Lake Russell water levels are at 474.21 (full pool is 475.00), and before the cold snap water temperatures were 79-80 in the morning and 83-84 in the afternoon.Water temperatures have dropped several degrees but should quickly rebound.The lake is relatively clear.
It’s a little unclear whether it is the very, very tail end of the herring spawn or whether bass are just still hanging around in the same places, but Guide Jerry Kotal (706-988-0860) reports
Lake Greenwood is at 439.08 (full pool is 440.0) and surface water temperatures are around 84 in the morning and 87 in the afternoon.Clarity is very good for Lake Greenwood and the water is relatively clear at least as far up as the 72 bridge.
It’s hard to pin down the bass on Lake Greenwood, and fresh off two days of practice and then a tournament this weekend veteran tournament anglers Stan Gunter of Saluda reports
Water temperatures are around about 80 in Murrells Inlet, and rain has again dirtied up the water.
Baisch Boys Bait and Tackle (843-651-1915) has regular and jumbo mud minnows, live shrimp (most days), live fiddler crabs, fresh shrimp, salt clam, and a full range of frozen baits.Live finger mullet should be available later this month.
From inshore to offshore the fishing this June is pretty outstanding, and Captain J Baisch (843-902-0356) reports
Inshore surface temperatures on the north end of the Grand Strand are around 78 degrees.With the Waccamaw River flooded for the last week the water has been darker, and a new round of rain will probably keep it that way.
Lake Keowee is at 98.9% of full pool.Water temperatures have risen quickly this past week with most of the lake now in the low to mid 80s. The coolest water is in the very north end of the lake. Clarity is normal.
Lake Hartwell water levels dropped down to normal full pool but have risen back to 660.51(full pool is 660.00), while morning surface water temperatures are around 83 degrees.The lake is mostly clear but slightly dingy in places due to heavy boat traffic.
The hybrid and striped bass fishing is still a tad inconsistent on Lake Hartwell, and Guide Chip Hamilton (864-304-9011) reports
Clarks Hill water levels are down but still above full at 330.52 (full pool is 330.00), and morning surface temperatures in the main lake are up to 80-82 degrees.They are as high as 85 in the backs.Clarity is good.
As bass get further into a summer mode the usual deeper patterns are starting to pick up, and tournament angler Josh Rockefeller of Augusta reports
Santee Cooper water levels are at 76.38 in Lake Marion (full pool is 76.8) and 75.20 in Lake Moultrie (full pool is 75.5).Surface water temperatures are in the mid-80s in the morning.The lower lake is clear while the upper lake has improved from muddy to just dingy.
There have been some really good bass catches recently on Santee, and Captain Brett Mitchell (803-379-7029) reports