|Cold weather makes December prime time for big Monticello cats
388 Views - Posted: December 03 at 6:00 am
Guide Daron Doolittle said that December is a prime time to take a big catfish on Lake Monticello, and the big blues are busting big baits right now.
|Upstate trout streams filled with plenty of hungry fish this fall
241 Views - Posted: December 02 at 1:00 pm
For trout fishermen in the Upstate, it’s the best of both worlds – you can choose between fishing artificial-only, delayed-harvest waters or fish put-and-take streams and take a mess of fish home to eat. Either way, the S.C. Department of Natural Resources has been taking advantage of higher water levels and cooler temperatures to load local streams up with rainbow and brown trout.
|Blue Christmas - Tactics for Santee Cooper's blue catfish
52 Views - Posted: December 01 at 6:00 am
Veteran fishermen debate over the best time of year to target blue catfish on the Santee Cooper lakes. Some argue for April, when big blues move shallow to spawn. Others point to June, when blues continually graze on mussel beds. Another argument can be made that February is best, as anglers claim it never gets too cold for blue cats.
|Topwater bite for Lake Hartwell stripers, hybrids and largemouths heats up
415 Views - Posted: November 21 at 12:51 pm
The on-again, off-again demise of summer has finally dropped water temperatures enough to start the long-anticipated fall schooling activity for hybrid, striped and even black bass species on Lake Hartwell.†
|Lake Murray crappie bite is picking up in Little Saluda area
744 Views - Posted: November 20 at 8:45 am
The crappie are biting on Lake Murray, and two popular techniques are keeping anglers busy: spider-rigging and single-pole fishing.
|Cool weather has kicked off great catfish bite on Lake Murray
752 Views - Posted: November 11 at 9:21 am
Catfishing on Lake Murray is productive and popular year-round, but November and December are the top two months, according to guide Chris Simpson.
|Lake Murray shellcrackers moving shallow, hitting nightcrawlers
497 Views - Posted: October 29 at 7:00 pm
The recent cool weather has begun to push Lake Murray's shellcrackers into shallow water, and the fish are feeding heartily.†
|Jigs vs. Minnows
163 Views - Posted: October 15 at 7:00 am
The age-old debate continues as to which is best for catching crappie out of Santee Cooper, the jig or the minnow.
|Depth can be a key to daily success on fall slabs
131 Views - Posted: October 15 at 7:00 am
Guide Buster Rush said there’s some movement of fish during October because of the change in water temperature; it slowly drops as the month progresses. The depths and preferred locations will likely change from the beginning to the end of the month.
|Lake Murray will have 8-foot drawdown this winter, utility says
1193 Views - Posted: October 08 at 6:00 am
The public utility that owns Lake Murray will draw the lake down by eight feet this winter to improve water quality in the lake, and fisheries biologists and local fishermen say it should also improve fishing.
|Sack Santeeís fall slabs - It isnít spring, but fall is an awfully good month to catch crappie on South Carolinaís Santee Cooper lakes
247 Views - Posted: October 01 at 7:00 am
Crappie can be caught throughout the year, but there are times and places when the fishing can extraordinary. The Santee Cooper lakes and October are that ideal combination of place and time.
|Crappie bite has been great at Lake Wylie as weather has cooled
546 Views - Posted: September 30 at 6:00 pm
The crappie fishing has perked up at Lake Wylie with the slightly cooler weather, and guide Jerry Neeley said he’s consistently catching coolers full of hefty crappie.
|Wateree River bream bite has been excellent
439 Views - Posted: September 30 at 12:00 pm
The bream bite is hot on the Wateree River, and Sumter's Mike Spinks said that although shellcrackers and bluegill are keeping him busy, there is more to catching them than just tossing in a piece of bait and watching the cork go under.
|SCDNR biologists point to drought as key to decline in Santee Cooper blue catfish
1011 Views - Posted: September 26 at 7:00 pm
The blue catfish population, which has supported a tremendous recreational and commercial fishery in the Santee Cooper lakes for almost 50 years, is in serious decline, and biologists think a near-decade long drought may be the cause.
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