• Crappie/Bream

    Bluegills will concentrate their spawning efforts under a full or new moon.

    Check the moon

    Yesterday at 7:00am
    Summer bream are a staple on South Carolina’s Santee Cooper lakes.

    Sacking Santee’s bedding bluegills

    The Santee Cooper lakes’ banks don’t hold all the spawning bream; look for unpressured fish out in open, shallow water for great new-moon, full-moon results.
    July 01 at 7:00am
    Live minnows are extremely productive baits when crappie are in deeper water, and dying them brighter colors often draws even more strikes.

    Bait dynamics for crappie

    June 15 at 7:00am
    Bright lights, suspended just under the surface, will attract baitfish, and the baitfish will draw gamefish into the immediate area.

    Let LED’s light up your night

    June 15 at 7:00am
    Deep brush will always hold fish, even during the spring.

    Brush up on summer slabs

    With the crappie spawn in your rearview mirror, it’s time to look deeper, and brush piles are tough to beat, especially to find gangs of nice fish.
    June 01 at 7:00am
    Crappie fishing at night is a great option for Carolina anglers.

    Slabs and nightstalkers

    Join the ‘midnight shift’ and catch crappie after dark through the summer. Here’s how to get up to speed.
    June 01 at 7:00am
    Fliers are small panfish that have a distinct look, and are sometimes misidentified as crappie.

    Species spotlight: flier

    This little-known panfish is small in size, tasty on the table
    May 30 at 10:09pm

    The flier

    May 15 at 7:00am

    May’s best bream bets

    May 15 at 7:00am
    South Carolina angler Matt Outlaw said not all crappie go deep in the summer; if there’s grass around, crappie will be shallow.

    Santee’s grass slabs

    Find vegetative cover, you’ll find shallow crappie
    May 14 at 10:35am
    Bedding bream are so aggressive they often strike baits that are too big to swallow.

    Kayak fishing for bream

    Kayaks, canoes can get you in tight with spawning sunfish
    May 14 at 9:00am