After hanging around too long to make it to the lakes today, I decided to try the lower Santee River, since I haven't been there in a little while. Launched at Jamestown and traveled as far as I could upriver until I ran out of water. We sure could use some more flow. I couldn't get to the deep hole that I had planned for, at least not without doing damage to my lower unit, so I started fishing the deeper bends in the river as I worked back downstream. Water temps were just below 60 deg. and the water was extremely clear. Using fresh mullet and nightcrawlers, I could only manage 2 Blue Catfish into the boat in 3 hours of fishing, and I doubt if either of those weighed more than 7-8 lb.s Slow day, but still enjoyed the trip. Weather was great, and I saw one deer, 2 wild hogs, and a good number of wood ducks. Not a wasted day. I idled my way back to the landing, just taking in the scenery. Only saw one other boat upriver.