BassWestUSA - Spring, 2012, Page 85

Over the years I have had the pleasure to fish the lakes of VIP adventures and being the gracious host Marc is in allowing me to entertain writers and film for video and TV projects. Such the case was just a few months ago when I had the pleasure of fishing and shooting pictures with my longtime friend Russ Comeau AKA Bassdozer. It had been a long time since I had the chance to fish with Dozer and could not think of a better place to make this happen. We had such a great time catching bass, telling some stories and getting in a few quality pictures as well. I can’t wait to do it again. Immediately after entertaining Russ I had my friends from Bass West USA TV stop by to shoot a TV segment for their new show. Make sure you tune into The Pursuit Channel, DISH channel 240 and Direct TV chan- nel 60 or visit for additional stations and more info. Host Adam Paul and I had a great time on the lake and Adam caught a really nice one but you are going to have to tune in to see it! This is truly one of the best new fishing shows to come along in a while. If want to learn more visit or drop Marc a line at 843-708-5473. Marc can get you set up for some great bass action and teach you some new techniques you can take back to your own water and put to use. When in town I recommend staying at Holiday Inn Express right off the highway in Summerville, SC - 843-875-3300.

which I am very proud of.” The property consists of 5 bodies of water (one lake is actually connected to another by a canal) all of which have their own personality. Water color varies from clear green to stained and although all of the lake have Marc’s famous man made bamboo brush piles the shoreline cover ranges from reeds, laydowns, stumps and alligator grass. In addition to several hundred brush piles Marc has created he has also planted hundreds of Cyprus trees adorning the banks for ad- ditional cover and provide additional spawning area for the bass.

Getting the VIP trea tment

I have known Marc for many years now and have spent a lot of time at the lakes fishing for fun, competing in his VIP invite only tournaments, filming video and TV shows and I remember the first bass I ever caught with Marc at the lake. The sun was just barely coming up and just a couple hundred feet from the boat ramp Marc instructs me to cast my buzzbait towards a small island. “This is a flat that has a slight drop and the big fish like it early in the morning Marc advised” No sooner did he finish and a huge eruption happens on my buzzbait and the first fish of the day is on and it’s seven pounds! After taking some pictures and releasing the fish, Marc heads to another similar spot and instructs me where to place my cast….whoosh another huge fish eats the buzzer! I do not even know how many we caught that day but I will forever remember this day and many others I have spent on the lakes. Sure some days they bite really well and others you need to work a bit harder to catch them but that is what fishing is all about.

The one thing that I really enjoy about fishing the lakes is the diversity of the waters. The lakes range from 100-150 acres each and offer some great tranquil settings making you feel like you some place exotic yet the city of Summerville is only 15 minutes away. One other thing I like is the diversity of ways to ac- tually catch a bass on the lakes. On any given day and on any of the lakes you can catch bass in multiple ways from top wa- ter to cranking to pitching and flipping and you can catch a big one with any of them. It’s an awesome place to teach an angler new techniques and I will admit I actually sharpened some of my crankbait skills at the lakes. Marc takes pride in the lakes and the ability to teach something during the day “there is nothing better than to see a guest catch their fish bass on a particular lure or by using a technique I showed them” So if you are looking for something out of the norm give Marc a shout and tell him to give you the VIP treatment……you may never be the same! BWU

Spring 2012