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AHQ Report - Lake Wateree

October 4

Lake Wateree is at 96.6% of full pool and at least in the middle and lower lake the water is still pretty clear after the storm. So far not a ton of water has come into the system. Morning surface water temperatures are down to about 75 degrees. 

Even with some up-and-down water levels related to the storm and lake management, tournament angler Dearal Rodgers of Camden reports

The bass fishing is brutally tough on Lake Wateree right now, as indicated by the results of the BFL Super Tournament this weekend. The winning angler was the only person in the approximately 75-angler field who managed to weigh five keepers each day!

September 26

Lake Wateree is at 98.3% of full pool. 

The saying goes that “if you think the fish aren’t biting hold a bass tournament.”

September 15

Lake Wateree is at 97.1% of full pool and water clarity is about normal. Morning surface water temperatures are in the lower 80s.

There are some very early signs of fall movement with the crappie on Lake Wateree, and veteran tournament angler Will Hinson of Cassatt reports

September 8

Lake Wateree is at 97.0% of full pool and water clarity is a bit clearer than normal. Morning surface water temperatures are around 84 degrees.

The tournament schedule is about to get rolling again on Lake Wateree, and tournament angler Dearal Rodgers of Camden reports

August 31

Lake Wateree is at 97.2% of full pool and morning surface water temperatures are around 82 or 83 degrees.

Water temperatures have not dropped that much on Lake Wateree, and they could go back up, but tournament angler Dearal Rodgers of Camden reports

August 22

Lake Wateree is at 97.4% of full pool and morning surface water temperatures are in the low to mid-80s. 

Even as dropping temperatures change the bass patterns on Lake Wateree, tournament angler Dearal Rodgers of Camden thinks

August 18

Lake Wateree is at 97.3% of full pool and morning surface water temperatures are around 83 degrees. 

The crappie have again moved a bit deeper on Lake Wateree, and veteran tournament angler Will Hinson of Cassatt reports

August 4

Lake Wateree is at 96.9% of full pool and the lake has a normal stain.  Morning surface water temperatures are in the mid-80s.  

While tournament angler Dearal Rodgers of Camden isn’t saying that there are no shallow bass to be caught on Lake Wateree

July 22

Lake Wateree is at 97.2% of full pool and the lake has a normal stain.  Morning surface water temperatures are in the mid-80s.  

The crappie are getting deeper into summer patterns on Lake Wateree, and veteran tournament angler Will Hinson of Cassatt reports

July 15

Lake Wateree is at 97.3% of full pool and morning surface water temperatures are in the mid-80s.

On the catfish front, Captain Rodger Taylor (803-517-7828) reports

July 1

Lake Wateree is at 97.5% of full pool and morning surface water temperatures have dropped into the mid-80s.

The crappie bite continues to be phenomenal on Lake Wateree, and veteran tournament angler Will Hinson of Cassatt reports

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