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AHQ Report - Lake Jocassee

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

May 28

Lake Jocassee is at 98.5% of full pool, and despite a lot of rain the lake is very clear on the main lake. Up the rivers there is some debris floating and the water is more stained. Water temperatures are still a very low 68 or 69 degrees at the dam but warmer up the rivers.

Trout fishing results are a little atypical on Lake Jocassee, and Guide Sam Jones (864-280-9056) suspects

May 13

Lake Jocassee is at 99.4% of full pool, and the lake is typically clear right now. Water temperatures range from 62.5 at the dam to the mid-60s. 

The trout fishing has picked up on Lake Jocassee, and Guide Sam Jones (864-280-9056) reports

May 1

Lake Jocassee is at 98.9% of full pool, and the lake is extremely clear right now. Water temperatures are in the mid-60s. 

It’s a fantastic time to bass fish on Lake Jocassee, and tournament angler Joe Anders of Easley reports

March 30

Pursuant to Governor McMaster’s Executive Order, access to Lake Monticello is effectively closed to the public.

March 27

Lake Jocassee is back up to 95.4% of full pool, and overall the lake is typically clear and most of the floating debris is gone.  Water temperatures are about 57-60 degrees. 

Trout fishing has picked up again on Lake Jocassee, and Guide Sam Jones (864-280-9056) reports

March 13

Lake Jocassee is down at 92.3% of full pool to allow a kayak/ scuba access ramp to be constructed, and the water is very clear although there is some debris floating. Water temperatures are about 55 degrees. 

The trout fishing has gotten surprisingly tough on Lake Jocassee, and Guide Sam Jones (864-280-9056) reports

February 27

Lake Jocassee is at 98.4% of full pool and water temperatures are still about 53 degrees. 

Trout fishing remains pretty good on Lake Jocassee, and Guide Sam Jones (864-280-9056) reports

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