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Lake Greenwood Fishing Report

Learn more about Lake Greenwood below

May 6

Lake Greenwood water levels are at 439.29 (full pool is 440.0) and the lake is still fairly clear for now – but that seems to be changing.  The upper end will probably get muddy with recent rains and the back of creeks are already a little dirty. Water temperatures are about 70 degrees. 

There’s not too much change in the bass patterns on Lake Greenwood, and tournament angler Stan Gunter of Saluda reports

April 30

Lake Greenwood water levels are at 439.05 (full pool is 440.0) and the lake is generally clear. Water temperatures range from about 73-75 degrees.

The bass spawn on Lake Greenwood is winding down right now, but tournament angler Stan Gunter of Saluda reports

April 16

Lake Greenwood water levels are at 439.06 (full pool is 440.0) and water temperatures are around 68 degrees. The very upper end and lower end of the lake are clear, while the middle section is dingy but not muddy. 

While we are probably in the overall middle of the bass spawn on Lake Greenwood right now, from what tournament angler Stan Gunter of Saluda has seen this week

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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.