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Lake Murray Fishing Report

Lake Murray is at 356.5. Bream: Very good. Lake World (803-957-6548) reports that the shellcracker bite remains very strong, both for sizes and numbers of fish. Concentrate in 4-10 feet of water and fish worms on the bottom. Good-sized bluegill are harder to find right now. Striped bass: Good.  Lake World reports that striper are schooling all over the lake, from the dam up to the twin islands and on up to ...

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Winter Catfishing on Lake Murray with Captain Chris Simpson

Several years ago I had the opportunity to fish for monster blue catfish on Lake Monticello with Captain Chris Simpson, and I gained an appreciation of the nuance of fishing for monster catfish on that lake.  The payoff is tremendous if you coax a 30-60 plus pound monster to bite, and Lake Monticello has fish much bigger than that, but its huge catfish are finicky.  They can guard a piece of cut bait for an ...

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