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Lake Murray Fishing Report

Lake Murray is at 357.5. Bream: Very good.  Lake World (803-957-6548) reports that bream fishing is still very strong.  The best bluegill have been found surprisingly deep in 15-20 feet of water, while good shellcracker have been caught shallower in 4-12 feet of water.  Small to medium-sized bream can be caught around the banks. Catfish: Fair to good.  Captain Chris Simpson (864-992-2352) reports that the s ...

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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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