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January 14

Lake Keowee is at 97.1% of full pool and water clarity is normalizing. Morning surface water temperatures are in the mid- to upper 50s over most of the lake, but still hanging in the low 60s mid-lake. 

A good winter fishing pattern for bass remains in place on Lake Keowee right now, and N&C Marine/Skeeter Team member Guide Charles Townson (864-324-2065) reports

January 7

Lake Keowee is at 96.6% of full pool and major creeks are stained to muddy (in the very backs) due to heavy rain this past week. Morning surface water temperatures have fallen into the high 50s over most of the lake with low 60s still present mid-lake near the power plant. 

Now that water temperatures are getting down to a more normal range for the season, N&C Marine/Skeeter Team member Guide Charles Townson (864-324-2065) reports

January 6

Inshore surface water temperatures around Edisto Island are about 56 degrees and the water is clear.

The creek action for trout is good right now, although Captain Ron Davis, Jr. (843-513-0143) reports

January 6

Morning surface water temperatures are about 61 degrees around Beaufort and water conditions are mostly clear.

Inconsistent weather patterns continue to confuse the redfish in Beaufort, and as a result Captain Tuck Scott with Bay Street Outfitters (843-524-5250) reports

January 6

Morning surface water temperatures are about 60 degrees around Hilton Head and the water is clear. 

Inshore it’s mostly about the trout and redfish right now, and Captain Kai Williams (843-816-7475) reports

January 6

Inshore surface water temperatures around Little River are about 56 degrees and the water is pretty dirty. 

Because of high winds and big tides the water is not as clear as normal at this time of year, but other than that Captain Patrick “Smiley” Kelly (843-361-7445) reports

January 6

Morning surface water temperatures are in the mid-50s in Murrells Inlet.

Baisch Boys Bait and Tackle (843-651-1915) has regular and jumbo mud minnows, fresh head-on shrimp, and a full range of frozen baits. 

Inshore fishing is a little slow around Murrells Inlet, and Captain Jay Baisch reports

January 6

Lake Jocassee is at 96.1% of full pool and the lake is clear. Morning surface water temperatures are 54-56 on the big water.   

Before the cold front the bass fishing had already gotten brutally tough on Lake Jocassee, and tournament angler Joe Anders of Easley reports

January 6

Lake Monticello water temperatures are in the mid-50s, and the water is typically clear. Lake levels normally fluctuate daily.

For reasons that are unclear Lake Monticello always fishes a little differently than other lakes, and tournament bass angler Andy Wicker of Pomaria reports

January 6

Lake Murray water levels are holding around 354.27 (full pool is 360.00) and the water has gotten some color up the rivers and in most of the creeks. Morning surface water temperatures are generally in the mid-50s.

It’s a very good time for striped bass fishing on Murray, and Captain Brad Taylor (803-331-1354) reports

January 6

Lake Russell water levels are right at full (full pool is 475.00) and the upper end is murky while the lower end is pretty clear. Morning surface water temperatures are about 57 degrees.

Once again water conditions have changed the bite on Lake Russell, and Guide Wendell Wilson (706-283-3336) reports

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