Lake Hartwell water levels are just below full pool at 659.73 (full pool is 660.00) and water temperatures are around 68-70 degrees.The lake remains pretty clear.
The Lake Hartwell bass continue to be pounded by tournament pressure this fall, and fresh off a week on the lake practicing and then a 16th place finish in the 141-boat ABA Ray Scott Championship Guide Brad Fowler can report
Surface water temperatures are still warm in Murrells Inlet and there continues to be a ton of bait around.Shrimp are prolific and even though mullet are no longer running the beaches there are plenty in the creeks.
Baisch Boys Bait and Tackle (843-651-1915) has regular and jumbo mud minnows, live finger mullet, live shrimp, live fiddler crabs, blood worms, fresh shrimp, salt clam, and a full range of frozen baits.
Even though water temperatures are well above normal for this time of year, Captain J Baisch (843-902-0356) reports
Santee Cooper water levels are at 74.56 in Lake Marion (full pool is 76.8) and 73.90 in Lake Moultrie (full pool is 75.5).Surface water temperatures are in the upper 60s and while the lakes have some color they are not dirty.
There are probably some bass offshore out deep chasing shad along with the striper, but Captain Brett Mitchell (803-379-7029) reports