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Thursday, Oct 07 2021
Bass: Tournament angler Josh Rockefeller reports that in October schooling action should be widespread on Lake Thurmond, and there should also be a lot of fish moving back into the creeks. Topwater lures that imitate shad and herring will work well until it gets really cool, and then a squarebill crankbait will be hard to beat. You can usually still catch fish on a buzzbait in the first part of the month but as the fall progresses that gets less effective.Striper and hybrids: William Sasser Guide Service (706-589-5468) reports that this month fish will start to head towards the mouths of creeks and possibly back into them. There should be good schooling activity and fish should generally be in the top of the water column, although down-line fishing should still be effective.Crappie: William Sasser Guide Service reports that in October fish will likely gang up around mid-depth brush piles and submerged timber. Generally creeks in the middle and upper part of the lake will fish best, and crappie will eat minnows or jigs.Catfish: Captain Chris Simpson (864-992-2352) reports that the last three months of the year are the most consistent time to catch a big catfish on Lake Thurmond, with the big fish bite kicking off in October. Anchoring on deep structure is about the most consistent way to catch large blue catfish or flatheads this month. The creeks can be good depending on whether bait has moved into them, and gizzard shad and white perch are hard to beat for the bigger fish.




Thursday, Oct 07 2021




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Thurmond


Rating - Good

Bass: Tournament angler Josh Rockefeller reports that in October schooling action should be widespread on Lake Thurmond, and there should also be a lot of fish moving back into the creeks. Topwater lures that imitate shad and herring will work well until it gets really cool, and then a squarebill crankbait will be hard to beat. You can usually still catch fish on a buzzbait in the first part of the month but as the fall progresses that gets less effective.Striper and hybrids: William Sasser Guide Service (706-589-5468) reports that this month fish will start to head towards the mouths of creeks and possibly back into them. There should be good schooling activity and fish should generally be in the top of the water column, although down-line fishing should still be effective.Crappie: William Sasser Guide Service reports that in October fish will likely gang up around mid-depth brush piles and submerged timber. Generally creeks in the middle and upper part of the lake will fish best, and crappie will eat minnows or jigs.Catfish: Captain Chris Simpson (864-992-2352) reports that the last three months of the year are the most consistent time to catch a big catfish on Lake Thurmond, with the big fish bite kicking off in October. Anchoring on deep structure is about the most consistent way to catch large blue catfish or flatheads this month. The creeks can be good depending on whether bait has moved into them, and gizzard shad and white perch are hard to beat for the bigger fish.


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