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December 4

Lake Keowee is at 98.2% of full pool and water clarity is normal. Morning surface water temperatures are now in the low to mid-60s over most of the lake – having gone upover the past week.   

While bass fishing patterns vary based upon what part of the lake you are in, overall N&C Marine/Skeeter Team member Guide Charles Townson (864-324-2065) reports

December 3

Santee Cooper water levels are at 74.08 in Lake Marion (full pool is 76.8) and about 73.96 in Lake Moultrie (full pool is 75.5).  The lakes are very clear and water temperatures are in the mid to upper 50s.

The lakes are as clear as Captain Steve English (843-729-4044) has

December 3

Lake Russell water levels are down to 475.09 (full pool is 475.00) and the water is clear. Morning surface water temperatures are about 60 degrees.

Almost always a fan of colder weather for Lake Russell fishing, Guide Jerry Kotal (706-988-0860) reports

December 3

Morning surface water temperatures are about 56 degrees around Beaufort and water conditions are gin clear.

While other action is good the best thing going has been the redfish bite in Beaufort, and Captain Tuck Scott with Bay Street Outfitters (843-524-5250) reports

December 3

Morning surface water temperatures are down to about 57 degrees around Hilton Head and the water is getting very clear.  

The main inshore events in Hilton Head right now are redfish and trout, and Captain Kai Williams (843-816-7475) reports

December 2

Inshore surface water temperatures around Edisto Island are about 55 degrees in the morning and both rivers remain clear.

As is the case every year the fishing continues to improve as temperatures drop but before they bottom out, and Captain Ron Davis, Jr. (843-513-0143) reports

December 2

Inshore surface water temperatures around Little River are about 58 degrees and the water is pretty clear. In skinny water it appears to be gin clear.   

It’s been really good inshore fishing for black drum and redfish on the north end of the South Carolina Grand Strand, and Captain Patrick “Smiley” Kelly (843-361-7445) reports

December 2

Clarks Hill water levels are down to 328.28 (full pool is 330.00) and the water is clear. Morning surface water temperatures are about 58 degrees.

For once the bass seem to be reading the same books as the fishermen, and tournament angler Josh Rockefeller of Augusta reports

December 2

Lake Jocassee is at 92.8% of full pool and the lake is very clear. Morning surface water temperatures are around 61 degrees on the big water.

Things may be close to changing with the trout fishing on Lake Jocassee, and Guide Sam Jones (864-280-9056) reports

December 2

Lake Russell water levels are above full at 475.39 (full pool is 475.00) and the water is clear. Morning surface water temperatures are about 60 degrees.

It’s unclear what effect the warm spell will have on the fishing, but Guide Wendell Wilson (706-283-3336) reports

December 2

Lake Wylie is at 97.0% of full pool and the lake is relatively clear.  Morning surface

water temperatures are down to 54 degrees. 

The patterns for catching catfish this fall have been different than in typical years, and Captain Rodger Taylor (803-517-7828) reports

December 2

Lake Wateree is at 95.9% of full pool and the lake is clear. Morning surface water temperatures are in the mid to upper 50s.

There are still a few crappie on brush piles on Lake Wateree, but veteran tournament angler Will Hinson of Cassatt reports

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