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33° 22' 35.0832" N, 80° 7' 13.9584" W

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Fishing Report
December 11, 2014

Lake Murray:

  • Largemouth bass: Slow. Bass fishing is still slow and fishing activity has been relatively light. Tossing buzzbaits first thing was the best way to target fish. During the day throwing Carolina rigs off points in 15-20 feet of water has been the best pattern.
  • Crappie: Fair. From the mid-lake on up crappie are biting pretty well around brush in 5-15 feet of water. Both minnows and jigs will catch fish.
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Fishing Report
December 8, 2014

Santee Cooper SystemCrappie: Very good. Captain Steve English reports that his boat has been catching limits every day, with sizes also strong including a recent fish over 3 pounds. Fish have moved a bit deeper, and right now the best fishing has been dropping minnows 10-18 feet down over brush in 20-35 feet of water. More fish have been caught in the lower lake, but nice sized crappie have been caught in both. This bite should hold up through mid-December.Bream: Good to very good. Captain Steve English reports that bluegills are very heavy on the brushpiles. Fishing crickets 10-18 feet down over brush in 20-35 feet of water has been the best pattern, which equates to the same areas that crappie are being caught. Bluegill are generally a bit more aggressive than crappie so the best bet for anglers targeting crappie is to move on to the next brushpile if they start catching bream.Catfish: Good. Captain Jim Glenn reports that the expected seasonal improvement in catfishing has occurred as predicted, and with water temperatures dropping into the mid-60s and then below fishing got much better. In addition to seasonal factors this probably indicates that there has been better growth with the population decline over the past few years, and the protection of big fish may be helping. In his own fishing Captain Jim has found good results drifting cut shad in 8-25 feet on days with a steady breeze. Fish still seem to be scattered but they will begin to move into deeper water in both lakes as temperatures continue to fall.

South Carolina freshwater recreational fishing regulations.

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