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Lake Jocassee Fishing Report

Learn more about Lake Jocassee below

May 13

Lake Jocassee is at 94.9% of full pool and the lake is extremely clear. Morning surface water temperatures are still running about 67 degrees on the main lake but you can find 70s in the backs.

It’s been a really good bite for keeper trout this week, and Guides Sam and Casey Jones with Jocassee Charters (864-280-9056) report

May 4

Lake Jocassee is at 95.0% of full pool and the lake is extremely clear again. Morning surface water temperatures are now running about 67 degrees on the main lake and they are in the upper 60s in the backs. 

The bass spawn is still going on at Lake Jocassee, and will continue into June, but tournament angler Joe Anders of Easley reports

April 20

Lake Jocassee is at 94.0% of full pool and the main lake is clear while some of the backs are a little dingy after recent rains. Morning surface water temperatures are now running about 58-60 degrees on the main lake while they are in the low to mid-60s in the backs.   

The bass spawn is well underway on Lake Jocassee, and tournament angler Joe Anders of Easley reports

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About Lake Jocassee

Lake Jocassee is a deep, clear lake located in the Northeast corner of South Carolina and ringed by mountains.  It covers approximately 7500 acres of water and features a main, almost round basin and multiple rivers and creeks coming off of the “bowl” to the north and west.  The major tributaries are Whitewater River and the Toxaway River, and water also enters the lake at Bad Creek Station from Bad Creek Reservoir.  Most people who have fished or explored Lake Jocassee would agree it is among the most scenic outdoor locations in South Carolina.

Lake Jocassee is best known for its population of stocked brown and rainbow trout, but is also known for its trophy population of black bass.  Each year some of the largest largemouth bass caught in the state come out of Jocassee, and the lake also holds the state record for smallmouth bass, spotted bass and redeye bass.  There are also hybrids of these species.  Lake Jocassee also has some less popular species, including catfish and bream, but trout and bass are certainly king.  Forage species include threadfin shad and blackback herring as well as some gizzard shad.