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Santee Cooper Supplemental Fishing Report (Updated Nov. 19)

Water continues to pour into the Santee Cooper lakes, and despite the power company releasing water through all three discharge sites Lake Marion is at 76.6 and Lake Moultrie is at 75.1, both only a few inches below full pool. At the same time that the lakes are experiencing massive inflows, Captain Jim Glenn (843-825-4239) reports that catfishing has been strong with most folks reporting success.  Conditio ...

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Lake Murray Fishing News and Report (Updated November 13)

A few weeks ago Lake World (803-957-6548) reported that they had never seen a fishery change as much as quickly as Lake Murray striper fishing did after the October floods, and with another significant round of rain it should be no surprise that they have seen another first.  Guide Richard Hall at Lake World says that with the recent rains striper have pushed up the lake and they can now be found from the m ...

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Lake Wylie Fishing News and Report (Updated November 12)

What a difference another deluge of rain makes!  In his most recent report Captain Rodger Taylor (803-517-7828) advised that the catfish were hanging out around deep ledges in a typical fall pattern and feeding very well, while the white perch fishing was even better.  Perch were grouped up in the creeks about 25 feet deep and catching 400 or 500 fish in a trip was a real possibility. Based on his last coup ...

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Santee Cooper Fishing Report (Updated November 11)

Everyone knows that the Santee Cooper system has a history of producing big fish, whether largemouth bass (co-state record), catfish (3 state records and one world record), crappie (state record black crappie), bream (state record shellcracker), or striped bass– among other species.  However, a 3-pound crappie is a big crappie anywhere, and catching more than one of them in a trip is always a great trip.  A ...

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Lake Greenwood Fishing News and Report (Updated November 10)

A couple of weeks ago Captain Chris Simpson (864-992-2352) reported that Lake Greenwood was starting to calm down after the flood, and the catfish bite was beginning to improve.  Drifting with herring and gizzard shad was starting to work pretty well, and the fish were feeding most actively in the 10-25 foot range.  Main lake points and humps were the best areas to target, but it was also worth checking fee ...

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