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  • Largemouth and Smallmouth Bass on Lake Jocassee

    Lake Jocassee has long been known as a great lake trout location, but few know about the fantastic largemouth and smallmouth bass fishing.

    The great thing about fishing Lake Jocassee is that you almost need a coat when you cross the big water heading up the rivers. Once you get back up river and start fishing, it is almost lunch time before the sun hits, and it gets hot.

    Because of constant flowing water and cooler water temps, the bass are back up the various rivers. For largemouth, good choices to start throwing are chrome Spooks, white flukes, and white spinnerbaits.

    For targeting smallmouth, try throwing Carolina rigs or jig heads with worms in green pumpkin or watermelon red. Fish the shady side of the river. Laydowns, rocks, and stumps are good spots for the smallmouth, as well as largemouth.

    The good thing about fishing the rivers on Lake Jocassee is you never know when you will pull in a good largemouth and the smallmouth are a bonus.

    South Carolina Sportsman Field Reporter
    Capt. Glenn “Teach” Corley