As of Sept. 10, S.C. Department of Natural Resources is reporting fishing in the Santee Cooper lakes is requiring a bit of patience.
Largemouth bass fishing is “very slow.”
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.
In the Santee and Cooper Rivers there is better bass fishing right now.