Lake Jocassee Trout Fishing

This trip is for the trout angler looking to put a giant on their wall.  Jocassee is hands down the best trout fishery in the SE.  A few of the state records the lake holds are a 17.9 pound brown trout, 11.5 rainbow trout and a 2 pound 12 oz brook caught in 2010.  Nestled in the mountains of upstate South Carolina and SW North Carolina, the high mountain reservoir is equal to non for water clarity and scenery.

Lake Jocassee is a great fishery for the family.  While trolling or jigging for trout there is always a new site to see just around the corner.  The lakes scenery is unmatched with its clear waters and high mountains outlining the shore.  With national forest covering most of the shore the lake is absolutely gorgeous.

Our state of the art equipment, Champion boats, and technology-driven approach make us one of the best-equipped guide services in the country.  All our boats are tournament rigged with the hottest new lures and innovations.  Known for our professionalism and finest guides in NC, no other guide service can compare with the fishing experience that Up-Close Outfitters provides.  We have streamlined our techniques on Jocassee and pride ourselves in delivering quality fishing for clients of all expertise.

If you are after a trophy, our professional guides will have the equipment and lures to pursue your giant.  If you prefer numbers, we can gear all of our attention to areas and techniques that will produce more fish.  Up-Close Outfitters provides a customized experience that leaves the customer with a new set of skills and memories for his or her next fishing adventure. There is no other guide service that pays attention to detail like Up-Close Outfitters.

Your all inclusive day on the lake will include transportation to and from the lake and 8 hours of fishing.

Your all-inclusive adventure will be outfitted with:

  • State of the art Quantum and Shimano  rods and reels
  • New 21 foot Champion Boats w/ Yamaha 250 hp
  • Downriggers and planner boards
  • Hearty lunch and drinks
  • Latest Lowrance & Humminbird technology (includes side-imaging)
  • Knowledgeable and friendly guide service

Whether you prefer trolling, throwing spinning gear, casing with live bait, or fly-fishing we are here to make sure your day ends with success.

Trip costs

Full Day (up to 8 hours on the water)

  • $350 for up to two people
  • $ 50 for each additional adult

*  Kids under 13 fish free

*  All bait and tackle included

*  Lunch and drinks provided


Cancellation Policy : Any cancellations  made 2 weeks prior to trip will receive a full refund. Cancellations less than two week will for-fit the entire deposit. For fowl weather we will try to reschedule you if possible, otherwise a 50% refund will be returned.