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Sumter angler catches 4-pound crappie from Santee River

While the Santee Cooper lakes might be the crown jewels of the South when it comes to catching slab crappie, it was the Santee River that gave up a 4-pound trophy to Jeff Sanford of Sumter last Thursday, Jan. 28.

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February 03 at 7:22 am
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Drop deep for winter crappie in South Carolina reservoirs

It may seem like the dead of winter to most anglers as January slowly rolls over into February, but in the deep depths of most lakes and reservoirs across the Palmetto State, the first urges of spring spawning are beginning to bloom, which means crappie, which never go completely inactive in the winter, begin to stir.

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February 01 at 7:00 am
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Movers and shakers - Santee Cooper bass are on the move in February

The vast amount of shallow water in the Santee Cooper lakes has distinct advantages for early season largemouth bass fishing. Lake Marion and Lake Moultrie have experienced a strong revival in recent years, thanks to abundant natural vegetation and productive bass recruitment, including multiple vigorous year-classes.

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February 01 at 7:00 am
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New crappie jig has unique features

While so many people continue to ask the question of how to build a better mousetrap, Rockport Rattlers from Chicky Tackle Company has made a better crappie jig with the OutlawMAX Rattling Jig. Available in several sizes and colors, this jig has a number of unique features.

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January 28 at 9:44 pm
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Crank up more crappie

Kenny Allen doesn’t begin to claim he’s one of the crappie pros who first hit on trolling crankbaits for big slabs, but he said he’s smart enough to know when a technique is worth using — and in January in many Southeastern reservoirs, dropping a half-dozen crankbaits behind your boat and pulling them along at various depths is a very productive way to put cold-water slabs in the boat.

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January 20 at 4:25 pm
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Don't be quiet Ė making noise attracts fish

For a lot of anglers, our first fishing memories involve being scolded for making too much noise, whether we were dropping something in the bottom of the boat or just talking. We all learned that the fish wouldn’t bite if we were making noise. Turns out, we were told wrong.

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January 17 at 11:14 pm
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Donít give up on January

January may be the coldest month, but it does put some fish into definable patterns that enable anglers make the most of the cold weather that usually greets the new year. The best action actually begins in the upper end of Lake Marion.

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January 15 at 9:00 am
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Not all shallow water is created equal

Guide Joe Dennis consistently catches crappies in shallow water in January, but he said not all shallow water is productive.

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January 15 at 7:00 am
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