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AHQ INSIDER Hilton Head Island (SC) Spring 2018 Fishing Report – Updated February 23

-- February 23 Inshore water temperatures in the Hilton Head area are up to about 62 degree on the flats, and the fish are basically doing what they should be doing in mid- to late March.  Visibility has decreased. For a little while there redfish fishing was really good on the flats, but now Captain Dan “Fishin’ Coach” Utley (843-368-2126) reports that it is has gone “from the penthouse to the outhouse.”  ...

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AHQ INSIDER Santee Cooper (SC) Spring 2018 Fishing Report – Updated February 23

-- February 23 Santee Cooper water levels are at 74.98 in Lake Marion (full pool is 76.8) and 74.64 in Lake Moultrie (full pool is 75.5).  With a string of 80 degree days water temperatures have shot up to 64-65 degrees in the morning, and 67-68 in the afternoons.  The lower lake is clear with 3+ feet of visibility, while the upper reaches of Lake Marion are dirty. With skyrocking water temperatures tournam ...

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AHQ INSIDER Lake Murray (SC) Spring 2018 Fishing Report – Updated February 23

-- February 23 Lake Murray water levels are up to 357.37 (full pool is 360.00).  Surface temperatures are in the 60s across most of the lake except the extreme lower pool.  The whole lake is clearing. The heat wave continues, and as a results veteran tournament angler Captain Doug Lown reports that for the second year in a row it appears that Lake Murray bass will be spawning in February.  Last year it was ...

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AHQ INSIDER Beaufort (SC) Spring 2018 Fishing Report – Updated February 23

-- February 23 Inshore water temperatures in the Beaufort area are around 60-61 degrees.  Water clarity is still pretty good. The Beaufort redfish bite is definitely improving, but Captain Tuck Scott of Bay Street Outfitters (843-524-5250) reports that there are still better and worse days.  Fish are still pretty schooled up and sight-fishing is the best way to catch them, with a variety of baits working.  ...

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AHQ INSIDER Lake Monticello (SC) Winter Fishing Report – Updated February 23

-- February 23 On the catfish front,  Captain William Attaway (803-924-0857) reports that fish are heading shallower and as long as temperatures continue to increase they will keep going in that direction.  The best pattern right now is anchoring on humps that top out in about 30 feet of water; on long, gently sloping points; and in the back of deep coves.  Perch, bream, and gizzard shad are the best baits. ...

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