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Lake Jocassee Fishing Report

Learn more about Lake Jocassee below

January 26

Lake Jocassee is at 98.9% of full pool and the water is stained in the creeks but clear on the big water. Morning surface water temperatures are around 53 or 54 degrees.  

10 teams fished the Fall Final on Lake Keowee this Saturday.  The winners were: 

January 19

Lake Jocassee is at 98.9% of full pool and the water is stained in the creeks but clear on the big water. Morning surface water temperatures are in the low to mid-50s.  

January 12

Lake Jocassee is at 98.7% of full pool and morning surface water temperatures are around 55 degrees.  Unlike the rest of the state’s lakes, Jocassee is still clear!

January 5

Lake Jocassee is up to 98.9% of full pool and morning surface water temperatures are around 56 degrees. 

December 21

Lake Jocassee is at 98.6% of full pool and the lake is typically clear. Morning surface water temperatures have cooled into the lower to mid-50s.

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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.

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