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AHQ Report - Lake Jocassee

June 11

Lake Jocassee is at 95.7% of full pool and the lake is very clear. Morning surface water temperatures have risen fast to about 75 degrees on the big water. 

At the begging of the the week it looked like the Lake Jocassee trout fishing was starting to slow down, but as the week progressed Guide Sam Jones (864-280-9056) reports

May 27

Lake Jocassee is at 96.0% of full pool and the lake is clear. Morning surface water temperatures have risen fast to about 72 degrees on the big water. 

Even as water temperatures have shot up on Lake Jocassee the trout bite has stayed strong, and Guide Sam Jones (864-280-9056) reports

May 20

Lake Jocassee is at 95.8% of full pool and the lake is clear. Morning surface water temperatures are still only in the mid-60s but that should change soon.

It’s a really good trout bite on Lake Jocassee, and Guide Sam Jones (864-280-9056) reports

May 7

Lake Jocassee is at 97.3% of full pool, and while the main lake is clear the backs of some creeks are dirty. Morning surface water temperatures are up to about 64 or 65 degrees on the main lake but higher in the creeks.

In the last week Guide Sam Jones (864-280-9056) has caught another trout that weighed more than 6 pounds

April 28

Lake Jocassee is at 98.2% of full pool and surface water temperatures are up to about 62 degrees on the main lake but approaching the upper 60s in the creeks.  

Spring bass fishing is outstanding on Lake Jocassee right now, and tournament angler Joe Anders of Easley reports

April 16

Lake Jocassee is at 98.2% of full pool and surface water temperatures are about 60 degrees on the main lake. The big water is clear while the creeks are just a little dingy – but nothing like a week or two ago. 

The trout bite is picking up on Lake Jocassee, and even though they aren’t getting large numbers of keepers Guide Sam Jones (864-280-9056) reports

April 2

Lake Jocassee is up to 98.6% of full pool and surface water temperatures are fluctuating around in the high 50s. There has been a ton of recent rain, and while the main lake never really gets dirty Guide Sam Jones (864-280-9056) reports

March 10

Lake Jocassee is at 97.1% of full pool and surface water temperatures are around 52 degrees on the main water and in the mid-50s in the creeks. Clarity is normal.

Things have still not busted loose with the trout fishing on Lake Jocassee, although Guide Sam Jones (864-280-9056) reports

March 5

Lake Jocassee is way up to 98.2% of full pool and surface water temperatures are around 51 degrees on the main water and 54 in the creeks. Clarity is normal. 

After 20 plus years of fishing for trout on Lake Jocassee Guide Sam Jones (864-280-9056) knows

February 26

Lake Jocassee is down to 94.7% of full pool and surface water temperatures are around 51-52 degrees. Clarity is normal.

It seems the full moon has thrown off the daytime trout bite the last few days on Lake Jocassee, and Guide Sam Jones (864-280-9056) reports

February 18

Lake Jocassee is at 96.9% of full pool and surface water temperatures in the big water are around 52 degrees, but cooler up the rivers. Clarity is still high on the main water and into the rivers, and there is also not too much floating debris at least in the bigger sections of the rivers despite the recent rains. 

There are still a ton of small trout being caught on Lake Jocassee, but Guide Sam Jones (864-280-9056) points

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