat the beds; look for prespawn bass in April

Target prespawn bass this month April is the No. 1 month to bass fish for a lot of fishermen — just not me. And I think that if you’re one…

Waccamaw River bass are on their feed in April

Dana Rabon shows off the kind of hefty bass she catches this month in the Waccamaw River. (Picture by Dana Rabon) Spring is loved my many, and few love it…