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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
Latitude:
34.081983
Maximum Depth (ft):
145
County:
Lexington
Longitude:
-81.442261
Normal Elevation (ft):
0
Inpoundment Type:
Reservoir
Water Clarity:
3-6 ft
Boat Access:
Paved Ramps
Surface Area (acres):
0
Water Temp Factors:
Boat Limits:
No Restrictions
Lake Management:
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Guest
2015-04-04
Species: General
Fishing Rating: 3
Water Temperature: 64
Large mouth bass are still about one week from spawn 04_05-2015
Guest
2014-01-12
Species: Striped Bass
Fishing Rating: 4
Water Temperature: 49
Fishing is good pulling U-rigs around main lake points and backs of creeks. The bigger fish are shallow up near the banks. Watch for the birds diving into the water .
Guest
2013-08-10
Species: Catfish
Fishing Rating: 1
Water Temperature: 84
Caught a 10lb. At 14 ft. Off the tip of the state park
Guest
2012-06-28
Species: Largemouth Bass
Fishing Rating: 5
Water Temperature:
Just caught an 8 plus pound largemouth and 5 striped bass this past weekend
Guest
2012-05-25
Species: Largemouth Bass
Fishing Rating: 1
Water Temperature:
these fish are not biting a dang thing
Lake Murray Largemouth Bass Rating:
3.5
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 81 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 Rating:
2.5
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 Rating:
3.5
Lake Murray Crappie Tips: [ Add Tip ]
- Left side of bomb island coming from the dam is a good spot for bream. Not big bream but a very fast bite
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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 Rating:
4.5
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 Rating:
4
Lake Murray Spotted Bass Tips: [ Add Tip ]
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 Rating:
3
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 Rating:
3.5
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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Striped Bass Tips for Current Conditions (automated):

Current Lunar Fishing Tip:

The affects of the moon on freshwater fish and game are at a minimum right now. There will be a new moon coming up here in a few days. The fisherman should never use this as an excuse to not get on the water. The affects of the moon can only enhance the outcome of a day's fishing not decrease potential catch for today. On days without the new or full moon, all other factors including weather, barometric pressure, wind and cloud cover will make up today's equation for success.

Sunrise:

06:36 EST

Sunset:

20:27 EST

Moon Phase:


% Illuminated
Days to Full