Category: Fishing

SCDNR conducts Atlantic Sturgeon research in Great Pee Dee River by Chad Holbrook, SCDNR Diadromous Fishes Assistant Coordinator

  SCDNR conducts Atlantic Sturgeon research in Great Pee Dee River by Chad Holbrook, SCDNR Diadromous Fishes Assistant Coordinator SCDNR freshwater fisheries biologist, Mark D’Ercole, with an Atlantic Sturgeon caught in the Great Pee Dee River for research activities within the guidelines of the National Marine Fisheries Service Biological Opinion #2206-030.         Have you ever caught a fish that was too big to bring into the boat?  That happened last week in the […] 

June Fishing Trends

Lake Russell: Catfish: Good. Catfish are being caught on cut herring fished 2-3 feet below floats around riprap near bridges. Striped bass: Fair. The best striped bass fishing is coming between the Highway 72 Bridge and the dam. Free line live herring or down line live herring 20-25 feet deep. Black Bass: Good to very good. Fish are holding about 15 feet deep over 50 feet of water and they will take a live threadfin […] 

Kayak Nature Trip

RE: Kayak Nature Trip Linda McClintock and I just happened upon thousands of crappie fish spawning in Baker Creek a few years ago. I talked to the ranger and he said they’re at it again. So we are going to launch from Baker Creek ramp (beside the Rt 378 bridge) at 1:00 on Saturday, March 30 and paddle down the creek. Anyone is welcome to join us. Can’t promise anything but a we’re sure to […] 

New Fishing Rules

Click below to get an update on all the fishing guidelines for Lake Thurmond. Also learn what fish are in the lake: PublicGuideChapter13  

Fishing Tournaments | The Augusta Chronicle

Fishing Tournaments | The Augusta Chronicle.         Fishing Report for Lake Thurmond. Date 15-May-12 Water Condition Water Temperature Conditions : Lake Thurmond: ?Striped and Hybrid Bass: Good. Captain William Sasser reports that striped bass are schooling all over the lower lake within 3-4 miles of the dam, and they are also schooling on the upper end of the lake within a few miles of the Lake Russell Dam. Some very large fish […] 

Fishing is Good

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 […]