Striped Bass – Lake Murray fishing for striper in April and May will be good from the upper rivers region to the dam area and all areas in between. Blueback herring pulled behind planner boards and freelines around points and banks near deep water should produce some large fish this time of year. Also try fishing downrods down to 30 feet and freelines in the major creek channels. Once Lake Murray's water temp passes 60 degrees, try fishing cut bait on lake points and mid-lake humps in 10 to 30 feet of water.
Black Bass – Bass fishing will be wide open the next two months. The big sow bass move up to spawn in shallow coves during the full moon periods. Fish spinnerbaits and buzzbaits around cover. Also try fishing floating worms and texas-rigged worms in shallow areas near structure. Don’t forget to fish your topwater lures.
Bream – Lake Murray fishing for bream will be excellent during April and May. Fishing redworms and nightcrawlers in 5 to 15 feet of water should put some fish in your boat.
Crappie – Crappie fishing will continue to be good using jigs and small tuffies trolled in creek runs and brush piles in 10 to 20 foot of water near the upper part of the lake. Be sure to fish minnows and jigs in shallow brush around the full moon as crappie go through their spawning rituals.
Catfish – The catfishing will continue to be productive fishing cut herring and nightcrawlers on bottom.
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