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AHQ INSIDER Lake Jocassee (SC) Fall Fishing Report – Updated September 1

  • by Jay

The newest Lake Jocassee fishing report, updated September 11, can be found at:

September 1

Lake Jocassee is down to 90.8% of full pool, and morning surface water temperatures range between 80 and 82 degrees, getting up to 84 on very hot days.  Clarity is normal (very clear).

There is not too much change in the trout pattern on Lake Jocassee, but Guide Sam Jones (864-280-9056) reports that the fishing is getting a little tougher.  Fish are still mainly in the 80-110 foot range, but he has caught some as deep as 115 or 120 feet.  By this time of year he is pretty much only catching them at the dam on hardware (mainly Sutton and Apex spoons).  Catfish are still aggravating on live bait, although one of his friends caught a 28-pounder in 100 feet on a Sutton 44.  If they were all that size they wouldn’t be a nuisance!

Some nice bass are also starting to show up in the very deep water, and on a recent trip Sam’s boat caught a 4-pound spotted bass as well as a 2 ½ pounder in more than 100 feet of water.

Caught deep on Guide Sam Jones' boat
Caught deep on Guide Sam Jones’ boat