South Carolina fishing report from dnr

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  1. snooker_hooker

    snooker_hooker New Member

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    Lake Jocassee: Largemouth Bass: Good, slow retrieves with plastic worms, casting Carolina-rigged worms, and topwater plugs. Good catches in the early morning. Trout: Fair, trolling with Apex lures, Sutton spoons and Yozuri baits from surface to 70 feet deep. Also good catches reported with crippled herring jigs in shallow water and with live minnows.
    Smallmouth Bass: Fair, drifting large minnows and brown hair jigs around rocky points and rocky banks. Crappie: Slow, Try small minnows and jigs around brush piles. Catfish: Fair, using nightcrawlers or cut bait on bottom. Bream: Good, using popping bugs and red worms around banks and brush.

    Lake Keowee: Largemouth: Good, using topwater lures like the Sammy 100's, Zara Spooks, buzzbaits and floating worms early in the morning.
    Also try doodling and drop shotting Carolina-rigged worms in green or red colors and jigging spoons in 25 to 40 feet of water in the mouths of creeks and off rocky points after mid-morning. Some schooling activity has been reported. Crappie: Fair, using small minnows and jigs in 10 to
    15 feet of water around brush piles and bridge pilings. Catfish: Good, using jumbo minnows, nightcrawlers and cut bait on the bottom. Bream:
    Fair, using redworms and crickets around brush piles and around stumps.
    Also, try fishing around bridge pilings.

    Lake Hartwell: Largemouth Bass: Fair, using 5 to 6-inch lizards, crankbaits, spinnerbaits, topwater lures, and Trick worms fishing off points. Best catches reported at dawn and dusk. Try fishing in coves.
    Striped and Hybrid Bass: Good, using umbrella rigs also live herring with down-rods in deep water around river channels 15 to 30 feet deep.
    Trolling activity has increased in depths of 15 to 25 feet of water.
    Schooling activity on the lake has increased. Crappie: Fair to good, using small minnows, grubs and small jigs. Fish are moving into deeper water around brush piles. Catfish: Fair, using cut herring, nightcrawlers, shrimp and chicken livers on the bottom. Bream: Fair, using redworms and crickets around brush piles and cover.

    Piedmont Area

    Lake Russell: Largemouth Bass: Fair, try buzzbaits around bush in creeks and shallow running crankbaits. Yellow Perch: Fair, fishing minnows deep. Striped and Hybrid Bass: Good, night fishing and early morning with bucktails, cut and live herring and jigs especially when water is running below dam. White Bass: Poor, using bucktails, spinners and live bait below dam. Crappie: Good, using minnows and around brush piles and bridges. Also, try fishing jigs along banks with cover. Catfish: Good, using cut bait and nightcrawlers on the bottom. Bream: Good, using red wigglers, pinks, crickets and nightcrawlers.

    Lake Thurmond: Largemouth Bass: Good, casting plastic worms. Try Little Cleos, spinnerbaits and casting shallow running baits. Striped and Hybrid Bass: Good, using Cleos, Berry Spoons and KastMasters. Also use large minnows and live herring. Crappie: Good, using small minnows and jigs around brush tops. Catfish: Good, using cut bait and nightcrawlers fishing on the bottom. Bream: Good, using Louisiana pink worms and jumbo redworms around the banks.

    Lake Wylie: Largemouth Bass: Good, casting plastic lizards, floating worms and topwater lures in the back of creeks. Striped and Hybrid Bass:
    Good, using Spoons and Bucktails. White Bass: Good, fish are schooling in the afternoon. Crappie: Good, using small minnows and chartreuse jigs around riprap and brush tops. Catfish: Good, using nightcrawlers on the bottom. Shellcracker: Fair, using redworms and crickets on the bottom.
    Bream: Good, using earthworms, redworms and crickets around the banks.

    Midlands Area
    Lake Greenwood: Largemouth Bass: Good, casting topwater plugs and crank bait. Plastic worms in around docks and structure in 5 to 10 feet of water during the day. Some larger fish are being caught on crank baits off points. Stripers: Good, behind the dam and fair in the lake using live bait. Try fishing small spinners and jigging Berry Spoons in 12 to
    15 feet of water. White Bass and White Perch: Good, fish are schooling in the upper part of the lake. Try using small spinners and jigging spoons. Crappie: Good, using small to medium minnows and mini jigs over brush in 12 to 15 feet of water. Drift fishing in 12 feet of water using minnows or jigs has also been productive during daylight hours. Catfish:
    Good, using cut bait and blood bait off points in 8 to 15 feet of water on the bottom. Bream: Fair, using redworms along shore and docks.

    Lake Wateree: Largemouth Bass: Good, using, crankbaits and Carolina rigged worms. Fish have moved into deep water along drops around brush.
    Look for water currents and schooling fish. Striped Bass: Good, using live shad with down rods in 15 to 25 feet of water. Stripers are starting to school early morning and late during the day. Stripers are schooling at the mouth of Beaver Creek. Good catches reported with top water plugs. White Bass: Good: Try shad-like baits off points. School activity has been reported at the mouth of Beaver Creek late in the afternoon. Crappie: Good, try minnows Wow grubs and Slider worms using
    1/8 ounce heads in neutral colors, casting and jigging along old river beds in 11 to 13 feet of water. Catfish: Good, using live shad, small pieces of shrimp and cut bait close to bottom in 10 to 20 feet of water and deeper down the lake. Also, try Cedar Creek dam area. Night fishing has been productive along underwater bars off points. Bream: Excellent, using crickets and redworms. Try river drops around brush.

    Lake Murray: Largemouth Bass: Good, fishing Flukes off of points and using top-water lures early in the morning and floating worms and jerk baits along banks. Try Texas rigging Finesse Worms with a shaky jig head and Pig and Jig in 8 to 15 feet of water, around structure. Striped
    Bass: Good, using live bait on down-rods and free-lining at depths of 40 to 70 feet. Fish are schooling very early and periodically throughout the day. Lots of schooling activity from Shull Island to the Lake Murray Dam. Good catches in schools casting Ice Flies and with top-water plugs, like pencil poppers and striper delights. Crappie: Good, using jigs and small tuffies trolling the creek runs, at 4 to 15 feet, and in the upper part of the lake around the confluence of the little and big Saluda rivers. Try medium minnows around brush piles, docks and around bridge pilings, at 12 to 18 feet depths. White Perch: Good, using redworms and small tuffies, jigging Flex-it spoons down 10 to 30 feet and casting little cleos. Catfish: Fair, using cut herring and nightcrawlers on bottom. Bream: Good. Fish with redworms, baby nightcrawlers and crickets in 6 to 15 feet of water. Shellcrackers: Good, using redworms and baby nightcrawlers in 6 to 20 feet of water around rocks, stumps and other structure.

    Santee Cooper System

    Lake Marion: Largemouth Bass: Good, using artificial worms, topwater rebel lures, fishing along the banks and point. Striped Bass: Good, using shad and live herring with down rod in about 20 feet of water.
    Trolling shad and herring has been productive. White Perch: Slow, Try jigging off the bottom with Hopkins spoons. Crappie: Good, Crappie starting to bite in 16 to 18 feet of water, using small and medium minnows around deep brush piles, bridge pilings and piers. Catfish:
    Good, fishing with live-herring and cut shad off the bottom in deep water. Bream and Shellcrackers: Very Good, using crickets and redworms, in 5 to 10 feet of water.

    Lake Moultrie: Largemouth Bass: Fair, casting, spinnerbaits, plastic worms and lizards along docks and structure. Striped Bass: Good, fishing live herring in 30 feet of water with down-rods. Trolling through schooling fish has also been productive. Crappie: Good, Try small to medium sized minnows around fish attraction areas and brush piles.
    Catfish: Excellent, using cut shad, herring, menhaden, live large shiners and nightcrawlers 40 to 50 feet deep. Bream: Good, using crickets, green worm and redworms around public fish attractors. Fish are in 8 to 25 feet of water on beds. Shellcrackers: Slow, try redworms and green worms along the banks along river runs and points.

    REPORTERS: The S.C. Department of Natural Resources appreciates the cooperation of fishing trend reporters for South Carolina's major lakes:
    Jocassee - Jocassee Outdoor Center; Keowee - Fishing Hole; Hartwell - Lake Hartwell Fishing and Marine; Russell - Tony's Bait and Tackle; Thurmond - Bladon's; Wylie - Catawba Tackle; Greenwood - Sportsman's Friend; Wateree - Wateree Marina; Murray - Dooley's Sport Shop, Lake World; Marion - Randolph's Landing; and Moultrie - Atkins Boat Landing.
     
  2. Patmansc

    Patmansc Well-Known Member

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    Thanks, Nick, for taking the time to do this :smile2:
     

  3. wylie catter

    wylie catter Member

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    Thanks for posting all that I know it took a long time to type.
     
  4. snooker_hooker

    snooker_hooker New Member

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    it is a weekly report. hey i just copied and pasted it here. i will try to do it every week for you all. :big_smile: