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Guide To Fishing At Lake Jocassee

AKA: Jocassee Reservoir

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What to fish for...

Fishing for largemouth bass, smallmouth bass, spotted bass, redeye bass, channel catfish, flathead catfish, black crappie, white crappie, rainbow trout, brown trout, bluegill, pumpkinseed sunfish, redbreast sunfish, redear sunfish, warmouth, white bass, yellow perch, hybrid striped bass and chain pickerel at Lake Jocassee in South Carolina.

Lake Jocassee, SC

One of the few trout lakes in SC, Lake Jocassee offers fishing for both cold-water and warm-water fish species. Trout, hybrid stripers, bass, crappie, catfish, pickerel, sunfish and white bass all thrive in this 7,500-acre reservoir. This scenic lake is located on the northwest border of the state with NC, at Jocassee, SC.

Fishing from a boat is the ideal way to fish the 75 miles of rocky shoreline. There are three public boat launch ramps for launching your pontoon, pleasure or fishing boat. Kayaks, canoes, pontoons and ski boats are available for rent at nearby Jocassee Outdoor Center, an off-the-water marina, which serves Lake Jocassee and Lake Keowee. Lodging and campgrounds with RV spaces are available at the lake.

Fishing Boats For Rent In South Carolina

Primary fish species residing in Lake Jocassee

Click images for fishing tips and details about each species.

Largemouth bass Smallmouth bass Spotted bass Redeye bass Channel catfish Flathead catfish Black crappie White crappie Rainbow trout Brown trout Bluegill Pumpkinseed Sunfish Redbreast Sunfish Redear Sunfish Warmouth Sunfish White Bass Yellow Perch Hybrid Striped Bass Chain pickerel

Lake Jocassee Amenities

Marina: YES (Off-water)
Boat Rental: YES
Boat Launch Ramp: YES
Campgrounds: YES
RV Hookups: YES
Lodging: YES
Convenience Store: NEARBY
Bait & Tackle: NEARBY
Restaurant: NO

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Fishing Boat Rentals

Eclectic Sun Boat Rentals
Rentals: Kayaks, canoes and pontoon boats
864 944-1191

Public Boat Launch Ramps & Landings

Devil's Fork Road Boat Launch Ramp
Located in the southwest section of the lake, off Devil's Fork Road, this is a three-lane, concrete ramp with paved parking.

Lake Jocassee Devils Point #1 Boat Ramp
Located in the southwest section of the lake, off Lake Jocassee Road, this is a two-lane, concrete ramp with a dock and paved parking.

Click here for a South Carolina Fishing License.

Campgrounds & RV Parks Nearby

Devils Fork State Park Campground - 864 944-2639

Jocassee RV Park - 864 380-5367

Under The Oaks RV Park Campground - 864 710-1407

Lake Jocassee SC Map - Fishing & Camping Areas

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Contact Information

Lake Jocassee
Devils Fork State Park
161 Holcombe Cir
Salem, SC 29676
864 944-2639


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