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Bream are great table fare and are easy to catch, so it's a great way to introduce kids to the sport of fishing. And for fun, you can't beat hooking a bream on ultralight spinning gear.
The weather is great and the bream are biting all around the midlands, so get outdoors and catch some fish.
PhotosByBrianCope: A fine mess of Wateree River Bream sits on ice. Sumter's Ken Nutter pulls a bream from the Sparkleberry Swamp. Josiah Walter shows off his first fish of the season, a tiny bluegill that went back to fight another day.