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Lake Jocassee Fishing Report

Learn more about Lake Jocassee below

May 7

Lake Jocassee is at 97.3% of full pool, and while the main lake is clear the backs of some creeks are dirty. Morning surface water temperatures are up to about 64 or 65 degrees on the main lake but higher in the creeks.

In the last week Guide Sam Jones (864-280-9056) has caught another trout that weighed more than 6 pounds

April 28

Lake Jocassee is at 98.2% of full pool and surface water temperatures are up to about 62 degrees on the main lake but approaching the upper 60s in the creeks.  

Spring bass fishing is outstanding on Lake Jocassee right now, and tournament angler Joe Anders of Easley reports

April 16

Lake Jocassee is at 98.2% of full pool and surface water temperatures are about 60 degrees on the main lake. The big water is clear while the creeks are just a little dingy – but nothing like a week or two ago. 

The trout bite is picking up on Lake Jocassee, and even though they aren’t getting large numbers of keepers Guide Sam Jones (864-280-9056) 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.