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Lake Moultrie, SC

Popular Fish Species Lake Moultrie, SC

Lake Moultrie Popular Fish - Blue Catfish

Blue Catfish Fishing

This year,as it has been for several years, blue catfish are again running in the big to monster size here in Lake Moultrie. Most of the local guides offer catfish trips, and big blues are the favorite target. The state record is over 110 pounds. Fishing for blue catfish is most often productive summer around any kind of structure. The river end of the lake is often the area where the bigger catfish are caught. Road beds, creek channels and rocky points are all good places to begin. Use a slip sinker or Carolina rig with cut bait or other popular catfish baits. Other catfish in the lake include channel and flathead catfish.

Lake Moultrie Popular Fish - Striped Bass

Striped Bass Fishing

Due to their large size, striped bass are a favorite of many locals and fishing guides at Lake Moultrie. They are plentiful, run in schools and can grow to bragging size. The state record striped bass is over 60 pounds. In Spring and Fall work the upper end of the lake where water is flowing into the lake. Look for deeper water in the river channel, as a holding place for stripers. In Summer and Winter, stripers hang out in deeper water during the day and feed close to the bottom, 50 feet or deeper. Morning often draws the stripers to the much shallower water, look for them around the 20-foot range as they feed on shallow-running schools of bait. The lake is filled with plenty of baitfish and sunfish to to keep the fishery thriving. Being successful at fishing for stripers is a matter of locating schools of bait, and the wolf packs of stripers which are likely to be nearby. Fish finders, and forward facing sonar, are a big help in locating these roaming schools. Live bait is very effective here, and stripers can be caught year round.

Lake Moultrie Popular Fish - Largemouth Bass

Largemouth Bass Fishing

Lake Moultrie continues to offer great fishing for largemouth bass, and it is improving. Some big bass roam Lake Moultrie, thanks to excellent fisheries management by the South Carolina Department of Natural Resources, as well as the availability of extensive cover for both baitfish and bass. When the bite is good, bass typically move shallow and are quite aggressive. If you find them shallow and they are not tempted to bite, slow down and use smaller, lighter baits. Fishing for largemouth bass is good virtually any time they are shallow - in spring, mornings in summer, and during warm Fall afternoons. Use shallow crankbaits around rip rap. Around grass use worms, jigs, topwater and spinnerbaits. In deeper water, big worms, jigs and spoons are three good weapons. In winter, spend your time fishing Lake Moultrie on deeper structure where the bass spend much of their time.

Lake Moultrie Fishing Video

Fish species to fish for...

Guide to fishing for largemouth bass, channel catfish, flathead catfish, blue catfish, black crappie, white crappie, bluegill, pumpkinseed sunfish, redbreast sunfish, redear sunfish, warmouth, white bass, white perch, yellow perch, striped bass and chain pickerel at Lake Moultrie in South Carolina.

Part of the Santee Cooper Reservoir system, Lake Moultrie is a 60,000-acre lake in the southeast part of the state, at Moncks Corner, SC. Fishing enthusiasts have 210 miles of shoreline to explore as they seek out their favorite fish species. And Moultrie Lake has lots to choose from, including bass, stripers, perch, crappie, pickerel, catfish, white bass and numerous species of sunfish.

Lake Moultrie, located in South Carolina, is a haven for fishing enthusiasts seeking a memorable angling experience. This expansive reservoir covers approximately 60,000 acres and is renowned for its excellent fishing opportunities. Anglers can expect to encounter a variety of fish species in Lake Moultrie, including largemouth bass, striped bass, crappie, catfish, and bream, making it a favorite destination for both recreational and competitive fishermen.

Fishing on Lake Moultrie is a year-round activity, with each season offering unique fishing prospects. Anglers can explore the lake's diverse habitats, such as submerged structures, shallow areas, and vegetation-rich spots, to find their preferred fishing grounds. Whether you choose to fish from the shore, a boat, or one of the lake's fishing piers, there are ample opportunities to hook into trophy-sized catches and enjoy a rewarding day on the water.

Lake Moultrie in South Carolina is a paradise for fishing, boating, and camping enthusiasts. With its diverse fish species, expansive water surface, and camping facilities, it offers a complete outdoor experience. Whether you're casting your line, cruising on a boat, or spending a night under the stars, Lake Moultrie provides ample opportunities for relaxation, adventure, and connection with nature.

Fish attractors are located around the lake to enhance the growth and development of various species of fish and baitfish. Additionally, some of the best fish cover in the lake, submerged stumps, standing timber and aquatic vegetation, can also be a major hazard to boat navigation. Extra caution is advised. Local fishing guides are available for hire. Access to the shoreline for fishing from the bank is available at Fred L. Day Fishing Pier and around some of the eight public boat launch ramps. A marina, restaurants, stores, camping, shopping and lodging are all handy to enhance your stay.

Fishing Boats For Rent In South Carolina

Primary fish species residing in Lake Moultrie

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Largemouth bass Channel catfish Flathead catfish Blue catfish Black crappie White crappie Bluegill Pumpkinseed Sunfish Redbreast Sunfish Redear Sunfish Warmouth Sunfish White Bass White Perch Yellow Perch Striped bass Chain pickerel

Lake Moultrie Amenities

Marina: NO
Boat Rental: YES
Boat Launch Ramp: YES
Campgrounds: YES
RV Hookups: YES
Lodging: YES
Convenience Store: YES
Bait & Tackle: YES
Restaurant: YES

Today's Weather & Forecast

Lake Moultrie is not only a paradise for fishing but also a popular destination for boating enthusiasts. The lake's vast surface area and calm waters create ideal conditions for a range of boating activities. Whether you're cruising on a pontoon, enjoying water sports like water skiing or wakeboarding, or simply exploring the lake's hidden coves and scenic shorelines, Lake Moultrie offers abundant space and tranquility for boaters to enjoy.

Fishing Boat Rentals

Lake Moultrie Kayak Rentals
Rentals: Kayaks
843 410-8337

Public Boat Launch Ramps & Landings

Amos Lee Gourdine Boat Launch Ramp
Located in the northeast section of the lake, off Russell Store Road, this is a two-lane, concrete ramp with a dock and paved parking.

Augustus M Flood Boat Launch Ramp
Located mid lake, east side, off Black Oak Road, this is a one-lane, concrete ramp with gravel parking.

E Jarvis Morris Boat Launch Ramp
Located in the southwest corner of the lake, off W Dike Road, this is a one-lane, concrete ramp with gravel parking.

Fred L Day Boat Launch Ramp
Located mid lake, west side, off Ranger Drive, this is a one-lane, concrete ramp with a dock and gravel parking.

Hatchery Boat Launch Ramp
Located mid lake, west side, off State Road S-8-802, this is a two-lane, concrete ramp with a dock and paved parking.

Richardson's Boat Launch Ramp
Located mid lake, east side, off Butter Road, this is a two-lane, concrete ramp with a dock and gravel parking.

Short Stay Boat Launch Ramp
Located mid lake, southeast side, off Short Stay Road, this is a one-lane, concrete ramp with docks and paved parking.

Thornley Forest II Boat Launch Ramp
Located in the southeast section of the lake, off Lakeside Drive, this is a two-lane, concrete ramp with a dock and paved parking.

Fishing Guides On Lake Moultrie, SC

S & S Guide Service - catfish, crappie, bream

If you offer fishing guide services on this lake, please contact us for a free listing, to be posted here.

Fishing License

Click here for a South Carolina Fishing License.

For those looking to immerse themselves in the lake's natural beauty for an extended period, Lake Moultrie provides several camping options. Nearby campgrounds and parks offer tent camping and RV sites, allowing visitors to fully experience the serene surroundings and enjoy easy access to the lake. Camping near Lake Moultrie provides the perfect opportunity to wake up to stunning views, fish from dawn to dusk, and enjoy other outdoor activities such as hiking, bird-watching, and picnicking.

Campgrounds & RV Parks Nearby

Angel's Landing Campground - 800 315-3087

Forestry Department Campground - 843 899-2221

Short Stay Campground - 843 743-2608

S & S Camp Grounds - 843 753-7228

Johnston Landing Campground - 800 753-2818

Blacks Camp Campground - 843 753-2231

Village RV Park - 701 330-6888

Lake Moultrie SC Map - Fishing & Camping Areas

Contact Information

Lake Moultrie
Angel's Landing Campground Restaurant & Marina
1556 Viper Rd
Pineville, SC 29468
800 315-3087


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