Lower Santee River today

Discussion in 'SOUTH CAROLINA RIVERS TALK' started by blackwaterkatz, Dec 20, 2008.

  1. blackwaterkatz

    blackwaterkatz Active Member

    Andrews, SC
    Just couldn't sit around the house any longer; decided I had to go try and catch a fish. The lakes are rising, and that usually means tough fishing for me, so I elected to do a little scouting and fishing on the lower end of the Santee River. Water is being discharged there, too, but it isn't affected as much as a lot of other places. Launched at the ramp on North Santee where I spent some time checking out a sunken vehicle with the side imaging. A lot of duck hunters kept coming and going, causing a lot of turbulence in the water, but I did finally get a good enough shot to convince me there is a vehicle just off the end of the ramp in about 17-19' of water.
    I didn't bother looking for bait, just used some frozen gizzard shad, and did a lot of scouting around with the sonar. I found lots of fish, and finally set up on some in a pretty deep bend with lots of timber on the bottom. The wind and tide were bucking one another, and that made it hard to keep the boat where I wanted it. I didn't bother putting out another anchor, though, because I was just checking out the place. Ended up with two Blues about 8-10 lbs. Nice, but not what I was looking for. Some gars were messing with the bait, too, and it was getting a little late by this time, so I headed on in, but I have a few spots marked and will try them again asap...

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  2. bellymeat

    bellymeat New Member

    South Carolina
    pee dee has gone wild!:confused2:

    Nice pic of the car, i wonder if anyone is in it?:embarassed:

    Glad you caught something, I'm close to dragging my boat back to Charleston.


  3. Flatheadhunter33

    Flatheadhunter33 New Member

    Yuma, Arizona
    Wow. I am still amazed everytime I see the imaging from one of those units. Thanks for sharing the pics.
  4. Bill in SC

    Bill in SC New Member

    South Caro
    GREAT images, Tommy. Your prowess never ceases to amaze me!!

    Bill in SC