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AHQ Report

June 16

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

June 15

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

June 15

Lake Wateree is down to 96.9% of full pool and morning surface water temperatures are about 82 degrees. At least up to Beaver Creek the water is very clear for Wateree. 

Conditions have gotten a little more normal for bass fishing on Lake Wateree, and tournament angler Dearal Rodgers of Camden reports

June 15

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

June 15

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. 

There are good summer fishing conditions north of Myrtle Beach, and Captain Patrick “Smiley” Kelly (843-361-7445) reports

June 11

Water temperatures are about 83 around Hilton Head. 

Big redfish have been keeping charter clients happy the last week or two, and Captain Kai Williams (843-816-7475) reports

June 11

Lake Wylie is at 97.3% of full pool and water temperatures are in the upper 70s to low 80s. Because of all the current and wave action the water has a bit lower visibility than usual. 

Up and down water conditions have made for an unusual bite on Lake Wylie, and tournament bass angler Reid McGinn of Fort Mill reports

June 11

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. 

Now fishing out of the new 2020 Skeeter FXR21 Limited Edition from N&C Marine, N&C Marine/Skeeter Team member Guide Charles Townson (864-324-2065) reports

June 10

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

June 10

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

June 9

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

June 9

Inshore surface water temperatures in Charleston are in the low 80s, while the water at Folly Beach is 77.  

The most exciting new action this week is for jack crevalle, and Captain Rob Bennett (843-367-3777) reports