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Lake Murray Fishing Forecast October / November 

Striped BassOctober and November is a great time for Lake Murray fishing because the temperatures are cooler. Striper fishing should be excellent from the dam to Billy Dreher Island using live herring. Concentrate your efforts from 25 feet to the surface using downrods and freelines in the major creek channels. Also, some schooling fish should be caught on topwater plugs and bucktails on the cloudy days.

Lake Murray Fishing - CrappieBlack Bass – Fishing for bass has been good recently fishing topwaters early and late in the day. Carolina rigged worms and deep diving crankbaits have been successful off main lake points later in the day. As the water cools black bass will be able to be caught shallower with spinnerbaits and shallow running crankbaits in the creek channels. Largemouths should be caught off the points and around islands in Lake Murray (look for shad schools) on small crankbaits, flukes, topwater plugs, Sammys and big spinnerbaits. Be sure to keep a rod ready as schooling activity can erupt at anytime during this time of the year.

Bream– The bream fishing has been good lately and should continue for the next month fishing redworms and crickets in 1 to 10 feet of water. If you like fishing with ultralite equipment, casting beetle spins in white with red dot colors and yellow with black stripes and crickets is always a good way get a limit of panfish.

Crappie– The crappie fishing has been good lately using jigs and small tuffies trolling in creek runs and fishing brush piles in 10 to 20 foot of water. The action for this popular fish should also improve as Lake Murray's water cools.

Catfish– The catfishing will continue to be productive fishing cut herring and nightcrawlers on bottom. 

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