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Brush will hold crappie

August delivers “crappie consistency” to the Santee Cooper lakes. With water temperatures near or at the zenith for the year, slabs are ganged up around identifiable underwater targets in both Lake Marion and Lake Moultrie.

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August 15, 2016 at 9:00 am
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July is canal-fishing time

Excellent fishing opportunities abound during the summer on Lake Marion and Lake Moultrie, and one of the most-productive places to be is the Diversion Canal, the stretch of water linking the two lakes that provides sensational catfishing around the clock.

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July 15, 2016 at 9:00 am
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Donít quit thinking bass

Spring spawning for largemouths at Santee Cooper is in the rear-view mirror, but looking forward, the opportunity to catch bass, including trophies, is still a focal point for anglers.

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June 15, 2016 at 9:00 am
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Santee Cooper striped bass plan is prepared

Restoring the striped bass fishery on the Santee Cooper lakes with the 26-inch size minimum,a three-fish creel limit, and closed summer season was the goal of a seven-year plan formulated by the Santee Cooper Striped Bass Stakeholders Committee and the S.C. Department of Natural Resources.†

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May 15, 2016 at 9:00 am
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Fishingís 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, 2016 at 9:00 am
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Canít go wrong in March - Blue cats, stripers, largemouth, crappie are hot

Fishing is good year-round at Santee Cooper, but March is the one month where almost every popular species is on the move.†

The big, blue catfish are moving to the shallows, as are hawg largemouth and slab crappie. Stripers are moving throughout both lakes, with two prime locations being the Diversion Canal and the upper end of Lake Marion.†

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March 15, 2016 at 9:00 am
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February is moving time - Most fish begin to head shallow or upriver

Ol’ Man Winter may still have his icy hand on the weather on occasion, but by February, some fish species on Santee Cooper are a bit too shallow-minded to care.†

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February 15, 2016 at 9:00 am
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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, 2016 at 9:00 am
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