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Go shallow for Santee Cooper catfish

It’s tough to beat May for catfish on the Santee Cooper lakes, and fishing for them this time of year is a bit different than it has been for several months. Anglers can still expect to catch a trophy, but they’ll do it with a different technique.

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April 28 at 2:07 pm
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Fishing’s tops, no fooling

April is the month when almost every species of fish that spawns is in skinny water:  largemouth bass, crappie, catfish, stripers, shellcrackers and bream. Stripers are shallow in the sense they are running up the river to spawn and in fact, many are caught in the Pack’s and Elliott’s flats areas adjacent to the river.

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April 15 at 9:00 am
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Rattling baits for bass

Animals and fish survive with the assistance of their unique and keen sensory abilities. In the aquatic environment, where sight can be often compromised, extrasensory abilities must be built into an organism to find food and avoid predators. And anglers can use special lures to take advantage of these extrasensory organs and bring more fish to the boat. 

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April 15 at 7:00 am
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Black crappie and white crappie

For some anglers who target crappie, they are nothing more than crappie or speckled perch.

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April 15 at 7:00 am
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Ideal watercraft for lower Saluda River float fishing

Due to shoals and other features found on rivers such as the lower Saluda, anglers wanting to fish from a watercraft must find vessels other than a traditional, deep- hulled boat.  

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April 15 at 7:00 am
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How to catch more Broad River smallmouth

The water levels on the Broad River are still a little bit high, but not nearly as bad as they have been ever since the big Flood of ’15, and the water temperature and water clarity are just right for smallmouth fishing. 

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April 12 at 10:26 pm
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Husband, wife, each catch trophy catfish at Santee

Donald Pope and his wife Lucille Pope reeled in two nice Catfish weighing 94 and 62 pounds on the Diversion Canal last week. Not only did they both set new personal records for themselves, but they also took home some money in the Big Fish Big Bucks Fishing Derby on Santee Cooper.

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April 10 at 10:19 pm
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10-year-old angler catches 76-pound Santee catfish

Taking a kid fishing instills in them an attitude of appreciation for the outdoors, but hooking them up to a 76-pound blue catfish is subject to creating an angler for life.

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April 04 at 1:47 pm
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