Santee Cooper system
• Crappie: Good. Capt. Steve English reports that crappie seem to have settled into a healthy summer feeding pattern and some nice fish are being caught right now. However, while some fish can be caught around deep brush more fish are up relatively shallow where they seem to have followed the shad. The best depth has been fishing minnows 6-7 feet down over 12-14 feet of water, and the upper lake has produced better than Lake Moultrie. Bream: Good. English reports that he has seen lots of bream beds but not a lot of fish actually on the beds. However, with the full moon Saturday there should be a lot of fish spawning. Even after the bedding ends this is the time to prowl the banks and cast crickets and worms to shallow cover. Largemouth bass: Slow. English reports that bass fishing activity is light to non-existent on the Santee Cooper lakes right now. If anglers are willing to put in a lot of time fish may be catchable around cypress trees, but there is no easy pattern right now. Many fish are probably out deeper following bait schools where they are more difficult to target.