Lake Murray water levels are at 354.53 (full pool is 360.00).Even though the river is starting to clear there is essentially a mud line that runs down to about Buffalo Creek.Water temperatures range from the upper 40s to lower 50s.
The river is a little clearer than last week, and as a result Captain Brad Taylor (803-331-1354) reports
Lake Murray water levels rose after the rains but have now started to drop again to 354.84 (full pool is 360.00).Up the rivers the water is orange muddy but it gets clearer as you go down the lake.Surface water temperatures range from the mid-50s in the lower lake to the high 40s up the river.
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
Lake Murray water levels are at 356.26 (full pool is 360.00) and water temperatures are around 73-75 degrees.The water is dingy but not too bad.
The timing is a mystery to anyone who was trying and usually failing to catch bass on Lake Murray a couple of weeks ago, but the suspended schooling bite seems to be getting good several weeks later than usual.B.A.S.S. angler Andy Wicker of Pomaria reports
Lake Murray water levels are down to 356.05 (full pool is 360.00) and water temperatures are around 73-75 degrees.The creeks are pretty stained, probably from the fall turnover.
There’s no way around the fact that the bass fishing on Lake Murray is brutally tough right now, and reportedly one national touring pro who came down here to shoot a video for his sponsors this week did not get a bite.A lot of the anglers who fished the Big Bass Tour event last weekend would say that sounds about right.
Veteran tournament angler Stan Gunter of Saluda concurs
Lake Murray water levels are at 357.69 (full pool is 360.00) and water temperatures have dropped slightly into the mid-80s.Clarity is pretty typical although recent rains have dirtied some areas, including creeks and up the river.
Water temperatures started to fall a little earlier than is typical this late summer, and perhaps as a result Captain Brad Taylor (803-331-1354) reports