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AHQ Report

Tournament results will be posted here as they are received.  

January 23

CATT Lake Hartwell Final (bass) from Broyles

CATT Lake Monticello Open #5 (bass) from Highway 99 Ramp

CATT Savannah River Qualifier #4 (bass) from Stokes Bluff

Fishers of Men SC Low Country - Team Division Tournament (bass) on Lake Murray from Dreher Island 

49 boats

January 22

Surface water temperatures are in the low 50s in Murrells Inlet and the water is very clear when the weather is decent.

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

The water has gotten so cold on the south end of the Grand Strand that there frankly aren’t that many fish feeding inshore, but Captain J Baisch (843-902-0356) reports

January 22

Santee Cooper water levels are back down to 73.84 in Lake Marion (full pool is 76.8) but up to 73.09 in Lake Moultrie (full pool is 75.5).  Surface water temperatures are around 48-51 degrees and the lake is pretty dingy.   

The bass fishing is a little better this week on Santee, as judged by the results of the Sunday Showdown Series where a 7-pounder and a 5-pounder took the win, but Captain Brett Mitchell (803-379-7029) reports

January 22

Inshore surface water temperatures around Edisto Island are still around 53 degrees and the water is clear. 

The best trout fishing remains in the creeks, but Captain Ron Davis, Jr. (843-513-0143) reminds

January 21

Inshore water temperatures are down to the low 50s, but between the wind and larger tides a few days ago the water is still pretty dirty. 

The redfish are still the headline species around Charleston, and Redfin Charters (843-277-5255) reports

January 21

Inshore surface water temperatures are down to about 48 degrees in Beaufort, and water clarity is very high.

It’s still good conditions for catching Beaufort redfish, and Bay Street Outfitters (843-524-5250) reports

January 21

Surface water temperatures are in the low 50s around Hilton Head, and even with recent winds and some rain the water is still clear. 

The inshore fishing remains good around Hilton Head, and Captain Kai Williams (843-816-7475) reports

January 21

Water temperatures have ranged from about 48-52 over the last week, and water conditions are gin clear in the creeks.

Despite the really cold temperatures, the fishing has been excellent on the north end of the South Carolina Grand Strand and Captain Patrick “Smiley” Kelly (843-361-7445) reports

January 21

Lake Jocassee is at 97.2% of full pool and surface water temperatures in the big water are about 53-54 degrees, but cooler up the rivers. Clarity is typically high.

This is a great time to catch trout on Lake Jocassee, although Guide Sam Jones (864-280-9056) reports

January 21

Lake Monticello morning surface water temperatures are still around 50 degrees or just below, and the water is overall clear. Lake levels normally fluctuate daily.

For right now the bass fishing patterns remain about the same on Lake Monticello, if a bit shallower, and tournament bass angler Andy Wicker of Pomaria reports

January 21

Lake Keowee is at 98.0% of full pool. Water temperatures are now in the low 50s over most of the lake, but they range from the high 40s in the back of creeks to around 60 mid-lake by the power plant. Clarity is normal. 

The bass fishing has gotten tougher over the past week on Lake Keowee, and N&C Marine/Skeeter Team member Guide Charles Townson (864-324-2065) reports

January 21

Lake Russell water levels are at 473.83 (full pool is 475.00). Water temperatures are down to about 50 degrees and the lake is clear. 

Lake Russell remains a really good place to catch bass, and Guide Wendell Wilson (706-283-3336) reports