UPCOMING EVENT: YETI College Fishing - 2019 - Sam Rayburn Reservoir



Top 10 Patterns from Santee Cooper

From practice until the last day of the tournament, the water temperature increased by 15 degrees. During that time hordes of big Santee Cooper bass moved from their winter haunts to spawning beds, and the entire tournament field was there to intercept them. READ MORE »


Top 10 Baits from Santee Cooper

Right now is one of the best times to fish Santee Cooper in South Carolina. This week the anglers crushed the fish throwing many different baits around Lake Marion and Lake Moultrie. Here are the baits that made the most money this week in the Costa FLW Series. READ MORE »


Thrift Stuns at Santee Cooper

Bryan Thrift has had less than a stellar start to his 2016 fishing season. First came a 102nd-place finish at the first Costa FLW Series event of the season on Lake Okeechobee. Then he finished 132nd place at the Walmart FLW Tour opener, which was also on Okeechobee. READ MORE »


Home-Lake Knowledge Pays for Walters on Santee

Co-angler Todd Walters of Summerville, S.C., has fished and duck hunted on Santee Cooper all his life, and today he proved how well he knows it with a victory in the co-angler division of the Costa FLW Series event presented by Frabill. READ MORE »


Thrift Catches 30 Pounds, Wins Costa FLW Series Tourney On Santee Cooper Presented By Frabill

MANNING, S.C. (March 12, 2016) – FLW Tour star Bryan Thrift of Shelby, North Carolina, weighed a monster five-bass limit totaling 30 pounds, 7 ounces Saturday to win the Costa FLW Series Southeastern Division event on Santee Cooper presented by Frabill with a three-day total of 14 bass weighing 79 pounds, 15 ounces. For his win, Thrift earned $48,200 and a new Ranger Z518 bass boat with a... READ MORE »


Dortch Takes a Narrow Lead

Bradley Dortch of Bay Minette, Ala., now leads the Costa FLW Series on Santee Cooper with 50 pounds, 8 ounces. Dortch weighed in 29 pounds, 9 ounces on day one and backed that up with 20 pounds, 15 ounces today. Santee Cooper’s catchfest continued on day two. READ MORE »


Top 5 Patterns from Santee Cooper Day 2

The Costa FLW Series presented by Frabill on Santee Cooper is quickly becoming a tale of two lakes. Bradley Dortch of Bay Minette, Ala., is leading from the lower lake (Moultrie), but just behind him by 9 ounces is Tim Malone, who is fishing the upper lake (Marion). The two lakes are connected by diversion canal. Ironically, both anglers are in different lakes, but they are both using spinnerbaits to do their damage. READ MORE »


Santee Cooper Midday Update Day 2

On the water reporters for the Costa FLW Series presented by Frabill on Santee Cooper have determined that the tournament leaders are somewhat divided into two camps: those fishing way up the upper lake and those fishing way down the lower lake. READ MORE »


Hammerbury Leads Santee Slugfest

Quaker State pro Scott Canterbury experienced a “dream day” on Santee Cooper, sacking up 32 pounds, 1 ounce to take the early lead in the Costa FLW Series event after day one. In all, day one was a Santee Cooper sack parade as 20-pound limits crossed the stage all day. READ MORE »


Top 5 Patterns from Santee Cooper Day 1

If you were to roll up to the Costa FLW Series weigh-in today with a 20-pound bag of fish, you would find yourself in 30th place. That’s how good the fishing is at Santee Cooper right now. READ MORE »


Santee Hawgs on Beds

Day one of the Costa FLW Series Southeastern Division event on Santee Cooper presented by Frabill kicked off this morning out of John C. Land III Landing. The 196 pros and co-anglers competing in the tournament, which is hosted by the Clarendon County Chamber of Commerce, will enjoy warm and near perfect fishing conditions through the rest of the week, helping to bring plenty of big limits to the scales. READ MORE »


Staging Game Key at Santee Cooper

According to two Santee Cooper experts, the upcoming Costa FLW Series Southeastern Division event presented by Frabill on the famed South Carolina fishery March 10-12 should produce plenty of big bass, even though it might fall just short of being a full-blown slugfest. READ MORE »