This week has been outstanding for White Perch, The fishing is smoking hot!! Half ounce spoons in 20 to 30 feet of water are taking alot of fish for the frying pan!! My past 3 days of fishing has produced approximately 170 white perch. Doesn't get any better right now!!
Cabela’s North American Bass Circuit will hold a tournament on Lake Lanier on March 22.
The 2014 Cabela’s NABC circuit is better than ever with expansion to the Southeastern, US with a new Southeast Region in its first full year on some of the best lakes in the area. Each regular season event of only 75 teams or more will vie for a guaranteed first place prize of $10,000 cash at EACH.... Read More
Even though it was a “tough day” of fishing with howling winds and bluebird skies, Roger Padgett of Travelers Rest was still able to pull in the winning fish at the February Jocassee Outdoor Center Trout Tournament.
Pagett’s brown trout weighed-in at 3.72 pounds and was caught in the Toxaway River. Pagett said that he caught the fish while trolling in 45 feet of water on a #2 flat brass.... Read More
Blue Catfish are stating to bite hard at Wateree Dam. May sure you look at Duike Energy Website to get the estimated time when they shut of the water to the dam. During that time the Blue Catfish will bite off of Nightcrawler. For some reason they seemed to love the Walmart Canadian Nightcrawlers.
Even with the extreme weather that Upstate fishermen have experienced, Lake Hartwell anglers are catching a variety of fish. The key is picking your fishing days when the weather is tolerable and fishing the creeks.
“They are killing the crappie on Lake Hartwell,” according to Randy Childers of Lake Hartwell Fishing & Marine in Anderson. 'Anglers are catching crappie in the creeks.... Read More
With weather getting colder and colder, the trout fishing on Lake Jocassee keeps getting better and better. Just ask Evans Lalas of Charlotte who hauled in a 5.80 pound brown trout to win the January Jocassee Outdoor Center Trout Tournament.
Lalas said it was a tough day of fishing because the trout keep hitting short, and he kept missing fish. Around 11:00, while fishing the Three Rivers.... Read More
“We got lucky and won!” said Brad McCall of Anderson with his partner Mike Durham of Liberty about winning the Hartwell Cat Chasers Tournament on Lake Hartwell Jan. 4. The team had three catfish that weighed 98.45 pounds and the big cat weighed-in at 38.95 pounds.
While others were carping about “nearly freezing to death” and frozen equipment not working, the winning anglers were not.... Read More
The White perch fishing here on Lake Murray is outstanding right now, with big fat keeper fish, just waitin to be tossed into a deep fryer!!! 25 to 35 feet of water is the key active bite! Half ounce Berry's Flex it spoons is the hot spoon right now!! Chartreuse seems to be the best color with the lake water being dingy to stained, because of recent rains! get on out and get some hot action!!
Jeff Bridges of Indian Trial, NC, won the Jocassee Outdoor Center Trout Tournament with the winning trout weighing-in at 4.42 pounds on Saturday, December 21.
Bridges caught his winning brown while trolling 25 feet deep with a copper/silver Sutton #44 spoon. Bridges said that he and his partner caught 15 trout that day, and five were “keepers.” “The trout fishing is just now starting to.... Read More
“Typically, this is the best time of the year for cat fishing on Lake Murray,” according to Capt. Chris Simpson of Fightin Da Blues Guide Service.
The catfish are scattered this time of the year and the fish will hit throughout the whole day. This is why Simpson will start fishing in 25 feet of water in the creeks and then move out to 60 feet in the river channels.
The bream fishing at Santee is as hot as ever, with anglers catching limits of bluegills and shellcrackers all over the upper and lower lakes. Bluegills are biting crickets in a range of depths, anywhere from 2-12 feet deep.
Anglers are having luck with shellcrackers fishing on or near the bottom, also in a variety of depths. Nightcrawlers and red wigglers are producing well.
Most people think that the best time for catfishing is in the summer. But according to Daron Doolittle of 34 Bait & Tackle in Newberry, the beginning of catfish season is now on Lake Monticello.
“The best catfishing is November thru May,” said Doolittle. “Catfish like cold water and with the water temperature starting to cool, the fishing is starting to pick up.” Doolittle said that.... Read More
Lake Murray Shellcrackers are starting to bite!! Humps and secondary points with shellbeds are the ticket right now with the cooling water temps! Nightcrawlers and red worms fished on split shot rigs and mini carolina rigs are the ticket right now! This bite will get fast and furious with cooler weather!! The best depth for them seems to be 3 to 10 feet of water right now! I move every 30.... Read More
“There is no topwater bite for hybrids/stripers on Lake Hartwell, but they are starting to school, and they are hitting small baits,” according to Preston Harden of Bucktail Guide Service (706) 255-5622. “The high water has the fish spread out, but small flukes on jig heads are producing,” Harden reported. Harden says that the fish are hitting on the fall in anywhere from the surface to.... Read More
Despite the cooler mornings, nights, and evenings, the bream fishing on the Santee Cooper lakes is still hot. The only difference is that experienced bream anglers are starting later in the day.
'We like to let the sun get up and begin warming the water because when the mornings are as cool as they have been, the bream won't bite until a little later in the day anyway,' said Borden.... Read More
“School is not in secession for the hybrids/stripers on Lake Hartwell, yet,” according to Brian Morton at the Bait Shop in Anderson. “When they started pulling water on Lake Hartwell to lower the water level, the fishing died, but the good news is that the fish are starting to group up,” said Morton. The hybrids/stripers are suspended about 50 feet deep in 70 feet of water down near the.... Read More
The Skinning Shed
The Skinning Shed is a State Licensed and Inspected processing center for wildgame such as Deer, Hog and Alligator. We also offer sales of wildgame seed for food plots and deer stands. Wild caught catfish are cleaned daily and available for purchase.