The Lake Murray Polar Plunge took place on Saturday, February 13 at Top Spin in Lexington. Due to the pandemic the event was moved from the shores of Lake Murray to a much more controlled environment where folks ‘freezin’ for a reason’ could be spaced apart every 15 minutes. TheContinue Reading

This Saturday, February 13, from 10am until 12noon, the Lake Murray Polar Plunge will be held at Top Spin Racquet & Swim Club, 5347 Sunset Blvd. in Lexington due to COVID restrictions. The sponsor is South Carolina Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics and funds raised will go toContinue Reading

In a press conference on Friday, February 5, Miriam Atria, president and CEO of the Capital City/Lake Murray Country Regional Tourism Board, announced that Lake Murray will sponsor the Major League Fishing Tackle Warehouse Pro Circuit coming April 22-25, 2021 and the Boat US Collegiate Bass Fishing Championship, presented byContinue Reading

On Sunday, January 23, divers from the South Carolina Law Enforcement Division and South Carolina Department of Natural Resources found a military ordinance round which was identified as an 81-millimeter military mortar round by the United States Air Force EOD detachment. A fisherman using a casting net near Black’s BridgeContinue Reading

Major League Fishing (MLF) and FLW recently announced the 2021 Tackle Warehouse Pro Circuit schedule, will kick off February 11, 2021 at Lake Okeechobee in Florida, and wrap up August 1, 2021 at the St. Lawrence River in New York. The 26th season of FLW’s top professional circuit will featureContinue Reading

The Stivers Chevrolet Big Bass Tournament will be held September 27 out of Dreher Island State Park. The tournament will benefit the SC Troopers Association’s Foundation Fund which is a 501-C-3 tax deductible foundation. Stivers Chevrolet has donated the payback to anglers. The other sponsors are Palmetto State Armory ofContinue Reading

By Steve Bell, Lake Watch columnist In early June of 2019, Lake Watch noticed what appeared to be “excessive” shoreline clearing within the 75’buffer on Lot 5, Key Island Cove on Lake Murray. This lot is part of a parcel known as the “Byrum Tract”. The tract was approved forContinue Reading

The South Carolina Troopers Association Big Bass Tournament scheduled for November 10 has been delayed until next spring. It was to be held at Dreher Island on Lake Murray. Proceeds from the event when held will support the SCTAF’s mission of supporting South Carolina State Troopers, Department of Public SafetyContinue Reading

The annual Dam Swim for Drew will be held this Saturday, September 14 from 8 – 11:30 am, rallying at the Lake Murray SCE&G Park at 1888 North Lake Drive in Lexington.  The event is a two mile open water swim across Lake Murray at the Dam. The wave startsContinue Reading