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AHQ Report - Lake Wateree

October 23

Lake Wateree is at 96.8% of full pool and water temperatures are in the lower 70s. The lake has gotten a little dirtier and the upper end is heavily stained. 

Without significant changes in conditions on Lake Wateree the crappie remain in a similar pattern, and tournament angler Will Hinson of Cassatt reports

October 9

Lake Wateree is at 96.7% of full pool and water temperatures are around 72 degrees. The upper lake is dingy while down towards the dam it just has a little color.

The shallow bass bite has gotten pretty good on Lake Wateree, and tournament angler Dearal Rodgers of Camden reports

September 24

Lake Wateree is back up to 96.6% of full pool while temperatures have dropped to the upper 70s or low 80s. The upper end is already muddy and the water is coming down. 

They dropped the lake in anticipation of extremely large amounts of rain, and while there was not as much water as feared tournament angler Dearal Rodgers of Camden reports

September 16

Lake Wateree is down to 95.3% of full pool and morning surface water temperatures are around 82-83 degrees. It’s dingy up the lake but from June Creek to the dam is clear for Wateree. 

Bass fishing continues to improve on Lake Wateree as temperatures drop, and  tournament angler Dearal Rodgers of Camden reports

August 27

Lake Wateree is at 96.5% of full pool and morning surface water temperatures are in the mid-80s. Clarity is very good for Lake Wateree. 

As temperatures start to drop on Lake Wateree tournament angler Dearal Rodgers of Camden reports

July 29

Lake Wateree is at 96.8% of full pool and morning surface water temperatures are in the upper 80s. Clarity is very good for Lake Wateree. 

If you want to catch crappie on the banks, the heat of summer on Lake Wateree is not the time and place to do it. But if you are willing to fish deep, tournament angler Will Hinson of Cassatt reports

July 1

Lake Wateree is at 96.8% of full pool and morning surface water temperatures are in the low 80s. Clarity is normal for Lake Wateree. 

While a few people are figuring out to catch 16 or 17 pounds bass fishing on Lake Wateree, tournament angler Dearal Rodgers of Camden reports

June 15

Lake Wateree is down to 96.9% of full pool and morning surface water temperatures are about 82 degrees. At least up to Beaver Creek the water is very clear for Wateree. 

Conditions have gotten a little more normal for bass fishing on Lake Wateree, and tournament angler Dearal Rodgers of Camden reports

May 28

Lake Wateree is up to 101.8% of full pool and many access points are closed or unusable. While the whole lake is stained the whole lake is not (yet) muddy, and the lower lake is still a couple of shades cleaner than the muddy upper end.  Watch for hazards such as floating logs if you go out. Water temperatures range from about 70-74 degrees. 

May 13

Lake Wateree is at 96.9% of full pool, and the water has a normal stain for Lake Wateree. Temperatures have dropped to around 66 degrees. 

The post-spawn bass bite continues to be strong on Lake Wateree, and tournament angler Dearal Rodgers of Camden reports

April 30

Lake Wateree is at 96.3% of full pool, and the water is fairly clear for Lake Wateree. Temperatures are around 70 degrees.

It’s a wide open post-spawn bass bite on Lake Wateree, and tournament angler Dearal Rodgers of Camden reports

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