What to Expect on a Lowland Reservoir

Tue, May 17, 2022

Throughout the southern United States, lowland reservoirs can be some of the hottest bass fishing destinations to catch truly giant bass. Today, we're on the water with Elite Series angler, Patrick Walters, on one of his home fisheries, Santee Cooper Lakes in the South Carolina Lowcountry. These man-made fisheries consist of some sort of natural river system on the upper end, feeding the lake with water, and a damn at the lower end of the lake that manages the lake level. The upper ends of reservoirs commonly have dirtier water, which tends to clear gradually as it gets closer to the lower end by the dam. Lowland reservoirs typically have more defined bottom structures and multiple creeks that can contain flats, secondary points, and a wide variety of forms of cover.