Lake Strom Thurmond, known in Georgia as Clarks Hill Lake, is a reservoir at the border between Georgia and South Carolina in the Savannah River Basin. It was created by the J. Strom Thurmond Dam during 1951 and 1952 by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers near the confluence of the "Little River" and the Savannah River. At 71,000 acres (287 km ²), it is the second-largest artificial lake east of the Mississippi River, behind the Kentucky Lake on the Tennessee River. The J. Strom Thurmond Dam is located upstream from Augusta, Georgia. Fishing is one of the most popular wildlife related activities in the southeast and Thurmond Lake's 1200 miles of shoreline and 71,100 acres of water create an excellent playground for both the experienced and novice angular. Fish species include largemouth bass, bream, crappie, catfish, striped bass and hybrid bass. Numerous recreation areas, fishing piers, and bank fishing areas provide ample fishing opportunities. Fisheries habitat improvements include the maintenance of fish attractors and felling trees into water along the shoreline.

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