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Lake Murray is a man-made reservoir located in the state of South Carolina, USA. Fed by the Saluda River, it was completed in 1930 to provide hydroelectric power to the region and to serve as a source of drinking water. Lake Murray is approximately 50,000 acres (20,000 hectares) in size, and has roughly 650 mi (1,050 kilometres) of shoreline. The Saluda Dam is approximately 1.5 miles (2.4 km) long and 220 feet (67 m) high. Lake Murray is 41 miles (66 km) long, and 14 miles (23 km) wide at its widest point. At the time when the lake was finished, it was the world's largest man-made reservoir. Today, Lake Murray remains a popular recreational destination, offering opportunities for boating, fishing, swimming, and other outdoor activities.
Lake Murray is known for its excellent fishing opportunities, with a variety of fish species that attract anglers from all over. Largemouth bass are one of the most sought-after fish species in Lake Murray, and the lake is home to many trophy-sized fish Striped bass, also known as striper or rockfish, are another popular fish species in Lake Murray. They are most commonly caught during the cooler months, typically from November to March, when they are feeding on baitfish in the deeper parts of the lake. Catfish are plentiful in Lake Murray, with both Channel and Blue Catfish found in the lake. Crappie are also abundant in Lake Murray, and they can be caught throughout the year. They are typically found around brush piles, docks, and other structures in the lake, and are often caught using jigs or live minnows. Bream, which include several species of sunfish, are a common catch in Lake Murray. They are often caught using worms or crickets as bait. Overall, Lake Murray offers excellent fishing opportunities for anglers of all skill levels, and is considered one of the best freshwater fishing destinations in the southeastern United States.
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There is a 28.44% catch rate for Bluegill, based on 31 Bluegill counted.
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There is a 17.43% catch rate for Chain Pickerel, based on 19 Chain Pickerel counted.
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There is a 15.6% catch rate for Redbreast Sunfish, based on 17 Redbreast Sunfish counted.
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There is a 5.5% catch rate for Dollar Sunfish, based on 6 Dollar Sunfish counted.
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There is a 5.5% catch rate for Largemouth Bass, based on 6 Largemouth Bass counted.
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There is a 3.67% catch rate for Pumpkinseed Sunfish, based on 4 Pumpkinseed Sunfish counted.
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There is a 3.67% catch rate for Warmouth, based on 4 Warmouth counted.
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There is a 3.67% catch rate for White Perch, based on 4 White Perch counted.
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There is a 2.75% catch rate for Smallmouth Bass, based on 3 Smallmouth Bass counted.
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There is a 1.83% catch rate for American Shad, based on 2 American Shad counted.
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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 Murray are the following:
Buffalo Creek Log Jam
Lots of fallen trees in the water in this little pocket that holds bass and crappie.
Lunch Island Ledge
Good ledge to the river channel on this side of the island.
Good place to work for bass during spawning.
Goat Island Ledge
Good ledge to deep water on this side of the island.
Lots of rip rap along the bank to work for bass. Also a couple of old boat ramps here that hold fish.
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pooles mill landing
north fork edisto river
Stripper on Lake Murry
Caught some nice line sides on Live Bait,
with a professional guide, Bill Janus
He put Mike (in photo) and I on some fish!
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