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  • lake Jocassee Fishing report

    March 22 / Air temp 60 / surface temp 54 rising to 58 by afternoon / no wind picking up to 25 kts

    Fished a full day bass / trout combination today with another guide from Wisconsin down on vacation in Hendersonville. We tried for trout early with no luck. Trolled Horse pasture while marking bait at 80 feet near split of Bear camp creek. Lots of bait marked deep. Trout have been real tough lately. We switched to smallmouth fishing after a few hours. Found decent bite on docks down towards main lake up the Whitewater River. Fish were suspended over 50 foot of water at about 15 feet down. Fished small tubes and shaky heads counting down. All strikes came on loose line. Bite died off after about 2 hours (about the time the wind really started blowing). Managed a couple nice smallies on this pattern. No takers on points or hard baits. Fred seemed real happy with the day and we both learned a bit about the different fisheries between NC and Wis. Did see a paired set of bucks and female spawing under docks in 10 foot of water.

    Fishing Guide Fred Poss with SE smallmouth
    Fishing Tip: As the water temp nears 58 degrees the bigger females of the lake will come up to spawn. With the next full moon you better bet on being on the lake for the best chance to catch the lunker of the year. Especially on Jocassee.

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    Capt. Frank ASkew
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    Nice report and great photo. I'd love to see that photo entered in our big bass photo gallery! Here's the link: