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AHQ Report

May 13

Lake Keowee is at 98.7% of full pool.  Clarity is normal. 

While bass in all stages of the spawn can still be found on Lake Keowee, N&C Marine/Skeeter Team member Guide Charles Townson (864-324-2065) reports

May 7

Lake Jocassee is at 97.3% of full pool, and while the main lake is clear the backs of some creeks are dirty. Morning surface water temperatures are up to about 64 or 65 degrees on the main lake but higher in the creeks.

In the last week Guide Sam Jones (864-280-9056) has caught another trout that weighed more than 6 pounds

May 7

Morning surface water temperatures inshore are in the low 70s. 

The fishing in Beaufort remains a little tough at the moment, as Bay Street Outfitters (843-524-5250) reports

May 7

Lake Russell water levels are way above full at about 476 (full pool is 475.00) although the lake remains very clear.  Morning surface water temperatures are around 70 degrees. 

It is still an excellent time for bass fishing on Lake Russell, and Guide Jerry Kotal (706-988-0860) reports

May 6

Inshore water temperatures have risen to around 73 degrees. More mullet are starting to show up every day. 

The inshore fishing has been really good around Charleston recently, and Redfin Charters (843-277-5255) reports

May 6

Lake Wateree is at 96.9% of full pool and water temperatures are in the lower 70s. 

The crappie are coming out of a post-spawn lull, and tournament angler Will Hinson of Cassatt reports

May 6

Clarks Hill water levels are up to 331.03 (full pool is 330.00) and morning surface water temperatures are in the low to mid-70s.   

Even though the bass are still schooling on spawning herring off main lake points, tournament angler Tyler Matthews of Evans, GA notes

May 6

Santee Cooper water levels are at 75.55 in Lake Marion (full pool is 76.8) and bouncing around 75.3 in Lake Moultrie (full pool is 75.5). 

As predicted the Santee Cooper bass remain in a bit of a post-spawn lull right now, and Captain Brett Mitchell (803-379-7029) reports

May 6

Morning surface water temperatures remain in the low to mid-70s inshore around Hilton Head.

The early morning topwater bite is picking up around Hilton Head, and Captain Kai Williams (843-816-7475) reports

May 6

Inshore surface water temperatures around Edisto Island are up to about 72 degrees and water clarity remains good in both rivers. 

There’s very little change in the patterns from last week to this week, and Captain Ron Davis, Jr. (843-513-0143) reports

May 6

Inshore surface water temperatures around Little River are in the lower 70s. With lots of wind recently the water is not very clear. 

Water temperatures have not moved very much and so the inshore fishing patterns remain similar on the north end of the South Carolina Grand Strand. Overall the action is strong, and Captain Patrick “Smiley” Kelly (843-361-7445) reports

May 6

Lake Monticello surface water temperatures are in the mid-70s and the lake is clear. Water levels fluctuate daily. 

The Lake Monticelloblue catfish are very much in pre-spawn feeding mode, andCaptain William Attaway (803-924-0857) reports