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AHQ Report

November 12

Lake Russell water levels are at 474.39 (full pool is 475.00) and water temperatures are in the upper 60s. As of yesterday the lake was clean but the rain should mess it up. 

The bass are the main event again on Lake Russell, and Guide Jerry Kotal (706-988-0860) reports

November 12

Lake Wateree is way down to 94.8% of full pool and water temperatures are around 66 degrees. Before the rain clarity was normal.

Dropping water levels have made it harder to get a boat in on Lake Wateree, but tournament angler Will Hinson of Cassatt reports that the crappie fishing

November 12

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

November 12

Lake Murray water levels are at 356.26 (full pool is 360.00) and water temperatures are around 70 degrees. Before the rains clarity was normal but a two-day monsoon is changing that.

The bass bite has been pretty good on Lake Murray, and veteran tournament angler Stan Gunter of Saluda reports

November 11

Surface water temperatures are down to the high 60s around Hilton Head. 

With water temperatures finally out of the 70s, Captain Kai Williams (843-816-7475) reports

November 11

Surface water temperatures around Charleston are still in the upper 60s. Shrimp remain prolific although the next cold snap should send them on their way.

The inshore fishing has been nothing short of phenomenal in Charleston, and Captain Rob Bennett (843-367-3777) reports

November 11

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

November 10

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

November 10

Lake Keowee is at 98.3% of full pool and surface water temperatures have held steady over the past week or so as most of the lake has stayed in the lower 70s. Water clarity is normal. 

It’s a good time for bass fishing on Lake Keowee, and N&C Marine/Skeeter Team member Guide Charles Townson (864-324-2065) reports

November 1

Lake Keowee is at 98.8% of full pool and surface water temperatures are down to the low 70s over most of the lake.  Water clarity is normal. 

As water temperatures finally begin to fall on Lake Keowee, N&C Marine/Skeeter Team member Guide Charles Townson (864-324-2065) reports

October 23

Inshore surface water temperatures are still about 74 degrees in the main rivers around Beaufort and shrimp, mullet, mud minnows and more are all abundant.

It’s an atypical fall bite around Beaufort, and Bay Street Outfitters (843-524-5250) reports

October 23

Lake Jocassee is at 93.8% of full pool and water temperatures are still 70-73 degrees. Water clarity remains very high. 

There were some signs of life at the last trout report, but Guide Sam Jones (864-280-9056) reports