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August 4

Morning surface water temperatures around Edisto Island are about 85 degrees inshore and both rivers have cleared up again. 

It’s not clear why but the trout bite continues to drop off, and Captain Ron Davis, Jr. (843-513-0143) reports

August 4

Morning surface water temperatures are in the mid-80s inshore around Beaufort, and the water is still dirty. There are also still an incredible number of shrimp around.   

The plentiful shrimp are a mixed blessing with the redfish, and from what Captain Tuck Scott with Bay Street Outfitters (843-524-5250) is seeing

August 4

Morning surface water temperatures are still in the mid- to upper 80s inshore around Hilton Head. Shrimp, small finger mullet and menhaden are all very abundant. 

It’s been a very good week for fishing around Hilton Head, and Captain Kai Williams (843-816-7475) reports

August 4

Morning surface water temperatures are around 84 degrees inshore around Little River, and until yesterday there had been rough wind and therefore muddy water every day for some time. 

After too many days of too much wind, yesterday Captain Patrick “Smiley” Kelly (843-361-7445) reports

August 4

Morning surface water temperatures are about 87 degrees inshore around Charleston and for 2-3 weeks it has been extremely windy. 

It’s too early to call it a fall bite, but in the last week Captain Rob Bennett (843-367-3777) reports

August 4

Lake Jocassee is at 98.3% of full pool and the lake is clear. Morning surface water temperatures are around 80-83 degrees. 

After an outstanding July the trout fishing is off to a great start again in August on Lake Jocassee, and Jocassee Charters (864-280-9056) reports

August 4

Lake Russell water levels are around 474.5 (full pool is 475.00) and the lake is still clear on the main channel. Morning surface water temperatures are about 85 or 86 degrees.

The bite is fairly stable on Lake Russell, and Guide Jerry Kotal (706-988-0860) reports

August 4

Lake Wylie is at 97.2% of full pool and with recent rains in the mountains up the lake is muddy. Morning surface water temperatures are about 86 and temperatures are hitting 90 plus in the afternoon. 

There continue to be some big bags caught bass fishing on Lake Wylie, and tournament angler Reid McGinn of Fort Mill reports

August 4

Lake Wateree is at 96.9% of full pool and the lake has a normal stain.  Morning surface water temperatures are in the mid-80s.  

While tournament angler Dearal Rodgers of Camden isn’t saying that there are no shallow bass to be caught on Lake Wateree

August 4

Clarks Hill water levels are at 328.06 (full pool is 330.00) and the water clarity is once again above average. Morning surface water temperatures are about 85-87 degrees.

The hybrid and striped bass had gotten into some predictable summer patterns on Clarks Hill a couple of weeks ago, but by now Little River Guide Service (706-210-3474) reports

August 4

Lake Greenwood water levels are at 439.14 (full pool is 440.0) and water clarity is pretty normal. Morning surface water temperatures are in the mid to upper-80s. 

It’s still a pretty tough bite for bass on Lake Greenwood, and tournament angler Stan Gunter of Saluda reports

August 4

Lake Monticello surface water temperatures are in the mid-80s, warmer on the lower end near the power plant, and the lake is still clear. Water levels fluctuate daily.

The free-line drifting bite forcatfish is really good on Lake Monticello, andCaptain William Attaway (803-924-0857) reports

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