The water is warming and fishing is great!
Bass - fellow weighed in an eleven pounder the other day. the bass are bedding all over the place.
Striper - My parties have been catching some great fish down at the dam.
Catfish - The shallow water bite is crazy! Fish the sides of underwater islands that drop from five feet into ten to twelve. Anchored. Big cut herring.
Crappie - heading to brush piles.
Shellcracker - guy caught his limit the other day within sight of the boat ramp. Expect another wave of fish to come shallow any time.
Bream - My brush piles are loaded.
The Big Fish Big Bucks Fishing Derby starts March 31st - April 27th for the Santee Cooper Country. This will be a 28 day event with $75,000 guaranteed!
One daily $200 prize and one weekly $1,000 prize will be given for the biggest fish in each category: Bass, Crappie, Catfish and Striper. At the end of the tournament, the overall big fish of each species will win $10,000. If the big fish has more than one winner the prize money will be divided. Grand prize winners are subject to a polygraph test.