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Moultrie Lake, SC

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Lake Size: 60,000 Acres
Shoreline Length (Miles): 135 miles
Deepest Depth: 50 feet
Latitude: 33.301838
Longitude: -80.054283
Lake Level Above Sea Level: 75 feet
Counties: Berkley County
Cities: Moncks Corner
Lake Management: SC Public Service Authority

Information: Lake Moultrie is the third largest lake in South Carolina covering over 60,000 acres (240 km2). Lake Moultrie is located in Berkeley County, South Carolina, is fed by Lake Marion through a diversion canal. Nearby towns include Moncks Corner, Bonneau and St. Stephen. Lake Moultrie was created in the early 1940s by the South Carolina Public Service Authority. Its effluent is the Cooper River, and it is dammed by the Pinopolis Dam. It covers about 60,000 acres (240 km2). It was named for Governor William Moultrie.
  
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Lake Moultrie offers a varied fishing environment. There are shallow swamps, black water ponds, thousands of tree stumps and live cypress trees, as well as large open areas of water. This lake does not form ice in winter months.[3] A world record Channel Catfish weighing 58 lb (26 kg). was caught from this lake. The lake also holds the state record for Black Crappie (5 lbs).[4] For fisherman that prefer the bank, the catfish tend to move up to shallow water near dusk and bite well at night. Large catfish are known to bite well on blue gill(live) and perch(live) off the bottom of shallow sand/mud flats close to shore. The catfish move in the shallow water to feed on small clams and bait fish found in the mud and cracks on the lakes floor. It is not uncommon for fisherman at Lake Moultrie to catch catfish over 20 lb (9.1 kg). Trotlines are common at Lake Moultrie as well as trolling and even arching with a bow and arrow by spotlighting catfish in the shallows at night.
 



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