Paul Erickson of Chapin proudly displays his latest fishing conquest—a whopping 10lb. 4 oz. largemouth bass caught in a private pond near Lake Murray. As a catch and release fisherman, Paul ensures the preservation of the local ecosystem by returning his catches to the water after admiration. With his impressiveContinue Reading

Over the weekend, young angler Kaden, aged 9, hailing from Red Bank, accomplished a remarkable feat by landing a striper from the dock at the public boat ramp on the Irmo side of the dam. Kaden’s strategic use of herring purchased from Lake World played a crucial role in hisContinue Reading

Irmo, South Carolina, February 27, 2024 – Jake Coucoules emerged victorious at the 2024 Yamaha Rightwaters Bassmaster Kayak Series at Lake Murray, scoring a two-day total of 188.75 inches. The tournament, featuring a record-breaking regular season attendance of 258 kayak anglers nationwide, took place on February 24-25 and offered overContinue Reading

Peyton Harris and Dalton Head Secure Victory with Impressive Performance The 2024 Strike King Bassmaster College Series presented by Bass Pro Shops unfolded at Lake Murray on January 26-27, 2024, and the University of Montevallo’s dynamic duo, Peyton Harris and Dalton Head, emerged victorious, showcasing their exceptional angling skills. PhotoContinue Reading

Special to the Lake Murray News The Midlands Striper Club held its monthly Lake Murray tournament out of Acapulco, SC on Jan. 20. Despite freezing temperatures all day and tough fishing conditions, 15 teams participated in the event bringing 22 striped bass to the scales weighing a total of 169.72Continue Reading

By Thomas Grant Jr. Before going full steam award on a new year, the Midlands Striper Club recognized its top performers from the old one. The annual banquet was held Jan. 12 at Saluda Shoals River Club. Among the main awards presented were for Team of the Year: 1st PlaceContinue Reading

The Midlands Striper Club held its monthly finishing event at Acapulco near Leesville on Oct. 21. Team Whistle took first place after catching a total of 17.53 pounds. The Club returns to Acapulco on Nov. 18 and Dec. 16 to close out the year.Continue Reading