Fished the lower reaches of the Sparklebery Swamp today with a couple of great guys. My old friend Jay Gregg - former host of Carolina Outdoors TV and a true Santee Cooper Legend - Whitey Outlaw.
Sparkleberry is at the top of Lake Marion, and is formed by the Congaree and Wateree Rivers. You talk about beautiful; you've got to see it to believe it! This is God's Creation at its best. A myriad of Cypress and Tupelo Gum, you can get lost in this place really easily. Not to worry though when you have guides like Whitey and his son Matthew. Sparkleberry is thier backyard.
We ended up filming a great show, caught several beautiful crappie,with some fat mawmout', (Warmouth) and some pretty swamp bream, too. In the middle of the summer!
Thanks Whitey! Thanks Jay! Thanks Matt! Hope to do it again real soon.