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Lake Wateree Sponsored by
Date 25-Sep-14
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Conditions : Lake Wateree: •Bass: Fair. Tournament angler Dearal Rodgers reports that with Lake Wateree water temperatures still not too far removed from their summer highs bass fishing can still be a little tough, but there are clear signs that a seasonal migration is just getting underway. A lot of shad have moved into the creeks and fish are starting to chase them, and lots of suspended fish can be found roaming around. While bass are still fairly close to the main lake they are starting to head towards the creeks. The best pattern has been fishing for them shallow around most any type of cover, including docks, rocks and grass. Topwater lures have been working pretty well and fish have also been caught on jigs and worms.

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



99' - Near Flood Stage
100' - Minor Flooding

102' - Moderate Flooding

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