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Lake Monticello Fishing



Lake Monticello Fishing Forecast

Target Species of Fish

Based on historical data for fishing Lake Monticello, you should target one of the following species for this time of year:
  1. Redbreast Sunfish

  2. Redbreast Sunfish

    There is a 32.35% catch rate for Redbreast Sunfish, based on 55 Redbreast Sunfish counted.

    Lake Monticello Redbreast Sunfish Counts Chart
    Redbreast

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  3. Bluegill

  4. Bluegill

    There is a 17.06% catch rate for Bluegill, based on 29 Bluegill counted.

    Lake Monticello Bluegill Counts Chart
    Bluegill

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  5. Pumpkinseed Sunfish

  6. Pumpkinseed Sunfish

    There is a 10.59% catch rate for Pumpkinseed Sunfish, based on 18 Pumpkinseed Sunfish counted.

    Lake Monticello Pumpkinseed Sunfish Counts Chart
    Pumpkinseed

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  7. Largemouth Bass

  8. Largemouth Bass

    There is a 7.65% catch rate for Largemouth Bass, based on 13 Largemouth Bass counted.

    Lake Monticello Largemouth Bass Counts Chart
    Largemouth

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  9. Warmouth

  10. Warmouth

    There is a 6.47% catch rate for Warmouth, based on 11 Warmouth counted.

    Lake Monticello Warmouth Counts Chart
    Warmouth

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  11. Black Crappie

  12. Black Crappie

    There is a 4.71% catch rate for Black Crappie, based on 8 Black Crappie counted.

    Lake Monticello Black Crappie Counts Chart
    Black

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  13. Redfin Pickerel

  14. Redfin Pickerel

    There is a 2.94% catch rate for Redfin Pickerel, based on 5 Redfin Pickerel counted.

    Lake Monticello Redfin Pickerel Counts Chart
    Redfin

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  15. Striped Bass

  16. Striped Bass

    There is a 2.94% catch rate for Striped Bass, based on 5 Striped Bass counted.

    Lake Monticello Striped Bass Counts Chart
    Striped

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  17. Threadfin Shad

  18. Threadfin Shad

    There is a 2.94% catch rate for Threadfin Shad, based on 5 Threadfin Shad counted.

    Lake Monticello Threadfin Shad Counts Chart
    Threadfin

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  19. Redear Sunfish

  20. Redear Sunfish

    There is a 1.76% catch rate for Redear Sunfish, based on 3 Redear Sunfish counted.

    Lake Monticello Redear Sunfish Counts Chart
    Redear

    ENLARGE LAKE MONTICELLO REDEAR SUNFISH COUNTS CHART


Recommendations above based on 20 species of fish and 170 fish counted for April around Lake Monticello.

To date, there are 32 species of fish and a total of 1283 fish counted for Lake Monticello and within a 30 mile (48 km) radius since 1/7/1931 (93 years).

Last Update: 4/15/2024 8:12:17 PM

*** PLEASE NOTE ***
Please check local, state/province, and federal laws before fishing for any species found on this site. All data is based on historical data found for this area, and in some cases as far back as the year 1600.

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The Top 10 Fishing Spots for Lake Monticello are the following:

  1. Buffalo Creek Log Jam
    Lots of fallen trees in the water in this little pocket that holds bass and crappie.


  2. Lunch Island Ledge
    Good ledge to the river channel on this side of the island.


  3. Spawning Beds
    Good place to work for bass during spawning.


  4. Largemouth Bass980


  5. Striped Bass124
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  6. The Slab
    The Slab


  7. Goat Island Ledge
    Good ledge to deep water on this side of the island.


  8. Rocky Shore
    Lots of rip rap along the bank to work for bass. Also a couple of old boat ramps here that hold fish.


  9. Tree1


  10. Shoal398


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Top Lake Monticello Bait & Tackle Stores

  1. Barron's Outfitters
    Barron's Outfitters was founded in 1947 by Charlie Barron. He supplied the hunting and fishing needs of sportsmen in the midlands of South Carolina for over 65 years. Barron's the store and tradition has been upheld over the past 65 plus year

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Top Lake Monticello Fishing Charters & Guides

  1. Frank's Fly Arts - Fly Fishing Guide Service


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Top Lake Monticello Marinas

  1. Lighthouse Marina
    Located on beautiful Lake Murray in South Carolina, Lighthouse Marina is your most convenient access to a calming, capitol city getaway. Lake Murray is a perfect setting for boating, personal watercraft, wakeboarding, water sports, sailing, Bass and

  2. Lake Murray Marina & Yacht Club, Inc.
    Drive through the Marina Bay entrance, and our dockhands will be awaiting your arrival to assist you with any needs you may have. Customer Service is our passion, and our staff is trained to provide you with a safe and enjoyable experience each and e

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