Santee Cooper LAke trip April 16-22

Discussion in 'SOUTH CAROLINA LAKES / RESERVOIRS' started by catchaser1, Apr 22, 2007.

  1. catchaser1

    catchaser1 New Member

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    We made it back in one piece! It was a long week, but well worth it. We caught around 50 fish. Most were caught in 3' of water around cypress trees. Caught 2 25 lb blues, 2, around 18 lbs, and the rest were 12 to 2 lbs. I did manage to catch a new personal best for myself yesterday evening around 7 p.m., a 40 lb flathead. It was caught a white perch head. It was a heck of a fight I will never forget. Everyone will be happy to know it was released to grow somemore, and also the two 25 lb blues. Caught alot of grief from people about releasing them, but we all know why we do it. All fish were caught on ocean herring, blue back herring, shad, and white perch. The wind wasnt good at all Monday and Tuesday. Ended up going down to the tail race. Caught 5 of the fish drifting with the current when they were pulling water dropping bait straight down about a foot off the bottom. The two 25 lbers were caught beside pinopolis point in the cypress trees. The flathead was caught up above harry's, in 26' of water. A great trip, but glad to be home.
     
  2. hnterrcc1951

    hnterrcc1951 New Member

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  3. catchaser1

    catchaser1 New Member

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    Having trouble posting pic, I'll get it in a few minutes
     
  4. catchaser1

    catchaser1 New Member

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    I think I got it this time
     

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  5. chrisblue

    chrisblue New Member

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    I'm glad yall got on some fish.Good job.
     
  6. RiverratSC

    RiverratSC Active Member

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    Good report and glad you released the big boys so they can produce more cats.
     
  7. MUDHOLE KID

    MUDHOLE KID New Member

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    Whos' that cool looking joker in the boat with you and Josh?




     
  8. MUDHOLE KID

    MUDHOLE KID New Member

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    We had a so-so trip, not real bad or not real good,caught several good fish, broke off 3 good fish in the 25-30 lb range. Most of the fish were caught at the upper lake dike around marker 39 - 40 . Had a few in the 12-13 pound range. Caught 21 fish Friday, the rest of the 40 fish wre caught Sat, Friday night and Sat, night.


    We had our sucky luck too. It came up a bad storm Thursday night , went to take the boat out and the truck stopped running on the ramp . Final got it off the ramp and to the room and the storm got worst. We never get a room on the first night so two of us conked out in the truck and the other stayed with Brad and Josh. It quit storming aroung 1:00 a.m and I wanted to fish bad, but the truck ciontinued to keep cutting off, so Brad had to take me to the parts house Friday morning to get parts(((thanks again Brad))). We finally got to fishing arpound 9:30 a.m. Friday and fished as hard as we could in the wind. The wind hammered us all day friday out of the nnw, then out of the north later on. I've had better and I've had worst, but I will be back and I will try again.

    To all that was there and to all I met, it was a blast and I enjoyed meeting the rest of you.

    Good stab on the Flathead Brad. I know how much you enjoyed it, I truely do:big_smile:
     
  9. screamnclickersc

    screamnclickersc New Member

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    Man you guys really covered some water from Pinopolis to Harrys!!
     
  10. jhedg

    jhedg New Member

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    Sounds sweet going to be heading there for my first time in a month or so
     
  11. catchaser1

    catchaser1 New Member

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    heres one more pic
     

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  12. Chris55

    Chris55 New Member

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    Its good to know that someone is catching fish.The bite will be better in May,I hope.
     
  13. Tarheel Cat1

    Tarheel Cat1 New Member

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    We practice and support C P R."Thanks to all who do to".
     
  14. JACKSON

    JACKSON New Member

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    Glad you had good luck and Thanks for the report
     
  15. SC Hartwell

    SC Hartwell New Member

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    You guys look like the three stooges. LOL! Just kiddin man, I would give anything to go down to Santee. Nice 40 pounder!!