Fishing Report FRESHWATER TRENDS MIDLANDS AREA
LAKE GREENWOOD: Largemouth Bass: Very good, using spinnerbaits and chatterbaita around structure at 2 to 6 feet. Good catches reported on floating worms around docks and sea walls in shallow water. Stripers: Good, behind the dam using Bombers, Charlie plugs, and flukes. Crappie: Good, using small to medium minnows, mini jigs and slider jigs around brush in up to 10 feet of water. Crappie starting to move into deeper water. Good catches below the dam using minnows. Catfish: Good. Try using redworms in 6 to 8 feet of water. Bream: Excellent, with redworms and crickets along shoreline structure and docks in 4 to 6 feet of water.
LAKE WATEREE: Largemouth Bass: Good, casting spinnerbaits and shallow-running crankbaits. Striped Bass: Good, using cut shad, live shad and bucktails at the Cedar Creek Dam. Crappie: Good, backs of creeks trolling Wow grubs, Sliders, Kalin’s grubs. Good catches jigging around piers. Catfish: Good, using earthworms, nightcrawlers, shrimp, small pieces of cut bait and live shad, grubs and jigs in shallow water in backs of creeks. Bream: Good. Try worms fished around piers with brush. Bream are starting to pick-up.
LAKE MURRAY: Largemouth Bass: Excellent, fishing Carolina rigs, Texas rigs, topwater plugs, spinnerbaits and jerk baits around shrubs and brush in 3 to 4 feet of water. Striped Bass: Good, all over the lake fish in 20 to 35 feet of water with cut bait and live bait, trolling also producing catches. Schooling top-water plugs. White Perch: Good, jigging with small spoons in 8 to 20 feet of water. Good catches also with live tuffies and red worms. Catfish: Good, using cut herring and nightcrawlers on the bottom 3 to 10 feet deep. Fish are moving into shallow water. Bream: Good, using redworms and crickets around new flooded grass in 2- 8 ft water, fish are starting to bed. Bream and Shellcrackers are being caught on baby nightcrawlers.
LAKE JOCASSEE: Largemouth Bass: Good, casting Carolina-rigged worms, and jerk baits with slow retrieve. Catfish: Good. Try nightcrawlers or cut bait on bottom. Bream: Excellent. Try redworms and popping bugs around banks and brush.
LAKE KEOWEE: Largemouth and Spotted Bass: Good, fishing with medium to jumbo minnows on bottom and free lining near surface to 20 feet deep. Also doodling with drop-shot rigs in 15 to 30 feet of water. Bass are hitting top water plugs. Good catches in the mid-lake area, 8 to 12 feet with jerkbaits and crankbaits. Catfish: Good, using minnows, nightcrawlers and cut bait on the bottom. Many catfish being caught in baskets. Bream: Good. Try using redworms and crickets around brush piles, stumps and bridge pilings.
LAKE HARTWELL: Largemouth Bass: Good. Try casting spinnerbaits and crankbaits off points and jigs around structure. Good catches with live large minnows, white flukes and top-water plugs. Striped and Hybrid Bass: Good, free-lining live herring and large minnows and jigging in about 38 feet of water. Crappie: Good. Try umbrella crappie rigs, also using small and medium minnows and small crappie jigs over brush and structure. Catfish: Good, using cut herring, large shiners, nightcrawlers, shrimp and chicken livers on the bottom. Bream: Fair. Try using redworms and crickets under boat docks and bridges.
LAKE RUSSELL: Largemouth Bass: Good, castings spinnerbaits, plastic worms and lizards around flats and points. Striped and Hybrid Bass: Very good, with bucktails, cut and live herring and jigs below the dam when water is running. White Bass: Good, using bucktails, spinners and live bait below the dam when water is running. Crappie: Good, using minnows and jigs around brush piles and bridge pilings. Fish are moving to shallow water. Catfish: Good, using cut bait and nightcrawlers on the bottom. Bream: Good. Try using crickets and earthworms around bridge pilings and structure.
LAKE THURMOND: Largemouth Bass: Good. Try casting plastic worms, Rattletraps, Count Down lures, deep running Rebels, ShadRaps, Yozuri plugs and Challenger plugs. Striped and Hybrid Bass: Very good, using medium and large minnows, sidewinder spoons, and Ð- and 2/5-ounce Cleos. Crappie: Excellent, using small minnows and black and chartreuse with pepper colored and chartreuse and green colored mini-jigs around deep brush tops mini-jigs black, wobbly eyed jigs, crappie thunder and road runners. Catfish: Good, using cut bait and nightcrawlers fishing on the bottom. Good catches around structure and bridge pilings.
LAKE WYLIE: Largemouth Bass: Good, casting spinner baits and medium-running crankbaits along points close to the bottom. Striped Bass: Good, using spoons and bucktails behind Lake Wylie dam. White Bass: Good, below the dam casting smaller bucktails and spoons. Crappie: Excellent, using small minnows and jigs around docks, piers and brush tops in 5 to 10 of water. Catfish: Good, fishing on the bottom with a variety of baits. Shellcrackers: Good. Try using redworms and crickets on the bottom. Bream: Excellent. Try using earthworms and crickets around the banks.
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LAKE MARION: Largemouth Bass: Good, using artificial worms, Carolina rigs and bucktails fishing along the banks and points, especially in the morning. Crappie: Good. Try using small and medium minnows over deep brush piles, bridge pilings and piers. Catfish: Excellent, using cut bait, cut shad, herring and shiners off the bottom in deep water. Bream and Shellcrackers: Excellent.
LAKE MOULTRIE: Largemouth Bass: Good. Try casting spinnerbaits, plastic worms and lizards along docks and structure. Striped Bass: Good. Good catches in the early morning and at night fishing with live herring 40 feet deep around the power plant and the Pinopolis Dam. Catfish: Good, using cut herring, menhaden (which are schooling), chicken livers and shiners 10 to 20 feet deep near the bottom along dike edges and around the dam. Bream: Good, using crickets and red worms around fish attraction areas and crappie beds. Shellcrackers: Good. Try crickets and red worms along the banks .
CHERRY GROVE: Sunday-Thursday 8 a.m.-9 p.m.; Friday-Saturday, 8 a.m.-11 p.m. Spanish mackerel and bluefish are biting very well on gold hooks and Gotcha plugs. A fair number of flounder have been caught using mud minnows.
APACHE (MYRTLE BEACH): Bait Shop open 6 a.m.-10 p.m. Most flounder caught have been in the 17-18 inch category. Use egg slip sinker with mud minnows. For whiting shrimp, No. 4 hooks on a 2-hook bottom rig, some caught up to 1 ¼ pounds.
SPRINGMAID: 6 a.m.-midnight. A few small spotted sea trout; whiting and bluefish were taken on shrimp and cut mullet. A few flounder have been caught using shrimp and mud minnows. Good sized whiting have been causing using cut mullet.
MYRTLE BEACH STATE PARK: 6 a.m. to 10 p.m.. A number of whiting bigger than normal have been caught on shrimp and cut bait. A few Spanish mackerel were caught on jigged gold hooks.
SURFSIDE: 6 a.m. to 11 p.m. Good numbers of whiting have been caught on cut shrimp.
GARDEN CITY: 6 a.m.-9 p.m. Sunday-Thursday, 24 hours, Friday-Saturday. Good catches of whiting and croaker reported on shrimp. Flounder starting to bite on mud minnows.
FOLLY BEACH: 6 a.m.-11 p.m.. Nice whiting, bluefish and croaker reported caught on cut shrimp.
HUNTING ISLAND STATE PARK: 24 hours. Whiting, small black drum and a few flounder are biting shrimp and cut bait. Use mud minnows for the flounder.
INSHORE (State Waters):
CHERRY GROVE: Flounder hitting mud minnows in the inlet. Blues weighing 8 pounds plus have been caught in the surf on cut mullet
MURRELLS INLET: Nice flounder were reported to be taking mud minnows and cut shrimp.
CHARLESTON AREA: Sheepshead and black sea bass are very good at the jetties and other structures. Use fiddlers and live shrimp. Flounder can be found in shallow inlets using mud minnows. Summer Trout and flounder picking up live ship and plugs
EDISTO AREA: A few red drum are being caught on shrimp and cut bait.
BEAUFORT AREA: Red drum are biting live mud minnows or shrimp, as well as artificial grubs. Sheepshead will take fiddlers around rocks and structures
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