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AHQ INSIDER Lake Jocassee (SC) Spring Fishing Report – Updated May 19

-- May 19 Lake Jocassee is up to 91.5% of full pool, and water temperatures are in the lower 70s.  In the backs there is a fair amount of stuff in the water (pollen, leaves, limbs), but overall clarity is very good.  The trout bite is still progressing nicely on Lake Jocassee, and they are starting to get some nice late spring catches on Guide Sam Jones’ (864-280-9056) boat.  He reports that fish still have ...

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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 Keowee (SC) Spring Fishing Report – Updated May 18

-- May 18 Lake Keowee is at 95.7% of full pool.  Morning surface temperatures have risen to around 74 degrees on the lower and upper ends of the lake, and into the upper-70s mid-lake.  Clarity is normal. Lake Keowee bass appear to be coming out of a post-spawn lull, and veteran Lake Keowee fisherman Charles Townson of the Keowee Anglers reports that the bite seems to be improving as fish are quickly moving ...

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