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Clarks Hill (Lake Thurmond) Fishing Report

Learn more about Clarks Hill below

February 26

Clarks Hill water levels are above full at 330.38 (full pool is 330.00) and, while much of the lake is starting to clear, the upper end still has some very muddy areas and there is still a lot of debris floating. Water temperatures range from about 50-52 degrees.

There are plenty of hybrid and striped bass being caught on Clarks Hill right now, but William Sasser Guide Service (706-589-5468) reports

Tournament results will be posted here as they become available. ALSO - if you know of a future fishing tournament taking place in South Carolina that should be included on our tournament calendar, please and we will add it.


February 20 

The weather forecast is less miserable for this weekend, and on tap there are several CATTs, three ABA events, a TBF event, multiple club tournaments, and of course the Sunday Showdown Series event onSantee to cap the weekend off Sundayafternoon.  But this week we are featuring the first

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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.