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Santee Cooper Lakes Fishing Report

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From Sunrise to Sunset fishing is always and adventure with

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Santee Cajun Guide Service


True Fishing Humor

A lady from South Jersey on Capt. Boudreaux's boat one April day and was fighting a good fish for a while when the hook pulled out. She then continued to reel the line in. When Boudreaux pointed at a snail on the point of the hook (the reason the fish was lost) she sighed and said to him "I can't believe a snail pulled that hard". 

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Yes Nancy those little boogers can put up a fight!

Click here for the current NOAA weather on the Santee Cooper Lakes 

  How high's the water Mama

Click here for the current USGS Lake Marion Level report

 

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Santee Cooper Fishing Report

 Updated 

November-24-2014

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The Floyd family  from Florence SC. caught this  fine board of Blues just before a front out of Mill Creek  Marina and Camp ground on lake Marion on November 22. What a great family of down to earth parents and 2 great young men.

  Check out our Photo Gallery for more Fish Pictures 

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Anyone fishing the North side Federal Santuaries ( from Jacks Creek to Cuddo) must have a Permit, and abide by the new regulations. These permits can be obtained at no cost at the Indian mound park office! Most of these areas are closed to all fishing! Go to the Refuge web site at http://www.fws.gov/santee to see what is open.

 Catfish- The bite is getting better as the water cools down. We are finally seeing some good cats. What a long slow summer.

Crappie- Great on Lake Marion from 2 to 27 feet. The Fall bite is on but it should be slowing down soon!

 Rockfish- Striped bass-  Season is open. Great to see some coming back. Getting caught keeping undersize Stripe Bass is like what they say about getting a DUI ticket. You can't afford it!

The Gov. signed a new law the states that you may not target Rockfish. Catch and release is over. Don't fish for them from June through September, or you stand a chance of getting a ticket. 

The DNR has finally started to stock Marion. The new Striped bass regulations include:
Reduction in creel limits from five to three
Increase in minimum size limit from 21 inches to 26 inches
Season restrictions for entire Santee Cooper system (lakes and rivers): no harvest/possession/Pursuit of Striped Bass  from June 1- September 30
Points system: increase to 14 points for violation
Striped bass must be taken to land with head and tail intact enabling enforcement officers to measure complete fish
 
Bream and Shellcracker-Slow on lake  Marion.
Check out our Reel Results . You will see good days, bad days and even ugly days. If you see a blank board the customer paid nothing.  As Capt. Barb said one day "We're guides not God, and it ain't over to the fat lady sings , and see ain' t singing". We cannot forecast what the weather or the water conditions will be when you book . We can only rely on our experience and we will do our best to put you on fish even on the worst of conditions! Remember there are fisherman and then there's pole holders! We can only put you on the fish.

The customer must bring them to the landing net.

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SANTEE CAJUN GUIDE SERVICE