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AHQ INSIDER Clarks Hill (GA/SC) Spring 2018 Fishing Report – Updated May 11

-- May 11 Clarks Hill water levels are at 329.88 (full pool is 330.00), and water temperatures are up to the mid-70s and higher in some areas.  Visibility remains good overall. On the catfish front, Captain Chris Simpson (864-992-2352) reports that the fishing is decent for 1-10 pound blues and channels anchoring on humps and points in the 10-25 foot range.  Fan-casting cut herring is working best, but whil ...

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AHQ INSIDER Santee Cooper (SC) Spring 2018 Fishing Report – Updated May 10

-- May 10 Santee Cooper water levels are down to 75.74 in Lake Marion (full pool is 76.8) and right at full pool in Lake Moultrie (full pool is 75.5).  The upper lake is a bit dingy but in front of the dam is clear (for Santee), while the lower lake is clear except for a slight stain at the mouth of the canal. Water temperatures are in the mid-70s. The bass spawn is winding down, and most of the fish are no ...

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AHQ INSIDER Lake Russell (GA/SC) Spring 2018 Fishing Report – Updated May 10

-- May 10 Lake Russell water levels are around 474.75 (full pool is 475.00), and water temperatures are in the mid-70s. Bass fishing remains pretty strong on Lake Russell, and guide Jerry Kotal (706-988-0860) reports that with the herring spawn now in full swing most of the fish are only in 2-3 feet of water early and late.  They are being caught off points on flukes, topwater baits, and of course live herr ...

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AHQ INSIDER Lake Hartwell (GA/SC) Spring 2018 Fishing Report – Updated May 10

-- May 10 Lake Hartwell water levels are at 659.88 (full pool is 660.00), and water temperatures range from 70-74 degrees. Striped bass fishing remains excellent on Lake Hartwell, and Guide Chip Hamilton (864-304-9011) reports that fish are still eating very well.  They are targeting schooling fish and fishing free-lines first thing in 8-12 feet of water around points, saddles and shoals, and a little later ...

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AHQ INSIDER Lake Murray (SC) Spring 2018 Fishing Report – Updated May 10

-- May 10 Lake Murray water levels are at 358.06 (full pool is 360.00).  Morning surface temperatures are about 72 degrees and, although there has been a bit of an algae bloom up the rivers this week, overall the lake has pretty good spring clarity. The striped bass bite remains good on Lake Murray, particularly for numbers of fish, and Captain Brad Taylor (803-331-1354) reports that they have had little tr ...

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