Lake Keowee is at 98.1% of full pool.With the very warm weather we have had recently water temperatures have actually climbed about 2 degrees on Keowee. On the southern and northern ends of the lake temperatures are in the upper 50s, and in the mid-lake area they are around 61 degrees.
Colder weather is coming, but for now N&C Marine/Skeeter Team member Guide Charles Townson (864-324-2065) reports
Water temperatures are around 56 in Murrells Inlet and the water is clean but not clear.Baisch Boys Bait and Tackle (843-651-1915) has regular and jumbo mud minnows, live shrimp, live fiddler crabs, fresh shrimp, salt clam, and a full range of frozen baits.
Inshore fishing remains spotty along the south end of the Grand Strand, although Captain J Baisch (843-902-0356) reports
Clarks Hill water levels are above full pool at 330.46 (full pool is 330.00) and surface temperatures range from about 52-57 degrees.While water clarity varies over the lake, overall the lake ranges from stained to muddy.
Lake Hartwell water levels are bouncing either side of full pool and currently at 659.86 (full pool is 660.00), and water temperatures are around 51 degrees.The lake is uncharacteristically muddy in areas like the Seneca River as well as all the creeks, and there is trash floating everywhere.Anglers should take caution when navigating and look out for obstructions like logs.
Inshore surface water temperatures around Edisto Island average about 58 degrees, and the North Edisto is very clear while the South Edisto is dark and tannic from all the freshwater coming down the river.
The trout action is very strong for this time of year, and Captain Ron Davis, Jr. (843-513-0143) reports
Santee Cooper water levels are at 75.83 in Lake Marion (full pool is 76.8) and 74.47 in Lake Moultrie (full pool is 75.5).Surface temperatures have risen into the low 60s in some places, and the water ranges from stained to muddy.
All of this warm weather has completely changed the bass bite on Santee Cooper, and Captain Brett Mitchell (803-379-7029) reports