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Catch more stripers on Lake Murray with these tips

The striper bite is still hot on Lake Murray, and it’s especially so for anglers who fish in the morning before the day heats up, and it’s also good for anglers hitting the water in the late evening on into the night.

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Yesterday at 12:14 am
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Tailrace below Parr Reservoir is hot spot along South Carolina’s Broad River

One of Mike McSwain’s favorite summer haunts on the Broad River is the backside of the Parr Reservoir above the Alston canoe launch. He heads upriver and stays to the right where the river forks. It’s a few miles upriver, so he uses his trolling motor when the depth allows it, and once at the dam, he’s in business.

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June 15 at 7:00 am
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Use planer boards around striper hot spots

Guides Brad Taylor and Mike Glover agree that covering a wide swath of water enhances your odds of success when fishing live bait for stripers. The way they accomplish that is with planer boards.

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June 15 at 7:00 am
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At night, GPS units are doubly important

A GPS unit is crucial to fishing for catfish at night on Lake Wateree. Unlike many other lakes, Wateree is very dark at night, with few shoreline lights to provide illumination. Knowing your GPS and trusting it is crucial to a successful night fishing. 

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June 15 at 7:00 am
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Grass means bass, even in a river, and even when they’re smallmouths

Surface grass isn’t usually the type of cover you’d expect to fish on a river with the kind of current the Broad River has, but some areas have plenty of it. These are usually shallow pockets of water near the shoreline with deeper water cutting down the middle of the river channel. Smallmouth love to hide out under and around those surface weeds.

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June 15 at 7:00 am
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Follow the transition to summer stripers

By late June, hot-weather patterns typically set in on Lake Murray, but the striper fishing continues to be red hot for those adapting to deep-water patterns. 

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June 15 at 7:00 am
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Kayaks + catfish = Great June fishing

Setting up your kayak to target catfish may seem like the simplest thing in the world. Although anglers have caught catfish by casting, the vast majority of catfish are caught basically the same way: using multiple rods baited with some type of cut, live or manufactured baits.

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June 12 at 9:00 am
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Over 1 million stripers, hybrids, stocked in Lake Hartwell

Some 780,000 striped bass and 480,000 hybrid bass–a total of about 1.2 million fish–were stocked in Lake Hartwell during the past three weeks by the S.C. Department of Natural Resources.

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June 07 at 10:19 am
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