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AHQ INSIDER Lake Greenwood (SC) Fall 2019 Fishing Report – Updated November 25

  • by Jay

November 25

Lake Greenwood water levels are at 437.39 (full pool is 440.0) and surface water temperatures are around 60. Up the lake is a little dirty while down the lake is relatively clear.  

It’s still not easy bassfishing conditions on Lake Greenwood, but veteran tournament angler Stan Gunter of Saluda reports that there are productive patterns both shallow and deep. On the shallower side if you head to the backs of creeks there are some fish that will take a crankbait or spinnerbait fished around docks, and it is also getting to the time where you can throw an Alabama rig. This bite is best in the middle part of the lake.

There has also been something of a deep jigging spoon bite, with some fish being caught in 25-35 feet. As water temperatures drop this bite should improve and there should also be some good action on drop shot rigs fished deep.

Stan with a good one caught recently

 

October 29

Lake Greenwood water levels are at 437.16 (full pool is 440.0) and surface water temperatures are down to the lower 70s.

Water temperatures have dropped but are still warmer than typical for this time of year, and veteran tournament angler Stan Gunter of Saluda reports that bassfishing remains a little tough. The best fishing is still in pockets and flats on the main lake, and it just has not gotten cool enough for the creeks to have really come on. 

Stan says that as good a pattern as anything is to fish a buzzbait all day long, paying particular attention to docks and walkways. You can also fish a jig or shakey head around main lake docks, and casting a square-billed crankbait is also a good option. 

 

September 30

Lake Greenwood water levels are at 437.77 (full pool is 440.0) and surface water temperatures in the morning are in the mid-80s. With no rain the water is clear for Greenwood.

It’s still hot, but veteran tournament angler Stan Gunter of Saluda reports that bassfishing is starting to pick up on Lake Greenwood. There are not a lot of very large fish being caught on Greenwood right now, but numbers have been pretty good.

The deep bite is basically dead, but in main lake pockets and in the front part of creeks from the lower end up to the Seaboard Trestle fish can be caught in 6 feet of water or less on Pop-Rs and buzzbaits early. After that fishing a shakey head around docks is the best pattern.  

Rocky banks will also hold fish, and a suspended jerkbait or a methiolate floating worm should work.  

 

September 20

Lake Greenwood water levels are at 438.23 (full pool is 440.0) and surface water temperatures in the morning are in the low 80s.

It remains tough conditions for bassfishing on Lake Greenwood, but veteran tournament angler Stan Gunter of Saluda reports that with a bit more cool weather it should get much better. However, now that the temperatures have started to cool a little he advises abandoning the offshore holes unless you want to catch a bunch of small spotted bass.

From now on most of the best fishing will be in 6 feet of water or less, and Stan advises starting at the mouths of creeks and working your way back until you figure out where the fish are holding. Buzzbaits and Whopper Ploppers will catch fish early, and around docks during the day worms, jigs, or shakey heads are the best bet. 

Rocky banks will also hold fish, and a suspended jerkbait or a methiolate floating worm should work.  

 

September 5

Lake Greenwood water levels are at 438.84 (full pool is 440.0) and surface water temperatures in the morning are in the low to mid-80s.

It’s pretty tough conditions for bassfishing on Lake Greenwood, and veteran tournament angler Stan Gunter of Saluda reports that in particular the deep fish are not biting well. He advises concentrating on less than 6 feet of water, but since there has not yet been significant cooling focusing on the mouths of creeks or main lake pockets. Fish are not way in the backs yet.

The best bite is still early and late, and fishing a buzzbait or methiolate floating worm at those times around docks or shallow cover is the most likely way to catch fish. During the day you can try fishing a small crankbait, jig or Senko around deeper docks, or fishing a crankbait, jig or shakey head off rocky points. 

If there is significant rain and temperatures drop a few degrees better fall fishing should arrive.

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