South Carolina Bass Fishing
All about fishing for spotted, redeye, smallmouth and largemouth bass in South Carolina lakes.
Bass Fishing Lakes In South Carolina
You can find excellent bass fishing all across South Carolina. Ponds, rivers, small lakes and stream are likely to have bass in them The major lakes in SC with healthy populations of bass include Hartwell Lake, Lake Greenwood, Lake J. Strom Thurmond, Lake Jocassee, Lake Keowee, Lake Marion, Lake Moultrie, Lake Murray, Lake Wylie, Monticello Reservoir, Richard B Russell Lake and Wateree Lake.
World record: 22 lbs 4 oz
SC State Record: 16 lbs 2 oz
World record: 11 lbs 15 oz
SC State Record: 9 lbs 7 oz
World record: 9 lbs 8 oz
SC State Record: 8 lbs 5 oz
World record: 8 lbs 12 oz
SC State Record: 5 lbs 2.5 oz
By clicking on the images and links above, you will be taken to a page offering more information about the selected species.
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.
Catch big bass!
Lake Marion and a private pond produced the tying South Carolina state records for largemouth bass and the state record smallmouth bass, redeye bass and spotted bass were taken from Lake Jocassee.
Bass fishing information, by state.
Learn the lifecycle of a 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. Bass become active in spring and begin the spawning process in shallow water. As summer arrives they move to deeper, cooler water. In fall they migrate into the shallows again and feed heavily preparing for their move to deeper water to wait out winter. Visit the bass fishing page for more in-depth information about bass activities.
Contribute SC Bass Fishing Knowledge
If you have information, articles or photos relating to bass fishing in South Carolina, which you would like to see published here, please submit them for consideration.