Santee Cooper Lakes Fishing

Santee Cooper Lakes Fishing

Santee Cooper Lakes consists of Lake Marion and Lake Moultrie. Approval for constructing the lakes came from the New Deal, which was a series of programs enacted in the 30s. Santee Cooper, a utility company in South Carolina, led construction of the lakes. At the time, this project was the largest land-clearing initiative in the country's history. Over 177,000 acres of swamp and forest were cleared to create the lakes. Lake Marion covers 110,000 acres and has a shoreline of 315 miles, spanning over five counties. The surrounding area consists of a river valley landscape for breathtaking views during your fishing trip. Lake Moultrie is 60,000 acres with more than half of its shoreline in dams and dikes. There are boat ramps, marinas and campgrounds at the lakes as well.

Santee Cooper Lakes fishing can easily keep you busy catching largemouth bass, crappie, catfish and white perch. A record 58-pound channel catfish and five-pound black crappie were caught at Lake Moultrie. Other types of fish you can target while Santee Cooper Lakes fishing are striped bass, bream and bluegill. Striped bass found their way into Lake Marion to spawn and ended up trapped there upon completion of the Santee River dam. They adapted to the freshwater and continue to thrive here. Summer is the best season for catfish fishing at Santee Cooper Lakes. You could catch a 20-pounder or aim to break one of the lake records. Bass and crappie are great to target any time of the year. For striped bass, spring and winter are the seasons you'll want to plan your Santee Cooper Lakes fishing trip.



Top Santee Cooper Lakes Fishing Spots

  1. Thornley Forest II Ramp
    4/13/2017 2:24:07 PM - Thornley Forest II Ramp


  2. Fish Attractor
    1/31/2017 1:53:44 AM - Fish Attractor


  3. Fish Attractor
    1/31/2017 1:50:50 AM - Fish Attractor


  4. Fish Attractor
    1/31/2017 1:46:43 AM - Fish Attractor


  5. backgate
    7/15/2014 5:35:50 PM - 172 gate


  6. Road Bed Intersection
    3/14/2019 10:45:49 PM -


  7. Fish Attractor
    1/31/2017 1:48:46 AM - Fish Attractor


  8. jacks creek
    5/26/2016 3:36:01 PM - creek


  9. Largemouth Bass988
    4/1/2021 5:26:49 PM -


  10. Fish Attractor
    1/31/2017 1:52:47 AM - Fish Attractor



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Santee Cooper Lakes Fishing Prediction

No historical data for this area.

To date, there are 0 species of fish and a total of 0 fish counted for Santee Cooper Lakes and within a 30 mile (48 km) radius.

*** 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 1939..

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Latest Santee Cooper Lakes Fishing Reports

  • November Santee Cooper Lakes Fishing
    11/1/2021 1:54:39 PM - There should be better bass fishing this month in some of the deeper pockets on the lake. Crappie should be bting in the those mid-depth brush piles as well as bream. Cut sh


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Top Santee Cooper Lakes Bait & Tackle Stores

  1. Carolina King Retreat & Marina
    Carolina King Retreat and Marina, LLC offers cabin rentals, boat rentals, fishing, hunting and hiking opportunities for your next weekend getaway or vacation. Located on the beautiful shores of Lake Marion in Summerton, SC, we have everything that yo

  2. Lakeside Marina & Resort


  3. Canal Lakes Fish Camp


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Top Santee Cooper Lakes Fishing Charters & Guides

  1. Jackson's Catfish Guide Service
    Catfish Charters on the Santee Cooper Lakes in SC. No fish! No Pay! Guaranteed!

  2. Catfishnfool
    Santee Cooper Lakes Catfishnfool Fishing Guide Service, Captain Wayne Vining 803-238-0596 is offering guided fishing trips specializing in Catfish, Crappie, and Bream. My trips are fun and affordable fishing adventures, family vacations, or group out

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Top Santee Cooper Lakes Marinas

  1. Carolina King Retreat & Marina
    Carolina King Retreat and Marina, LLC offers cabin rentals, boat rentals, fishing, hunting and hiking opportunities for your next weekend getaway or vacation. Located on the beautiful shores of Lake Marion in Summerton, SC, we have everything that yo

  2. Lakeside Marina & Resort


  3. Rocks Pond Campground and Marina
    Open Year Round. Store is closed from November 1st until March 1st but the campground is still open for camping. During this time reservations can be made on our Reservations Line, (803) 492-7711. During the winter months, reservations must be paid i

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