Santee Cooper System
Largemouth Bass: Fair, using artificial worms, and topwater Rebels
fishing along the banks and point early in the morning.
Striped Bass: Fair, using shad and live herring with down rods in 25
feet of water.
White Perch: Slow, Try jigging off the bottom with Hopkins spoons.
Crappie: Fair, Try using small and medium minnows over deep brush
piles, bridge pilings and piers.
Catfish: Excellent, fishing with live herring and cut shad off the
bottom in deep water.
Bream and Shellcrackers: Excellent, using redworms and crickets in 4
8 feet of water.
Largemouth Bass: Good, casting, spinnerbaits, plastic worms and
along docks and structure.
Striped Bass: Good, Jigging and with down-rods in 30 feet of water
live herring near the powerhouse and also trolling stretch 25's when
live bait does not produce fish in 30 feet of water. Night fishing
been the most productive.
Crappie: Fair, using small to medium minnows and Beetlespins around
fish attraction areas and brush piles.
Catfish: Excellent, using cut shad, herring, menhaden, mullet, live
large shiners and nightcrawlers 35 to 40 feet deep.
Bream: Excellent, using crickets, redworms, and small minnows,
manmade fish attractors, crappie beds and around the dam.
Shellcrackers: Fair, try redworms and green worms along the banks
river runs and points.