October 15, 2012 at 9:47am
No doubt about it, the Edisto River is running low right now. So low it is very difficult to navigate with an outboard motor, but for those who leave the outboard at home and instead bring along paddles or oars fishing is as good as it gets. Just yesterday and friend and I drifted the low and clear water from Springtown to Colleton State park. The results; well over thirty big Edisto panfish with a few crappy and bass added to the mix. In Fall the fish in the Edisto really turn the feed on in preparation for winter, so no need for live bait. Beetle-spins and small crankbaits are all it takes to get the job done. Just search out deeper water and shade along the edges of the river. Another bonus of low and clear is the ability to see larger fish moving accross the sand and I got a good look at an Edisto rarity yesterday; a sturgeon over three feet in length. The fishing action will remain good on the Edisto for several more weeks so there is still plenty of time to get out there!