United States
33° 22' 35.0832" N, 80° 7' 13.9584" W
Average: 3 (1 vote)
Weather: Sunny Air Temperature: 61-70 F

Bass: Good. Anglers Bryan Cook and Steve Harmon won the CBC tournament March 5 at Santee Cooper. While some of the anglers were apparently focusing on shallow water, Steve and Bryan were mostly focused on deeper water. They targeted depressions in 8-12 feet of water that were around the areas where fish were eventually going to move up. From what they saw fish weren't really shallow yet, but they were grouping up to come shallow. There was some cover in the areas they were fishing, and some of them had old, half-dead grass from last summer. Others had logs and debris. As Steve points out, it would be hard to find a place to fish in Santee that didn't have some of that stuff. Even though they had some good areas similar to where they were fishing that were in the lower lake, with the tournament out of Lake Marion Steve and Bryan stuck to the upper lake. The upper lake is very muddy, and because of that in the morning they fished a chartreuse spinnerbait with twin gold Colorado blades for extra vibration. It was a Terminator brand bait. One big fish came on the spinnerbait as well as a number of 3s and 4s. As the sun got up the wind died down and the lake "turned to glass," and Steve and Bryan had to adjust. They went to jigs, and it truthfully didn't seem that the color/ brand of jig made a huge difference. One angler was using a black and red jig of one brand, while the other was fishing a purple jig with a junebug trailer made by a different company. The important thing was that the jigs were dark for visibility in the muddy conditions. They worked the jigs slowly on the bottom and caught some big fish there, including their big fish

Average: 3 (1 vote)
Weather: Sunny Air Temperature: 81-90 F

Largemouth bass: Very slow. Bass fishing activity is light to non-existent on the Santee Cooper lakes right now. If anglers are willing to put in a lot of time fish may be catchable around cypress trees, but there is no easy pattern right now. Many fish are probably out deeper following bait schools where they are more difficult to target. In the Santee and Cooper Rivers there is better bass fishing right now. 

Average: 4 (1 vote)
Weather: Sunny Air Temperature: 71-80 F Water Temp: 71-80 F Clarity: Gin Clear 4 fish caught

Went to the ''secret'' fishing hole with my Father-In-Law, AJ(Bump), and my girlfriend Alyssa.
We had a blast. We caught loads of fish and returned most of our catches loose.
Next time we'll remember to bring bug spray and more bait though.

CatchSpeciesLure / BaitBrandWeight (lb)Length (in)
1Largemouth BassJerk BaitRapala
2Blue CatfishBaitfish
3Channel CatfishChicken Liver