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Lake Greenwood Fishing Report

Learn more about Lake Greenwood below

July 28

Lake Greenwood water levels are at 439.24 (full pool is 440.0) and surface water temperatures are as high as 92 degrees. 

With water temperatures that high it’s unsurprising that the striped bass bite has gotten tougher on Greenwood, and Guide Daniel Skipper (864-430-0488) reports

It was a fortunate confluence of events leading me to Lake Greenwood last week. This late February, March and early April I got hooked on shallow crappie fishing on the lower end of Lake Murray, and I was disappointed when the fish made their annual move deeper. This year I have also been getting regularLake Greenwood fishing reports from Guide Daniel Skipper, and all year I have been very impressed by his knowledge of the lake as well as his catch rate. But I was intrigued when – even as the weather got very hot – he was still catching Lake Greenwood crappie around relatively shallow brush. I most certainly was not, and so I was pleased when Daniel had an afternoon slot available to take a buddy and me out on Lake Greenwood to try and fill a cooler with crappie and teach us about the fishery.

July 23

Lake Greenwood water levels are at 439.13 (full pool is 440.0) and morning surface water temperatures are around 85 degrees. 

There are still basically two ways to fish for bass on Lake Greenwood, and 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.