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AHQ Report - Lake Monticello

September 16

Lake Monticello surface water temperatures are in the low to mid-80s and the lake is still clear. Water levels fluctuate daily.

As expected, tournament angler Andy Wicker of Pomaria reports that bass are

September 2

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.

It’s another transition period on Lake Monticello for bass, and tournament angler Andy Wicker of Pomaria reports

August 19

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.

We are getting closer to the hot fall bite for big catfish on Lake Monticello, and Captain William Attaway (803-924-0857) reports

When anglers think of freshwater species such as striped bass, largemouth or crappie it is well understood that those fish could be near the surface, suspended somewhere in the water column, or on the bottom. But with catfish we usually think of them as a bottom species, which is what makes fishing for them in the summer on Lake Monticello so intriguing. For years I have been hearing that in the hot months

August 6

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 pattern for catching big catfish on Lake Monticello is changing now that the spawn is almost completely finished, and Captain William Attaway (803-924-0857) reports

July 29

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.

There’s still not a lot of change with the bass fishing on Lake Monticello, and tournament angler Andy Wicker of Pomaria reports

July 22

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.

There’s not a lot of change with the bass fishing on Lake Monticello, and tournament angler Andy Wicker of Pomaria reports

July 9

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. 

Unfortunately the deep bass fishing has gotten tougher on Lake Monticello, which tournament angler Andy Wicker of Pomaria reports

June 25

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 latest CATT tournament on Lake Monticello this past Saturday was won with a respectable 16 ½ pounds of bass, but with only 5 teams fishing it’s hard to get a really good idea of just how strong the bite is right now from those standings.

June 18

Lake Monticello surface water temperatures are in the mid-80s and the lake is clear. Water levels fluctuate daily. 

Last week we promised that a Lake Monticello free-line driftingcatfish report would be coming after the author went on a charter withCaptain William Attaway (803-924-0857), and the results of that trip did not disappoint.

June 10

Lake Monticello surface water temperatures are in the lower 80s and the lake is clear. Water levels fluctuate daily. 

Two weeks ago tournament angler Andy Wicker of Pomaria and his brother caught a 20-pound sack to win a CATT event, but if anything the Lake Monticello bass fishing has gotten even better since then.

May 26

Lake Monticello surface water temperatures are around 80 degrees and the lake is clear. Water levels fluctuate daily. 

Every now and then it’s good to have confirmation you are talking to the right people, and just this weekend tournament angler Andy Wicker of Pomaria gave that confirmation when he and his brother won the CATT event on Lake Monticello with a 20-pound sack of bass. 

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