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AHQ Report - Lake Wateree

May 6

Lake Wateree is at 96.9% of full pool and water temperatures are in the lower 70s. 

The crappie are coming out of a post-spawn lull, and tournament angler Will Hinson of Cassatt reports

April 29

Lake Wateree is at 96.6% of full pool and water temperatures are in the mid to upper 60s. 

The bass fishing on Lake Wateree has been really good recently, and tournament angler Dearal Rodgers of Camden reports

April 16

Lake Wateree is at 96.6% of full pool and there is color throughout the whole lake but it is not muddy. Water temperatures were about 65 degrees this morning. 

After a spring where water levels were extremely high it’s ironic that low water levels are throwing a bit of a wrench into the Wateree bass fishing, but that is exactly what tournament angler Dearal Rodgers of Camden reports

April 2

Lake Wateree is at 99.9% of full pool but clarity on the lower end still looks surprisingly normal for water levels this high. Morning surface water temperatures were about 61 today. 

Just yesterday water levels were so high that water was spilling over the Wateree dam, but today water levels have dropped just below full.  However, despite quickly dropping water levels and temperatures, today tournament bass angler Dearal Rodgers of Camden found

March 19

Lake Wateree is at 97.4% of full pool and morning surface water temperatures are in the upper 50s. Before this week’s rain the water was clearing but wind and rain are dirtying it up again.     

One year we may get a spring where the water temperatures smoothly and gradually transition warmer, but this is not that year!  Tournament bass angler Dearal Rodgers of Camden reports

March 10

Lake Wateree is at 97.3% of full pool and morning surface water temperatures are in the low to mid-50s. The water is clearing.   

Last weekend they expected the bass fishing to bust open on Lake Wateree, and certainly there were some fish caught in the CATT and Wateree Open tournaments, but tournament angler Dearal Rodgers of Camden reports

March 5

Lake Wateree is way down to 97.0% of full pool and morning surface water temperatures are in the low to mid-50s. The water is clearing some but still pretty muddy. 

Water levels on Lake Wateree are genuinely down this week, and tournament bass angler Dearal Rodgers of Camden reports

February 26

Lake Wateree is down to 99.7% of full pool and morning surface water temperatures range from about 51-52 on the main channel to 54 in the backs of creeks. The water is muddy. 

February 18

Lake Wateree has shot up to 101.7% of full pool and water temperatures remain in the upper 40s. Once again the lake is very muddy even before today’s rain. 

While he would love to give an on-the-water fishing report, tournament bass angler Dearal Rodgers of Camden reports

February 4

Lake Wateree is back up to 96.2% of full pool and water temperatures remain in the upper 40s. The lake is already pretty muddy, from one end to the other, with more rain on the way.   

The water coming up a bit is a good thing for bass fishing on Lake Wateree, but tournament angler Dearal Rodgers of Camden reports

January 20

Lake Wateree is at 94.4% of full pool and water temperatures are in the upper 40s and lower 50s. The lake remains pretty muddy. 

It’s still tough fishing conditions on Lake Wateree, and tournament angler Dearal Rodgers of Camden reports

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