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Christmas cats, stripers

With cooler weather settling in, most fish species are locked into winter patterns, but that doesn’t mean the fishing has cooled off. In fact, the fish on Lake Marion and Lake Moultrie get red hot for some species this month, and the action will last until after the first of the year.Read More...
December 01, 2011 at 2:19 pm

November is striper time

November is action time on the Santee Cooper lakes. With falling water temperatures, shad schooling ever tighter and big fish ready to chow down, it’s time to get in on the annual fall feeding frenzy.Read More...
November 01, 2011 at 10:03 am

A bass blast; October brings great schooling action

October is the prime month for overall fishing on the Santee Cooper lakes, according to several professional guides. To begin with, both Lake Marion and Lake Moultrie offer great largemouth bass fishing. The crappie fishing continues to be excellent, and the striped bass fishery opens on the first day of the month after a 4-month closure. In addition, October is generally regarded as a premier time to hook into a heavyweight catfish.Read More...
September 23, 2011 at 8:57 am

Snag a crappie rebound: Guides predict exciting fall for slabs

September is a month of change on the Santee Cooper lakes in terms of weather, fishing conditions and patterns. While fishing has been good throughout the summer, a bit of transition into fall weather and fall fishing conditions will be a good thing, according to several guides.Read More...
August 25, 2011 at 10:21 am

Beat the heat: River beckons, and early/late is okay

Despite the intense heat and humidity, there’s plenty of ways to be catching fish on the Santee Cooper lakes in August. Sometimes you just have to think a little outside the normal box of lake fishing.Read More...
July 26, 2011 at 11:35 am

Go deep, young man: Bass, crappie, catfish beat the heat

The summer heat may be bearing down, but the fishing on Lake Marion and Lake Moultrie can be just as hot as the weather.Read More...
June 23, 2011 at 12:02 pm

Santee can be on throughout June

While the water temperature may be heating up on the Santee Cooper lakes, but don’t expect any slowdown in the fishing action. In fact, based on past history and the awesome spring enjoyed so far, June should proved to one of the more productive months of the year.Read More...
May 25, 2011 at 6:22 am

Santee’s May action is on fire

If the term “wide-open fishing” is ever correctly used, it would be appropriate at Santee Cooper during the month of May. According to experts from around both Lake Marion and Lake Moultrie, there is hardly anything worth fishing for that isn’t on a productive pattern this month.Read More...
April 27, 2011 at 1:51 pm

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