Lake Jocassee Fishing Report
Lake Jocassee is at 98.5% of full pool.
Trout: Fair to good. Captain Steve Pietrykowski (864-353-3438) reports that Lake Jocassee trout fishing remains pretty strong. The intakes are still the place to fish first thing, but fish are very well spread out throughout the main body of water. Trolling both spoons and shiners 30-70 feet deep at speeds less than two miles per hour is most productive. Night fishing at the intakes has slowed down, but anglers putting out lights and suspending cut herring, nightcrawlers and medium shiners can still catch fish.
Black Bass: Slow to fair. Captain Pat Bennett (864-384-5922) reports that bigger fish are well into their summertime habits of staying offshore and they are focused on roaming schools of baitfish. Bass can be caught by anglers who get on the water very early or fish in the late evening or at night. Fish may be found suspended off main lake points about 20 feet down, and they may be over water as deep as 90 feet or more. Topwaters, swim baits and Carolina rigs can all catch fish. Especially with water levels up smaller fish can be found against shallow, shaded banks that are near deep water, and shakey head worms in green pumpkin and watermelon red colors can catch fish. Recreational boat traffic is heavy and so be sure to practice safety.
DHEC Fish Advisory – Only one meal per week of largemouth or spotted bass.