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AHQ INSIDER Lake Keowee (SC) Summer Fishing Report – Updated May 30

  • by Jay

The latest Lake Keowee fishing report, updated June 8, can be found at:

May 30

Lake Keowee is at 95.5% of full pool.  Significant rain fell in the Keowee area last week, and coupled with some cooler nights this has meant that water temperatures have remained steady around 75 on the lower and upper ends of the lake and around 80 mid-lake.

Bassfishing has been pretty good on Lake Keowee in the past week, and veteran Lake Keowee fisherman Charles Townson of the Keowee Anglers reports that because of the holiday weekend there weren’t any big tournaments.  However, night tournaments have taken about 12 pounds to finish in the money.

There has been a strong morning bite on points, humps, and flats where any bait (shad) is present.  Unfortunately, this bite is short-lived, lasting only until daylight.  Fish can be caught on crankbaits, spinnerbaits, and top waters at first light in these areas.  The topwater bite on shady banks and docks can last a little longer after the shallow bite dies.  After the sun gets up, fish can be caught on shaded docks with Ned rigs and finesse worms presented on shakey heads.

Fish can also be found around any bait off deeper points in 30-45 feet of water.  These fish can be caught on drop shots, and the key is finding bait in these areas.

Right now there is very little schooling activity, but this should start up within the next week or two given the weather forecast.

Charles Townson with a nice fish caught Sunday morning before storms chased him off Keowee
Charles Townson with a nice fish caught Sunday morning before storms chased him off Keowee