AHQ INSIDER Lake Greenwood (SC) Winter Fishing Report – Updated December 14
The newest Lake Greenwood fishing report can be found at: http://www.anglersheadquarters.com/ahq-insider-lake-greenwood-sc-winter-2017-18-fishing-report/
Lake Greenwood water levels are at 436.26 (full pool is 440.0), and water temperatures are in the mid-50s.
State BASS Team boater Stan Gunter of Saluda reports that the water is getting colder on Lake Greenwood, and as a result bass are getting into a winter pattern. While there are good fish to be caught deep on a jigging spoon and the like, there are also some nice ones in 6 feet or less. In creek ditches a suspended jerkbait is working well, and squared-billed crankbaits are also producing. When it is cold on Greenwood there are still a lot of good fish to be found feeding shallow on shad in the creeks.
In catfish news, Captain Chris Simpson says that reports indicate that baitfish are starting to gather up pretty thick in or near the main river channel and some of the big feeder creek channels. Catfish are right there with them. On the upper half of the lake they are in 15-25 feet, and on the lower half 25-35 feet. Drift the areas with the best concentrations of bait with cut herring, perch or shad.
Lake Greenwood water levels are at 437.06 (full pool is 440.0), and water temperatures down the lake are in the low 60s but several degrees cooler in the upper 50s in the river.
Tournament bass angler Andy Wicker of Pomaria caught 17 pounds for 3rd place in a recent tournament on Greenwood, and he reports that the bite was pretty good and he caught about 20-30 fish over the course of the day. From what he saw all of the fish were oriented to a channel, and up the lake that meant fishing the river channel and down the lake creek channels. Points that ran into the channel also held fish. He caught fish on a jerkbait early, a spoon, and his best fish on an Alabama rig. Reports indicated that a lot of the better sacks came on a spoon. The key depth range seemed to be 30-35 feet.
In catfish news, Captain Chris Simpson says that reports indicate that the pattern is still similar on Lake Greenwood but the bite is only “fair.” Fish are super scattered, and drifting between the flats and channels and covering lots of water is key.