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AHQ Report - Lake Murray

January 20

Lake Murray water levels are up to 355.22 (full pool is 360.00) and the water ranges from muddy to stained to relatively clear. Morning surface water temperatures are generally in the lower 50s and even upper 40s.

All the fresh water coming into the lake has improved the striped bass fishing on Murray, and Captain Brad Taylor (803-331-1354) reports

January 6

Lake Murray water levels are holding around 354.27 (full pool is 360.00) and the water has gotten some color up the rivers and in most of the creeks. Morning surface water temperatures are generally in the mid-50s.

It’s a very good time for striped bass fishing on Murray, and Captain Brad Taylor (803-331-1354) reports

December 22

Lake Murray water levels are down to 354.72 and dropping towards their winter level of 354.00 (full pool is 360.00) and the water is relatively clear. Morning surface water temperatures are in the mid to upper 50s.

Fresh off a second-place finish with 19 pounds in a trail championship over the weekend, tournament angler Andy Wicker of Pomaria reports

December 16

Lake Murray water levels are down to 354.95 (full pool is 360.00) and the water is relatively clear. Morning surface water temperatures are about 58 degrees. 

With water temperatures basically in an ideal range for bass everywhere, including from the surface to the bottom since the lake has finished turning over, tournament angler Andy Wicker of Pomaria reports

December 2

Lake Murray water levels are down to 355.89 (full pool is 360.00) and the water is relatively clear. Morning surface water temperatures are about 58 to 60 degrees on the lower end. 

As temperatures have slowly dropped the bass have gotten into a pretty normal late fall pattern on Murray, and veteran tournament angler Stan Gunter of Saluda reports

November 19

For now Lake Murray water levels are stable at 356.14 (full pool is 360.00) and the water is relatively clear. Morning surface water temperatures are about 63 degrees on the lower end. 

November 11

Lake Murray water levels have dropped to 356.47 (full pool is 360.00) and the lake is finally turning over down the lake. Morning surface water temperatures range from about 65 degrees on the lower end to about 58 up the rivers. 

The striped bass are moving into cooler weather patterns on Lake Murray, and Captain Brad Taylor (803-331-1354) reports

November 4

Lake Murray water levels have dropped to 356.87 (full pool is 360.00) and the lake is starting to clear again in places although it is still turning over in others. Morning surface water temperatures are about 67-69 degrees.  

The bass fishing has gotten tougher on Lake Murray according to veteran tournament angler Stan Gunter of Saluda, and Stan reports

October 20

Lake Murray water levels have dropped to 357.77 (full pool is 360.00) and the lake is a little dingey as it turns over in places. Morning surface water temperatures are about 72-74 degrees.  

Fresh off a third-place finish in the BFL Regional this weekend on Lake Murray that qualifies him to fish the All-American next June, tournament bass angler Andy Wicker of Pomaria reports

October 7

Lake Murray water levels are down to 357.30 (full pool is 360.00) and the water is relatively clear. Morning surface water temperatures are around 79 degrees.

With water temperatures relatively unchanged the striped bass fishing is holding pretty steady on Lake Murray, and Captain Brad Taylor (803-331-1354) reports

September 29

Lake Murray water levels are at 357.51 (full pool is 360.00) and the water is relatively clear. Morning surface water temperatures are in the upper 70s to very low 80s. 

The patterns that were expected to produce in the BFL two-day this weekend on Lake Murray did, but tournament bass angler Andy Wicker of Pomaria reports

September 16

Lake Murray water levels are at 357.62 (full pool is 360.00) and the main lake is still relatively clear (with a summer green tint). Morning surface temperatures have fallen into the lower 80s. 

The same patterns are still producing bass on Lake Murray, and tournament angler Stan Gunter of Saluda reports

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