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Sunday, August 24, 2014 12:29 AM
FRESHWATER
Lake Jocassee
Largemouth and Spotted Bass: Slow to fair. Guide Brad Fowler reports that bass fishing has slowed on Lake Jocasse as water temperatures have warmed, although the general pattern remains pretty similar. Early in the morning fish are chasing bait pretty well around shallow, flat points, and throwing topwater lures around shallow water has been producing. During the day fishing turns into a slower grind where fish can be found in 20-30 feet of water off the ends of places where they were schooling earlier. Shakey head worms, drop shot rigs and Carolina rigs can all catch bass.
Lake Keowee
Catfish: Hit and miss. Captain Chris Simpson reports that the big fish bite is starting to get a bit more predictable, but with another wave of fish still likely to spawn it may not get very consistent for another week or so. In contrast, the small fish “numbers” bite has been really good. For both big and little fish the best action has come in the 40-60 foot range. Free-line drifting is traditionally a method for targeting smaller fish, while anchoring on points and humps in the key depth range will catch both bigger and smaller fish. To target bigger fish pieces of tougher bait such as gizzard shad, white perch and bream should be used – even relatively small pieces of these baits will stay on the hook a time even if small fish are munching on them, giving a big fish time to locate the bait, run off the small fish and eat. In contrast, to target small fish a range of baits including very small pieces of cut herring and threadfin shad, shrimp, catalpa worms, chicken liver or marshmallows dipped in stinkbait will work.
  • Sunday, August 24, 2014 12:29 AM
    FRESHWATER
    Lake Jocassee
    Largemouth and Spotted Bass: Slow to fair. Guide Brad Fowler reports that bass fishing has slowed on Lake Jocasse as water temperatures have warmed, although the general pattern remains pretty similar. Early in the morning fish are chasing bait pretty well around shallow, flat points, and throwing topwater lures around shallow water has been producing. During the day fishing turns into a slower grind where fish can be found in 20-30 feet of water off the ends of places where they were schooling earlier. Shakey head worms, drop shot rigs and Carolina rigs can all catch bass.
    Lake Keowee
    Catfish: Hit and miss. Captain Chris Simpson reports that the big fish bite is starting to get a bit more predictable, but with another wave of fish still likely to spawn it may not get very consistent for another week or so. In contrast, the small fish “numbers” bite has been really good. For both big and little fish the best action has come in the 40-60 foot range. Free-line drifting is traditionally a method for targeting smaller fish, while anchoring on points and humps in the key depth range will catch both bigger and smaller fish. To target bigger fish pieces of tougher bait such as gizzard shad, white perch and bream should be used – even relatively small pieces of these baits will stay on the hook a time even if small fish are munching on them, giving a big fish time to locate the bait, run off the small fish and eat. In contrast, to target small fish a range of baits including very small pieces of cut herring and threadfin shad, shrimp, catalpa worms, chicken liver or marshmallows dipped in stinkbait will work. 

  • Sunday, February 09, 2014 12:31 AM
    FRESHWATER
    Lake Jocassee
    Trout: Fair to good. Captain Steve Pietrykowski reports fish are still in the backs of creeks, also some fish are on major points of the main lake, but they are starting to move out to major points and ledges in the main lake and tributaries. Use live bait and troll slower, but you should get a couple of shots at bigger fish per day in the 40 foot range. 

  • Sunday, January 12, 2014 1:02 AM
    FRESHWATER
    Lake Jocassee
    Largemouth bass: Very good. Check the backs of rivers, creeks, where bait is fish are. Some trout reported mixed in. Fish from the surface to 40 feet by jigging spoons around bait 

  • Sunday, December 29, 2013 12:00 AM
    FRESHWATER
    Lake Jocassee
        Trout: Slow.  Fish are in 50 to 70 feet of water, and the best catches are coming up the rivers trolling minnows and spoons.  Black Bass: Slow.  Few anglers are pursuing black bass right now, but the best action is coming fishing from the bank to 30 feet out using shaky-head rigs.      

  • Sunday, December 22, 2013 12:13 AM
    FRESHWATER
    Lake Jocassee

    Black Bass: Fair. The baitfish should continue to bunch up tighter and tighter and the bass action should continue to improve until temperatures get cold.     Trout: Slow. The trout bite has been slow ever since the rain caused levels to rise rapidly and dirtied the water. November is traditionally a tough month but this month has been even tougher than usual. Try trolling minnows and spoons around 80 feet deep. 

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    Monday, February 13, 2012 3:59 AM
    Freshwater and Saltwater fishing trends. 

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