What a fun place to live. For the last several nights, the family has been down at the dock fishing. Now I will say we did not catch the biggest of fish, but we sure had fun. Sitting at the edge of the dock, laughing, talking and telling stories while our fishing poles are stretched over the water, living in South Carolina is wonderful.
Fishing Report (Updated 3.8.2012)
Striped and Hybrid Bass: Good to very good. Captain William Sasser (864-333-2000) reports that stripers and especially hybrids have made their way in front of the dam where they are feeding very well. Anglers can tie up to the cable or fish the coves proximate to the dam with down lines 20-30 feet deep. Pre-dawn and early morning hours, or dusk and after dark, are both strong times. Hybrids and especially stripers can be caught fishing in the creeks, including Shriver’s and the South Carolina Little River, pulling herring on free lines and planer boards.
Guide Wendell Wilson (706-283-3336) reports that at the top of Clarks Hill near the junction of the Broad and the Savannah his boat has found some excellent action for stripers, hybrids and white perch. Jigging spoons and minnows have been catching a mixed bag of all three species.
Black bass: Good. Buckeye Lures in Augusta reports that fish have pulled up into pockets and are getting ready to spawn. This full moon or the next new moon should find a lot of fish on the beds, and right now fish are very active and willing to chase lures. Spinnerbaits, Mop Jigs, and Spot Removers are all working well. The lake is cooler up the Savannah River than down the lake, and so the spawn will move slower there. Eastern banks also warm up faster and so the action is hotter on that side right now.
Crappie: Good. Captain William Sasser reports that crappie are still being caught under docks, and fishing small jigs 4-5 feet deep is a strong pattern. Fish can also be found around brush in the backs of creeks, and in fast-warming Buffalo Creek fish have been spawning for about a week.
DHEC Fish Advisory: Only one meal per week of largemouth bass.
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