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Tennessee Team Takes Lead In Bassmaster High School National Championship On Lake Hartwell

  ANDERSON, S.C. — Ty Trentham and Chase McCarter recovered from a slow start to catch 17-lbs., 15-ozs. to take the lead on Day 1 of the Abu Garcia Bassmaster High School National Championship presented by Academy Sports + Outdoors on Lake Hartwell. The Sevier County High School juniors hold a 2-oz. lead on Livingston…

Crappie Record Established For Chattahoochee River Below Buford Dam

That beautiful stretch of the Chattahoochee River in the north Atlanta suburbs below the Lake Lanier tailrace is best known for fantastic trout fishing, including for naturally producing brown trout that can grow to huge sizes. There is also good fishing for other species, especially in the lower end of this stretch of river in…

Sinclair All Nighter Produces New Flathead Record

Lake Sinclair has always been a big part of Tommy Spell’s life. He grew up fishing there and that hasn’t changed through the years. It’s more than 55 miles from his Alamo home, but he still makes the trek there often because it the largest lake closest to his home. Those late-night hours fishing for…

Emmanuel College Coach Pam Martin-Wells Embracing Faith And Fishing In Cancer Battle 

As the all-time leading money winner among female bass anglers, Pam Martin-Wells’ recent victory at a Lady Bass Anglers Association (LBAA) event on Arkansas’ Bull Shoals Lake came as no surprise. Far more astonishing, however, Martin-Wells claimed victory with a Toyota sun buff covering her bald head, because just days earlier she had received her…

2022 Bassmaster High School National Championship Set For Hartwell

  Temperatures in South Carolina have heated up and so has the fishing on Lake Hartwell as young anglers from across the country prepare for the Abu Garcia Bassmaster High School Championship presented by Academy Sports + Outdoors. Featuring eight members of the Bassmaster High School All-American Fishing Team presented by Academy Sports + Outdoors and…

Ogeechee Warmouth Gives Glenn Settles Six River Records

  Glenn Settles lives on the Ogeechee River between Statesboro and Sylvania. His riverside home gives him the opportunity to fish several evenings a week. He loves the leisure of fishing for redbreast sunfish. What he rarely catches on the river is warmouth, but June 21 was different. “I was fishing for redbreast sunfish with…

Wolf Pack Bass

The summer heat has reached its peak across much of the Southeast, and it’s about wore out its welcome. The bass fishing can be tough during the summer, with bass pushing deeper and deeper on many fisheries as they seek out the cooler water near the thermocline.  But inevitably every year, there comes a point…

Lake Lanier August Spotted Bass From Top To Bottom

Lake Lanier is famous for its big spotted bass, and in August you can catch them from top to bottom on points, roadbeds and humps near deep water. They may be chasing bait on top, suspended in the water column or on the bottom, but fishing the right places with the right baits will put…

Chattahoochee River Bass Record Caught By Striper Fisherman

Dacula’s Kristian Pereira pretty much fishes only on Lake Lanier, so when a buddy offered him the opportunity of fishing on the Chattahoochee River for the first time, he jumped at the chance. It was a trip the 26-year-old car salesman will never forget. While stripe fishing, he caught a 7-lb., 4-oz. largemouth bass that…

Savannah River Reservoirs Seeing Good Growth From Water Willow Plantings

  Georgia’s eastern flank offers some of the best freshwater fishing in the state, and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) works to improve bass habitat at the Savannah River reservoirs. The USACE operates three major lakes along Georgia’s border with South Carolina: Lake Hartwell, Richard B. Russell Lake and Clarks Hill Lake. Administratively,…

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