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Lake Murray Winter 2014/15 Fishing Report (Updated February 26)

Lake Murray is at 357.77, and surface water temperatures range from about 44-45 degrees in Crystal Lake up to about 48 by the dam. Catfish: Slow to fair.  Captain Chris Simpson (864-992-2352) reports that there has not been much to get excited about on Murray lately, and while a few quality fish (big blues and channels) are being caught the numbers are way down. Anchoring on humps and points and fan casting ...

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Fishers of Men Lake Murray Results

Congratulations to Ronnie Mueller and Wayne Frierson, winners of the first Fishers of Men SC Lowcountry Team Tournament of 2015 on Lake Murray yesterday.  They caught a monster 5-fish bag weighing 27.05 pounds, including a 6.49 pound big fish. 2nd place went to Ross Burns and Josh Rennebaum with 5 fish weighing 18.77 pounds. 3rd place went to Josh Gardner and Dustin McCurry with 5 fish weighing 17.09, inclu ...

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ABA Weekend Series Lake Murray Results

Congratulation to Brock Taylor of Pendleton, winner of the first ABA Weekend Series SC Division event of 2015 on Lake Murray.  Brock had 19.12 pounds (5 fish). Second place went to Sean Anderson of Leesville with 18.78 pounds (5). Third place went to Todd Pearson of Anderson with 16.28 pounds (5). Fourth place went to Randy C. Huffman of Charleston, WV with 16.14 pounds (5). Fifth place went to Reinaldo "Ra ...

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Winning Patterns: Anglers Report How the BFL on Lake Murray was Won

On Saturday, February 14 the first event of the 2015 BFL South Carolina Division season took place on Lake Murray out of Dreher Island State Park. 90 boaters and co-anglers braved freezing conditions early, and fierce winds throughout the day, in search of unpredictable late winter bass. Most anglers described the conditions and the fishing as “tough,” and on the co-angler side 4 pounds even was enough to c ...

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Week 7 Tournament Preview

Week 7 was originally supposed to see three open/ tournament trail events calendared on SCFishingReport.com, but tournament director Brett Collins decided to postpone (date TBA) the second CATT Spring Qualifier on Lake Wylie because so many anglers were planning to fish the first CBC NC Division event of the year on Lake Norman.   Accordingly, this feature will only preview two tournaments for the upcoming ...

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Complete Coverage: Anglers Report How the CBC Lake Murray Tournament was Won

The first event of the Carolinas Bass Challenge 2015 South Carolina Division season is in the books, and as expected tournament director Brett Collins hosted a superb tournament to officially kick off the fourth year of this mega-trail for weekend anglers. 173 boats and 374 anglers were part of the event where more than $40,000.00 were given away, and the quality of the production fit the occasion. There wa ...

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Carolinas Bass Challenge Lake Murray Tournament Results

Congratulations to Chris Marshall and Josh Gardner, winners of the CBC SC Division Event on Lake Murray today.  The winning team had the heaviest sack at 23.90 pounds, as well as the big fish - an 8.31 pound hawg!  Stay tuned for more information and full results.   If you appreciate this information and want to receive timely notification of future posts, please visit our Facebook page and "like" us a ...

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Carolinas Bass Challenge Lake Murray Tournament Preview with Captain Doug Lown

The Carolinas Bass Challenge has its first South Carolina Division tournament of the 2015 season this Saturday on Lake Murray out of Dreher Island State Park.   173 boats are entered, and there is a guaranteed first place prize of $8,000.00. Blast-off will be at safe light with weigh-ins in flights after 3:00. I caught up with Captain Doug Lown, a veteran tournament angler and long-time guide on Lake Murray ...

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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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Early Spring Bass Fishing on Lake Murray with FLW Pro Matt Arey

FLW Pro Matt Arey of Shelby, North Carolina spends much of “fishing season” on the road, and so from the end of February through the summer he will usually be found traveling around the country to FLW Tour Events. When he’s not traveling he’s often guiding and tournament fishing on his home lakes, Lake Wylie and Lake Norman, and throughout the year he also spends plenty of time on some of the smaller lakes ...

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