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Lake Keowee Fishing News and Report (Updated October 2)

  • by Jay

Seasonal changes are starting to take place on Lake Keowee, and Guide Brad Fowler (864-934-5813) reports that fish are beginning to group up better into bigger schools.  Some schools seem to be heading to deeper water, and there are also signs that some of the bait (and bass) have moved into the creeks.  Fishing on the lower end seems to be a bit better than in the upper lake.

First thing in the morning Brad is finding fish willing to eat topwaters, and during the day there have also been times when fish will come up and feed on top.  However, the best depth range has been 20-45 feet of water, although fish have been found as shallow as 18-19 feet.  The most productive pattern has been drop shotting, and fishing shakey head worms has also been productive.  Oddly, right now fish seem to be eating artificial lures better than live bait.

A nice Lake Keowee bass caught off Brad Fowler's boat
A nice Lake Keowee bass caught off Brad Fowler’s boat

Overall, Lake Keowee is at 98.2% of full pool.  If you know of anyone who would be willing and able to provide crappie, catfish or any other report for Lake Keowee please contact me at