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Lake Greenwood Fishing News and Report (Updated July 1)

  • by Jay

Veteran tournament bass angler Stan Gunter reports that the bass fishing has been strong on Lake Greenwood – especially for considering water and 100 degree air temperatures! First thing in the morning it’s worth looking up shallow around docks and seawall and throwing frogs and poppers, but anglers might want to be careful not to let the pursuit of shallow fish keep them from finding the best bite on the lake.

Big groups of fish are hanging around main lake points and humps in 15-18 feet of water, and this structure is even better if it has some cover on it such as deep brush. Big worms and crankbaits have been hard to beat and anglers fishing the right areas have been able to pretty consistently put solid numbers and a limit of 15 or 16 pounds of bass in the boat. While the deep bite will work all day long, like everything this time of year it’s better early late.

While the bass are biting, they’re not the only thing going on Lake Greenwood, which is at 438.7.

White Bass and Perch: Good to very good.  Captain Chris Simpson (864-992-2352) reports that the white bass and perch are both schooling on Lake Greenwood and fishing is hot. While there is some surface schooling activity, most of the action is sub-surface from the mouths to the backs of creeks. Most of the fish are holding in 10-20 feet of water and fishing Sabiki rigs tipped with minnows or small pieces of perch is the best way to load the boat with huge numbers of fish.

Catfish: Good.  Captain Chris Simpson reports that as expected on Lake Greenwood the channel catfish bite remains good, and some really nice numbers of channel catfish are being caught in a pattern that should hold up for another month and a half. Chris advises drifting in out and of feeder creeks and coves in 5-18 feet of water with cut herring and shad. At the same time, anchoring on humps and points and fishing dip bait is also just as productive now. Catfish are hungry and want to eat!

Stan with a nice bass caught deep on Lake Greenwood this past Saturday
Stan with a nice bass caught deep on Lake Greenwood this past Saturday
Deep is the place to be
Deep is the place to be!