Fishing may slow on some lakes because of the intense August heat, but thats not the case at Lake Wateree. It may be tough on the fisherman to stay through the mid-day heat, but largemouth bass, catfish, striper, crappie and bream are all biting.
Guide Chris Heinning said the lake is very fertile and, because a well-defined thermocline sets up in the lower half of the lake, the oxygen content actually restricts the depths in which youll find fish.
The thermocline usually sets up in the 16-foot depth range, give or take a foot or two, based on weather and water conditions, Heinning said. This puts several species of fish at very fishable depths. Another thing fishermen will notice is that this lake is absolutely loaded with forage, something they will see on their graphs as they motor around the lake.