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  • Incredible Bass Fishing on Lake Keowee

    For the middle of winter, the tournament anglers on Lake Keowee are saying that the bass fishing is 'pretty incredible.'

    One tournament angler reported that they, 'got bit everywhere we stopped,' and like another angler said, 'We could have gotten three limits of twelve pounds of fish.' For the most part these anglers are either catching their fish either on top or on bottom.

    The top water anglers are bagging limits on schooling fish and especially on cloudy days. When asked what lure works best, the response is, 'Whatever you like to throw on top.' You just have to be ready when the fish come up because they are not staying up long.

    For the fishermen working deep water, they are catching good fish in water from 45 to 60 feet deep in the creeks and on humps. They are fishing a drop-shot rig with a finesse worm in green or green pumpkin. Also others have had success with dragging a 3/4-ounce football head jig with a green or green pumpkin trick or swamp crawler worm.

    Considering that it has taken over seventeen pounds to win the last two big tournaments, I guess that you could say that the bass fishing on Lake Keowee is pretty incredible.

    South Carolina Sportsman Field Reporter
    Capt. Glenn 'Teach' Corley