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AHQ Report - Lake Jocassee

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

February 17

Lake Jocassee is at 98.1 of full pool and water temperatures are about 53 degrees. The lake is very clear in the big water, but dingy up the rivers.  There is a lot of debris floating due to rain and high water levels. 

Trout fishing has been pretty good on Lake Jocassee, and in the Jocassee Outdoors Center tournament about a week ago (in the snow!) Guide Sam Jones (864-280-9056) reports

January 28

Lake Jocassee is at 99.0 of full pool and the lake is very clear. Despite the lake being very full there is a relative absence of floating debris except for some pine needles. Surface temperatures are down to about 54 degrees.

While fronts can affect the fishing from day to day, Guide Sam Jones (864-280-9056) reports

January 9

Lake Jocassee is at 98.0 of full pool and the lake is very clear. Surface temperatures are running about 57-58 degrees. 

It continue to be a good time for trout fishing on Lake Jocassee, and Guide Sam Jones (864-280-9056) reports

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