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AHQ INSIDER Santee Cooper (SC) Fall 2017 Fishing Report – Updated September 1

  • by Jay

The newest Santee Cooper fishing report, updated September 15, is available at:

September 1

Santee Cooper water levels are at 75.20 in Lake Marion (full pool is 76.8) and 75.10 in Lake Moultrie (full pool is 75.5).   Surface temperatures are in the lower 80s.

After a really slow late summer, Captain Steve English (843-729-4044) reports the crappiebite is finally improving.  In the upper lake they are catching some fish on brushpiles fishing about 10-18 feet deep over 17-25 feet of water.  The bite in the lower lake has been slower but they are catching a few fish there, too.

Stevie English shows off a nice Santee crappie caught this week
Stevie English shows off a nice Santee crappie caught this week

Breamare being caught in both lakes around the same brush the crappie are on, but they have generally been small.

The catfishaction has slowed down in the late summer, and although numbers have dropped way off they are still catching some big fish at night.  The best action has been in 25-30 feet.