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Clarks Hill (Lake Thurmond) Fishing Report

Learn more about Clarks Hill below

May 6

Clarks Hill water levels are up to 331.03 (full pool is 330.00) and morning surface water temperatures are in the low to mid-70s.   

Even though the bass are still schooling on spawning herring off main lake points, tournament angler Tyler Matthews of Evans, GA notes

April 28

Clarks Hill water levels are still above full at 330.61 (full pool is 330.00) and morning surface water temperatures are in the upper 60s. 

The cold snap earlier in the week slowed down the bass schooling on herring for a few days, but tournament angler Josh Rockefeller of Augusta reports

April 16

Clarks Hill water levels are still well above full at 330.82 (full pool is 330.00) and morning surface water temperatures are in the upper 60s. The lake is very clear. 

There’s a big BFL coming up this weekend on Clarks Hill, and tournament angler Tyler Matthews of Evans, GA reports

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About Clarks Hill (Lake Thurmond)

Located on the Georgia/ South Carolina border approximately 22 miles upstream of the Savannah River from Augusta, Georgia, the originally named Clarks Hill Dam and Lake were built by the US Army Corps of Engineers between 1946 and 1954.  The last lake of the “Savannah River chain”, the dam near the South Carolina town of Clarks Hill is located near the confluence of the Georgia Little River and the Savannah River which form its two main arms.  One of the largest man-made lakes in the Southeast, the lake covers approximately 71,000 acres at full pool, has around 1200 miles of shoreline, and extends over 39 miles up the Savannah River in its longest run.  The lake was federally renamed J. Strom Thurmond Reservoir in 1987, but residents of Georgia and South Carolina often still refer to this body of water as Clarks Hill – still its official name per the state of Georgia.

A fishermen’s paradise with abundant underwater timber, Clarks Hill is known for its largemouth bass fishery, a large population of stocked striped and hybrid bass, big flathead and blue catfish, prolific crappie, bream, and more.  The most significant forage species are a very large population of blueback herring, abundant gizzard shad and a dwindling population of threadfin shad.

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