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AHQ INSIDER Lake Wylie (NC/SC) Spring 2018 Fishing Report – Updated May 24

-- May 25 Lake Wylie is at 98.6% of full pool, and water temperatures are in the mid-70s on the upper end of the lake. On the catfish front,Captain Rodger Taylor (803-517-7828) reports a very good pre-spawn bite.  When there is good current flow then anchoring on the upper end of the lake is working very well, and in four hours of fishing on Tuesday they caught 350 pounds of catfish – including a 26- and 15 ...

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AHQ INSIDER Lake Murray (SC) Spring 2018 Fishing Report – Updated May 24

-- May 24 Lake Murray water levels are at 357.92 (full pool is 360.00) and surface temperatures at the dam are around 78 degrees in the morning. The striped bass bite has improved to very good on Lake Murray, but Captain Brad Taylor (803-331-1354) reports that the keeper ratio is only about 1 in 4.  Come June 1 when summer rules go into effect that will not be a factor, but it does indicate that the surviva ...

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AHQ INSIDER Lake Monticello (SC) Spring 2018 Fishing Report – Updated May 24

-- May 24 Lake Monticello water temperatures range from about 80-82 degrees, and lake levels generally fluctuate daily. It’s starting to get into a summer pattern on Lake Monticello, but FLW angler Andy Wicker of Pomaria reports that the bass are not yet stacked up in deep water.  Early you can find a good topwater pattern fishing around points and former spawning pockets where there may be some fry guarder ...

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AHQ INSIDER Lake Greenwood (SC) Spring 2018 Fishing Report – Updated May 24

-- May 24 Lake Greenwood water levels are at 438.97 (full pool is 440.0) and water temperatures are in the upper 80s. Bass fishing is still tough on Lake Greenwood, but instead of a post-spawn funk the culprit now seems to be that fish are transitioning from shallow to deep. SC BASS team boater Stan Gunter of Saluda reports that in the most recent tournament it took about 19 pounds to win, with those fish r ...

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AHQ INSIDER Lake Russell (GA/SC) Spring 2018 Fishing Report – Updated May 24

-- May 24 Lake Russell water levels are bouncing around 474.90 (full pool is 475.00), and water temperatures are around 80 degrees. Bass fishing has gotten tougher on Lake Russell, and guide Jerry Kotal (706-988-0860) reports that with the herring spawn pretty much done except in a few places the fish have generally moved out deeper to humps in 15-25 feet of water.  He is catching them on drop shot rigs and ...

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