Guide To The Best Bass Fishing Lakes In South Carolina
Best Bass Fishing Lakes In South Carolina
Fish for spotted, redeye, smallmouth and largemouth bass
You can find excellent bass fishing all across South Carolina. Ponds, rivers, small lakes and stream are likely to have bass in them. Visit the Bass Knowledge Center for valuable information about bass and bass fishing. The major lakes in SC with healthy populations of bass include Fishing Creek Lake, Clarks Hill Lake, Lake Blalock, Lake Bowen, Lake Greenwood, Lake Hartwell, Lake Jocassee, Lake Keowee, Lake Marion, Lake Monticello, Lake Moultrie, Lake Murray, Lake Tugalo, Lake Wylie, Parr Reservoir, Lake Russell and Wateree Lake.
Bass In South Carolina
World record: 22 lbs 4 oz
State Record: 16 lbs 2 oz
World record: 11 lbs 15 oz
State Record: 9 lbs 7 oz
World record: 9 lbs 8 oz
State Record: 8 lbs 5 oz
World record: 8 lbs 12 oz
State Record: 5 lbs 2.5 oz
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Top 5 Bass Fishing Lures For South Carolina
When bass are shallow, spinnerbaits, crankbaits and top water lures are the most productive. As they move deeper, worms and jigs are among the top producers.
South Carolina State Record Bass
Two state record largemouth bass (tie), one caught from Lake Marion, the other from a private pond.
The state record smallmouth bass came from Lake Jocassee.
The state record redeye bass came out of Lake Jocassee.
The state record spotted bass was caught out of Lake Jocassee.
Bass are one of the most sought after of all the game fish. Its appeal spans cultures, age groups and genders to tap on the heart strings of anglers everywhere. Join us in our endeavor to offer information about bass fishing on your favorite bass lake in South Carolina.
Bass fishing basics video.
Understanding the primary seasonal movements of smallmouth bass and largemouth bass is key to locating them on local lakes in the Palmetto State.
Catch big bass!
Bass fishing information by state.
The lifecycle of bass
The more you know about the seasonal migration of bass, the more likely you are to be looking in the right area next time you visit South Carolina bass fishing lakes. Visit the bass fishing page for more in-depth information about bass activities.