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AHQ INSIDER Lake Russell (GA/SC) Spring Fishing Report – Updated May 19

-- May 19 Lake Russell water levels are at 474.19 (full pool is 475.00), and water temperatures are in the mid-70s and above. The gradual decline of the spring bass bite on Lake Russell continues, and Guide Jerry Kotal (706-988-0860) reports that as temperatures rise the bass have started to scatter out as they make their way towards deeper water.  A few fish can still be caught shallow in the backs, but mo ...

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AHQ INSIDER Clarks Hill (GA/SC) Spring Fishing Report – Updated May 19

-- May 19   Clarks Hill water levels are at 322.41 (full pool is 330.00), and morning surface temperatures are up to the high 70s. As surface temperatures start to brush the 80s on Clarks Hill, Buckeye Lures in Augusta reports that the blueback herring spawn is mostly done – even though there are probably still a few isolated spots with spawning herring.  With that the bass are schooling less, and even thou ...

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AHQ INSIDER Lake Keowee (SC) Spring Fishing Report – Updated May 18

-- May 18 Lake Keowee is at 95.7% of full pool.  Morning surface temperatures have risen to around 74 degrees on the lower and upper ends of the lake, and into the upper-70s mid-lake.  Clarity is normal. Lake Keowee bass appear to be coming out of a post-spawn lull, and veteran Lake Keowee fisherman Charles Townson of the Keowee Anglers reports that the bite seems to be improving as fish are quickly moving ...

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AHQ INSIDER Lake Wylie (NC/SC) Spring Fishing Report – Updated May 17

-- May 17 Lake Wylie is at 98.0% of full pool, and surface temperatures are in the mid-70s. When the lake levels came up with recent rains the water got pretty stained, with the rivers downright dirty, but the lake is starting to settle out again. It’s a pretty a tough period for bass fishing on Lake Wylie, and guide and FLW Angler Bryan New (704-421-5868) says it’s unclear when the bite will improve.  Whil ...

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Lake Monticello (SC) Spring Fishing Report – Updated May 17

-- May 17 Lake Monticello water temperatures are in the mid-70s, and conditions are clear.  Lake levels generally fluctuate daily. It’s an in-between time for catching bass on Lake Monticello, and tournament angler Andy Wicker of Pomaria reports that that means that fish are scattered out between deep and shallow.  In turn, that makes for a tough bite! For now the best way to put a (likely small) limit of f ...

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