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Will cooperation lead to better bass in lakes?

This past June, a concerned group of fishermen formed Santee Bass Matters, a grass-roots organization seeking answers to problems on the Santee Cooper lakes. At the forefront is their concern that the population of largemouth bass in the lakes has been vastly diminished.Read More...
November 24, 2009 at 4:03 pm

Striper fishing expected to be great this month

November brings a lot of reasons to be excited about fishing at Lake Marion and Lake Moultrie, but right at the top of the list is striper fishing. The requirement to release all stripers has ended, and November is typically topwater schooling time. Plus, the live-bait drift fishing is excellent.Read More...
October 21, 2009 at 1:37 pm

October ushers in fallís best action

October is a special time in the Santee Cooper area, as most everything worth doing in the outdoors is wide open ó there arenít enough hours to get it all done.Read More...
September 22, 2009 at 3:09 pm

Keep an eye on those baitfish. Bass will be in transition as shad, herring are moving

September is a month of change on Marion and Moultrie, the Santee Cooper lakes. To be consistently successful, fishing techniques must change to cope with the transition from summer to fall patterns as the month progresses.Read More...
August 25, 2009 at 11:19 am

ĎChannelí your fishing energy in the summerís hottest month for best results

With hot weather bearing down, summertime fishing patterns are solidly locked into place on the Santee Cooper lakes, but if you have a good plan of action, thatís certainly not necessarily a bad thing.Read More...
July 22, 2009 at 11:21 am

This big one didnít get away

Thereís no doubt that catfishing is on the minds of many Santee Cooper fishermen during the summer. While thereís good fishing for largemouth, bream and crappie, much of the summertime focus is on catfish.Read More...
June 24, 2009 at 1:08 pm

Release stripers, keep those catfish

June is a busy fishing month on the Santee Cooper lakes, Marion and Moultrie, and thereís excellent fishing for numerous species. Fish are settling into summertime patterns, and that often makes fishing more reliable. Plus, nocturnal fishing becomes a good option for many species.Read More...
May 28, 2009 at 11:01 am

Bream beds draw hungry fishermen

There is so much technical equipment and electronic fishing aids available these days, itís easy to get caught up in the thrill of the gizmos. Thatís exciting, but sometimes fishermen miss the big picture of just having fun fishing the old-fashioned way on Lake Marion and Lake Moultrie.Read More...
April 28, 2009 at 3:46 pm

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