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AHQ Report - Lake Murray

June 24

Lake Murray water levels are at 356.99 (full pool is 360.00) and water conditions are relatively clear. Morning surface water temperatures are about 81.5 degrees on the big water and warmer in the creeks. 

The striped bass are – predictably – starting to go deeper with the weather, and Captain Brad Taylor (803-331-1354) reports

June 17

Lake Murray water levels are at 357.28 (full pool is 360.00) and water conditions are fairly clear. Morning surface water temperatures are about 82 degrees on the big water and warmer in the creeks. 

Lake Murray striped bass are starting to get into a classic summer pattern, and Captain Brad Taylor (803-331-1354) reports

June 9

Lake Murray water levels are at 357.59 (full pool is 360.00) and water clarity is normal for summer. Morning surface water temperatures are in the high 70s to low 80s. 

The striped bass are getting into fairly predictable summer patterns, and Captain Brad Taylor (803-331-1354) reports

May 24

Lake Murray water levels are at 357.26 (full pool is 360.00) and water clarity is pretty good. Morning surface water temperatures are in the mid to upper 70s. 

The striped bass bite has been improved this week, and Captain Brad Taylor (803-331-1354) reports

May 18

Lake Murray water levels are down to 357.26 (full pool is 360.00) and water clarity is high. Morning surface water temperatures are in the low to mid-70s down the lake but as high as 80 up the rivers. 

While in some ways it’s been a strange spring, or at least May, for bass fishing on Lake Murray, tournament angler Andy Wicker of Pomaria reports

May 12

Lake Murray water levels are down to 357.45 (full pool is 360.00) and clarity is normal. Morning surface water temperatures have cooled off to about 70-72 degrees. 

Cool temperatures are keeping the striped bass relatively shallow, and Captain Brad Taylor (803-331-1354) reports

May 4

Lake Murray water levels are down to 357.79 (full pool is 360.00) and the lake is getting back to normal clarity. Morning surface water temperatures have jumped into the 70s over most of the lake.   

With herring on the banks there are piles of striped bass that can be caught shallow over pretty much the whole lake, but Captain Brad Taylor (803-331-1354) reports

April 22

Lake Murray water levels are down to 358.11 (full pool is 360.00) and the lake is clearing. While the upper end is still muddy it is starting to improve. Morning surface water temperatures are in the low to mid-60s. 

With a couple of warmer nights more herring are getting up on the points on Lake Murray, and Captain Brad Taylor (803-331-1354) reports

April 8

Lake Murray water levels are about 358.5 (full pool is 360.00) and the lake is about as muddy as it gets. While sections of the lake are still a “spring green” parts of the lake that rarely get color are muddy. Morning surface water temperatures are generally in the lower 60s. 

There are some really unique conditions for striped bass fishing on Lake Murray right now, and Captain Brad Taylor (803-331-1354) reports

April 1

Lake Murray water levels are up to 358.25 (full pool is 360.00) and the rivers have some color. Morning surface water temperatures are in the upper 50s. 

Water temperatures on Lake Murray backed off a little this week, and as a result Captain Brad Taylor (803-331-1354) reports

March 24

Lake Murray water levels are down to 357.91 (full pool is 360.00) and the rivers are very stained. Morning surface water temperatures are around 58-60 degrees. 

By now most of the striped bass on Lake Murray are in the creeks, and Captain Brad Taylor (803-331-1354) reports

March 17

Lake Murray water levels are all the way up to 358.13 (full pool is 360.00) and the rivers are getting muddy. Morning surface water temperatures range from the low to mid-50s on the big water to around 60 in the creeks. 

There are still basically two groups of striped bass on Lake Murray, but Captain Brad Taylor (803-331-1354) reports

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