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Lake Wateree Sponsored by
Date 19-Oct-14
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Conditions : Lake Wateree: •Crappie: Variable. Veteran tournament angler Will Hinson reports that crappie fishing is unpredictable, with fish biting very well some days and slowly on other days. The best pattern generally depends on the time of day, and early in the morning fish seem to make their way into the middle to backs of creeks following shad. Will advises looking for schooling shad and then throwing lines there, with long-line trolling the best way to target fish. Creeks halfway up all the way to the top of the lake, including Dutchman, Taylor and Wateree Creek, have been most productive. Later in the day fish seem to be pulling out to brush next to the river ledge, and they are being caught near the bottom in 16-18 feet of water.

Reported by: SCDNR


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Lake Wateree is a 13,250 acre man-made lake. It is known for crappie, bass, catfish and bream in one of South Carolina's oldest man-made lakes. With more than 13,000 surface acres and 242 miles of shoreline, the lake is a year-round favorite of campers, fishermen and recreational boaters. Public access is provided through a number of public boat ramps and Lake Wateree State Recreation Area.

The 238-acre park’s offerings include a tackle shop/park store with refueling dock and public boat ramp. A large population of crappie, bream, largemouth bass, catfish and later, striped bass, has made the lake a popular fishing spot since the dam was built in 1919 (making it one of the state’s oldest).

The park’s wooded, lakeside campground has 72 sites, including many that can accommodate large RVs and all with water and electrical service. Day visitors and campers also can enjoy the numerous picnic tables, playground and the mile-long nature trail through the quiet woods.

  • Largemouth Bass
  • Striper Bass
  • Crappie
  • Bream
  • White Bass

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Lake Wateree Elevation

Stages

Normal

99' - Near Flood Stage
100' - Minor Flooding

102' - Moderate Flooding


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