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Lake Thurmond Sponsored by
Date 15-Jan-20
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Conditions : Lake Thurmond: Bass: Tournament angler Josh Rockefeller reports that in January patterns will depend on weather conditions, but there should be a big group of fish in the creek ditches that can be caught on blade baits. There should also be a group of deeper fish out on the main lake that can be caught on underspins fished over humps and around bait.

Striper and hybrids: William Sasser Guide Service (706-589-5468) reports that in January fish should be caught in the creeks on shallow down-lines, free-lines and planer boards pulled over relatively shallow water.

Crappie: William Sasser Guide Service reports that in January fish should still be ganged up around mid-depth brush piles and submerged timber in the backs. Crappie will eat minnows or jigs.

Catfish: Captain Chris Simpson (864-992-2352) reports that January can also be a very good month for catching big catfish on Lake Thurmond, but the drastic cold snaps and general swings in temperature can also make fishing very inconsistent. Some days they may feed heavily, and then they may not feed for the next day or two. In general anchoring on deep structure is the most consistent way to catch large blue and flathead catfish this month. Gizzard shad and white perch are hard to beat for the bigger fish.

Reported by: SCDNR

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About: - Strom Thormund 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 which provides for an abundance of recreational opportunities. The Corps operates ten Class A campgrounds, five major day use areas as well as many other camping, picnicking and recreational facilities. J. Strom Thurmond Lake provides excellent striper and black bass fishing and its large wildlife management program provides some of the best hunting and wildlife observation opportunities in the South. The adjacent area abounds with historical and geological sites. The Visitor Center, located at the South Carolina end of the dam, contains numerous exhibits and additional information on the lake and the surrounding area.

Located on the Georgia / South Carolina border, north of Augusta, Georgia. From I-20 Exit 199 Augusta GA, 22 miles North on GA 28 or 104 to Hwy. 221. Follow the signs on Hwy. 221 to the Thurmond Lake Visitor Center.

  • Largemouth Bass
  • Striper Bass
  • Bream
  • Crappie
  • Catfish

Misc Info: -

Lake Thurmond Elevation



344' - Near Flood Stage

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