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Lake Murray (SC) Summer Fishing Report – Updated August 4

-- Striped bass: Good.  Captain Brad Taylor (803-331-1354) reports that the best fish are being caught on down-lines fished 50-80 feet deep in the lower lake.  The free-line bite has pretty much gone away and mostly smaller fish can be found in the creeks. Crappie: Good. Captain Brad reports that good numbers of crappie are still being caught over brush in 18-25 feet of water.  Minnows are pretty much the o ...

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AHQ INSIDER Lake Murray (SC) Summer Fishing Report – Updated August 4

-- August 4 Lake Murray water levels are down to 356.18 (full pool is 360.00) and water temperatures are in the upper 80s.  Clarity is above average. Striped bass on Lake Murray have gotten into a true summer pattern, and Captain Brad Taylor (803-331-1354) reports that he is catching fish 50-80 feet deep.  Most of the fish are in the lower pool below the bombing range, and if you float around in that area a ...

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Lake Murray (SC) Fishing Report – Updated May 24

-- Lake Murray water levels are at 357.55 and surface temperatures are in the low to mid-70s (down significantly from a couple of weeks ago).  The water is clearing, and Bear Creek and below are fairly clear now. Recent tournament results on Lake Murray have been a mixed bag, and in the Carolinas Bass Challenge tournament on Lake Murray May 14 there were three big stringers over 20 pounds, including the 23. ...

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Lake Murray (SC) Bass/ Striper Fishing Report – Updated April 29

-- Lake Murray water levels are at 357.69 and surface temperatures have shot into the low to mid-70s – in a little over a week water temperatures jumped almost 10 degrees.  The lake has more color than usual and even in the usually very clear lower lake visibility is only a few feet. Lake Murray is a popular bass fishing destination when the blueback herring are spawning, and results from the CATT tournamen ...

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Lake Murray (SC) Fishing Report – Updated April 14

-- Lake Murray water levels are at 357.67, and water temperatures are in the low-60s – and overnight at the dam surface temperatures are dropping into the 50s.  Captain Brad Taylor says that water temperatures won’t rise with all this wind, and today on the water even with sun and decent air temperatures anglers needed a toboggan just to stay warm.  Water clarity is pretty normal with a slight green stain. ...

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