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November 25

Surface water temperatures are around 66 at Hilton Head and clarity is pretty decent.

Unless you want to count a random lizard fish, it’s a tale of two species for Captain Kai Williams (843-816-7475) right now. 

November 25

Lake Wylie is at 96.9% of full pool and surface water temperatures are about 65 degrees. As predicted the lake is clearing from the recent rains and already getting less stained. 

The bite has been upgraded to good to very good for catfish on Lake Wylie, and Captain Rodger Taylor (803-517-7828) reports

November 25

Lake Keowee is at 98.4% of full pool and surface water temperatures are now in the mid to high 60s over most of the lake. Water clarity is normal. 

The bass fishing continues to be very good on Lake Keowee, and N&C Marine/Skeeter Team member Guide Charles Townson (864-324-2065) reports

November 24

Lake Jocassee is at 95.4% of full pool and water temperatures are down to 65 degrees. Clarity remains normal.   

While fishing is still a grind, it’s promising for trout fishing that water temperatures are finally starting to fall on Lake Jocassee. Guide Sam Jones (864-280-9056) reports

November 24

Lake Wateree is at 99.2% of full pool and water temperatures are in the lower 60s.  From dam to dam the lake is dirty/ muddy. 

It seems a while ago that we were reporting that dropping water levels were making it hard to get a boat in on Lake Wateree, but last week tournament bass angler Dearal Rodgers of Camden reports

November 19

Lake Wylie is at 97.2% of full pool and surface water temperatures are in the mid-60s. They are pulling a ton of water through the lake such that the upper end is clearing while the lower end has gotten very muddy. 

At this point it sounds like a broken record, but tournament angler Reid McGinn of Fort Mill reports

November 24

Inshore surface water temperatures around Charleston reached 68 yesterday, and while there is still some bait around shrimp are getting much harder to find.

You can scroll back through old reports to see that he is willing to call a spade a spade, but right now Captain Rob Bennett (843-367-3777) advises

November 24

Lake Murray water levels are at 356.17 (full pool is 360.00) and morning surface water temperatures range from the low to mid-60s, hitting 67 or 68 on sunny afternoons.  The river is no very dirty and the lake is generally getting fairly clear again. 

Fresh off a first place finish in the TBF winter trail tournament Saturday out of Shull Island with his father Steve, B.A.S.S. angler Andy Wicker of Pomaria reports

November 24

Lake Monticello water temperatures are in the mid to upper 60s, and the water is typically clear but a bit stained around the banks. Lake levels normally fluctuate daily.

Warmer temperatures still have the bassa little behind schedule on Lake Monticello, and B.A.S.S. angler Andy Wicker of Pomaria reports

November 24

Clarks Hill water levels are down to 327.64 (full pool is 330.00) and water temperatures are around 65 or 66 degrees. The water is pretty stained. 

The hybrid and striped bass have started moving further and further up the lake and back into the river and creeks arms on Clarks Hill. William Sasser Guide Service (706-589-5468) reports

November 24

Lake Russell water levels are close to full at 474.78 (full pool is 475.00) and water temperatures are about 65-67 degrees. The water is pretty clear.  

Even though they have not gotten stacked up in deep water the bass fishing is still strong on Lake Russell, and Guide Jerry Kotal (706-988-0860) reports

November 24

Lake Greenwood is at 437.52 (full pool is 440.0) and surface water temperatures are in the mid-60s. Up the lake is dirtier while the water down the lake is cleaner. 

It’s one of those tougher times on Lake Greenwood when some anglers are catching fish but many are not, and tournament angler Stan Gunter of Saluda reports