Fishing Tips: How to Fish in the Winter

The great thing about owning a lake home is that you can fish year-round. Winter is almost here at Lake Murray and there are still a significant number of fish that remain active during the winter months. From tackle box basics to a list of winter-friendly fish, check out Lake Homes Realty’s essential guide to fishing in …

Mystery Plants Spreading in Lake Murray Coves and What the Carp are Doing About it.

Live on Lake Murray? Have you boated on the lake recently? You may have noticed a lot of native aquatic plants on the shoreline. Much of this vegetation, southern naiad, is a primary food source for some of the waterfowl and invertebrates that call Lake Murray home. The triploid grass carp, stocked to control the hydrilla, …

About Lake Murray, South Carolina

(repost from https://www.lakehomes.com/south-carolina/lake-murray) Lake Murray is a popular lake near Columbia, SC. Completed in 1930 by the damming of the Saluda River, Lake Murray has approximately 500 miles of shoreline and a maximum depth of 200 feet. At the time of its creation the Saluda Dam was the largest earthen dam in the world, spanning 1.5 …

Game Fish vs. Non-Game Fish

(repost from Charmella Williams, Lake Homes Realty) Know the Difference: Game Fish vs. Non-Game Fish Fishing is one of the most popular lake activities. To some, it’s a relaxing pastime. To others, it’s a highly competitive sport that requires massive amounts of technique and patience. The art of angling isn’t as simple as it looks, however. …

DYK: Lake Murray Facts

DYK (Did You Know?) Lake Murray is a reservoir in the U.S. state of South Carolina. It is approximately 50,000 acres (200 km2) in size, and has roughly 500 miles (800 km) of shoreline. The Saluda Dam (officially the Dreher Shoals Dam) was an engineering feat at the time of its construction. The dam, using …

Memorial Day Weekend: SCDNR Courtesy Boat Inspections

May 28, 2018 Courtesy Boat Inspection – Lexington County: Lake Murray Dam, 10 a.m. to noon During Memorial Day weekend, SCDNR law enforcement will be conducting courtesy boat inspections at certain public boat landings around the state.  SCDNR officers will perform quick but thorough inspections.  They will look for required safety equipment and proper boat and …