Lake Murray

Current Temperature:
90°

Est Water Temperature:
82° (What's This)

Barometric Pressure:
30.16 (Falling)

Wind Speed:
East at 10 Knots (12 MPH)

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Lake Murray
National Pro Reports

Old Hickory Lake, TN
2015-08-25
The fall season appears to be here a bit early this year and with the cooler temps and shorter days comes a challenge! In typical fall fashion, Old Hickory is fishing pretty inconsistent right now wit... [more]

-Ian Huey

South Carolina Reports

Lake Murray General Information
Welcome to FishingNotes.com Lake Murray fishing report page. Here you will find all the information you need to make the best decisions for today's fishing. Current weather including air temperature, barometric pressure, wind speed and direction are continuously updated throughout the day. Lake Murray water temperature is one of the vital statistics included on this page. We also include the moon phase as full and new moons are generally better fishing times. Help in choosing what time to hit the water with daily sunrise and sunset times plus moon rise and moon set times. We would love to hear how your fishing trip went, feel free to share your days success on the community report page. Good luck and we hope you catch a full bag today!
State:
South Carolina

County:
Lexington

Inpoundment Type:
Reservoir

Surface Area (acres):
0

Lake Management:


Latitude:
34.081983

Longitude:
-81.442261

Water Clarity:
3-6 ft

Water Temp Factors:


Maximum Depth (ft):
145

Normal Elevation (ft):
0

Boat Access:
Paved Ramps

Boat Limits:
No Restrictions

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Lake Murray Community Fishing Reports


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Lake Murray Largemouth Bass Fishing

[ Largemouth Bass Info ]
Lake Murray Largemouth Bass Rating:
   3.4/5
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Lake Murray Largemouth Bass Tips: [ Add Tip ]
- Lots of bass on the beds, water a little clearer in crystal lake easier to spot them.
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Largemouth Bass Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
Largemouth bass fishing is going to be pretty slow at 82 degree water temperature. Bass will start moving much slower and feeding less aggressively until the water temperature starts to get back down to comfortable levels. When the water temperature is up this high, it's time to get out fishing early and late in the day when the sun is not on the water. When you can get out for the entire day, it's a great time to fish some deeper water. Many large bass are taken this time of year since bass fishermen typically gets out deeper and fish slower with larger baits. Like any other time of year, the slower you fish with bigger baits on the deep drops and river channels, the better chance you have at a lunker. This is a great time to catch a trophy. Good luck out there today!
Lake Murray Smallmouth Bass Fishing

[ Smallmouth Bass Info ]
Lake Murray Smallmouth Bass Rating:
   2.5/5
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Lake Murray Smallmouth Bass Tips: [ Add Tip ]
- There are no smallmouth bass in Lake Murray!
Smallmouth Bass Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
Lake Murray Crappie Fishing

[ Crappie Info ]
Lake Murray Crappie Rating:
   3.4/5
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Crappie Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
Your lake crappie will be much more lethargic in the water temperature. They will be in deeper and cooler water. Crappie will be feeding; however they will not be feeding aggressively unless the other fishing factors are at prime levels. Find some moving water that is clear and you should find some more aggressive fishing.
Lake Murray Catfish Fishing

[ Catfish Info ]
Lake Murray Catfish Rating:
   4.4/5
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Lake Murray Catfish Tips: [ Add Tip ]
- cut dead herring and chicken livers are working great for the big cats all over
Catfish Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
Unlike most North American fish species, blue catfish, flathead and channel catfish are comfortable when the water temperature is this high. They will be feeding and moving in typical patterns. You will start having a little better luck if you can get to some moving water that is adding a little more oxygen for the baitfish and the catfish will be there also.
Lake Murray Spotted Bass Fishing

[ Spotted Bass Info ]
Lake Murray Spotted Bass Rating:
   3.9/5
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Spotted Bass Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
Spotted bass fishing is going to be pretty slow at this water temperature. Bass will typically start moving much slower and feeding less aggressive until the water temperature starts to get back down to comfortable levels. When the water temperature is up this high, get out fishing early and late and cast in the shallows. When the sun is up it will be time to get out into deeper water, try fishing some drop offs and deep channel bends.
Lake Murray White Bass Fishing

[ White Bass Info ]
Lake Murray White Bass Rating:
   3/5
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Lake Murray White Bass Tips: [ Add Tip ]
- I have been doing really good fishing with lg.
Minnows@ a depth of 25 to 30 ft. Deep. Fishing about
a foot of the bottom .
White Bass Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
Lake Murray Striped Bass Fishing

[ Striped Bass Info ]
Lake Murray Striped Bass Rating:
   3.3/5
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Lake Murray Striped Bass Tips: [ Add Tip ]
- Find the Birds and Have a FAST Boat!

Blacks Bridge on 391 was a popular spot today with up to 20 boats in one area while schools of Stripper
ran and Birds Flocked. Lures ranged from big to small but lures weren't the problem it was finding the fish
while they were schooling. If you could get it out there you could boat em. They were not as many
keepers as one would like to see but it was sure fun.
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Lake Murray Solar and Lunar Conditions
Current Lunar Fishing Tip:
Full Moon fishing can be at its best. The gravitational pull on the earth is at its peak when the moon and sun are rising and setting at opposite times of the day. This combination can generate extraordinary fishing opportunities especially if combined with perfect weather variances. The full moon may have the fish extremely aggressive and actively hunting for food. Try fishing a little faster today and with several different baits and techniques. When fish are more aggressive, it?s always fun to fish a little more aggressive. Watch the peak fishing times and make sure you are on the water during that part of the day to take full advantage of today's solar/lunar peaks. Full moon days can be great fishing. Good luck today!
Sunrise:
07:00 EST

Moon Phase:

% Illuminated
Days to Full

Sunset:
19:52 EST







Lake Murray Links
Lake Map PDF
http://www.dnr.sc.gov/fish/fishattract/murrayloc.html  

State Department of Wildlife and Parks
http://www.dnr.sc.gov  

State Fishing Records
http://www.dnr.sc.gov/fish/freshrecs/rec...  

State Fishing Licensee
http://www.dnr.sc.gov/purchase.html  

State Parks
http://www.southcarolinaparks.com/  

State Fishing Information
http://www.dnr.sc.gov/regs/pdf/freshfish...