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Lake Greenwood Fishing Report

Learn more about Lake Greenwood below

October 20

Lake Greenwood water levels are at 438.99 (full pool is 440.0) and the rivers are heavily stained.  Morning surface water temperatures are in the low to mid-70s.

With water temperatures finally dropping veteran tournament angler Stan Gunter of Saluda reports

October 7

Lake Greenwood water levels are up to 439.28 (full pool is 440.0) and recent rains are starting to muddy the upper end. The lower lake has been so clear it will take a lot for the dirty water to affect its clarity. Morning surface water temperatures are about 76 or 77 degrees.

As on many area lakes, veteran tournament angler Stan Gunter of Saluda reports

September 29

Lake Greenwood water levels are at 439.10 (full pool is 440.0) and the water is relatively clear. Surface water temperatures range from 78 in the morning to about 82 in the afternoon.

Even though morning surface water temperatures have dropped into the 70s, veteran tournament angler Stan Gunter of Saluda reports

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About Lake Greenwood

Lake Greenwood is located near the towns of Greenwood and Ninety Six, about an hour to the northwest of Columbia and around forty-five minutes to the southeast of Greenville.  The waters of the Saluda and Reedy Rivers come from the northwest and feed into Lake Greenwood, which was created between 1935 and 1940 with the construction of Buzzard’s Roost Dam.  

Lake Greenwood has 212 miles of shoreline and 11,400 surface acres of water, and today it is owned by Greenwood County.  A relatively shallow lake, Lake Greenwood averages 18 feet deep and is 60 feet deep at its deepest point.  The Greenwood County Lake Management Department controls permitting, camping, upkeep and maintenance on the lake, and the South Carolina Department of Natural Resources helps to manage the fishery resource.

Fishermen target Lake Greenwood’s healthy populations of largemouth and now spotted bass, black and white crappie, bream and catfish, and channel and flathead catfish.  DNR also stocks striped bass in the lake, although not in the quantities which they put into Lake Murray, Clarks Hill and other major striper fisheries.  White bass are also present in Greenwood, although they are increasingly being displaced by the white perch population.  The most significant forage fish on Lake Greenwood are threadfin and gizzard shad.