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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 Santee Cooper (SC) Spring Fishing Report – Updated May 19

-- May 19 Santee Cooper water levels are at 75.41 in Lake Marion (full pool is 76.8) and 75.35 in Lake Moultrie (full pool is 75.5).  Water temperatures are in the upper 70s, and particularly Lake Marion is muddy – while the lower lake is a little better. While there haven’t been a ton of changes in the catfish action on the Santee Cooper lakes, Captain Jim Glenn (843-825-4239) reports that the big fish bit ...

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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 Murray (SC) Spring Fishing Report – Updated May 11

-- May 11 Lake Murray water levels are at 358.02 (full pool is 360.00), and surface water temperatures are in the mid-70s over much of the lake. The lake is fairly stained from recent rains. At times it has been a trying spring for anglers targeting Lake Murray bass, and tournament angler Andy Wicker said that for much of the last month it has looked like the herring spawn might also be a bit of a disappoin ...

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

-- May 10 Lake Hartwell water levels are up to 652.80 (full pool is 660.00), and water temperatures range from the upper-60s to low-70s.  They dropped significantly over the weekend but are now rebounding towards the mid-70s again.  On windy days the water is a little dingy but overall clarity is good without significant rain of late. Usually this is a time of year when there is a wide open topwater bite on ...

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