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Lake Murray Fishing News and Report (Updated July 1)

While Lake Murray may be better known for its striper fishing than its catfish fishery, Captain Chris Simpson (864-992-2352) reports that anglers on his boat have been filling up coolers with channel catfish this summer. The key has been anchoring on points and humps and fan-casting out dip (stink) baits, cut herring, and shrimp in 5-25 feet of water. Channels are voracious feeders in the warmer months and ...

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Lake Murray Spring 2015 Fishing Report (Updated June 5)

Lake Murray is at 358.1. Striped bass: Good. Lake World (803-957-6548) reports that striper are definitely in the area of the dam and starting to move into a typical summer pattern, but the results of the recent Lake World striper tournament attest that that is only part of the story. Fish were caught all over the lake, with good reports coming from Crystal Lake and someone even fishing up the river. While ...

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Exclusive Content: How the USC Bass Fishing Team Won the National Championship on Lake Murray

A casual observer could make the mistake of thinking that today was an ordinary day of college for University of South Carolina junior Gettys Brannon, an advertising major at USC and one-half of the bass fishing team that also includes Patrick Walters. Gettys had to go to classes, and when he wasn’t in class he had a project that he was working to finish up. But the truth is that today was no ordinary day f ...

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Lake Murray Winter 2014/15 Fishing Report (Updated March 15)

Lake Murray is at 358.08, and surface water temperatures at the dam are in the low to mid-50s. Further up temperatures as high as the upper 50s have been seen, with temperatures significantly warmer on the north side of the lake than the south side (because of the sun’s angle). White Perch: Excellent. Lake World (803-957-6548) reports that the white perch remains king on Lake Murray, with schools scattered ...

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30+ Pound Bag Caught(!) – Fish the Fall Lake Murray Results

The Fish the Fall Elite Team Trail had its two-day Lake Murray event on Friday and Saturday (March 6 and 7), and it was a good one.  The father/ son team of Mike and Brian Tidwell won the tournament with a two-day total of 48.33 pounds, including a whopping Day 2 bag weighing 30.79 pounds!  The bag featured a 9.11 pound big fish and set a new all-time Fish the Fall team record.  Tournament director Dennis L ...

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