J. Strom Thurmond Reservoir near Murphys Estates, South Carolina
Striper are schooling on the lower end of the lake - in the mouth of Keg Creek, the Little River and at the mouth of the Savannah River. The best schooling activity is coming around 4 p.m., and larger fish will take Sammys and Zara Spooks, while for smaller fish popping corks and ice flies will do well. Bigger teenage sized fish can be caught below the Russell Dam on planer board/ live herring rigs.
J. Strom Thurmond Reservoir Fishing near Murphys Estates, South Carolina
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Details for J. Strom Thurmond Reservoir
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Access: Public Property
Body of Water Type: Reservoir
Lat/Long: 33.661243 -82.199287
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Description for J. Strom Thurmond Reservoir, McCormick County, South Carolina
J. Strom Thurmond Reservoir is a reservoir located just 15.2 miles from Murphys Estates, in McCormick County, in the state of South Carolina, United States, near Clarks Hill, SC. Fishermen will find a variety of fish including smallmouth bass, bream/bluegill, brown trout, striped bass, largemouth bass, rainbow trout, carp and catfish here. Whether you’re baitcasting, spinning or fly fishing your chances of getting a bite here are good. So grab your favorite fly fishing rod and reel, and head out to J. Strom Thurmond Reservoir. Alternate names for this reservoir include Thurmond Lake, Clark Hill Reservoir and Clark Hill Lake.
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