Clarks Hill Lake

Current Temperature:
45°

Est Water Temperature:
67° (What's This)

Barometric Pressure:
30.34 (Rising)

Wind Speed:
East at 04 Knots (5 MPH)

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Clarks Hill Lake
National Pro Reports

Lake Minnetonka, MN
2014-04-16
We are getting close to fishing lake minnetonka with open water. We are now past lake minnetonkas average ice out, with most channels open and the remaining ice being honey comb throughout. With a f... [more]

-Dan Jasper

Sooner Lake, OK
2014-04-14
The fish are finally waking up at Sooner. Water temps in the main lake are 58 degrees and 72 in the discharge canal. Most fish are being taken shallow on live Shad fished on a free line. It\'s the mos... [more]

-Steve Carroll

Lake Guntersville, AL
2014-04-14
13 April 2014 Lake Guntersville %u2013 Really nice family joined me yesterday on Guntersville and after a slow first hour or so the guy%u2019s started putting them in the boat. Everyone caught fish ... [more]

-Jake (Mid South Bass Guide)

Old Hickory Lake, TN
2014-04-08
This report is for the week of 03/30/2014- 04/07/2014

We have again had an awesome week here on Old Hickory Lake this week as we ran 4 trips and are still catching big fish! This week alone... [more]

-Ian Huey

Lake Sidney Lanier, GA
2014-04-06
Striper fishing is good and should be improving as the warming water temperatures gets the fish up and moving. The boys will be looking for girl friends and the girls will be looking to pack on the we... [more]

-Ken West and Mike Maddalena

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):
67 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 will be coming off of the spawn now. Fish will be feeding much more aggressively making up for lost time eating during the spawn. Crappie will start moving back to their typical structure of choice and should be getting into schools again in the old river channels. It?s time to hit the water. Have fun today!
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 water temperature is climbing and the catfish will start becoming more active now. The catfish spawn is right around the corner and generally all catfish species will be looking to spawn. Blue catfish, flathead and channel catfish spawn in much the same areas. Mostly spawning in deep tree lay downs that have lots of shade, holes in the bank, sunken barrels and tires. With baitfish becoming active, it?s time to catch some small sunfish, bluegill, shad and frogs and getting the line in the water.
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):
In the 67 degrees range, spotted bass are generally their most active at this water temperature. Baitfish are much more active in this water temperature and the spotted bass will be feeding aggressively throughout the day.
Clarks Hill Lake White Bass Fishing

[ White Bass Info ]
Clarks Hill Lake White Bass Rating:
   4.3/5
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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 full moon has just past. The gravitational pull is starting to decrease with the moon and sun being on opposite sides of the planet. Watch the peak fishing times and make sure you are on the water during that part of the day to take full advantage of today's solar/lunar peaks. It's always fun trying something new at the peak times to change things up a bit and test out the Lunar Theory each time you hit the water in close to full and full moon situations. Good luck you there.
Sunrise:
06:59 EST

Moon Phase:

% Illuminated
Days to Full

Sunset:
19:59 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...