It’s a tough time to fish in the Edisto Island area, and Captain Ron Davis, Jr. (843-513-0143) reports that all local ramps are closed to recreational fishing and the private marina on the island has also followed suit.
Lake Keowee is at 98.0% of full pool.Water temperatures have continued to rise with the northern and southern ends of the lake now in the mid-60s and the mid-lake region approaching 70 degrees.Water clarity is good with the exception of the back of major creeks which are still stained.
Inshore surface water temperatures around Hilton Head are about 70 degrees, and there is still a lot of freshwater coming in from the rivers and making for stained/ dirty conditions.Still, overall the water is normalizing and better than it was.
For those who can fish in Hilton Head there is some good news, and Captain Kai Williams (843-816-7475) reports
Santee Cooper water levels are at 76.25 in Lake Marion (full pool is 76.8) and 74.43 in Lake Moultrie (full pool is 75.5) and the lower lake is dirtier than the upper lake.Water temperatures have gotten as high the low to mid-70s in places.
The bass fishing is wide open and pretty fantastic right now on Santee Cooper, and Captain Brett Mitchell (803-379-7029) reports
Lake Hartwell water levels are only slightly above full pool at 660.12 (full pool is 660.00) and surface water temperatures are up to the mid-60s in the morning.The lakes have cleared substantially but some creeks are still dirty.
We are in an excellent period for bassfishing on Lake Hartwell, and Guide Brad Fowler reports