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AHQ Report - Lake Jocassee

January 14

Lake Jocassee is at 95.6% of full pool and surface water temperatures in the big water are about 57 degrees, but cooler up the rivers. Clarity is typically high. 

Some nice trout are being caught on Lake Jocassee, and Guide Sam Jones (864-280-9056) reports

January 8

Lake Jocassee is at 98.0% of full pool and surface water temperatures in the big water are about 55.5 degrees, but cooler up the rivers. Clarity is normal.

The Lake Jocassee trout bite continues to improve, and Guide Sam Jones (864-280-9056) reports

December 20

Lake Jocassee is down to 89.1% of full pool and morning surface water temperatures are about 58 degrees. 

DNR trout stocking on Lake Jocassee usually correspond to improvement in the trout bite, and this year is no exception. Guide Sam Jones (864-280-9056) reports

November 24

Lake Jocassee is at 95.4% of full pool and water temperatures are down to 65 degrees. Clarity remains normal.   

While fishing is still a grind, it’s promising for trout fishing that water temperatures are finally starting to fall on Lake Jocassee. Guide Sam Jones (864-280-9056) reports

November 12

Lake Jocassee is at 95.5% of full pool and water temperatures are still around 70 degrees. Between fall and the storms there is a lot of debris in the water, but conditions remain very clear. 

The bass fishing has gotten a little tougher on Lake Jocassee, but tournament angler Joe Anders of Easley reports

October 23

Lake Jocassee is at 93.8% of full pool and water temperatures are still 70-73 degrees. Water clarity remains very high. 

There were some signs of life at the last trout report, but Guide Sam Jones (864-280-9056) reports

October 6

Lake Jocassee is at 95.4% of full pool and water temperatures have dropped to about 73-74 degrees on the main lake. With no recent rains water clarity is very high. 

It’s questionable to call it a seasonal improvement since the water temperatures haven’t changed much down where the trout live, but Guide Sam Jones (864-280-9056) reports

September 25

Lake Jocassee is back up to 95.1% of full pool while water temperatures have dropped to about 77 degrees. Water clarity is still very high. 

The trout fishing continues to be slow, and while Guide Sam Jones (864-280-9056) reports

September 15

Lake Jocassee is down to 93.8% of full pool and water temperatures range from 80-82 in the big water but can be as warm as 84 in the creeks. Water clarity is very high. 

The bass fishing on Lake Jocassee is starting to pick up again, and Joe Anders of Easley reports

July 28

Lake Jocassee is at 98.2% of full pool, and water temperatures range from the mid-70s to mid-80s. Clarity is normal. 

Water temperature is a funny thing on Lake Jocassee, and out on the main lake by the dam water temperatures are around 79 or 80 degrees. Back in the creeks they get warmer and often hit the mid-80s. However, if you go way back into some of the creeks and rivers the mountain water inflow is much cooler, and you can find temperatures as low as the mid-70s or even less. 

Due to this temperature differential, tournament bass angler Joe Anders

July 2

Lake Jocassee is at 98.4% of full pool, and water temperatures had hit 80 but are now in the high-70s around the dam. Water clarity is normal. 

While there are certainly bass to be caught during the day on Lake Jocassee, tournament angler Joe Anders of Easley reports

June 18

Lake Jocassee is at 97.4% of full pool, and water temperatures at the dam had gotten to the upper 70s but have now dropped back to 70-72. Water clarity is normal. 

The trout bite is still good on Lake Jocassee, and Guide Sam Jones (864-280-9056) reports

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