42+ Pound (!!!) Bag Caught on Cooper River

42+ Pound (!!!) Bag Caught on Cooper River

The South Carolina Bass Federation had its second tournament of the season today on the Cooper River, and it appears quite likely that a new state record for a 5-fish tournament li ...

30+ Pound Bag Caught(!) – Fish the Fall Lake Murray Results

30+ Pound Bag Caught(!) – Fish the Fall Lake Murray Results

The Fish the Fall Elite Team Trail had its two-day Lake Murray event on Friday and Saturday (March 6 and 7), and it was a good one.  The father/ son team of Mike and Brian Tidwell ...

CBC Lake Wateree Preview/ Pick’ Em Competition to win $25.00/ $1,000.00

CBC Lake Wateree Preview/ Pick’ Em Competition to win $25.00/ $1,000.00

The second Carolinas Bass Challenge – South Carolina Division event of the season is coming up this Saturday on Lake Wateree out of Clearwater Cove. The first event of the year on ...

Week 9 Bass Tournament Round-Up

Week 9 Bass Tournament Round-Up

Week 9 saw six open/ tournament trail events previewed/ reported on SCFishingReport.com, as well as the first week of the "Pick 'Em" contest on this site.  Results and winning patt ...

CATT Lake Wateree Spring Qualifier #2 Results

CATT Lake Wateree Spring Qualifier #2 Results

Congratulations to Gary Michaud and Doc McDaniel, winner of the second CATT Lake Wateree Spring Qualifier today on Lake Wateree.  They caught 21.92 pounds of bass, including a 5.20 ...

Week 9 Bass Tournament Preview – Pick ’Em to Win $20.00/ $500.00

Week 9 Bass Tournament Preview – Pick ’Em to Win $20.00/ $500.00

Week 9 has six open/ tournament trail events calendared on SCFishingReport.com, and with crazy weather and tough fishing around the state it should be interesting to see what angle ...

Deal of the Week – Buckeye Football Mop Jigs Sampler Pack for $15.99 (25% off)

Deal of the Week – Buckeye Football Mop Jigs Sampler Pack for $15.99 (25% off)

Each week our sister site SCFishingTackle.com will be offering a "Deal of the Week" to allow people to try out a bait they may not be fishing yet, and this week the special is is a ...

Beaufort/ Hilton Head Spring 2015 Fishing Report (Updated March 26)

Spottail Bass: Fair to good. Bay Street Outfitters (843-524-5250) in Beaufort reports that the large winter schools are starting to split up. On high tides when the air is warm enough for fiddler crabs to be out there has been some decent tailing activity on the grass flats. Fishing has also been pretty good on the dropping tide when water is coming out of the grass but is still covering the shell bars, eit ...

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Edisto Island Spring 2015 Fishing Report (Updated March 26)

Thanks to Ron Davis, inventor of The Chatterbait, for this inshore report. Sheepshead: Very good. The sheepshead bite is very good around docks at low tide in 5-15 feet of water. Bits of clams, oysters, and mussels are the top baits. Spottail Bass: Good. The redfish bite has picked up on the flats. Mud minnows are definitely the bait of choice fished on small jigheads or under floats. Creek fishing is still ...

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Charleston Spring 2015 Fishing Report (Updated March 26)

Inshore: Haddrell’s Point (843-881-3644) reports that inshore water temperatures are hovering around 60 degrees, meaning that everything is on the brink of turning on. Sheepshead are being caught around docks and rock piles in 8-15 feet of water on fiddler crabs and live shrimp. Spottail bass have begun to break up out of their large winter schools into smaller packs, and they can be found hanging out under ...

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Grand Strand Spring 2015 Fishing Report (Updated March 26)

Inshore/ Nearshore: Perry’s Bait and Tackle (843-651-2895) in Murrell's Inlet reports that weather has improved and the fishing is starting to get a little better, too. A very few early flounder are starting to show up but they are still undersized, although one keeper-sized fish was caught at the jetties. Bull red drum and freshwater catfish continue to be caught off the “broken bridge” in Georgetown, and ...

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Santee Cooper Spring 2015 Fishing Report (Updated March 26)

Lake Marion is at 75.4, about a foot and a half below full pool, and Lake Moultrie is at 75.2, a few inches below full pool. Crappie: Good to very good. Captain Steve English (843-729-4044) reports that crappie are split between deeper and shallower water, and he has been catching about half of his fish in 12-15 feet of water. There are also a good number of fish being caught up shallow around the banks, al ...

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Lake Greenwood Spring 2015 Fishing Report (Updated March 26)

Lake Greenwood is at 437.8. Crappie: Good to very good.  Captain Chris Simpson (864-992-2352) reports that the crappie bite continues to be strong. Long-line trolling with jigs continues to be a consistent fish producer in the mouths of creeks and coves, with most fish suspended 3-8 feet deep in 10-20 feet of water. As the water has continued to warm, however, fish have made their way to the very backs, and ...

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Lake Russell Spring 2015 Fishing Report (Updated March 26)

Lake Russell is at 474.90 and surface water temperatures in the creeks are now in the 59-60 degree range, with temperatures on the main lake around 56. Crappie: Excellent.  Guide Wendell Wilson (706-283-3336) reports that now is the time for shallow crappie fishing on Lake Russell. Most fish are still pre-spawn and full of eggs, but some of the biggest females may have already spawned. However, big females ...

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Clarks Hill Spring 2015 fishing Report (Updated March 26)

Clarks Hill is at 328.74 and in the backs of some coves daytime surface temperatures have approached 70 degrees! Black bass: Very good. Buckeye Lures in Augusta reports that bass fishing is very strong on Clarks Hill and the spawn is well underway; a 28-pound sack was landed in a recent tournament. The majority of fish are still in pre-spawn mode, but each day more and more fish get on the beds. As would be ...

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Lake Wylie Spring 2015 Fishing Report (Updated March 26)

Lake Wylie is at 97.2% of full pool. Catfish: Excellent. Captain Rodger Taylor (803-517-7828) reports that catfishing on Lake Wylie is excellent as fish are feeding up heavily in the pre-spawn. Similar to Lake Wateree fish may be making a move both up the rivers and back into the creeks, and with two river arms to explore there are lots of riverine areas with moving water to fish. Rodger has spent the most ...

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Lake Murray Spring Fishing Report (Updated March 26)

Lake Murray is at 358.13, and surface water temperatures at the dam are around 57 degrees during the day when the sun is out. Further up the lake temperatures in the low 60s can be found, depending on side of the lake and time of day. Crappie: Very good. Captain Brad Taylor (803-331-1354) reports that up the lake about half of the fish have spawned and moved back out, while another half of the fish are spaw ...

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Lake Wateree Spring 2015 Fishing Report (Updated March 26)

Lake Wateree is at 97.4% of full pool. Largemouth Bass: Excellent. Tournament angler Dearal Rodgers (803-223-1117) reports that bass fishing is as good as it gets right now on Lake Wateree, and fish are moving into coves and pockets and feeding heavily as spawning season gets underway. Down the lake a number of fish are already bedding, while up the lake the fish are not far behind. If anglers want to catch ...

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Lake Hartwell Spring 2015 Fishing Report (Updated March 26)

Lake Hartwell is up to 658.21 and water temperatures have reached the high 50s/ low 60s. Fishing is wide open. Striped and Hybrid Bass: Good to very good.  Captain Bill Plumley reports that striper fishing has been strong on Lake Hartwell, and his boat has had multiple 20+ fish days recently. While he has been trying other techniques almost all of the fish have been caught on free-lined live herring pulled ...

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Lake Keowee Spring 2015 Fishing Report (Updated March 26)

Lake Keowee is at 97.1% of full pool. Largemouth and Spotted Bass: Good.  Guide Brad Fowler (864-934-5813) reports that it is a mixed bag on both Lake Keowee and Lake Hartwell, and on both lakes fish can be found spawning, pre-spawn, and even still out fairly deep in a typical late-winter pattern.   While anglers can still target fish in 20-25 plus feet of water, if they want to focus on pre-spawn and spawn ...

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Lake Jocassee Spring 2015 Fishing Report (Updated March 26)

Lake Jocassee water levels are up to 98.6% of full pool and surface temperatures are on the rise. Trout: Good. Jocassee Outdoor Center (864-944-9016) reports that last week Jocassee trout fishing was a little bit off of the pace it has been on, but with a 7-pounder caught yesterday thinks may be getting back to very good. Overall the “sweet spot” for catching trout has been 30-50 feet of water, although fis ...

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Lake Hartwell Winter 2014-15 Fishing Report (Updated March 15)

Lake Hartwell is up to 657.99 with water temperatures in the mid-50s some days, and as the lake begins to thaw out the fishing is picking up, too. Feeding activity is still not great but it is headed that way. Striped and Hybrid Bass: Fair.  Captain Bill Plumley reports that as water temperatures are rising striper fishing is also picking up. There are not large numbers of fish being caught yet, but some go ...

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Lake Monticello 2014-15 Winter Fishing Report (Updated March 4)

Catfish: Fair to good.  Captain Chris Simpson (864-992-2352) reports that the big fish bite remains very up and down, with slow to fair fishing one day and then the next day can be very good. The most consistent pattern seems to be anchoring on the deep side of points and humps and fan casting baits in 40-70 feet of water. Fishing around large schools of baitfish can sometimes pay off and watching the divin ...

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Buckeye Lures Sale

For a limited time http://www.SCFishingTackle.com will be offering a buy 3, get 1 free sale on all Buckeye Lures products (while supplies last). We already offer among the lowest prices on Buckeye products available - Mop Jigs are $3.99, Spot Remover 5-packs are $3.89, etc. - so this is a tremendous chance to save as you stock up for spring. For example, a customer purchasing three ½ ounce Green Pumpkin Mop ...

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