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AHQ Report - Lake Wateree

February 2

Lake Wateree is back down to 93.4% of full pool and the lake is still muddy from one end to the other. Water temperatures are around 51 degrees. 

January 26

Lake Wateree is at 94.7% of full pool and the entire lake is still muddy. Water temperatures are around 50 degrees. 

January 19

Lake Wateree is at 93.5% of full pool and most of the lake is still muddy, nasty and trashy. Water temperatures are in the lower 50s. 

January 13

Lake Wateree is up to 93.8% of full pool and the whole lake is muddy from end to end, although some of the creeks are a bit clearer. Water temperatures are in the lower 50s. 

January 5

Lake Wateree is at 94.8% of full pool and the whole lake is muddy from end to end. Water temperatures were in the 40s but are now back up to about 54 degrees. 

December 22

Lake Wateree is at 93.8% of full pool and the lake is muddy. Water temperatures are in the lower 50s.

December 17

Lake Wateree is all the way down to 93.2% of full pool and the whole lake is muddy from dam to dam. Water temperatures are in the lower 50s.

 

December 2

Lake Wateree is down to 93.3% of full pool and up the lake is muddy while Colonel Creek down is clear. Up the lake morning surface water temperatures are about 53 degrees, while towards the dam they are about 55-56. With the low lake levels check on ramp access before travelling, and be careful of underwater dangers such as long points and stumps. 

November 17

Lake Wateree is down to 93.2% of full pool and morning surface water temperatures are around 59 degrees.  With the low lake levels check on ramp access before travelling, and be careful of underwater dangers such as long points as right now nothing is very well-marked.   

November 10

Lake Wateree is down to 94.0% of full pool and the lake is very clear with the dropping levels. Morning surface water temperatures are around 64 degrees.  With the low lake levels check on ramp access before travelling – as of writing Molly Creek and Clearwater Cove are both still open. And be careful of underwater dangers such as long points as right now nothing is very well-marked

November 3

Lake Wateree is at 94.8% of full pool and the lake is very clear with the dropping levels. Morning surface water temperatures are around 64 degrees.  

October 27

Lake Wateree is down to 95.4% of full pool and the lake is very clear with the dropping levels. Morning surface water temperatures are in the mid-60s. 

October 20

Lake Wateree is down to 96.2% of full pool as the yearlong drawdown has begun. Around Clearwater Cove the lake is pretty clear and morning surface water temperatures are about 64 degrees. 

October 13

Lake Wateree is at 97.0% of full pool and clarity is pretty normal. Morning surface water temperatures are in the upper 60s. 

October 6

Lake Wateree is at 96.5% of full pool and over most of the lake the water is pretty clear. Water temperatures have dropped to 69-72 degrees between cold nights and the cold freshwater inflow. 

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

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