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AHQ INSIDER Lake Keowee (SC) Winter Fishing Report – Updated December 11

  • by Jay

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December 11

Lake Keowee is at 97.2% of full pool, and water temperatures are falling with the lower and upper ends of the lake around 60 degrees and the mid-lake area around 64 degrees (because of the warm water discharge).  Clarity is normal.

With dropping water temperatures fish are getting into a more seasonable pattern, and veteran angler Charles Townson of the Keowee Anglers reports that the best pattern is finding schools of bait with suspended bass in and around the bait.  These will be primarily spotted bass with an occasional largemouth mixed in.  Fish a drop shot or jigging spoon around the bait, which can be found from 30 to 50 feet deep typically.  Anglers should also look for surface activity with diving gulls/loons to locate schools of bait.  If fish are on the surface they can be caught with topwater or lipless crankbaits while they are chasing bait.

Fish can also be caught on shakey heads or jerkbaits on windy points.

Harry Elrod of the Keowee Anglers with some nice ones caught yesterday
Harry Elrod of the Keowee Anglers with some nice ones caught yesterday