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Lake Wateree Sponsored by
Date 28-Apr-16
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Conditions : Lake Wateree: Bass: Fair to good. Dearal Rodgers reports that bass at all three stages of the spawn can still be found on Lake Wateree, but the numbers are tilted heavily towards spawning and post-spawn fish. The shad spawn is starting and spinnerbaits, buzzbaits and shallow-running lures are catching fish.

Catfish: Very good to excellent. Captain Rodger Taylor (803-517-7828) reports that catfish are concentrated along the river channel in the upper one-third of the lake, where they will eat cut bait.

Crappie: Good. Will Hinson advises that a few straggler fish are still up shallow but most fish have pulled out to the middle of creeks where they will bite jigs fished at mid-depths.

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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