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May 6

Lake Hartwell water levels are up to 661.58 (full pool is 660.00) but the lake remains very clear. Morning surface water temperatures are around 69-71 degrees. 

Going into last weekend’s Skeeter Challenge on Hartwell Guide Brad Fowler didn’t think the bass

May 6

Morning surface water temperatures are around 69 degrees in Murrells Inlet.

Baisch Boys Bait and Tackle (843-651-1915) has regular and jumbo mud minnows, fiddler crabs, blood worms, fresh shrimp, and a full range of frozen baits. 

Even though surface water temperatures have not moved much this week, Captain Jay Baisch reports

May 6

Lake Greenwood water levels are at 439.29 (full pool is 440.0) and the lake is still fairly clear for now – but that seems to be changing.  The upper end will probably get muddy with recent rains and the back of creeks are already a little dirty. Water temperatures are about 70 degrees. 

There’s not too much change in the bass patterns on Lake Greenwood, and tournament angler Stan Gunter of Saluda reports

May 6

Lake Wylie is at 97.0% of full pool and the lake is pretty clear. Morning surface water temperatures are in the mid to low-70s. 

Instead of talking about struggling bites first, it’s a good time to lead off with the catfish. 

The action is excellent, and Captain Rodger Taylor (803-517-7828) reports

May 6

Lake Murray water levels are at 358.10 (full pool is 360.00) and water temperatures are in the lower 70s. Even after recent rains clarity is still good. 

It’s been an exceptional week for striped bass on Lake Murray, and Monday Captain Brad Taylor (803-331-1354) reports

April 30

Morning surface water temperatures are in the low to mid-70s inshore around Hilton Head.

The inshore fishing has turned up a notch around Hilton Head, and Captain Kai Williams (843-816-7475) reports

April 30

Inshore surface water temperatures are in the upper 60s to low 70s in Beaufort. 

Beaufort has had a true spring this year, and the fact that we didn’t go from late winter to summer temperatures overnight means that the migration of bait and sharks into the area has proceeded a little slower than usual. What is in the water is tons of baby shrimp, and

Bay Street Outfitters (843-524-5250) reports

April 30

Inshore water temperatures have risen into the low to mid-70s, and the water is overall pretty dirty with big tides recently. 

The inshore redfish action is pretty steady around Charleston, and Redfin Charters (843-277-5255) reports

April 30

Morning surface water temperatures are hitting the low 70s in Murrells Inlet.

Baisch Boys Bait and Tackle (843-651-1915) has regular and jumbo mud minnows, crappie minnows, fresh shrimp, and a full range of frozen baits. Fiddler crabs are available again.

April 30

Lake Greenwood water levels are at 439.05 (full pool is 440.0) and the lake is generally clear. Water temperatures range from about 73-75 degrees.

The bass spawn on Lake Greenwood is winding down right now, but tournament angler Stan Gunter of Saluda reports

April 30

Lake Keowee is at 98.6% of full pool. Water temperatures continue to rise quickly on the lake with low 70s present in most sections.  The coolest water is near the Jocassee dam where the temperature is in the low 60s.  Clarity is normal. 

The bass fishing remains good on Lake Keowee this week, and N&C Marine/Skeeter Team member Guide Charles Townson (864-324-2065) reports

April 29

Inshore surface water temperatures around Little River are just now hitting 70 but got there slower than usual this year.

Inshore fishing remains strong on the north end of the South Carolina Grand Strand, and Captain Patrick “Smiley” Kelly (843-361-7445) reports

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