Striped bass fishing is good on Lake Moultrie. They are often located in the deeper sections of the lake and on the edges of drops that run from 35-45 feet of water. Anchoring will catch fish as well as drifting live bait and/or jigging spoons and jigs. Schooling can be found at various depths in Lake Moultrie depending on where the bait is found.
Largemouth bass locate around visible structures in shallow water. When temperatures drop below 60 degrees, they drop to deeper waters. Aquatic vegetation is present in backwater sloughs and in the 900-acre Hatchery section of the lake. Originally constructed to be a separate impoundment within Lake Moultrie, the remnants of the Hatchery dike still provide enough shelter to allow significant aquatic vegetation growth that provides habitat for largemouth bass, pickerel, bream, and many other species.
Check out the Lake Moultrie Fishing Hot Spots
(Fish Attractor Sites)
CAUTION is urged when navigating shallow water on Lake Moultrie, as many submerged stumps are present on its gently sloping shorelines. Once away from the shoreline, the stump hazards decrease and the majority of Lake Moultrie is suitable for pleasure boaters and fisherman alike. Much of the open water of Lake Moultrie varies in depth from 10-feet to 30-feet deep, as numerous underwater humps and contour breaks exist throughout the lake. The lake is 14-miles across at its widest point, and a marked navigational channel runs from Pinnopolis Dam to the Diversion Canal.