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AHQ Report - Lake Murray

April 16

Lake Murray water levels are up to 358.04 (full pool is 360.00). The lake is fairly clear but starting to get a green tint due to algae growth. Water temperatures have dropped but are in the mid to upper 60s. 

It’s many people’s favorite time of the year to fish on Lake Murray, and Captain Brad Taylor (803-331-1354) reports

April 2

Lake Murray water levels have dropped several inches in the last 24 hours to 357.99 (full pool is 360.00). The lower lake is clear while the mid-lake has a healthy stain. Water temperatures have dropped abruptly in the last 24 hours and they were 57 at Dreher Island this morning.  At the dam they have held about 58 all day. 

At blast-off this morning in the benefit bass tournament for the Little Mountain Fire Department veteran tournament angler Stan Gunter of Saluda reports

March 25

Lake Murray water levels are at 357.86 (full pool is 360.00). Up the lake the water has a little color to it but the lower end is clear. Morning surface water temperatures are in the process of shooting up from the upper 50s to 60s. 

It’s a time of year and a week where things are changing really fast, and out on the water right now veteran tournament angler Stan Gunter of Saluda reports

March 19

Lake Murray water levels are up to 358.04 (full pool is 360.00). The water is stained and there is lots of debris floating after recent rains. Morning surface water temperatures range from about 53 at the dam to 60 in creeks on the north side. 

Things have changed quickly on Lake Murray, and tournament angler Andy Wicker of Pomaria reports

March 9

Lake Murray water levels are up to 357.74 (full pool is 360.00). The water is stained but not muddy, with good color for spring fishing. Morning surface water temperatures range from about 52 to 55 degrees but are rising fast.  

This weekend two of our regular bass correspondents placed well in tournaments on Lake Murray, and on Saturday Guide Brad Fowler and his tournament partner Brock Taylor finished

High temperatures have gone from the 50s to the 80s and back to the 50s again in a matter of days, and another large rain event appears to be on the horizon, but no weather has stopped the big bass from biting so far this spring.  Last Saturday's Fishers of Men tournament on Santee was won by Marshall French and Tripp Poplin with a monster 31.5 pound bag including an 8.73 big fish (credit to reader Jim Anderson with the closest guess of 32 pounds worth $30.)  

March 4

Lake Murray water levels are at 357.55 (full pool is 360.00). The Little Saluda is muddy, the Big Saluda is clear, and the water has fairly normal clarity as you move down the lake. Morning surface water temperatures range from about 51-55 degrees.

It’s the time of year when you can catch bass from deep to shallow, and veteran tournament angler Stan Gunter of Saluda reports

February 24

Lake Murray water levels are up to 357.37 (full pool is 360.00) and, while the water is muddy up the lake and there is some color in the mid-lake, as water temperatures rise it is settling fast. Water temperatures range from about 50-52 degrees. 

There have been some big bass sacks headlining recent tournaments on Lake Murray, and

Tournament results will be posted here as they become available. ALSO - if you know of a future fishing tournament taking place in South Carolina that should be included on our tournament calendar, please emailjay@usfishingreport.com and we will add it.

 

February 20

Tournament results will be posted here as they become available. ALSO - if you know of a future fishing tournament taking place in South Carolina that should be included on our tournament calendar, please emailjay@usfishingreport.com and we will add it.

 

February 20 

February 18

Lake Murray water levels are up to 356.94 (full pool is 360.00) and the upper end of the lake and the backs of many creeks have gotten very muddy, with the mud line expected to reach down towards Dreher Island by the weekend.  Water temperatures have dipped into the 40s.  

Saturday veteran tournament bass angler Chris Epting of Chapin fished

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