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AHQ Report

September 4

Lake Keowee is up to 97.9% of full pool while water temperatures remains in the mid-80s over most of the lake with lower 80s around the Jocassee dam. Water clarity is normal. 

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

August 28

Lake Jocassee is at 96.8% of full pool, and water temperatures are around 83-84 degrees. Clarity is very high except there is some slight stain in the backs of creeks. 

A few weeks ago the night bite was sometimes the best thing going on Lake Jocassee, but now tournament bass angler Joe Anders of Easley reports

August 28

Morning surface water temperatures are still in the upper 80s around Hilton Head and bait is prolific. 

While there is no shortage of different species to target in Hilton Head right now, Captain Kai Williams (843-816-7475) reports

August 28

Inshore surface water temperatures are in the mid-80s in the main rivers around Beaufort and can reach 90 in the creeks. Shrimp, mullet and menhaden are abundant.

Even though the water is very warm in Beaufort, Bay Street Outfitters (843-524-5250) reports

August 27

Inshore surface water temperatures in the morning around Edisto Island are about 84-85 degrees on the main rivers, while in the creeks water temperature can hit 90 or 91. Visibility in the North Edisto is pretty good, while in the South Edisto it is lower – especially when the tides are moving. There are tons of shrimp and finger mullet in the creeks, and mullet and menhaden are thick off the beaches. 

Seasonal cooling has already improved the fishing around Edisto Island, and Captain Ron Davis, Jr. (843-513-0143) points

August 27

Water temperatures are in the low to mid-80s in Murrells Inlet.  Bait is abundant and mullet have started to migrate down the beaches. 

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. 

Water temperatures have cooled off just a bit in Murrells Inlet, and Captain J Baisch (843-902-0356) reports

August 27

Lake Monticello water temperatures are in the mid-80s, and the water is typically clear. Lake levels normally fluctuate daily.

As expected seasonal cooling has improved the bassbite on Lake Monticello, and FLW angler Andy Wicker of Pomaria reports

August 27

Lake Greenwood is at 439.00 (full pool is 440.0) and surface water temperatures have dropped into the mid-80s.

The bass fishing has really slowed down on Lake Greenwood, and veteran tournament angler Stan Gunter of Saluda reports

August 27

Lake Wylie is at 97.0% of full pool and morning surface water temperatures are in the lower 80s.   

Earlier in the summer the best catfish action was coming at night, but in the last few weeks Captain Rodger Taylor (803-517-7828) reports

August 27

Lake Wateree is at 96.5% of full pool and morning surface water temperatures are in the mid-80s. Clarity is very good for Lake Wateree. 

As temperatures start to drop on Lake Wateree tournament angler Dearal Rodgers of Camden reports

August 27

Clarks Hill water levels are barely below full at 329.96 (full pool is 330.00), and water temperatures have dropped a few degrees into the mid-80s.

While there are other ways to catch bass right now on Clarks Hill, the best pattern that tournament angler Josh Rockefeller of Augusta

August 27

Lake Russell is above full pool at about 475.25 (full pool is 475.00) as they try to lower Lake Hartwell levels, and morning surface water temperatures range from about 80 on the main channel to 84 in the creeks. Even though the water is very high it is still clear. 

The late summer bass bite on Lake Russell is pretty good, and Guide Jerry Kotal (706-988-0860) reports