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  • Wateree River Bream Fishing

    The weather has been a lot more comfortable lately, and the cooler temperatures have Bishopville's Joie McCutchen on the Wateree River fishing for bream. Putting in at the Hwy 378 bridge and heading upriver, McCutchen has found success in just about every break in current along the river.

    'Any slackwater corner of the river with a cluster of downed trees or debris is a great place to anchor up and dangle crickets or waxworms. Using slip corks is good, but I catch them fishing on the bottom too,' said McCutchen, who uses fiberglass cane poles like Breambusters and Little Jewels in these areas.

    'I also like throwing little spinners like Mepps Aglias and Beetlespins in areas with more open water,' she said. 'It's a great time to fish for river bream because the weather is more comfortable and the bream are plenty aggresive once the day warms up.

    Brian Cope
    SC Sportsman Field Reporter