17. Santee Cooper Lakes, South Carolina


Another unique and diverse crappie fishing experience would be the lakes of Marion and Moultrie in east central South Carolina between Columbia and Charleston. These lakes offer diverse scenery, swamps full of cypress trees and grass that crappie like to spawn around in very shallow water. 

This is one of the more scenic crappie locales on an avid crappie angler’s bucket list with lots of crappie between a pound and 2 pounds nestled in the cypress knees and canopies of Spanish moss that cover the fertile black tannic water.