John C Land Landing on Lake Marion

Discussion in 'SOUTH CAROLINA LAKES / RESERVOIRS' started by Riverdog, Mar 15, 2009.

  1. Riverdog

    Riverdog New Member

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    Going down the 27th of March, never fished this area (John C Land Landing) before. Just looking for a few safe places to start fishing. Thanks in advance!
     
  2. blackwaterkatz

    blackwaterkatz Active Member

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    I've never really fished that particular area, but where you enter the lake, to either side has a lot of contour changes, and up in Taw Caw Creek should be good as well. Plenty of deep water there, with shallow coves and sloughs. Look for shallow areas that are close to deeper water. The fish should be in the shallows at night and at low light hours. A lot of nice fish are coming out of shallow waters now. Once you enter the lake there are hundreds of acres of dead timber that offers some exceptional catfishing at times. Watch to see where most of the boats are fishing; that will give you a pretty good idea of what type of water to fish.
     

  3. Cgoyette

    Cgoyette New Member

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    lots of great spots left or right as you come out of taw caw.


    Go right to pine island area and drift or go left and see RED BANKS on left.

    I am in Hawaii right now doing work but man its a great time to drift left out of taw caw.

    go out and look at goat island go to the left and about 1/2 mile is the channel crossover just drive closer to trees and drift southeast wind permmitting or go down a couople miles and drift back towards tawcaw if wind directions makes you.

    thread a blueback in a 7/0 hook in a carolina type rig (the rigging is a bit strange but thread a hook through the eyes and then just behind the gill plate and then hang the barb just above the tail.)

    3/4 oz weight on 40# line hang on and you get some.

    Love this time of year...awesome size and numbers.

    please let the biguns go back to make more and handle them well less handleing is better than more.

    Get your photes and let em swim for someone else.

    good luck to you

    Curt
     
  4. Riverdog

    Riverdog New Member

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    Thanks for the help guys, will post how we did on 30th.
     
  5. Riverdog

    Riverdog New Member

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    Caught 10 fish from 12lbs to 19lbs in 3 to 15 foot of water on cut herring and live shad around the Goat Island area this weekend. Not bad for our first time in this area of the lake and with the wind and rain. Thanks again for the help guys.
     
  6. blackwaterkatz

    blackwaterkatz Active Member

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    Good deal, and thanks for the report. Come on back down again sometime soon. :smile2: