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AKA: Monticello Reservoir

Fishing for largemouth bass, smallmouth bass, channel catfish, flathead catfish, blue catfish, white catfish, black crappie, white crappie, bluegill, pumpkinseed sunfish, redbreast sunfish, redear sunfish, white bass, white perch and yellow perch at Lake Monticello in South Carolina.
Lake Monticello, SC

As a cooling water, storage reservoir for a nuclear reactor, Lake Monticello, aka Monticello Reservoir is loaded with a great variety of fish species. It covers 7,000 acres, and is located in the north-central part of the state. Fish from the bank or explore the nearly 50 miles of available shoreline by canoe, kayak, bass boat, pontoon or pleasure craft. Varying water levels throughout the day, as much as 5 feet, require boaters to use extreme caution. Due to this fluctuation, water-skiing and jet skis are not allowed on the lake. Use of lake water to cool the hydroelectric station warms the water year round, providing warmer water in winter than nearby lakes. This creates a longer growing season, which creates trophy size fish. Big catfish (channel, flathead, blue and white) are a favorite of local anglers. Bass, crappie, bream, white bass, sunfish and perch also grow in size and quantity in this fertile fishery.

Primary fish species residing in Lake Monticello

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Largemouth bass Smallmouth bass Channel catfish Flathead catfish Blue catfish White Catfish Black crappie White Crappie Bluegill Pumpkinseed Sunfish Redbreast Sunfish Redear Sunfish White Bass White Perch Yellow Perch

Lake Monticello Amenities

Marina: NO
Boat Rental: NO
Boat Launch Ramp: YES
Campgrounds: YES
RV Hookups: YES
Lodging: NO
Convenience Store: YES
Bait & Tackle: YES
Restaurant: NO

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Click here for a South Carolina Fishing License.

Campgrounds & RV Parks Nearby

Stonewall RV Park - 803 402-1754

River Road Family Campground - 803 603-4366

Broad River Campground - 803 749-9100

Lake Monticello SC Map - Fishing & Camping Areas

Contact Information

Lake Monticello
Broad River Campground and RV Park
16842 SC-215
Winnsboro, SC 29180
803 749-9100

 

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