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AHQ Report - Lake Wateree

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

April 1

Lake Wateree is down to 96.7% of full pool, and up the lake the water remains muddy. Water temperatures are in the mid to upper-60s.

It continues to be an outstanding time to bass fish on Lake Wateree if you can get access, and tournament angler Dearal Rodgers of Camden reports

March 27

Lake Wateree is at 99.0% of full pool, and up the lake the water is muddy. Water temperatures are as high as 65-67 degrees.

This is most people’s favorite time of the year to fish for bass on Lake Wateree, and tournament angler Dearal Rodgers of Camden reports

March 12

Lake Wateree is at 97.2% of full pool, and the water is still essentially orange muddy even though it has cleared a little. Water temperatures in the shallows have risen into the high 50s. There is so much debris in some yards from flooding that it looks like a hurricane came through.  

Even though it is still muddy fishing has definitely improved on Lake Wateree, and tournament bass angler Dearal Rodgers of Camden reports

February 28

Lake Wateree is all the way down to 97.3% of full pool, but the water is still orange muddy even though you can now put a boat in. Water temperatures are in the low 50s. 

The last couple of CATT tournaments have had to be canceled due to water conditions, but tournament bass angler Dearal Rodgers of Camden reports

February 14

Lake Wateree is at 102.0% of full pool, and the water is cold and muddy.

Lake levels peaked at more than 105% of full pool, but even as levels have dropped veteran tournament crappieangler Will Hinson of Cassatt reports

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