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Lake Keowee is at 98.2% of full pool and the water clarity is normalizing again.Morning surface water temperatures have fallen into the 70s throughout the lake with the lowest readings at the Jocassee dam.
Inshore surface water temperatures around Edisto Island are about 74 degrees in the morning and the water is clear for the area.Bait is still prolific but shrimp are starting to move back in the direction of the ocean.
Fall fishing is in full swing around Edisto Island, and Captain Ron Davis, Jr. (843-513-0143) reports
Lake Jocassee is at 94.6% of full pool and they are pulling so much water through the lake that water clarity is unusually high despite all the rain, even in areas that are not usually clear. Morning surface water temperatures are around 74 degrees.
There aren’t many surprises in the fall trout bite on Lake Jocassee, and Guide Sam Jones (864-280-9056) reports
Lake Hartwell water levels are still high but slightly down to 661.39 (full pool is 660.00) and the main lake is clear while the rivers are dirty to muddy.Morning surface water temperatures range from the low 70s to about 75 degrees depending on area.
While there’s no doubt you can catch a lot of spotted bass around brush piles, Guide Brad Fowler reports
Lake Hartwell water levels are way above full pool at 661.71 (full pool is 660.00) and the main lake is clear while the rivers are dirty to muddy.Morning surface water temperatures range from the low 70s to about 76 degrees depending on area.
It’s been a while since we had a crappie report on Lake Hartwell, but courtesy of veteran tournament angler Will Hinson of Cassatt
After being more than 4 feet above full, Lake Russell water levels have dropped down to a few inches above full pool at 475.33 (full pool is 475.00). Pretty much the whole lake is stained but it’s much better than it was, particularly in terms of floating trash, and morning surface water temperatures are about 74 or 75 degrees.
Santee Cooper water levels are at 74.35 in Lake Marion (full pool is 76.8) and about 74.2 in Lake Moultrie (full pool is 75.5), and while the lower lake is still clear dirty water is making its way down.Morning surface water temperatures are down to about 70 degrees.
It’s the time of year when the bass fishing should be starting to pick up again on Santee, and Captain Brett Mitchell (803-379-7029) reports