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Lake Greenwood Fishing Report

Learn more about Lake Greenwood below

February 18

Lake Greenwood water levels are way up to 436.93 (full pool is 440.0). The upper end is already a mud hole, and while right now the lower end is just dingy it will be coming down. At the moment the mud line is around the state park. Water temperatures are in the upper 40s. 

All this muddy water is not exactly ideal, and veteran tournament angler Stan Gunter of Saluda reports

February 4

Lake Greenwood water levels are at 434.39 (full pool is 440.0). Water temperatures are about 46 degrees and the lake is still muddy with the lower lake a bit better.   

Despite still-tough water conditions the crappie fishing on Lake Greenwood has significantly improved, and Guide Daniel Skipper (864-430-0488) reports

January 20

Lake Greenwood water levels are at 434.46 (full pool is 440.0). They are pulling water through the lake so hard that the dam is actually muddier than the rivers, but the whole lake is dirty. Water temperatures range from 45-48 degrees.

Cold, muddy water makes for tough fishing conditions most of the time, and Guide Daniel Skipper (864-430-0488) 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.