Folks who fully embrace a mindset of You cant have you cake and eat it, too havent spent time fishing at Lake Murray. This 50,000-acre impoundment of the Saluda River offers fishermen best of both worlds opportunities. While Murray has definite highland impoundment characteristics clear water, a structure-rich deep lower main body and plenty of steep banks it also offers outstanding-shallow water fishing in a complex network of creeks and coves.
Michael Murphy of Gilbert also likes the fact that Murray offers excellent fishing for a variety of species. Although he earns his living a tournament bass angler and by doing marketing work for tackle companies that cater mostly to bass fishermen, Murphy also enjoys catching stripers, bluegills, crappie and even catfish, and when hes free, he will take clients on guided fishing trips.