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Date posted April 5, 2015 11:17 AM
Posted by morning dew
Report location Traveling Angler > LAKE MURRAY, SC
Fishing method Boat
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Enjoyed a great weekend fishing with yet another New Yorker who has relocated to South Carolina. It really was like traveling to another world with the flowers and trees blooming, warm sunshine, birds singing, and most of all, true southern hospitality shown by the fine folks of Chapin, SC. Fished with my good friend Bill Prebeck who just purchased a practically new ( and VERY affordable) house on Lake Murray, home to some of the best freshwater striper fishing in the world.The first day was a bit nippy in the morning; after that it was shorts and tee shirts for the next few days. Fishing live herring, we followed the birds and boiling fish, ended up landing a pair of hard fighting 10 lb stripers. Lots of fun on 8lb test light tackle. We actually had to chase them with the boat a few times to keep from getting spooled. After the stripers went down we were able to locate schools of nice sized white perch with the fish finder and jigged them at will (he was able to catch these all winter long). Enjoyed a nice evening fish fry on Bill's deck while watching the sun set over the Lake. Life is good in the South. Now I see why so many NY'ers are making the move.

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Joined: 12/07/2003
Posts: 254
Location: Albany NY
 04/05/2015 10:18 PM  

Sounds like great place and trip! Do they use lures for them as well down there?

Frank J. Zima
morning dew

Joined: 03/25/2002
Posts: 704
Location: Off the grid
 04/08/2015 10:31 PM  

According to the locals lures work very well when the stripers really turn on. This should happen in the next few weeks as water temps rise
and the fish start hitting the surface regularly. Zara spooks, swim baits, and bucktails with something called an "ice fly", are all very effective at that time. Apparently "blitz" type conditions will be found once the water warms a little , then the fish go deep as summer wears on. If you want updated reports on this incredible fishery you can follow my friend's blog at:

I like Pearl in a can,and Jim Beam Black, and chewing tobacco from a mail pouch sack.

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 04/11/2015 11:45 AM  

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