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AHQ Report - Lake Monticello

May 6

Lake Monticello surface water temperatures are in the mid-70s and the lake is clear. Water levels fluctuate daily. 

The Lake Monticelloblue catfish are very much in pre-spawn feeding mode, andCaptain William Attaway (803-924-0857) reports

April 29

Lake Monticello surface water temperatures are in the upper 60s and lake is clear. Water levels fluctuate daily. 

The bass spawn is basically in the rear-view mirror on Lake Monticello, but instead of the fish being in a post-spawn funk tournament angler Andy Wicker of Pomaria reports

April 16

Lake Monticello surface water temperatures are in the upper 60s. Water levels fluctuate daily.   

While there are a few bass still on beds on Lake Monticello, overall the spawn is winding down and tournament angler Andy Wicker of Pomaria reports

April 2

Lake Monticello surface water temperatures are back into the lower 60s. Water levels fluctuate daily.   

It’s unclear just how much or for how long the cold front will affect the fishing, but earlier this week tournament angler Andy Wicker of Pomaria reports

Last weekend's featured Carolinas Bass Challenge tournament on Santee Cooper was won by Wade Grooms fishing alone with a big 28.06 pound sack including  an 8.14 pound big fish.  He won $10k and didn't have to share it with anyone!  Reader J Andrews also didn't have to share his $80 AHQ gift certificate for the closest guess with anyone, and with a 28 pound even guess he was just an ounce away.  Incidentally his 8.28 pound guess on big fish was also really close!  

March 19

Lake Monticello surface water temperatures are in the upper 50s, with some warmer water on the south end, and clarity is good. Water levels fluctuate daily.   

The cool, windy weather this week has kept the spring bass spawn from progressing much further forward, and Andy Wicker of Pomaria reports

March 10

Lake Monticello surface water temperatures are in the mid to upper 50s, with some warmer water on the south end, and the lake has basically cleared. Water levels fluctuate daily.   

The bass on Lake Monticello are following a very normal spring trajectory, and Andy Wicker of Pomaria reports

March 5

Lake Monticello surface water temperatures are in the mid to upper 50s, with some warmer water on the south end, and the lake has basically cleared. Water levels fluctuate daily.   

As the spring progresses tournament angler Andy Wicker of Pomaria reports

February 26

Lake Monticello surface water temperatures have shot up to about 57 degrees, and on the lower end there has been some water as warm as 62. The lake is pretty stained, probably as a result of muddy water being pumped in from the river. 

Because of the unique dynamics of the lake water temperatures are running warmer on Lake Monticello than other South Carolina lakes, and tournament angler Andy Wicker of Pomaria reports

February 18

Lake Monticello surface water temperatures are still around 50 degrees or just below, and the water is relatively clear considering all the rain. Lake levels normally fluctuate daily.

The weather is still cold and dreary and so there’s not much change in the patterns on Lake Monticello, and tournament angler Andy Wicker of Pomaria reports

February 5

Lake Monticello morning surface water temperatures are still around 50 degrees or just below, and the water is overall clear. Lake levels normally fluctuate daily.

It’s a transition time on Lake Monticello, and there are a couple of different ways to catch bass right now.  B.A.S.S. angler Andy Wicker of Pomaria reports

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