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  • Lake Moultrie Crappie and Bream

    Some people say you can't catch crappie when it's this hot. Capt. Steve English says otherwise. He reports the crappie bite is good right now around mid-depth brush. Some people make the mistake of fishing the deepest water they can find when in the heat of summer, but according to English, there is currently very little oxygen in the deepest holes.

    Tightlining minnows over brush in 12-18 feet of water is the ticket for boating crappie right now.

    The bream fishing is also good, with many anglers limiting out all over the lake. They have been shallow lately but are starting to move to deeper water, but will be back in the shallows as the next full moon approaches. Crickets, waxworms, nightcrawlers, red wigglers are all working well, and Mepps Aglia and Black Fury spinners are also catching plenty of fish.

    Brian Cope
    SC Sportsman Field Reporter
    Nice mess of fish
    Yo Brian,
    What do you mean by 'tightlining?'
    Hey Teach, tightlining is when you aren't using a cork but you aren't trolling or fishing on the bottom either. The boat is sitting still and you've got your bait at a certain depth.

    You probably know it by a more high-tech name!