Santee Cooper Crappie Fishing Secrets


Fishing reports can be very useful when fishing the Santee Cooper System. These are put together by professionals and by locals in the area. You can find fishing reports online and the information they provide can tell you where anglers have been having the most luck catching crappie, which baits they used and when this species will be the most active.

Anglers enjoy catching crappie because they are a small species that don’t require special equipment but they can be very aggressive and put up a great fight. This makes crappie fishing fun, entertaining and memorable. The pure white meat of the crappie is firm and full of flavor making then a popular food source as well.

When the crappies are spawning they will build nest that resemble hollowed out depressions in the bottom of the shallow water. They will be as close to structures as they can for added protection. They are very active during this time and will attack most anything that comes near them, which is why anglers consider this the best time to go crappie fishing.

Anytime you fish the Santee Cooper for this species search for structures such as trees, stumps and brush and cast your line near these. In the summer the crappie will move out to deeper water and in the fall they will move closer to the shallows again so this is where you need to be as well. One thing to keep in mind when fishing for crappie in the Santee Cooper System is that there are a variety of different species in these waters. Therefore, don’t be surprised if you end up reeling in a few bass or catfish from time to time.

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Dan Eggertsen is a fellow crappie fishing enthusiast to the point of obsession. :) He's been providing solid advice on crappie fishing since 2004.

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