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May 13

Lake Jocassee is at 94.9% of full pool and the lake is extremely clear. Morning surface water temperatures are still running about 67 degrees on the main lake but you can find 70s in the backs.

It’s been a really good bite for keeper trout this week, and Guides Sam and Casey Jones with Jocassee Charters (864-280-9056) report

May 13

Lake Greenwood water levels are at 439.21 (full pool is 440.0) and morning surface water temperatures are around 74 degrees. 

The bass are in a transition period on Lake Greenwood, and tournament angler Stan Gunter of Saluda reports

May 13

Morning surface water temperatures have dropped to about 70 inshore around Charleston. 

Conditions have been strange in Charleston this week, and while the wind has significantly limited the fishing Redfin Charters (843-277-5255) reports

May 12

Morning surface water temperatures are about 69 degrees inshore around Beaufort and the water is dirty from the wind. 

While there has been wind and more wind in Beaufort this week, Captain Tuck Scott with Bay Street Outfitters (843-524-5250) reports

May 12

Lake Monticello morning surface water temperatures are in the low to mid-70s and clarity is normal. Lake levels fluctuate daily. 

It’s a transition period between post-spawn and early summer bass patterns on Lake Monticello, as shown by recent tournament results. Tournament angler Andy Wicker of Pomaria reports

May 12

Lake Murray water levels are down to 357.45 (full pool is 360.00) and clarity is normal. Morning surface water temperatures have cooled off to about 70-72 degrees. 

Cool temperatures are keeping the striped bass relatively shallow, and Captain Brad Taylor (803-331-1354) reports

May 12

Lake Russell water levels are at 474.95 (full pool is 475.00) and with no rain in the past two weeks most of the lake is very clear, with only a slight stain in the very backs. 

Morning surface water temperatures range from about 70-72 degrees. 

Even though Guide Jerry Kotal (706-988-0860) reports

May 12

Lake Wylie is at 97.0% of full pool and the water is green and slightly turbid. Morning surface water temperatures are about 72-74 degrees, down a degree or two from last week. 

Cooler weather has basically stalled the bass fishing on Lake Wylie, and tournament angler Reid McGinn of Fort Mill reports

May 12

Lake Keowee is at 99.0% of full pool and water clarity is still very high. Morning surface water temperatures are now in the mid-70s throughout the lake with the coolest water at the Jocassee dam.

Although there are a few fish still on the bed at the north end of the lake, N&C Marine / Falcon team member Guide Charles Townson (864-324-2065) reports

May 12

Lake Wateree is at 96.3% of full pool and morning surface water temperatures have dropped to about 71 degrees. 

Dropping water levels have made the bass fishing even tougher on Lake Wateree, but tournament angler Dearal Rodgers of Camden reports

May 12

Morning surface water temperatures around Edisto Island have dropped to about 71 degrees inshore. The North Edisto is still clear while the South is a bit tannic.

May 12

Morning surface water temperatures have dropped to 70 degrees inshore around Hilton Head. Water clarity is decent. 

It’s a common theme up and down the coast this week, but the fishing has been really tough in the Hilton Head area because of the wind. With limited fishing options Captain Kai Williams (843-816-7475) reports

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