Santee Cooper
Current Temperature:
43°
Est Water Temperature:
41° (What's This)
Barometric Pressure:
30.05 (High)
Wind Speed:
North at 00 Knots (0 MPH)
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Welcome to FishingNotes.com Santee Cooper fishing report page. Here you will find all the information you need to make the best decisions for today's fishing. Current weather including air temperature, barometric pressure, wind speed and direction are continuously updated throughout the day. Santee Cooper water temperature is one of the vital statistics included on this page. We also include the moon phase as full and new moons are generally better fishing times. Help in choosing what time to hit the water with daily sunrise and sunset times plus moon rise and moon set times. We would love to hear how your fishing trip went, feel free to share your days success on the community report page. Good luck and we hope you catch a full bag today!
State:
South Carolina
Latitude:
33.470972
Maximum Depth (ft):
County:
Longitude:
-80.267486
Normal Elevation (ft):
0
Inpoundment Type:
Water Clarity:
6-10 ft
Boat Access:
Paved Ramps
Surface Area (acres):
0
Water Temp Factors:
Boat Limits:
No Restrictions
Lake Management:
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BlacksCamp
2013-02-23
Species: Catfish
Fishing Rating: 1
Water Temperature: 55
Fishing has been great! Even with the cold front we caught some nice bass yesterday fishing depressions and drops. The big slabs are staging in the major fingers in 10 to 15 feet. There were some big cats caught this weekend, with an 85 pounder in the mix.! Fish the lower end of the canal where it dumps into Moultrie. Stripers are heading upstream to spawn. The lake is up and the current is ripping, we should have another great spawn this year!
BlacksCamp
2013-01-06
Species: Catfish
Fishing Rating: 4
Water Temperature: 50
Cat fished yesterday, caught some good fish with three pigs. still drifting Gizzard Shad, but a little shallower yesterday. There are a lot of three to six pound bass being caught in shallow water with this weather we\'ve been having. Crappie are still biting hard on brush - get out and sink some Wax Myrtle bushes with concrete blocks and you\'ll be in business. http://www.blackscamp.com
Guest
2012-12-17
Species: Striped Bass
Fishing Rating: 4
Water Temperature: 65
Best fishing this time of year as not man fishermen are out. Today was overcast with 5 mph winds out of the east. Got out on Lake Moultrie at 8am and immediately ran into schooling stripers with about 500 gulls, pelicans and loons on top of the fish. Caught 25 nice ones really fast on sassy shads and bucktails.
Guest
2012-02-17
Species: Walleye
Fishing Rating: 1
Water Temperature:
there are no walleye on this lake either!
Santee Cooper Largemouth Bass Rating:
3.5
Santee Cooper Largemouth Bass Tips: [ Add Tip ]
Largemouth Bass Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
Largemouth bass fishing is going to be slow with the water temperature at 41 degrees. If you have a chance to get out on the water, you are going to have to fish deep and slow. Jig fishing and Plastic baits may be your best bet this time of year for largemouth bass. You may also try fishing some sinking jerk baits.
Santee Cooper Smallmouth Bass Rating:
1
Santee Cooper Smallmouth Bass Tips: [ Add Tip ]
Smallmouth Bass Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
With Santee Cooper at 41 degree water temperature this is a great time to get out on the water and try hitting some deeper primary and secondary points. Smallmouth bass will be feeding at this water temperature but will be much harder to catch. On Sunny warm afternoons its a great time to throw a crank bait, jigs or slow roll a spinnerbait at 5-10 foot on sunny points and drops off of sunny flats. Smallmouth Bass will move into warm water on warm sunny days.
Santee Cooper Crappie Rating:
3.5
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Crappie Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
Crappie fishing is sometimes at its best with the water temperature down this low. Crappie will be in large schools and follow the large shad schools around in extremely deep water. Find the deepest parts of your lake in old river channels and scan your graph for schooling shad. When you find the school, drop your plastics or live bait down to the bottom of the shad and get ready. Many crappie fishermen will be catching awesome numbers and size of fish this time of year. If you are brave enough to get out on the water this time when the water temperature is this cold, it can really pay off. Be careful out there, remember to boat safely. Never take any chances at these temperatures.
Santee Cooper Catfish Rating:
3.5
Santee Cooper Catfish Tips: [ Add Tip ]
- Use live brim or goldfish,cutbait,nightcrawlers,stinkbait and chicken livers. Best time to catch
catfish would be early in the morning or late in the evening and after dark.
Catfish Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
The catfish family comprises of blue catfish, flathead catfish and channel catfish. Since catfish are warm water fish, they arenít going to be very active in this water temperature. They will still be feeding, but catfish will only be found very deep and feeding very slowly. Your best bet is give some of the more active fish species in your lake a shot until the cats are active again.
Santee Cooper Spotted Bass Rating:
1.5
Santee Cooper Spotted Bass Tips: [ Add Tip ]
Spotted Bass Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
Spotted bass fishing is going to be slow with the water temperature down this low. It's time to fish deep and slow. Try some deep primary points, drop offs, and old river channels with rocks. Jigs, plastics and deep jerk baits will be your best bet to boat a Spotted.
Santee Cooper White Bass Rating:
4
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Santee Cooper Striped Bass Rating:
3.5
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Current Lunar Fishing Tip:

The crescent moon will have better gravitational pull than a gibbous or half moon. However the affects of the moons gravitational will be decreased since the sun and moon aren't pulling in conjunction with one another. It's time to pay close attention to the other fishing factors in the weather to make the best decision for hitting the water.

Sunrise:

08:10 EST

Sunset:

19:00 EST

Moon Phase:


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