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Lake Jocassee Fishing Report

Learn more about Lake Jocassee below

July 23

Lake Jocassee is up to 98.9% of full pool after all this rain. While the main lake is still clear the creeks are very dirty by Jocassee standards. Morning surface water temperatures on the big water are 78-80 degrees. 

It’s no surprise that the trout have gone deep on Lake Jocassee, and Guide Sam Jones (864-280-9056) reports

July 9

Lake Jocassee is at 97.9% of full pool and the lake is very clear. Morning surface water temperatures on the big water are 75-78 degrees, while in the backs they are about 80. 

Even though surface temperatures have not changed a whole lot on Lake Jocassee, Guide Sam Jones (864-280-9056) reports

June 25

Lake Jocassee is up to 97.6% of full pool and morning surface water temperatures have dipped back to a mild 76 degrees. 

In last night’s bass fishing tournament on Jocassee tournament angler Joe Anders of Easley and his partner Greg Glouse won

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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.