July 10 Fishing Reports

FRESHWATERLake Russell (Updated June 21)Bass: Fair to good. Guide Jerry Kotal (706-988-0860) and Guide Wendell Wilson (706-283-3336) report that bass are setting up in a typical summer pattern where t ...

July 3 Fishing Reports

FRESHWATERLake Russell (Updated June 21)Bass: Fair to good. Guide Jerry Kotal and Guide Wendell Wilson report that bass are setting up in a typical summer pattern where they can be caught in 20-40 fee ...

Fishing Reports - July 26

FRESHWATER Lake Russell (Updated June 21) Bass: Fair to good. Guide Jerry Kotal (706-988-0860) and Guide Wendell Wilson (706-283-3336) report that bass are setting up in a typical summer pattern where ...

Fishing Reports - June 19

FRESHWATER Lake Russell (Updated May 26) Bass: Good. Guides Jerry Kotal and Wendell Wilson report that there is a decent shallow bass bite early on topwater lures. During the day bass can be caught on ...

Weekly Fishing Reports

FRESHWATER Lake Russell (Updated May 26) Bass: Good. Guides Jerry Kotal (706-988-0860) and Wendell Wilson (706-283-3336) report that there is a decent shallow bass bite early on topwater lures. During ...

Area fishing reports

FRESHWATER Lake Russell (Updated May 26) Bass: Good. Guides Jerry Kotal and Wendell Wilson report that there is a decent shallow bass bite early on topwater lures. During the day bass can be caught on ...

Fishing Reports - May 29

FRESHWATER Lake Russell (Updated May 26) Bass: Good. Guides Jerry Kotal and Wendell Wilson report that there is a decent shallow bass bite early on topwater lures. During the day bass can be caught o ...

Fishing Report - May 22

FRESHWATER Lake Russell (Updated April 13) Bass: Good. Guide Jerry Kotal (706-988-0860) reports that largemouth at all three stages of the spawn can be caught on Russell, while spotted bass seem to be ...

Area Fishing Report

FRESHWATER Lake Russell Bass: Good. Guide Jerry Kotal reports that largemouth at all three stages of the spawn can be caught on Russell, while spotted bass seem to be mostly pre-spawn. Both moving bai ...

Fishing Reports

FRESHWATER Lake Russell (Updated April 13) Bass: Good. Guide Jerry Kotal (706-988-0860706-988-0860) reports that largemouth at all three stages of the spawn can be caught on Russell, while spotted bas ...

April 24 Fishing Reports

FRESHWATER Lake Jocassee (Updated March 17) Trout: Fair to good. Guide Sam Jones (864-280-9056864-280-9056) reports that while they are not wearing out the fish right now, some decent trout are being ...

Weekly Fishing Reports

FRESHWATER Lake Jocassee (Updated March 17) Trout: Fair to good. Guide Sam Jones eports that while they are not wearing out the fish right now, some decent trout are being caught on Lake Jocassee. In ...

Fishing Reports

FRESHWATER Lake Jocassee (Updated March 17) Trout: Fair to good. Guide Sam Jones (864-280-9056) reports that while they are not wearing out the fish right now, some decent trout are being caught on La ...

Fishing Reports

FRESHWATER Lake Jocassee (Updated March 17) Trout: Fair to good. Guide Sam Jones (864-280-9056) reports that while they are not wearing out the fish right now, some decent trout are being caught on La ...

March 27 Fishing Reports

FRESHWATER Lake Jocassee (Updated March 17) Trout: Fair to good. Guide Sam Jones (864-reports that while they are not wearing out the fish right now, some decent trout are being caught on Lake Jocasse ...

March 20 Fishing Reports

FRESHWATER Lake Jocassee Bass: Good. In a recent report, Guide Rob McComas discussed how the contours of Lake Jocassee (a deep, somewhat-bowl shaped lake) and the laws of physics mean that it is slow ...

March 13 Fishing Reports

FRESHWATER Lake Jocassee Trout: Good. Guide Sam Jones reports that anglers are catching a lot of stocker-sized fish on Lake Jocassee right now, and there are also some good fish mixed in with the catc ...

Fishing Reports

FRESHWATER Lake Jocassee Bass: Good. In the pursuit of smallmouth bass, Guide Rob McComas (828-674-5041) is still spending most of his time fishing steep points and bluff walls, in both the main lakes ...

Feb. 7 Fishing Reports

FRESHWATER Lake Jocassee Bass: Slow Largemouth bass can be caught on Lake Jocassee in January and February, but Guide Rob McComas says that he typically spends relatively little time targeting them at ...

Jan. 31 Fishing Reports

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 ...

Jan. 17 Fishing Reports

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 ...

Jan. 10 Fishing Reports

FRESHWATER Mountains Area 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 ...

Jan. 3 Fishing Reports

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 colder. Lake Keowee Largem ...

Dec. 27 Fishing Reports

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 colder. Lake Keowee Largem ...

Dec. 20 Fishing Reports

FRESHWATER Lake Jocassee Trout: Good. After an odd early fall where fish held deeper than expected Guide Sam Jones reports that Lake Jocassee trout are finally doing what they are "supposed to do" at ...