Inshore surface water temperatures around Edisto Island are down to the mid to upper 60s.The North Edisto is clear while the South Edisto is a bit browner because of the rain – but still not bad. Bait is finally leaving the creeks.
It’s that time of year when each drop in the water temperature reminds inshore species that they need to feed up because soon there will be an absence of forage, and as a result Captain Ron Davis, Jr. (843-513-0143) reports
Lake Wylie is at 97.2% of full pool and surface water temperatures are in the mid-60s.They are pulling a ton of water through the lake such that the upper end is clearing while the lower end has gotten very muddy.
At this point it sounds like a broken record, but tournament angler Reid McGinn of Fort Mill reports
Water temperatures did fall into the 60s but then heated back up to 70, but it finally looks surface water temperatures on the north end of the Grand Strand have dropped backed into the 60s for good.With the recent king tides, wind and rain clarity is low. Bait is just starting to leave the creeks.
The last couple of days have finally seen more seasonal weather on the north end of the South Carolina Grand Strand, but Captain Patrick “Smiley” Kelly (843-361-7445) reports
Lake Keowee is at 99.0% of full pool and surface water temperatures have now fallen into the upper 60s over most of the lake, except for the mid-lake area around the power plant where they are holding in the low 70s.Water clarity is normal.
Clarks Hill water levels are back above full pool at 330.27 (full pool is 330.00) and water temperatures still range from the upper 60s to low 70s.As expected the lake is getting dirtier and there is more trash floating around.
Clarks Hill water levels are around full pool at 329.89 (full pool is 330.00) and water temperatures are fluctuating between about 68 and 72 degrees.The water was fairly clear but after this wind and rain it is getting more stained and there is floating trash.
Water temperatures are warmer than normal on Clarks Hill for mid-November, and tournament angler Josh Rockefeller of Augusta reports