Fishing Report for Lake Thurmond.
Conditions : Lake Thurmond: ?Striped and Hybrid Bass: Good. Captain William Sasser reports that striped bass are schooling all over the lower lake within 3-4 miles of the dam, and they are also schooling on the upper end of the lake within a few miles of the Lake Russell Dam. Some very large fish 25 pounds and above have been caught at the top of the lake, and cut bait and free lined herring are both working on that end.
?Shellcracker: Good. Captain William Sasser reports that shellcracker are spawning all over the place. The best locations to look are around islands and blow-throughs, and Louisiana pink worms are the best bait.
?Crappie: Fair. Captain William Sasser reports that crappie have pulled out to deeper water, and fish are being caught 8-10 feet down over 15-20 foot deep brush and trees. Fish are out in open water not too far from the banks but they have pulled out of the backs. Minnows have been the best bait.
?Black bass: Slow to fair. Buckeye Lures in Augusta reports that largemouth bass fishing has slowed down, and unfortunately it appears that fish may already be moving towards a summer pattern. Many fish seem to be moving towards offshore humps and the best fishing may be on the bottom over humps in 15-20 feet of water. Jigs, Carolina rigs and big Texas rigged worms are good options.
Reported by: SCDNR