I went fishing
Report Date: June 6, 2019
My client cancelled out Thursday and Friday trips, so I made a call to good friend Roland Moorer, and he and I went to Lake Murray by Columbia SC to try and catch a striper. Hired a guide, Brad Taylor, whom Roland had fished with before. He is an excellent guide, and since there were only two of us, brought along Huey Capps, a 79 year young guide who has been guiding on the lake for 54 years. Left the dock at 6:15, and hit a close by hump in 90 feet of water. Marked fish, but the bite wasn't on. Ran to another drop, marked the fish, and put a smacking on them. We had our limit of stripers in the boat an hour later. They use blueback herring for live bait, fishing close to the bottom in a 100 foot of water. Once you catch your limit there is no catch and release fishing, as the survival rate for caught and released fish is obviously pretty low in the warm water. Water temps in the lake were right at 80 degrees, which is actually lower than our coastal waters right now, which are about 83 degrees. We were back at the landing at 8:15. Beautiful evening on a very pretty lake.
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