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AHQ Report - Santee Cooper

June 28

Santee Cooper water levels are down to 73.92 in Lake Marion (full pool is 76.8) and 74.89 in Lake Moultrie (full pool is 75.5) and the lakes are normal clarity. Morning surface water temperatures range between 85 and 90 degrees.

In the lakes the bass fishing has not changed too much on Santee, but Captain Brett Mitchell (803-379-7029) reports

June 23

Santee Cooper water levels are at 74.12 in Lake Marion (full pool is 76.8) and 75.09 in Lake Moultrie (full pool is 75.5) and the lakes are clear. Morning surface water temperatures range between 85 and 90 degrees. 

The bass patterns are mostly unchanged on Clarks Hill, but Captain Brett Mitchell (803-379-7029) reports

June 17

Santee Cooper water levels are at 74.27 in Lake Marion (full pool is 76.8) and 75.20 in Lake Moultrie (full pool is 75.5) and the lakes are clear. Morning surface water temperatures are around 87-88 degrees. 

The crappie fishing has still been pretty slow on Santee, and Captain Steve English (843-729-4044) reports

June 10

Santee Cooper water levels are at 74.33 in Lake Marion (full pool is 76.8) and around 75.29 in Lake Moultrie (full pool is 75.5). Morning surface water temperatures are in the lower 80s. 

The crappie fishing has improved marginally, but Captain Steve English (843-729-4044) reports

May 24

Santee Cooper water levels are at 74.23 in Lake Marion (full pool is 76.8) and around 75.1 in Lake Moultrie (full pool is 75.5). Both lakes are clear and water temperatures are around 80 in the morning. 

Strong summer patterns are starting to take off for bass on Santee, and Captain Brett Mitchell (803-379-7029) reports

May 19

Santee Cooper water levels are at 74.22 in Lake Marion (full pool is 76.8) and 75.18 in Lake Moultrie (full pool is 75.5). Both lakes are clear and water temperatures are in the upper 70s in the morning and low 80s by the afternoons. 

Conditions are still a little tough for bass on Santee, and Captain Brett Mitchell (803-379-7029) reports

May 12

Santee Cooper water levels are at 74.22 in Lake Marion (full pool is 76.8) and around 75.2 in Lake Moultrie (full pool is 75.5). The upper lake is slightly dingy while the lower lake is clear. Morning surface water temperatures are around 73 degrees. 

The verdict is in from the recent CBC tournament, and Captain Brett Mitchell (803-379-7029) reports

April 21

Santee Cooper water levels are at 74.31 in Lake Marion (full pool is 76.8) and around 74.57 in Lake Moultrie (full pool is 75.5). The lakes are getting muddy and morning surface water temperatures are around the low to mid-60s. 

After a strong spawning wave last week, Captain Brett Mitchell (803-379-7029) reports

April 8

Santee Cooper water levels are at 74.55 in Lake Marion (full pool is 76.8) and around 74.68 in Lake Moultrie (full pool is 75.5). Morning surface water temperatures are in the low 60s and – while the mud is coming – it’s still only dingy in the lakes. 

The bass have been surprisingly quiet this week on Santee Cooper, and Captain Brett Mitchell (803-379-7029) reports

April 1

Santee Cooper water levels are at 74.24 in Lake Marion (full pool is 76.8) and around 74.82 in Lake Moultrie (full pool is 75.5). Water temperatures are in the low 60s and there is some dirty water rolling into the lakes. 

As predicted the Elite Series Pros absolutely wrecked the bass at Santee Cooper two weeks ago, and Captain Brett Mitchell (803-379-7029) reports

March 24

Santee Cooper water levels are at 74.90 in Lake Marion (full pool is 76.8) and around 74.48 in Lake Moultrie (full pool is 75.5). 

We are at about the mid-point of the crappie spawn on Santee Cooper, and Captain Steve English (843-729-4044) reports

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