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Clarks Hill (Lake Thurmond) Fishing Report

Learn more about Clarks Hill below

June 12

Clarks Hill water levels are still very high at 330.06 (full pool is 330.00) and clarity is normal. Morning surface water temperatures are in the low 80s. 

The blue catfish are in a feeding frenzy right now on Clarks Hill, and young Hudson Gawler was very excited to catch this big fish withCaptain Chris Simpson of Fightin Da Blues Fishing Guide Service (864-992-2352).  

May 29

Clarks Hill water levels are still very high at 330.35 (full pool is 330.00) and morning surface water temperatures have hit about 80 degrees. 

May 23

Clarks Hill water levels are still very high at 330.37 (full pool is 330.00) and morning surface water temperatures are still only about 75-76 degrees on the main water. Generally the lake clears as you get towards the lower end, but you can find dirty to muddy water in the backs or up the river arms in certain areas. 

May 15

Clarks Hill water levels are still very high at 330.45 (full pool is 330.00) and morning surface water temperatures have dropped back to about 74 degrees. Areas of the lake are dirty to muddy with all the recent rains. 

May 9

Clarks Hill water levels are still very high at 330.55 (full pool is 330.00) and morning surface water temperatures are around 75 degrees. Clarity is about normal; up the lake is dirtier while down the lake is clear. 

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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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