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South Carolina Bass Fishing

All about fishing for spotted, redeye, smallmouth and largemouth bass in South Carolina lakes.

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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 Clarks Hill Lake, Lake Blalock, Lake Bowen, Lake Greenwood, Lake Hartwell, Lake Jocassee, Lake Keowee, Lake Marion, Lake Monticello, Lake Moultrie, Lake Murray, Lake Wylie, Parr Reservoir, Lake Russell and Wateree Lake.

Fishing for bass In South Carolina

Largemouth Bass

Largemouth bass

World record: 22 lbs 4 oz

SC State Record: 16 lbs 2 oz

Smallmouth Bass

Smallmouth bass

World record: 11 lbs 15 oz

SC State Record: 9 lbs 7 oz

Spotted Bass

Spotted bass

World record: 9 lbs 8 oz

SC State Record: 8 lbs 5 oz

Redeye Bass

Redeye bass

World record: 8 lbs 12 oz

SC State Record: 5 lbs 2.5 oz

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Bass fishing in South Carolina

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.

Understanding the primary seasonal movements of smallmouth bass and largemouth bass is key to locating them on local lakes in the Palmetto State.

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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.

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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.

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