Clarks Hill Lake

Current Temperature:
70°

Est Water Temperature:
77° (What's This)

Barometric Pressure:
30.09 (High)

Wind Speed:
North-East at 04 Knots (5 MPH)

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Clarks Hill Lake
National Pro Reports

Keystone Lake, OK
2014-07-14
I have been regularly fishing Keystone for striped Bass for about four weeks right now. The trips I have been doing are very early morning trips, and they have been producing good numbers of Stripers ... [more]

-Steve Carroll

Old Hickory Lake, TN
2014-07-11
This past week has been pretty typical for Old Hickory in July. We have had some good days but mixed in with those good days are the days the fish make us work. Every year around now the fish seem to ... [more]

-Ian Huey

South Carolina Reports

Clarks Hill Lake General Information
Welcome to FishingNotes.com Clarks Hill Lake fishing report page. Here you will find all the information you need to make the best decisions for today's fishing. Current weather including air temperature, barometric pressure, wind speed and direction are continuously updated throughout the day. Vital fishing information for Clarks Hill Lake, including mean water temperature and moon phase. Help in choosing what time to hit the water with daily sunrise and sunset times plus moon rise and moon set times. We would love to hear how your fishing trip went, feel free to share your days success on the community report page. Good luck and we hope you catch a full bag today!

Thurmond Lake also know as Clarks Hill Lake is the largest Corps of Engineers lake east of the Mississippi River. The lake encompasses 1,200 miles of shoreline, 70,000 acres of water and 80,000 acres of land. The Corps operates 10 Class A campgrounds, five major day use areas and many other recreational facilities. Thurmond Lake / Clarks Hill Lake provides excellent striper and largemouth bass fishing and its large wildlife management program provides excellent hunting and wildlife observation opportunities. [Thurmond Lake / Clarks Hill Lake. www.nwk.usace.army.mil, 02/03/2008]
State:
South Carolina

County:
Aiken

Inpoundment Type:
Reservoir

Surface Area (acres):
70000

Lake Management:
State Park

Latitude:
33.949250

Longitude:
-82.472991

Water Clarity:
3-6 ft

Water Temp Factors:


Maximum Depth (ft):
130

Normal Elevation (ft):
330

Boat Access:
Paved Ramps

Boat Limits:
No Restrictions

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Clarks Hill Lake Largemouth Bass Fishing

[ Largemouth Bass Info ]
Clarks Hill Lake Largemouth Bass Rating:
   3.4/5
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Clarks Hill Lake Largemouth Bass Tips: [ Add Tip ]
- Fish sloooooow! Be careful with the lake 13 feet low !
Largemouth Bass Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
77 degrees in in the largemouth bass prime water temperature range and fishing should be good right now. Baitfish are much more active in this water temperature and the largemouth bass will be feeding aggressively throughout the day. This is a great time of year to be on the water.
Clarks Hill Lake Smallmouth Bass Fishing

[ Smallmouth Bass Info ]
Clarks Hill Lake Smallmouth Bass Rating:
   2.8/5
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Clarks Hill Lake Crappie Fishing

[ Crappie Info ]
Clarks Hill Lake Crappie Rating:
   3.6/5
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Crappie Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
Crappie prefer this water temperature and will be actively feeding and staying in solid patterns. Baitfish are more active and schooling in all parts of the lake in this water temperature.
Clarks Hill Lake Catfish Fishing

[ Catfish Info ]
Clarks Hill Lake Catfish Rating:
   3.2/5
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Catfish Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
The entire catfish family is very active and actively feeding in this water temperature. All catfish including blue catfish, flathead and channel catfish will be looking for their next meal. Itís perfect time to get on the water and fill the freezer. Good luck out there.
Clarks Hill Lake Spotted Bass Fishing

[ Spotted Bass Info ]
Clarks Hill Lake Spotted Bass Rating:
   3.2/5
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Spotted Bass Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
Spotted bass fishing is going to be pretty slow at this water temperature. Bass will typically start moving much slower and feeding less aggressive until the water temperature starts to get back down to comfortable levels. When the water temperature is up this high, get out fishing early and late and cast in the shallows. When the sun is up it will be time to get out into deeper water, try fishing some drop offs and deep channel bends.
Clarks Hill Lake White Bass Fishing

[ White Bass Info ]
Clarks Hill Lake White Bass Rating:
   4/5
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Clarks Hill Lake White Bass Tips: [ Add Tip ]
- When Clarks Hill was initially dammed there was (according the lore) a very healthy population of white bass. Schools of fish made for quick-filled stringers and happy fishermen.

This all changed, however, with the introduction of Hybrid bass. Apparently the hybrids and stripers compete for the same food source (minnows and shad) and have displaced the white bass.

I have been fishing Clarks Hill for over 20 years without spotting a single white bass; nor have I ever heard or seen another fisherman catching one in this time frame.

It would be wonderful if fisheries biologists in SC and Georgia apptempted re-introducing the species. I love and miss the suddeness of a school of them appearing and tearing into a small spinner or jig with their scrappy fighting abilities, not to mention their fairness at the dinner table.
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Clarks Hill Lake Striped Bass Fishing

[ Striped Bass Info ]
Clarks Hill Lake Striped Bass Rating:
   3.8/5
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- are slow use cut bait

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Clarks Hill Lake Solar and Lunar Conditions
Current Lunar Fishing Tip:
The crescent moon will have better gravitational pull than a gibbous or half moon. However the affects of the moons gravitational will be decreased since the sun and moon aren't pulling in conjunction with one another. It's time to pay close attention to the other fishing factors in the weather to make the best decision for hitting the water.
Sunrise:
06:44 EST

Moon Phase:

% Illuminated
Days to Full

Sunset:
20:28 EST







Clarks Hill Lake Links
Double Trouble Striper Guide
http://www.doubletroublefishingguides.com  

Sasser Guide Service Crappie Fishing Guide
http://www.williamsasserfishing.com  

Anglers Edge Guide Service Striper Guide
http://www.anglersedge.fghp.com/  

State Department of Wildlife and Parks
http://www.dnr.sc.gov  

State Fishing Records
http://www.dnr.sc.gov/fish/freshrecs/rec...  

State Fishing Licensee
http://www.dnr.sc.gov/purchase.html  

State Parks
http://www.southcarolinaparks.com/  

State Fishing Information
http://www.dnr.sc.gov/regs/pdf/freshfish...