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Santee warm up

Capt. Darryl Smith
December 31, 2008
Santee - Freshwater Fishing Report

Here at Santee Cooper we have received a bunch of new water. We have suffered from a serious drought all year and now we have 4 feet of new water. This caused the water temps to rise from in the high 40's to over 60 degrees. With changing PH levels, and rising water temps the fish have made a lateral move. They went in the lakes from deep 40+-foot water under bait balls, to 15-20 foot on top of the hills and on the sides of the lakes. We really have to use our electronics to locate the fish and see what depth water they are in and adjust. Once you find the right depth water, we are catching excellent quality of fish. We are seeing fish ranging from 20-40+ lbs with kickers higher in weight.
Largest fish the last 5 days has been 49 lb blue catfish.

Target Species:

Catfish: blues, and flatheads

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Catfish on the Santee Cooper Lakes and Rivers in SC with Guide and Pro Angler Capt. Darryl Smith with a 100 lb a day Guaranty. We have averaged 45,000+ lbs a year for the last 5 years straight. We have 17 Confirmed World Records, and have been featured in numbers of TV Shows, and Magazine. We supply all rod & reels, bait, tackle, boat, and boating equipement. All you need is a SC Fishing License, and what ever you wish to eat and drink in a days time. Fish in Comfort on a 30 Foot Crest Pontoon.

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Captain Darryl's Guide Service
3145 Long Meadow Rd
Rock Hill, SC 29730
Phone: 803-372-1398
Alt. Phone: 803-324-7912
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