Requesting advice for fall Santee trip

Discussion in 'SOUTH CAROLINA LAKES / RESERVOIRS' started by tillmac, Jul 14, 2009.

  1. tillmac

    tillmac New Member

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    I'm planning on hitting Santee for 2 days in mid October to early November. Do you think spending a day on each lake makes sense, or should I just stick to Moultrie. Any guide recommendations would also be appreciated.
     
  2. WylieCat

    WylieCat Well-Known Member

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  3. pop pop

    pop pop New Member

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    Might as well hire one of the Top 5 Catfisherman in the country, And that man is Roundhill!:wink:
     
  4. nparchery

    nparchery New Member

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    Well.......if it was me....and this is just me.........If you know a little something about fishing on either lake, I would check the reports often and make the call on where to fish at the last possible time. You could stay in a central area (Canal Lakes as example) and you would be close to about everything except the extreme upper end of Marion. Tuff decision to make.The Flatheads in Marion will be starving at that time and drifting seems work good on Moultrie then. Best idea?...........Just stay a week at each lake and you can't go wrong! LOL!
     
  5. tillmac

    tillmac New Member

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    Thanks Npar - I wish I could stay a couple of weeks!! I've fished the lakes 8 or so times in 30 years, but mostly I've fished Moultrie for cats. All I've done in Marion is crappie fish twice, although I did hang a big something with a hand size live crappie on the bottom during my first trip to Santee on the river channel ledge outside of Bells. Whatever it was, it took all the line and then snapped it at the reel and never even thought about looking back. 30 lb test on a No. 9 Penn Peerless.
     
  6. Sunbird

    Sunbird New Member

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    First off welcome to the BOC!!
    I will have to agree with Pop Pop and WylieCat.............Roundhill is the best! I hope he gives me a dollar for sayin that!:smile2: I would spend a day with the Fishing With Roundhill Guide service and spend the next on my own. The fish catchin will be great and the story tellin even better! :eek:oooh: I hope ya have fun!!

    never even thought about looking back!
    P.S. that sounded like a Smackdown in the makin!!!:wink:
     
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  7. scwolf

    scwolf New Member

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    Drew,

    I will definately second everyone's advice on hiring Roundhill! My dad and I went out with him last Fall about the same time you are planning on going to Santee, the pic is of our catch last year with Roundhill in the fall.
     

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  8. Bill in SC

    Bill in SC New Member

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    The ONE and ONLY... R-O-U-N-D-H-I-L-L!!!!!!

    BB in SC
     
  9. screamnclickersc

    screamnclickersc New Member

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    Try Jim from Fishfinder Guide Service on the lower lake.
     
  10. Sunbird

    Sunbird New Member

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    Go Robbie!! Coming thru with the 'BRAGGIN BOARD' proof pics!!:eek:oooh::roll_eyes:
     
  11. gotta go

    gotta go New Member

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    Either lake is good but if you haven't fished much on those lakes, a guide is good to have. Just sit back and let them do the work. :smile2: Here is a few we caught on the lower lake at night. I'm the nice looking guy with the dark blue coat and camo hat squating down.
     

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  12. killerporkchops

    killerporkchops New Member

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    My daddy wants me to go down to santee.
    Is it great to fish down there??
    I mean like is there anythinggreat to catch?? :001: