Lake Keowee is at 98.6% of full pool and water temperatures are now in the mid-80s over most of the lake.The coolest water is near the base of the Jocassee dam. A heavy rain on July 9 has some of the major creeks on the lower end of the lake stained, but otherwise the water is clear.
Santee Cooper water levels are at 75.90 in Lake Marion (full pool is 76.8) and 75.48 in Lake Moultrie (full pool is 75.5).Water temperatures range from about the mid-70s to low 80s because of all the cool freshwater coming into the lakes, and overall clarity is good.
Even though water temperatures are relatively mild on the Santee lakes, Captain Brett Mitchell (803-379-7029) reports
Clarks Hill water levels are back above full pool at 330.08 (full pool is 330.00), and morning surface temperatures in the main lake are up to 80-81 degrees.While there is some debris floating from the rain yesterday it is not a significant, and the water is still very clear.
On the bass front, there are a couple of different ways to target fish.The first is to fish the shallows, and tournament angler Josh Rockefeller of Augusta