Location

SC
United States
34° 12' 36" N, 81° 57' 0" W
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Average: 3 (1 vote)
Weather: Sunny Air Temperature: 61-70 F

Bass: Good. Last year at this time Lake Greenwood was giving up 27-plus pound bags, but that feat was not to be repeated this past Saturday. Six months of rain and a cold late winter had Lake Greenwood cold and muddy for the tournament Saturday, but in some tough conditions Jerry Kotal (our customary Lake Russell correspondent) and Daryl McClellon still managed an impressive 20.35 pounds for the win. Considering that Jerry says they didn't catch a single fish Friday in practice the feat was even more incredible! Like last year's winners Jerry and Daryl did a lot of the damage on Alabama rigs, which Jerry says they fished in 3-4 feet of water. The combination of mud and sun seemed to push the fish shallower, and surface water temperatures went from 49 degrees at blast-off to as high or 55 or 56 by the afternoon. They stuck to the lower end of the lake, which seemed to be clearer than the upper, and they fished the rig in pockets that were within about 100 yards of deeper 10-12 foot water. They caught four or five fish on the A-rig, including two that they weighed. Their big 7-pound kicker was an Alabama rig fish. The other four or five fish that they caught came on a combination of jigs and a Carolina rig, and they ultimately weighed in one jig fish and two Carolina rig fish. These were fished exclusively around brush in deeper water 10-12 feet deep.

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Average: 3 (1 vote)
Weather: Sunny Air Temperature: 81-90 F

Largemouth bass: Hit and miss. Fishing around the lake can be tough one moment and productive the next. Check early in the day around docks and sea walls. As temperatures begin to drop over the next few weeks the fish should start moving into creeks. It's worth a look halfway up creeks right now. Use a floating worm and buzzbaits. 

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Average: 3 (1 vote)
Weather: Sunny Air Temperature: 81-90 F

Bass: Good. Veteran tournament bass angler Stan Gunter reports that the bass fishing has been strong on Lake Greenwood – especially for considering water and 100 degree air temperatures. First thing in the morning it’s worth looking up shallow around docks and seawall and throwing frogs and poppers, but anglers might want to be careful not to let the pursuit of shallow fish keep them from finding the best bite on the lake. Big groups of fish are hanging around main lake points and humps in 15-18 feet of water, and this structure is even better if it has some cover on it such as deep brush. Big worms and crankbaits have been hard to beat and anglers fishing the right areas have been able to pretty consistently put solid numbers. 

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