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AHQ INSIDER Lake Keowee (SC) Fall Fishing Report – Updated September 15

  • by Jay

The newest Lake Keowee fishing report, updated September 26, can be found at:

September 15

Lake Keowee is at 96.4% of full pool and water temperatures are in the high 70s on the upper and lower ends, and in the mid-80s in the middle section of the lake around the power plant.  Water clarity is good with a little stain in the back of some creeks.

The tropical storm brought a few inches of rain and some cooler days which has finally allowed the water temperatures to begin falling, and as a result bass fishing has improved.

There is a good morning bite on crankbaits, shakey heads and topwater lures on points and shorelines that are shallow and then fall into deeper water.  After the sun comes up, shakey heads and drop shots will catch fish.

More schooling activity is underway now.  Be sure to have a bait ready at all times to cast to breaking fish. The key is to find areas with concentrations of shad.  Look for schooling fish in depths from 30 feet out to 60 or more feet, and anticipate this activity to continue to increase over the next few weeks.  It can happen throughout the day.

Charles Townson with a nice Lake Keowee largemouth caught this week
Charles Townson with a nice Lake Keowee largemouth caught this week