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AHQ Report - Santee Cooper

December 2

Santee Cooper water levels are at 74.20 in Lake Marion (full pool is 76.8) and 73.51 in Lake Moultrie (full pool is 75.5). Morning surface water temperatures are in the upper 50s. 

November 17

Santee Cooper water levels are at 74.70 in Lake Marion (full pool is 76.8) and 74.55 in Lake Moultrie (full pool is 75.5). Morning surface water temperatures have dropped into the lower 60s and water temperatures are still relatively clear.

November 10

Santee Cooper water levels are at 74.49 in Lake Marion (full pool is 76.8) and 74.47 in Lake Moultrie (full pool is 75.5). Morning surface water temperatures are in the mid-60s.

November 3

Santee Cooper water levels are at 74.53 in Lake Marion (full pool is 76.8) and 74.48 in Lake Moultrie (full pool is 75.5) and the canal is still clear. Morning surface water temperatures are around 66-67 degrees.

October 26

Santee Cooper water levels are at 74.54 in Lake Marion (full pool is 76.8) and 74.47 in Lake Moultrie (full pool is 75.5). Morning surface water temperatures are around 65-67 degrees.

October 21

Santee Cooper water levels are at 74.54 in Lake Marion (full pool is 76.8) and 74.46 in Lake Moultrie (full pool is 75.5). The upper lake is now a bit dingy and even muddy in places (including Santee State Park and above). Morning surface water temperatures are around 65-66 degrees.

October 13

Santee Cooper water levels are at 74.66 in Lake Marion (full pool is 76.8) and 74.59 in Lake Moultrie (full pool is 75.5) and the upper lake is now a bit dingy. Morning surface water temperatures are around 69 degrees. 

October 6

Santee Cooper water levels are at 74.66 in Lake Marion (full pool is 76.8) and 74.59 in Lake Moultrie (full pool is 75.5) and the upper lake is now a bit dingy. Morning surface water temperatures have fallen all the way to 68 degrees!

September 29

Santee Cooper water levels are down to 74.51 in Lake Marion (full pool is 76.8) and 74.38 in Lake Moultrie (full pool is 75.5) and visibility is high. Morning surface water temperatures are in the upper 70s but dropping. 

At long last the crappie fishing has significantly improved on Santee, and Captain Steve English (843-729-4044) reports

September 15

Santee Cooper water levels are at 75.12 in Lake Marion (full pool is 76.8) and 74.97 in Lake Moultrie (full pool is 75.5). Morning surface water temperatures are around 79 degrees.

There’s been a bit of a slowdown with the catfish on Santee, and Captain Steve English (843-729-4044) reports

September 8

Santee Cooper water levels are at 74.89 in Lake Marion (full pool is 76.8) and 74.80 in Lake Moultrie (full pool is 75.5) and the lake is surprisingly clear despite the recent rains. Morning surface water temperatures are around 82 degrees. 

Sometimes it’s good to know that catfish can be caught in totally different patterns at the same time on Santee Cooper

August 31

Santee Cooper water levels are at 75.00 in Lake Marion (full pool is 76.8) and 74.95 in Lake Moultrie (full pool is 75.5) and the lake is surprisingly clear despite the recent rains. Morning surface water temperatures are around 81-83 degrees. 

Even with only slight early fall cooling the crappie fishing is starting to improve on Santee, and Captain Steve English (843-729-4044) reports

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