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I was wondering what was a good bait to use right now.

I have only fished Moultrie once with no success on the cats. I am used to fishing in the salt and for [email protected]$$. I have a friend coming in that wants to fish the famous Santee Cooper Lakes.

Where would I go to throw the net for some gizzards or threadfin? Would I be better off using a sabiki and the sonar? Or should I use something else for bait?

Also I plan on putting in at Short Stay. Any recommendations as to where to drop lines? I have an 18' cc so I feel comfortable fishing the open H2O.

Anchor or drift? Are the blues deep or shallow right now?

Sorry for all of the questions. I really appreciate any help.
 

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Fish shallow with fresh cut bait(bream,shad,herring,perch) any should work. You should be able to catch blueback herring in the early morning or at night right in front of the dam wall. Good luck.
 

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hi, i just got back from santee fri. fished sun thru thurs. we caught most of our good fish in 15-20 feet of water, & a few as deep as 25. this cold front may push them a little deeper, but i'm not an expert on their patterns. i just have to find them. if you have a map, we had good luck on the west side just south of sawdust pile slough. depending on the wind, there are some areas there that you can drift from 8-10 ft out to 25-30 ft. we fished almost exclusively with cut bait. hill's has the large river herring for $8.00/ half doz.

good luck, mark
 
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