Lake J. Strom Thurmond, South Carolina Fishing

Location and Fishing Information: Lake J. Strom Thurmond stretches over multiple counties and two different lakes. The lake was built by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and was filled by 1952. Up until 1987 this lake was named Clarks Hill Lake. There is a maximum depth around 180 feet and is located in McCormick County. There are just over 71,000 acres of surface area here.

Popular fish species in Lake J. Strom Thurmond

There are numerous different species of fish to find on this body of water. So, what type of fish are in this lake? You can find White Crappie, Black Crappie, Bluegill, Largemouth Bass, Smallmouth Bass, Striped Bass, Channel Catfish, Blue Catfish and Flathead Catfish on these waters.

Gamefish: No more than 40 fish to be kept in one day.

Blue Catfish: No more than one 36 inch Blue can be taken from Lake Marion or Moultrie in the same day.

Striped Bass: No more than 10 fish in one day.

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Marinas on this lake

Marina Name: Savannah Lakes Marina

Address: 101 Village Dr, McCormick, SC 29835

Phone: (864) 391-3477

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