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— November 1 Inshore surface water temperatures are approximately 75 degrees in the morning in Beaufort.  Both bait-sized shrimp and mullet are still abundant. This is a transition period for inshore fishing in the Beaufort area, but Captain Tuck Scott with Bay Street Outfitters (843-524-5250) reports that it’s also a very good time to be on […]
— November 1 Water temperatures have remains in the low to mid-70s in Murrells Inlet.  Shrimp and mullet are still prolific.  Baisch Boys Bait and Tackle (843-651-1915) has regular and jumbo mud minnows, live shrimp, live fiddler crabs, live finger mullet, live pinfish, salt clam, and salt sand fleas as well as a full range […]
— November 1 Clarks Hill water levels are at 324.47 (full pool is 330.00) and morning surface temperatures are around 72 or 73 degrees. While he has found a little bit of a spinnerbait bite for bass on Clarks Hill, tournament angler Josh Rockefeller of Augusta reports that far-and-away he has been having the best […]
— November 1 Inshore surface water temperatures around Edisto Island were 75 degrees yesterday, and both rivers are relatively clear.  Bait is still abundant. It’s been a long, hot season on the South Carolina coast, but as water temperatures actually begin to really drop things will finally change.  Captain Ron Davis, Jr. (843-513-0143) reports that […]
—   October 31 Santee Cooper water levels are at 73.21 in Lake Marion (full pool is 76.8) and 73.17 in Lake Moultrie (full pool is 75.5).  Morning surface temperatures are in the mid-70s but should drop with the cold front. Santee Cooper bass fishing is a tale of feast-or-famine, and in the Carolinas Bass […]
— October 31 Lake Hartwell water levels are down to 656.00 (full pool is 660.00), and morning surface water temperatures are 72-73 degrees on the main lake.  Up the Seneca River it looks like the water has finished turning over, while the main lake has not yet turned over. The bait and fish are finally […]
— October 31 Lake Russell water levels are around 473.75 (full pool is 475.00), and morning surface temperatures remain about 72 or 73 degrees.  Parts of the lake are turning over, and the water is dark and bubbling in those areas. It’s still unseasonably warm on Lake Russell, and Guide Jerry Kotal (706-988-0860) reports that […]
— October 31 Inshore surface water temperatures on the north end of the Grand Strand still range from the mid-70s on up.  With water temperatures still very warm the water has not yet cleared, and there are prolific mullet around as well as plenty of shrimp if you know where to look. Captain Patrick “Smiley” […]
— October 30 Lake Wateree is at 96.8% of full pool, and surface water temperatures in the morning are in the lower 70s. It’s a good to time to catch catfish on Lake Wateree, but Captain Rodger Taylor (803-517-7828) says it’s about to be a great time once it gets colder. For right now fish are […]
— October 30 Lake Jocassee is at 94.8% of full pool.  Morning surface temperatures have cooled to about 72 or 73, and with little rainfall the lake is as clear as it gets. It’s partly a seasonal thing, but Guide Rob McComas (828-674-5041) reports that bass fishing has gotten really, really good in the last […]
— October 29 Inshore morning surface water temperatures around Hilton Head are still in the mid-70s, approaching 10 degrees warmer than is typical for this time of year.  Mullet are still abundant in the creeks but it can take a little work to find bait-sized shrimp.  At times they have actually been easier to catch […]
— October 29 Lake Wylie is at 96.5% of full pool.  Surface water temperatures in the morning are down to about 71 degrees and the lake is turning over in some areas. Water temperatures are still running a few weeks behind, and perhaps as a result of this Captain Rodger Taylor (803-517-7828) reports that the catfish […]
— October 29 Lake Greenwood water levels are at 437.16 (full pool is 440.0) and surface water temperatures are down to the lower 70s. Water temperatures have dropped but are still warmer than typical for this time of year, and veteran tournament angler Stan Gunter of Saluda reports that bass fishing remains a little tough.  […]
— October 25 Lake Monticello water temperatures are in the lower 70s, and the water is typically clear.  Lake levels normally fluctuate daily. Fishing an Alabama rig in the 15-foot range is still a good way to catch bass on Lake Monticello, but as it gets later in the fall B.A.S.S. angler Andy Wicker of […]
— October 25 Inshore surface water temperatures in Charleston have dropped to around 72, and shrimp and mullet are still abundant.  While recent winds have muddied the water, in protected areas there is already some seasonal clearing. The redfish bite remains really good in Charleston, and Redfin Charters (843-277-5255) reports that fish are eating anything […]
— October 25 Lake Murray water levels are down to 355.75 (full pool is 360.00), and surface water temperatures have fallen into the lower 70s.  Up the lake the water has turned over, in the mid-lake there are some signs of turnover, and the lower lake has not yet turned over. It would not be […]
— October 25 Lake Keowee is at 97.0% of full pool.  Morning surface water temperatures are now in the mid-70s over most of the lake, but still around 80 degrees at the power plant.  Water clarity is normal (very clear). Falling water temperatures have Lake Keowee bass on the move, and N&C Marine/Skeeter Team member […]
— The newest Lake Russell fishing report can be found at: http://www.anglersheadquarters.com/ahq-insider-lake-russell-gasc-fall-2019-fishing-report/ October 17 Lake Russell water levels are around 474.25 (full pool is 475.00), and morning surface temperatures are in the low to mid-70s.  The lake is pretty clear but in areas it is turning over and you can see bubbles on the surface. Even […]
— The newest North Grand Strand fishing report can be found at: http://www.anglersheadquarters.com/ahq-insider-north-grand-strand-sc-fall-2019-fishing-report/ September 30 Inshore surface water temperatures in the morning on the north end of the Grand Strand are in the low 80s.  There are still massive schools of finger mullet in the IntraCoastal Waterway and its tributaries. Bull red drum remain about the […]
— The newest Lake Wylie fishing report can be found at: http://www.anglersheadquarters.com/ahq-insider-lake-wylie-ncsc-fall-2019-fishing-report/ September 30 Lake Wylie is at 96.3% of full pool.  Surface water temperatures in the morning have risen to around 84 degrees.  The lake remains relatively clear, although there are some slightly stained areas in the creeks. Even though it’s still hot there continues […]

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