Santee Cooper Fishing Report
Lake levels are about 2 feet below full pool in Lake Marion and one foot below full pool in Lake Moultrie.
Catfish: Slow to fair. Captain Jim Glenn (843-825-4239) reports that with the cold, muddy inflow into the lakes catfishing has really slowed down. However, despite the slow bite there have still been some quality fish caught, and just before the ice storm Jim’s boat caught multiple fish over 20 pounds in several days’ fishing as well as some teenage-sized fish. Some fish bit soon after setting up, while others took hours to bite.
Bream and Crappie: Slow. Captain Steve English (843-729-4044) reports that the lake is cold and muddy. A few quality fish have been caught, but they are few and very, very far between.
Largemouth bass: No new report from Captain Jimmie Hair (843-553-1139).
Striped bass: No new reports from Captain Jim Glenn.
DHEC fish advisories: Largemouth bass and bowfin (mudfish) should only be eaten once per week.