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July 11

Lake Monticello morning surface water temperatures are in the mid-80s or higher. Water levels generally fluctuate daily. 

July 11

Morning surface water temperatures around Beaufort are in the mid- to upper 80s.

July 11

Morning surface water temperatures are about 87 degrees in Debordieu Creek. There is a ton of bait around but a lot of it is very small menhaden and finger mullet.

July 11

Morning surface water temperatures are at least 85 around Little River, and sometimes higher.

July 11

Lake Jocassee is at 97.5% of full pool and water clarity is very high. Morning surface water temperatures have shot up to 81 degrees on the big water and as high as the upper 80s in the backs. Luckily there has been a good breeze to make angling comfortable. 

July 11

Lake Keowee is at 97.8% of full pool and water clarity is very high on the main lake.  Water temperatures are now in the mid- to upper 80s throughout the lake, with the coolest water north of the Highway 11 bridge to the Jocassee dam.

July 11

Lake Russell water levels are around 474.3 (full pool is 475.00) and water clarity is high. Morning surface water temperatures are 88 degrees on the main lake. 

July 11

Morning surface water temperatures around Edisto Island are about 86, as warm as the water is likely to get this year, and with no rain the water is very clear. We are between shrimp seasons but finger mullet are abundant.

July 11

Lake Greenwood water levels are at 439.17 (full pool is 440.0) and the lake is very clear for Greenwood.  Morning surface water temperatures are now in the upper 80s on the main lake. 

July 11

Lake Wateree is at 98.2% of full pool and even though water levels are still up the lake is clearing, and certainly there is now less debris floating than a day or two ago. Morning surface water temperatures are still about 86 degrees or more.

July 11

Lake Wylie is at 97.1% of full pool and the lake is now super clear. Morning surface water temperatures range from 85-88 degrees. 

July 10

Santee Cooper water levels are down to 74.99 in Lake Marion (full pool is 76.8) and bouncing around 74.80 in Lake Moultrie (full pool is 75.5). Morning surface water temperatures are 84-87 degrees on the main lake.   

July 11

Morning surface water temperatures are in the mid-80s around Charleston.

July 11

Clarks Hill water levels are down to 328.05 (full pool is 330.00) and clarity is high. Morning surface water temperatures are in the mid to upper 80s on the lower end of the main lake and even higher in the backs. 

July 10

Lake Hartwell water levels are well down to 657.99 (full pool is 660.00) and water clarity is very high. Morning surface water temperatures were 87 on the big water this morning. 

July 10

After falling below 357.20 water levels are back to 357.68 (full pool is 360.00) and water clarity is high, especially before boat traffic gets up during the day.  Morning surface water temperatures are in the mid to upper 80s.   

May 16

Santee Cooper water levels are at 76.17 in Lake Marion (full pool is 76.8) and 74.62 in Lake Moultrie (full pool is 75.5). Morning surface water temperatures are around 77 degrees, and even though they are pulling a lot of water the lake is pretty clear.

May 15

Morning surface water temperatures in the ocean around Beaufort are about 75 degrees while morning inshore temperatures are around 77 or 78. A lot of recent rain has dirtied up the water. There are a few menhaden and glass minnows around, with finger mullet way back in the creeks, while small shrimp are several weeks away from being ready for bait. 

April 25

Morning surface water temperatures just off Hilton Head are about 69 degrees and frequently pushing well into the 70s in the creeks.

April 25

Santee Cooper water levels are at 75.60 in Lake Marion (full pool is 76.8) and bouncing around 75.35 in Lake Moultrie (full pool is 75.5). The lakes are fairly clear with 2-3 feet of visibility and morning surface water temperatures are generally in the low 70s.   

April 24

Lake Hartwell water levels are still over full at 660.54 (full pool is 660.00) and water color is normal. Morning surface water temperatures are in the upper 60s. 

March 27

Lake Keowee is at 98.8% of full pool and water clarity is normal. Morning surface water temperatures are in the low to mid-60s. 

March 15

Lake Murray water levels are at 357.97 (full pool is 360.00) and water clarity varies from muddy to clear. Morning surface water temperatures are in the mid- to upper 50s. 

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