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AHQ INSIDER Lake Wateree (SC) Spring 2018 Fishing Report – Updated May 25

-- May 25 Lake Wateree remains at 96.8% of full pool. On the catfish front,Captain Rodger Taylor (803-517-7828) reports that the pattern is pretty similar to Lake Wateree and you are also looking for pre-spawn fish.  The best bet first thing when there is some current flow is to fish the upper end of the lake and fan-cast baits on the bottom. Wateree has some good deep holes, and so the fishing may be a lit ...

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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 Clarks Hill (GA/SC) Spring 2018 Fishing Report – Updated May 24

-- May 24 Clarks Hill water levels are again just below full pool, after several more days above full, at 329.69 (full pool is 330.00).  Surface temperatures are 76-78 first thing and rising into the low 80s in the afternoon, unless there is a bunch of rain to cool things off.  For the most part the lake is very clear, although there are some stained areas.  There is a little bit of debris from the rain. Th ...

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

-- May 24 Lake Hartwell water levels are way above full pool at 661.44 (full pool is 660.00), and water temperatures are in the upper 70s. Despite the high water levels it is still pretty clear. Striped bass fishing remains very strong on Lake Hartwell, although Guide Chip Hamilton (864-304-9011) reports that schooling action is more sporadic and occurring mainly at dawn or dusk.  Early and late they are st ...

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